Plano Community Home

Plano Community Home Housing for low income seniors. For the last 30 years, Plano Community Home has been recognized as both a regional and national leader in low income elderly affordable housing with supportive services.
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11/11/2020

“In life, there are so many things that divide us. Religion, race, politics, social status and many more….But today a global pandemic brings us all together as one,” Francois wrote on Instagram. “Over the next few months our health care system will be tested. Many lives will be lost. Health care providers will be under an incredible amount of stress to save thousands of people. But when times are as dark as they are today, nothing shines brighter than the human spirit.” Dr. Elvis Francois, the Singing Surgeon.

Dr. Francois shared a Mission Moment during our Leading Age Virtual conference today. He said "Music heals in ways medicine can't." Listen to his music. It's soothing to the soul in the midst of this pandemic.

Thank you to the Plano Rotary for donating meals to our residents.  They were very thankful for the wonderful meal.
11/11/2020

Thank you to the Plano Rotary for donating meals to our residents. They were very thankful for the wonderful meal.

This is so thought provoking. My Mother-in-law has said for the last 45 years to do everything while you still can. Neve...
11/11/2020

This is so thought provoking. My Mother-in-law has said for the last 45 years to do everything while you still can. Never put things off. She is very wise.

THIS IS RIGHT ON THE NOSE. .......READ IT SLOWLY... I DON'T KNOW WHO WROTE IT, BUT I AM GUESSING IT WAS A SENIOR!!! I FIRST STARTED READING THIS AND WAS READING FAST UNTIL I REACHED THE THIRD SENTENCE. I STOPPED AND STARTED OVER READING SLOWER AND THINKING ABOUT EVERY WORD. THIS IS VERY THOUGHT-PROVOKING. MAKES YOU STOP AND THINK.

AND THEN IT IS WINTER You know. . . time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years.

It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams. But, here it is... the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise...How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go?

I remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like. But, here it is...my friends are retired and getting grey...they move slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some worse shape than me...but, I see the great change....Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant...but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd be.

Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore... it's mandatory! Cause if I don't on my own free will... I just fall asleep where I sit!

And so...now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!

But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I'm not sure how long it will last...this I know, that when it's over on this earth...it's NOT over. A new adventure will begin!

Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn't done...things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I'm happy to have done. It's all in a lifetime.

So, if you're not in your winter yet...let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly! Don't put things off too long!

Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not! You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life...so, live for today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember...and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!

"Life" is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it a fantastic one.
LIVE IT WELL! ENJOY TODAY! DO SOMETHING FUN! BE HAPPY! HAVE A GREAT DAY!

REMEMBER:....
"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
"LIVE HAPPY IN THIS YEAR AND EVERY YEAR!

LASTLY, CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU'VE EVER BEEN, YET THE YOUNGEST YOU'LL EVER BE SO - ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS.
~Your kids are becoming you.......
~Going out is good.. Coming home is better!
~You forget names.... But it's OK because other people forgot they even knew you!!!
~You realize you're never going to be really good at anything
~The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don't care to do them anymore.
~You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than in bed. It's called "pre-sleep".
~You miss the days when everything worked with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch..
~You tend to use more 4 letter words ... "what?"..."when?"... "what?" . ???
~Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it's not safe to wear it anywhere.
~You notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"?!!!
~What used to be freckles are now liver spots.
~Everybody whispers.
~You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet.... 2 of which you will never wear.
~But Old is good in some things: Old Songs, Old movies, and best of all, OLD FRIENDS!!

Stay well, "OLD FRIEND!" Send this on to other "Old Friends!" and let them laugh in AGREEMENT!!!
It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived

Plano Community Home's cover photo
11/09/2020

Plano Community Home's cover photo

Pumpkin decorating
11/09/2020

Pumpkin decorating

Plano Community Home Sponsored Properties continue to practice mask wearing, even on our pumpkins😉
10/29/2020

Plano Community Home Sponsored Properties continue to practice mask wearing, even on our pumpkins😉

Fairoaks of Denton has remained COVID-19 Free and our resident that has lived here since Fairoaks opened remains healthy...
10/23/2020

Fairoaks of Denton has remained COVID-19 Free and our resident that has lived here since Fairoaks opened remains healthy, wealthy and wise. She is delighted to get candy after receiving her Flu Shot at the Fairoaks Flu/Pneumonia Shot Clinic sponsored by Tim Lamb, Pharmacy Manager at Kroger.

The residents had fun in a friendly competition of the "Great Pumpkin Race".
10/23/2020

The residents had fun in a friendly competition of the "Great Pumpkin Race".

Pre-packed hotdog lunches were on the menu today! Such a blast giving these out to residents!!
10/16/2020

Pre-packed hotdog lunches were on the menu today! Such a blast giving these out to residents!!

I learned about Frances Perkins while in college. I was in awe of all the things she had accomplished. It made me more c...
10/16/2020

I learned about Frances Perkins while in college. I was in awe of all the things she had accomplished. It made me more compassionate and inspired me to try harder to help Seniors.

When Frances Perkins was a little girl, she asked her parents why nice people could be poor. Her father told her not to worry about those things, and that poor people were poor because they were lazy and drank. Eventually, she went to Mount Holyoke College, and majored in physics. In her final semester, she took a class in American economic history and toured the mills along the Connecticut River to see working conditions. She was horrified. Eventually, instead of teaching until she married, she earned a masters degree in social work from Columbia University. In 1910, Perkins became Executive Secretary of the New York City Consumers League. She campaigned for sanitary regulations for bakeries, fire protection for factories, and legislation to limit the working hours for women and children in factories to 54 hours per week. She worked mainly in New York State’s capital, Albany. Here, she made friends with politicians, and learned how to lobby.
On March 25th, 1911, Frances was having tea with friends when they heard fire engines. They ran to see what was happening, and witnessed one of the worst workplace disasters in US history. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire was devastating, killing 146 people, mostly young women and girls. Frances watched as fire escapes collapsed and fireman ladders couldn’t reach the women trapped by the flames. She watched 47 workers leap to their deaths from the 8th and 9th floors.
Poignantly, just a year before these same women and girls had fought for and won the 54 hour work week and other benefits that Frances had championed. These women weren’t just tragic victims, they were heroes of the labor force. Frances at that moment resolved to make sure their deaths meant something.
A committee to study reforms in safety in factories was formed, and Perkins became the secretary. The group took on not only fire safety, but all other health issues they could think of. Perkins, by that time a respected expert witness, helped draft the most comprehensive set of laws regarding workplace health and safety in the country. Other states started copying New York’s new laws to protect workers.
Perkins continued to work in New York for decades, until she was asked by President Elect Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933 to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him only if he agreed with her goals: 40-hour work week, minimum wage, unemployment and worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, federal aid to the states for unemployment, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. He agreed. Similar to what she had worked for in New York, her successes became the New Deal, and changed the country and its workers forever.
So while you may not know her name, you certainly know her legacy.

We really rock these workouts!!
10/16/2020

We really rock these workouts!!

It is National yo-yo day today! We gave out yo-yos to residents as a new fun hobby!
10/14/2020

It is National yo-yo day today! We gave out yo-yos to residents as a new fun hobby!

Happy Indigenous Peoples Day! We hope that those with the heritage of indigenous tribes feel welcome and safe with PCH.
10/12/2020

Happy Indigenous Peoples Day! We hope that those with the heritage of indigenous tribes feel welcome and safe with PCH.

Congratulations to The World Food Program on being awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. They are an incredible internatio...
10/12/2020
The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Goes To The World’s Largest Hunger Program

Congratulations to The World Food Program on being awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. They are an incredible international nonprofit and have done amazing work.

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Goes to the World Food Programme, the world’s largest humanitarian organization that feeds the hungry.

Our last and probably favorite Active Aging Week post is of our residents doing some texercise!! Workouts are a blast!!
10/11/2020

Our last and probably favorite Active Aging Week post is of our residents doing some texercise!! Workouts are a blast!!

We had a blast in the shade yesterday playing Washers. Getting outside is one of our favorite parts of fall!
10/09/2020

We had a blast in the shade yesterday playing Washers. Getting outside is one of our favorite parts of fall!

Today is National Depression Screening Day. This day is a large part of Mental Illness Awareness Week. Depression is one...
10/08/2020

Today is National Depression Screening Day. This day is a large part of Mental Illness Awareness Week. Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses but is only diagnosed 1/3 of the time. We as PCH want to share our resources with you all. PCH believes nobody should feel alone or unable to get help.

https://www.mhanational.org/national-depression-screening-day
https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Mental-Illness-Awareness-Week
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

10/07/2020
Tiroler Bauern

I grew up in Wisconsin and saw lots of cows but never ones that looked this colorful. Looks like fun.

🍂🍁Almabtrieb der Familie Schipflinger „Maurerbauer“ aus Itter. Gestern wurde die Fleckviehherde prachtvoll geschmückt auf den Heimbetrieb getrieben.

It's golfer appreciation day so we want to show off our amazing golfers! We have some great talent here at PCH.
10/05/2020

It's golfer appreciation day so we want to show off our amazing golfers! We have some great talent here at PCH.

Thank you to our continued community donors for the Monday bread donations, quilts from the Denton Quilter's Guild, and ...
10/01/2020

Thank you to our continued community donors for the Monday bread donations, quilts from the Denton Quilter's Guild, and many other donors! Our community donors greatly assist our residents in need and allow them to safely "shop" in a one-on-one setting in a safe COVID-19 free environment without leaving their home.

Local Girl Scout completed her Girl Scout Gold Award Badge in September benefiting all the Residents at Fairoaks of Dent...
09/30/2020

Local Girl Scout completed her Girl Scout Gold Award Badge in September benefiting all the Residents at Fairoaks of Denton by a Little Free Library Addition to include beautiful bookmarks, visits, ice cream, interviews, donation of recycled egg containers for our resident gardener and "chicken mom" (Resident showing off the first egg from the chicks) and more with a plan for sustainability. Congratulations to this young lady for the highest badge earned, the Gold Award!

Another successful mocktail bar cart! Our residents really enjoy the at home service of this event. So much fun and so d...
09/29/2020

Another successful mocktail bar cart! Our residents really enjoy the at home service of this event. So much fun and so delicious!

09/28/2020

Our residents are our family and we wish everyone a Happy National Family day!

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. At PCH we take the mental health of our residents and staff seriously. W...
09/27/2020

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. At PCH we take the mental health of our residents and staff seriously. We want to recognize the importance of this topic and push for everyone around us to feel safe. Nami is one of the leading mental health organizations in the US and we appreciate all their resources.

We had such an amazing time celebrating national talk like a pirate day! Can you guess the Wheel Of Pirates phrases?
09/26/2020

We had such an amazing time celebrating national talk like a pirate day! Can you guess the Wheel Of Pirates phrases?

We love throwback Thursdays and we also love having hoedowns.  We can't wait to have this much fun again!
09/24/2020

We love throwback Thursdays and we also love having hoedowns. We can't wait to have this much fun again!

We love fall here at PCH and we also love that its finally Sweata Weatha!! Whats your favorite style of sweater to wear ...
09/23/2020
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We love fall here at PCH and we also love that its finally Sweata Weatha!!

Whats your favorite style of sweater to wear in the fall?

We had a blast today with another mini golf event! We were excited to premier 2 new holes and to have multiple rounds! N...
09/22/2020

We had a blast today with another mini golf event! We were excited to premier 2 new holes and to have multiple rounds! Not even rainy days can stop us here!!

Getting ready for miniature golf on Tuesday.
09/19/2020

Getting ready for miniature golf on Tuesday.

We cannot begin to thank our donors enough!! This is the highest we have raised in all our years of North Texas Giving D...
09/19/2020

We cannot begin to thank our donors enough!! This is the highest we have raised in all our years of North Texas Giving Day. We cannot wait to use the money received to help prevent social isolation!

While we are raising money virtually during North Texas Giving Day our residents are getting to use their hands to make ...
09/17/2020

While we are raising money virtually during North Texas Giving Day our residents are getting to use their hands to make some Play-doh art! Did you all know most of our residents have never used Play-doh before?

Money raised update:
Plano $17,145
Denton $430.49

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Plano Community Home sponsored annual #veterans lunch. State Rep, Jeff Leach discussed #taxreform laws and #AffordableHousing he is advocating for vets Thank you Veterans Center of North Texas - VCONT for cosponsoring event. We are excited about the new Veterans community Patriot Park coming to Plano - Green Extreme Homes! #Community works! #Buyers #Sellers #Veterans #Seniors #ActiveAdults #Dallas #DFW #CollinCounty #AllenProperties #AllenRealEstate #Homes #Properties #LiveWork #Plano #Housing #Solutions #legislation #Taxes #propertytaxrelief #propertytax
We've been gone 5 years but still recognized Arlo and Nancy. Hi, folks at PCH from Connie and Sherry Harvey
Hi Plano Community!! I am needing some help. I am needing to find a new home for one of my exchange students, Lucas, his host family is unable to host him anymore due to unforeseen circumstances, and we are trying to find a family willing to host him in the area! He is 15 years old and currently a junior at Allen High School. He is from Spain and will need a host family before Thanksgiving until June 4th! He's a wonderful student who loves soccer . He is also involved in the Allen High School theater production class. This is a great opportunity for any family (singles, no kids, has kids, elders, empty nesters....) who want to bring some culture into their home while at the same time welcoming a new family member! Lucas will come with his own health insurance and spending money, he just needs a caring family, a bedroom and occasional rides for after school activities. Please PM or email me ([email protected]) if you or someone you know is interested or has any questions. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks so much, Teal Scott, iE Local Coordinator
Wendy the Superhero wants to thank all the Superheros who donated on North Texas Giving Day!! Every dollar is appreciated! We'll post again soon to let everyone know how much was raised for PCH and Fairoaks. Thank you again for all the support!
Just a little less than 7 hours to go!! Please consider donating to Fairoaks of Denton or Plano Community Homes. You can be our Superhero!!