Buckner Retirement Services Promotes Susan Phelps To Executive Director Of Parkway Place  

HOUSTON, December 19, 2017 – Buckner Retirement Services is pleased to announce the promotion of Susan Phelps to executive director of Parkway Place, a faith-based senior living community in Houston. The announcement was made by Charlie Wilson, senior vice president of Buckner Retirement Services (BRS). Phelps started with the nonprofit in 2003, serving first at BRS sister community Calder Woods in Beaumont. After five years, she transferred to her hometown of Houston and began working at Parkway Place. Phelps held multiple positions at both communities, including activity assistant, business office manager and marketing director. Before her promotion, Phelps served as the director of administrative services. As executive director, she will oversee the daily operations and future direction of the senior living community.

“Susan is a dedicated Buckner team member with a passion for serving seniors, and we couldn’t think of a better person to lead our community in Houston,” said Wilson. “Her desire to enrich the lives of seniors is inspiring. She has worked in several positions at multiple communities and truly understands how to execute our mission. We know that with her leading the community, Parkway Place will continue to be the premier senior living community in the Houston area. We are thankful for her commitment, and we look forward to seeing her accomplish each goal she sets for herself, team members and residents.”

“I am excited to take on this new role, and I know I’ll do well in this role with the fantastic leadership team that we have in place,” Phelps said. “This is my passion in life, and this is where God wants me to be. I felt that sense of a calling from the first day that I visited with residents and listened to their stories. My mom always told me I have an old soul because I always loved bonding with seniors and learning about their lives. When I became part of the Buckner organization it was a blessing, and I love this community. It truly feels like home to me. This is the only senior living organization I’ve worked for, and I can’t image working anywhere else.”

Phelps holds a Bachelor of Science in business management and is currently working toward her nursing facility administrator’s license.

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Parkway Place in Houston, a Buckner Retirement Services community, is a nonprofit, faith-based senior living community located on a 15-acre manicured campus that includes flowers, walking paths, gazebos, benches and raised gardens, putting green, as well as an outdoor heated pool and spas. It is also one of the few Independent Living communities in West Houston that has no entrance fees or 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, and 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 which 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 (281) 677–5912.

ABOUT BUCKNER RETIREMENT SERVICES 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.