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See stories of Senior Star communities from around the nation.

Senior Star communities are alive with stories of seniors living life to the fullest. Explore the following stories to truly understand the joys of senior living, and Senior Star’s passion and dedication to bolstering the legacies of those we serve.

July 2018

  • Woodland Terrace Unveils Newest Signature Program – KTUL News Channel 8 – Reporter Tyler Butler takes a spin down memory lane with Woodland Terrace resident using BikeAround.

June 2018

  • Residents at local senior living community can travel the world without leaving the building – 13abc WTVG TV – “Senior Star at West Park Place is using technology to help residents stay active in mind and body. Residents can take a trip to just about anywhere in the world without leaving the building.” 

  • Burgundy Place Introduces BikeAround  – We invited KTUL News Channel 8 reporter Tyler Butler take a ‘spin’ on Senior Star’s BikeAround™, an innovative program developed in Sweden that combines the power of Google Street View with an specially-created ‘bicycle’ that helps older adults stay seniors active while keeping the mind sharp. Learn more about our newest Signature Program – BikeAround!

May 2018

  • Families face delicate balance as they care for aging parents – Toledo Blade – “Where senior citizens — who fought for their country, contributed to communities, and raised families — are living out the last years of their lives were choices that their adult children had to make as they transitioned into the role of caregiver for parents who used to do the same for them.” Read more…



April 2018

  • My Ability: And She DancedKWQC TV 6 News – A touching story about a resident at Senior Star at Elmore Place as she reconnects with her memory, family by using her own ability to dance.

  • Virtual bike ride takes seniors on a trip down memory lane – KHSB 41 – “A stationary bike paired with Google Street View is taking seniors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia on a virtual trip down memory lane at Wexford Place.”

January 2018

    • Senior Star Employees Take Flight KOTV News On 6 – Senior Star associates were treated to a flight aboard a vintage aircraft while in Tulsa attending the annual leadership conference.

  • Laughter Yoga in the Morning – Watch as local reporter, Erin Christy, experiences a live Laughter Yoga class at Burgundy Place. Program Director, Sonya Pratt, explains the many health benefits of laughter and takes you through a few of the fun and funny exercises that will make you smile, improve your mood, and so much more. Learn more about one of our most popular Signature Programs – Laughter Yoga.

December 2017

  • Las Colinas Village Gives Back – Las Colinas senior residents make kids’ lives more “bear-able” in tough times by donating teddy bears and stuffed animals to the Albuquerque Police Department.

  • Visiting Aging Relatives for the Holidays – KTUL News Channel 8 – As we visit relatives during the holidays, here are some tips for what to look for and how to respond if a older relative needs a little more help.  

September 2017

  • Wexford Place Partners with Kansas State University to Introduce LEAP Program – KCTV CBS – Wexford Place helping to provide information about what we can do to prevent Alzheimer’s through diet, exercise and more.

August 2017

    • Senior Star Owners Focus on Funding to Find a Cure KTUL News Channel 8 – Senior Star owners, Bill & Bob Thomas, are passionate about doing their part to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. Over the past 20 years, they’ve been involved with the Alzheimer’s Association, raising awareness and valuable funding.

    • Weekly activity introduces seniors to new flavors, food trends – Tulsa World“Once a week, the Country Kitchen at Burgundy Place is abuzz with hungry residents milling in for an afternoon surprise during Taste Test Tuesday. It’s a 3-year-old activity the senior community’s program director, Sonya Pratt, started as a way to introduce residents to new foods.” Read More…

May 2017

  • 86 Year Old “Tech Wizard” Teaches Modern Technology — Moses Cooper, age 86, revels in modern technology and enjoys helping fellow senior living residents use their iPads to stay connected. Watch his story, featured on 13abc …

November 2017

  • Why It’s a Good Idea to Give Aging Loved Ones Extra Attention This Holiday – Ron Keller, campus Executive Director, share some helpful tips for families during the holiday season. Watch to find out ways to help your aging loved ones.


  • Ceremony Recognizes Service of Dublin Veterans – The residents of Senior Star at Dublin Retirement Village were treated to a patriotic ceremony to thank them for their service. Many of the residents served in the armed forces. 

January 2017

  • Winter blues: ‘Hibernating’ seniors at high risk – Winter is often the prime time for people susceptible to seasonal affective disorder to display associated symptoms. Older persons suffering from the disorder can be at an even greater increased risk of mental and physical health complications. Ron Keller sharing tips for identifying symptoms and way for families to help aging loved ones. Read more…

September 2016

  • Simulation provides glimpse of dementia effects – Senior Star, has teamed up with P. K. Beville’s nonprofit group, Second Wind Dreams, to bring the Mobile Virtual Dementia Tour simulator to Columbus and other parts of Ohio. The van will tour central Ohio throughout the month of September, hosting groups and individuals interested in learning what it is like to live with dementia. Read more about the City of Dublin’s employee experiences in this article from The Columbus Dispatch.

April 2016

  • Murphy a popular resident at local retirement village – Murphy is one of the more popular residents at Dublin Assisted Living & Memory Support by Senior Star.  Murphy, a 1-year-old Golden Retriever, has taken up residence at the retirement village that provides assisted living and memory care at 6480 Post Road. Read more in This Week Community News…

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