Houston Seniors Celebrate National Best Friends Day by Commemorating Long Friendships and Establishing New Ones

bucknerWHAT:           The true value of friendship is immeasurable, and as we age, authentic relationships become more meaningful than ever before. To celebrate the significance of these special relationships, new and old, Parkway Place senior living community will pay tribute to and hopes to spark some new relationships during a special National Best Friends Day reception for residents at the community. A group of nine Parkway Place residents have known each other for decades and met through Houston’s Second Baptist Church. After forming special bonds in their younger years, their relationships continue to grow as they share life together as residents of Parkway Place.

During the National Best Friends Day reception, residents will celebrate old friends and their new friendships made at the community. There will be an area for residents to write notes to their friends to express appreciation. As seniors age and experience hardships, like the death of a loved one or illness, these relationships are truly irreplaceable. We hope you’ll come out to celebrate the bonds of friendships new and old with these seniors and share this inspiring occasion with others.


WHEN:           Wednesday, June 8, 2016

2 – 3 p.m.


WHERE:         Parkway Place – The Cabana Room

1321 Park Bayou Drive

Houston, TX 77077


WHO:              Members of the media are invited to attend the National Best Friends Day reception at Parkway Place and see residents celebrating old friendships and forming new bonds together. For media inquiries, please contact Susan Hoover via phone at 214-378-7970 ext. 304 or email at shoover@fortegroupinc.com, or Amy Jones at via phone at 214-378-7970 ext. 302 or email at ajones@fortegroupinc.com.

 WHY:              Come out and help us show others in Houston the meaning of true friendship. Help us share these priceless relationships with others and inspire them to create these bonds or pay tribute to friends in their lives.

MORE:           Parkway Place in Houston, a Buckner Retirement Services community, is a nonprofit, faith-based senior living community located on a 15-acre well-manicured campus that includes flowers, walking paths, gazebos, benches and raised gardens, putting green, with an outdoor, heated pool and spas.  It is also one of the few Independent Living communities in West Houston that has no entrance fees, no long-term contracts and provides spacious apartment residences on a rental basis.

As a life plan community, Parkway Place offers Independent Living apartment residences, spacious Assisted Living, innovative Memory Care and Skilled Nursing services.  The community offers 159 independent apartments, 58 assisted living apartments, 24 memory care support residences and skilled nursing for 60 residents.  A new Wellness Center has been added that features state-of-the-art equipment and a BE Well Program to enhance the four dimensions of wellness.

Residents can enjoy delicious dining and warm fellowship in beautifully arranged dining rooms.  The community also has an on-site life enrichment coordinator, chapel, full-time chaplain, on-site worship services, beauty/barber salon and weekly housekeeping/linen service.

For more information about Parkway Place, please visit the community website at www.bucknerparkwayplace.org or call Rick Ellis at (281) 677–5912.

Buckner Retirement Services, Inc. is one of the largest not-for-profit senior living organizations in Texas dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for senior adults and their families by promoting an active, healthy Christian lifestyle while maintaining their independence and dignity. Buckner Retirement Services is part of Buckner International, a global faith-based ministry serving people each year in the United States and worldwide.