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Cimarron Orchestra

The talented orchestra students from Cimarron Middle School in Edmond came and played holiday music for us in the Grand Ballroom. The group consisted of forty 6th, 7th and 8th graders who were excited about sharing their talents with the residents of Epworth Villa. Read More

Express Ranch and Patty Wagon Burgers

We went to visit the Express Ranch in Yukon to see the famous Express Clydesdales! We saw the horses and other animals at the ranch up close and personal and heard about how they are taken care of and trained. After we left the ranch, we went to Bethany for Patty Wagon Burgers. Read More

Epworth Villa Book Club

The newly formed Epworth Villa Book Club met and shared books and authors that they have read in the past month. They discussed the authors and various other works they have written. It was a good time to make a list of future reads! Read More

Governor Nigh

Former Governor George Nigh told some fantastic stories Thursday Morning as he was the guest speaker for the newly formed Edmond Satellite Rotary Club at Epworth Villa. In 1950, at the age of twenty-three, George Nigh became the youngest member of the state legislature when he was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives from Pittsburg County. In 1953 he introduced the bill that would make the song "Oklahoma!" from the Broadway musical the official state song. Read More

Exercise Blackout Bingo

Exercise Blackout Bingo begins today and runs through January 15th. This is the last exercise challenge of the year. This challenge is a great way to learn more about all the exercise classes that we offer and try ALL of our classes! Contact Blaine Jackson at 405.386.1352. Read More

Veteran's Day Celebration

A lovely program was presented in the Epworth Villa Ballroom to honor all of our Veterans. The Posting of the colors was performed by Northwest Classen High School Air Force Jr. ROTC. There was singing, two videos and a Guest Speaker. SMSgt USAF Thomas Cougill spoke kind words of what it means to serve. It was a wonderful time-honoring All who served. Read More

Women's Coffee

This morning's presenter was Walter Lambert. The title of his talk was "Presidential Greatness." Over the past 228 years of our national history, 45 American Presidents have served the nation. Over the past 70 years, 18 polls have been conducted asking historians to rank American Presidents. He told which presidents were ranked the highest, which presidents were picked as the worst, and what criteria did historians use to make their selections. Read More

Birthday Party and Edgar Cruz

After the monthly birthday party, where we celebrated 17 Resident's birthdays, Edgar Cruz entertained the birthday crowd. Mr. Cruz played favorites and took requests. As always, he was a delight! Read More

Trick or Treat

The children from Quail Spring United Methodist Church Mother's Day Out Program visited Epworth Villa. The children were all dressed in costumes for Halloween. They sang a few songs in the Coffee Lounge before receiving Candy from the Residents. Read More

Timeless Bridal Show

Students from UCO Fashion Marketing and Aging and Adult Studies put on a Bridal Show. the show was in the grand ballroom and featured vintage wedding dresses from 6 Epworth Villa Residents as well as dresses from 4 bridal shops in the metro. Over 200 guests attended the inaugural event. Read More

Edmond Satellite Rotary Club at Epworth Villa

The first organizational meeting of the Edmond Rotary Club Satellite Club at Epworth Villa was held at 7:30. All of the board members of the Edmond Rotary Club explained their positions. there was discussion on how the Club would be run going forward. The club is open to anyone and can be used as a "make up" club for other Rotarians. The next meeting will be November 16th with former Governor George Nigh speaking. Cost will be $10. Read More

AARP

AARP held its safe driving class in the Woodworth Room. Attendees generally receive a discount on their car insurance by taking this class. Read More

Presentation: How to pay for Senior Living

A presentation was giving by Nikki Buckelew with Mature Moves. She had a panel of experts that helped attendees sort through the various aspects of paying for senior living. There were approximately 100 in attendance. Read More

New Presidnet/CEO

Epworth Villa announces its new CEO, Ron Kelly. Ron comes to Epworth Villa from Frisco, TX. Ron says that he attended seminary while working as a CPA, he sensed God's calling to serve him at this time. He later discovered that serving him in a faith-based retirement community was the fulfillment of that calling. We are delighted to have Ron's leadership. Stop by on Thursday's at 10:00 for Coffee with the CEO and say hello to Ron! Read More

Clothing Drive for Skyline Ministries

A clothing drive took place over three days. Epworth Villa Residents donated current, in-season clothing for Syline Ministries. The collection was a success! At the same time, the Exodus House collected household items for their ministry as well. We are blessed to have residents with a giving spirit! Read More

KOCO Meteorologist

Shelby Hays, morning Meteorologist from KOCO 5 shared a program on what the damage from tornadoes looks like depending on how they are ranked according to their wind speeds. Shelby is originally from Velma, Oklahoma. She was the last intern that Gary England had before he retired. She said that he is still a mentor to her. Shelby directs the storm chasers across the state during storms. Read More

Pet Blessing

Chaplain Jessica Higgins led a short Pet Blessing Service on the lawn, just outside the Brill Chapel at Epworth Villa. There were many dogs and cats and their humans in attendance. Chaplain Higgins expressed that God created pet’s to be human companions and part of our families. She further explained that our pets provide us purpose and comfort. It was a special time for all who participated. Read More

Ladies Coffee Guest Speaker Kathy Wallis

As always, the speaker for the Ladies Coffee did not disappoint. Local attorney, Kathy Wallis gave a great presentation on leaving a Legacy Will. Kathy emphasized that a Legacy Will is not binding, but more of an Ethical Will. She suggested that we should ask and answer questions about our lives beyond the financial aspects of life. She stressed that we should share our values, hardships, and hopes and dreams with those who care about us. She also suggested that we write it out. Read More

Exodus House Presentation

Tony Altizer from the Exodus House gave a short presentation on the ministry of the Exodus House and how we at Epworth Villa could help. The Exodus house is a 6 month temporary residential project. This project is for those recently released from prison who can live with their families while they successfully re-enter life outside the prison walls. Residents can donate household items to help furnish the apartments of the Exodus House. Read More

Join Us For Lunch and a Tour of Epworth Villa

Join us for lunch! Be our guest at one of four 11 a.m.-1 p.m. summer lunch-and-learn community events as we introduce our new modern, open-space floor plans; renovated pool and spa, with on-site hair and nail salon, library, movie theater and shops; and enhanced services, from fitness classes and a personal trainer to reimagined menus! Luncheon dates: Tuesday, July 18; Thursday, July 20; Tuesday, Aug. 1 or Thursday, Aug. 3. Read More

April Events

Happy first week of April. We have many exciting events planned for this month. Check out our event calendar! Read More

Crossings Christian School Preforms A Sneak Peak Of Musical

Thank you to Crossings Christian School for the performance today! They gave us a sneak peak of their upcoming, "Bye Bye Birdie" musical. Read More

Legal And Financial Planning By The Alzheimer's Association

Please join us on Thursday, April 6th for a presentation on legal and financial planning by the Alzheimer's Association Oklahoma Chapter Read More

The Hearts Dance Company To Perform

Please join us on Saturday, March 25th from 2:30-3:30 p.m. to see The Hearts Dance Company perform. Read More

"Know The 10 Signs Early Detection Matter" by The Alzheimer's Association

Please join us on Thursday, March 23rd at 6:00 p.m. for a presentation titled, "Know The 10 Signs Early Detection Matter" by The Alzheimer's Association. Read More

Women's Coffee 3-8-17

Thank you to our Director of Resident Life, Dr. Laura Garrett for leading today's Women's Coffee. She spoke on, "Inter generational Relationships and Their Challenges." Read More

March Birthday Celebration

Happy Birthday to all of our residents with March Birthdays! Read More

Piatigorsky Foundation Program Tomorrow On Campus

We hope you can make it to The Piatigorsky Foundation program that will be hosted on our campus, tomorrow (Friday, March 3rd at 7 p.m.) We have included the program and some information about the artist. Read More

Happy March

Happy March! Check out all of the fun events we have planned for the month. Read More

You're Invited to a Piano Performance

A friendly reminder, Richard Dowling, solo pianist will be preforming Friday, March 3rd at 7 p.m. We hope you can make it for this one-hour classical music event. Read More

Meet Tom Harned

Tom Harned moved to Epworth Villa in 2014. He was born in Ardmore and grew up in Duncan, OK.
Tom obtained a BS from the University of Tulsa, a MPH from the University of Oklahoma and an Ed. D. from Oklahoma State University. He held educational positions at Cameron University in Lawton, OK, Northern Oklahoma College, Tonkawa, OK and The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, OKC, and Langston University, Langston, OK.

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Classical Music Event

You're invited to join us on Friday, March 3rd at 7 p.m. for a one hour classical music event. Richard Dowling, solo pianist will be preforming. Read More

Rep. Randy McDaniel Speaks to Epworth Villa Residents

Thank you to Rep. Randy McDaniel for doing a presentation for our residents today! Read More

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day from your friends at Epworth Villa! Read More

AARP Smart Driver Course Reminder

Don't forget, AARP is hosting a Smart Driver Course on our campus. This is open to the public and is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Read More

Epworth Resident Leads Women's Coffee Presentation

Thank you to one of our residents, Carol for leading Women's Coffee. She did a presentation titled, "Oklahoma Hold Ups" and shared her beautiful quilted wall hangings. Her wall hangings represent her perspective and experience working with cotton fabrics. Read More

Employee Engagement Event

We had a fun employee appreciation event today with coffee and donuts. Thank you to our employees for all they do to serve our residents. Read More

Feburary Birthday Celebration

Happy Birthday to all of our residents with February birthdays! We had a fun celebration this afternoon. Read More

Happy February!

Happy February! Check out what we have planned for the month! Read More

AARP Smart Driver Course at Epworth Villa

Join us on Monday, February 13th for an AARP Smart Driver Course. This course is open to the public and is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Read More

"La Traviata" Performance

Please join us tomorrow, January 31st at 2:30 p.m. for Painted Sky Opera to present a preview of the upcoming opera Verdi's "La Traviata." This event is FREE and open to the public. Read More

Chef Showcase Event

Thank you to our wonderful Dining Services Team for planning a Chef Showcase event. Two competitors, who work in dining services, faced off to prepare, "the best meal." Each contestant was given limited ingredients to prepare this meal. A huge congratulations to the winner,Viset! Read More

Edgar Cruz Performance

Edgar Cruz, a fantastic guitarist, will be doing a FREE performance at Epworth Villa on this Friday, January 27th at 4:30 p.m. You do not want to miss a chance to hear his music! To learn more about Mr. Cruz, visit: http://www.edgarcruz.com Read More

You're Invited to Edgar Cruz's Performance

What do you have planned for Friday, January 27th at 4:30 p.m.? Edgar Cruz, a fantastic guitarist, will be doing a FREE performance at Epworth Villa. You do not want to miss a chance to hear his music! To learn more about Mr. Cruz, visit: http://www.edgarcruz.com Read More

Flex & Strech Class

Rise and shine! Our residents enjoyed a wonderful Flex & Stretch class this morning. Thank you to our Wellness Coordinator, Blaine for leading this class. Read More

Senator Stephanie Bice

Thank you to Senator Stephanie Bice for leading Women's Coffee. She filled our ladies in on the legislation that will be implemented during the coming season. Read More

Epworth Villa Residents Visit OKC Thunder Facility

Thank you to The Oklahoma City Thunder​ for the wonderful tour of your training facility at Chesapeake Arena. Residents enjoyed a behind the scenes look. Read More

January Events

It's a new year and we have many great events coming up! Check out our calendar of events for January. Read More

Wishing you a blessed new year! Happy 2017!

Wishing you a blessed new year! Happy 2017! Read More

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas! Read More