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Chasing Your Dreams – Doris Parker
Posted by KENS5 TV | Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
This musician proves that you are never too young to continue to follow your dreams – Doris Parker is an inspiration to all with her beautiful story!
After 70 years, Doris Parker’s dreams come true
Posted by San Antonio Living | Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
Doris Parker has always had music in her blood, from performing at the piano as a child, to entertaining at the USO during World War II. Thanks to her loving husband, her dreams came true. Hear her incredible story and watch a special performance of her song.
COMPANION CANINES EARN THEIR KEEP
Posted by Vincent T. Davis | March 6, 2018
She lumbers down the wide halls of the Landing at Stone Oak, seeking those in need of an emotional rescue.
They say Daisy the Great Pyrenees dog can sense when someone in the memory care community is out of sorts. Without prompting, she will plop down at the person’s feet, causing irritations and anxiety to melt away.
Plans Take Shape for Senior Living in ‘Disneyland for Football’
Posted by Tim Regan | September 20, 2017
A much buzzed-about retirement community for former NFL players officially has an operator—and more of a game plan.
That community, Legends Landing, will include 143 beds for independent living, assisted living and memory care. San Antonio’s Franklin Companies, owner and manager of seven senior living properties in Texas under the Franklin Park brand, will operate the community, which is estimated to cost between $50 million and $60 million to build.
Getting In Tune With The Residents
Posted by Cheryl Slavinsky | July 11, 2017
Some savvy senior living organizations are pioneering new programs that bring top college music students into their communities to live and perform, enriching the lives of everyone.
Jim Duggin’s Interview About Franklin Park’s Musician-In-Residence Program
Posted by Ken 5 News | Monday, May 1, 2017
Our Executive Director, Jim Duggins, had the opportunity to share on KENS 5 & Kens5.com about our Music In Residence program here at Franklin Park and how it is making a difference in our communities! Watch the interview and a live performance featuring students, Carlos and Sean.
Local Assisted Living Facility Benefiting From Musician in Residence Program
Posted by John Garcia, TWC News | Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Music does more than just entertain — sometimes it’s just what the doctor ordered for a patient’s memory. For “Health and Medicine,” our John Garcia explores a new music program that’s bridging generations together and helping keep the mind young at heart.
Musician-In-Residence program launches in S.A.
Posted by Priscilla Carraman, News 4 San Antonio | Monday, April 3, 2017
David Ewing, the Vice President of Senior Living Operations with Franklin Companies stopped by News 4 San Antonio’s Evening Break to tell us how the Musician-In-Residence program is giving student musicians the opportunity to hone their musical skills.