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The Mouse Pack Performs at Epworth Villa

Epworth Villa residents enjoyed a performance by The Mouse Pack. This is a group of individuals who met through community theatres in Oklahoma City. They formed the Mouse Pack in October of 2010. Examples of genres they've done are Rat Pack, Broadway, Disney, 60's and 70's, TV theme songs, and Christmas. Read More

Epworth Villa Residents Tour National Weather Center

Epworth Villa residents enjoyed a tour of the National Weather Center in Norman. The National Weather Center houses a unique confederation of University of Oklahoma, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and state organizations that work together in partnership to improve understanding of events occurring in the Earth’s atmosphere over a wide range of time and space. Read More

Epworth Villa's Healthy Living Fair

Thank you to all of the businesses in the area and at Epworth Villa who participated in the Healthy Living Fair today. There were blood pressure checks, hearing test, reflexology demonstrations, adaptable device displays and much more. Read More

Nostalgia Live Performance

Thank you to Nostalgia for a great performance! Residents enjoyed hearing songs from the 1920s to present. Read More

Don't forget about Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Fundraiser

What do you have planned for dinner tonight? Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers OKC Penn will be hosting a fundraiser for Epworth Villa's Relay For Life of Oklahoma City from 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Make sure to mention the organization BEFORE you order and they will donate 15% of your purchase to the cause. Read More

Healthy Living Fair

You're invited to Epworth Villa's Health Living Fair on Thursday, August 18th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be blood pressure checks, hearing test, reflexology demonstrations, adaptable device displays and much more. This is an opportunity meet and talk with companies/businesses in the area and at Epworth Villa who want to help you make your life healthier, happier and how convenient to Epworth many of them are located. Read More

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Fundraiser

What do you have planned for dinner on Tuesday, August 16th? Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers OKC Penn will be hosting a fundraiser for Epworth Villa's Relay For Life of Oklahoma City. Make sure to mention the organization before you order and they will donate 15% of your purchase to the cause. Read More

"Flying High" Band from Tinker Air Force Base Performs

Epworth Villa residents enjoyed the "Flying High" Band from Tinker Air Force Base performance. This is a volunteer group that consists of guitar, bass, flute, clarinet and a variety of instruments. Read More

Epworth Villa Residents Celebrated August Birthdays

Residents enjoyed cake and ice cream at the monthly birthday celebration! Happy Birthday to everyone with an August birthday! Read More

Epworth Villa to Host Relay For Life

What do you have planned for dinner on Tuesday, August 16th? Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers OKC Penn will be hosting a fundraiser for Epworth Villa's Relay For Life of Oklahoma City. Make sure to mention the organization before you order and they will donate 15% of your purchase to the cause. Read More

August Resident Spotlight

Nancie Webb moved to Epworth Villa with her husband, George, in June of 2006. Raised in the Chicago area, they met at Illinois State (Normal) University. George later transferred to The University of Illinois to pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering. They married in June, 1954 and, following George’s graduation, experienced many moves, courtesy of General Electric. In 1964, GE transferred them to OKC.

A stay-at-home mom with five children, Nancie obtained a M.Ed. in Reading from UCO and, af Read More

Relay for Life Fundraiser TODAY

Please join us today at Chipotle Mexican Grill the 14221 N. Pennsylvania Ave, Suite A location in Oklahoma City between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. to support Epworth Villa's Relay For Life. 50% of proceeds will be donated! You must bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier that you're supporting the cause. We hope to see you there! Read More

Relay for Life Fundraiser at Chipotle Restaurant

Please join us on Monday, August 8th at Chipotle Mexican Grill 14221 N. Pennsylvania Ave, Suite A in Oklahoma City between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. to support Epworth Villa's Relay For Life. 50% of proceeds will be donated! You must bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier that you're supporting the cause. Read More

Epworth Villa to Host Relay For Life Event

Help us find a cure! Epworth Villa will be hosting a Relay For Life Block Party on September 9th. Join us for food trucks, fundraising and a walk for a cure. Register or donate at www.relayforlife.org/epworthvillaok Read More

Happy August!

Happy August! Check out the events and outings we have planned for the month. Read More

Social Networking Class

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, what do they all mean? Residents had a blast learning how to navigate through social media safely at the Social Networking Class with Jeremy, IT Support Technician. Read More

Rev. Jamie West Zumwalt To Host Vesper Service

Rev. Jamie West Zumwalt will be the speaker this Thursday in Vespers. Jamie is the owner of Joe's Addiction Coffee Shop in Valley Brook, the “red light” district of Oklahoma City. She is also the Senior Pastor of the Valley Brook Vineyard Church that meets in the Coffee Shop. Joe's Addiction Coffee Shop is a unique community center of hope in this neighborhood characterized by despair. She and her husband John are co-founders of the Heart Read More

August Birthday Celebration

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR FRIEND,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!
On Friday, August 5th at 2:00 p.m. in the Coffee Shop we will be having our AUGUST BIRTHDAY PARTY celebrating all those residents who have their Birthdays in August!! There will be Birthday Cake & Ice Cream for everyone!! EVEN IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN
AUGUST BIRTHDAY, THE CELEBRATION IS FOR ALL RESIDENTS Read More

Ole Fashion Summer Social

Residents enjoyed an "Ole Fashion Summer Social" this beautiful afternoon. The social included watermelon and lemonade, games and a summer hat contest. Read More

Epworth Villa Vesper Service

The Vesper speaker for this Thursday, July 21 is Rev. Jim Williams. He will be sharing about his and his wife Kaye's 39 years of service as missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene in Creative Access areas (countries that do not welcome Christians). Among the things they did, they held biblical training for those who are already ministering as pastors, missionaries, and in the workplace in these countries. Jim and Kaye will be also be Read More

INFANT CRISIS SERVICES GROUP

INFANT CRISIS SERVICES
OFF-SITE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
4th Wednesday, Art Room, 1 – 2 p.m.

Epworth Villa residents have recently started helping babies in Oklahoma City through the Infant Crisis Services off-site volunteer program. A group of Epworth residents meets once each month to roll pajamas, stuff bottles with packets of formula, write thank-you notes to donors, and volunteer in many other ways.
Infant Crisis Services is a nonprofit food and diaper pantry that provides formula, diapers, and Read More

Stroke Support Group


The Stroke Support Group will meet on July 19 at 4:00 p.m. in the Cambridge Room. This meeting will be a time for us to get acquainted as well as a time to learn your needs, wants and hopes for this group. We are excited to have this support group on campus.
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OLE FASHION SUMMER SOCIAL WITH WATERMELON, LEMONADE, GAMES & HAT CONTEST

We will have watermelon and lemonade, games and a summer hat contest. To participate in the hat contest, you need to decorate a hat you already have or make a hat; decorating with the theme of ‘Summer.’ There will be prizes for the
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Weekly Community Happenings at Epworth Villa

Have you checked out our newsletter, "Epworth Villa Community Happenings," established by our new Community Activities Coordinator? We have many exciting events happening this month. Read More

ID Theft Presentation

Throughout history, mankind has universally recognized the inestimable value of maintaining a good reputation. Benjamin Franklin once remarked in his famous Poor Richard’s Almanack, “Glass, China and Reputation are easily cracked, and never well mended.” In short, reputation matters. Every state recognizes the need to safeguard personal reputation by laws protecting individuals against libel and slander. What happens, though, when an unknown hacker or clever thief steals a person’s identity b Read More

Oklahoma Senior Follies Performance

Epworth Villa residents enjoyed having The Oklahoma Senior Follies on campus. This group stars some of the state’s greatest senior talents of stage, screen, television and radio. Two of the stars, Kristina Rapp and Jim Henline along with pianist Jean Shakleton, were here with the ‘Joy Tour’ recently. Read More

Day Trip to Shawnee, OK


On Thursday, July 21st we will be taking a Day Trip to Shawnee, Oklaho-ma. Our first stop will be the St. Gregory’s Abbey where we will tour the church and the public places of the monastery.
The Abbey Church was completed in 1945. Constructed in a Tudor-Gothic style, the church is truly the gem of the monastic community. The church is also used for liturgical functions of the university community and for other occasional special events. The interior of the church is noted for its simple lines Read More

John G. Gillespie to Host Vesper Service

Vesper speaker for today's service will be John G. Gillespie. He will also be giving us a mini concert. John was a worship leader in his church for many years and is a composer, author, trumpeter, vocalist, pilot and bass fishing fanatic. He is President and CEO of Access Financial Group, and founder of Carved In Stone, a program he gives across the US in schools about the Ten Commandments. You will want to hear
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Master Magician Steve Lancaster show

Come be mesmerized by Steve Lancaster. He has been performing magic for the last 30 years. He is a native Tulsan who opened Top Hat Magic & Costume in 1977 in Tulsa Oklahoma. Noted as one of the top Magicians in the Southwest, he has performed coast to coast. Steve is also a Special Effects Consultant for theater and film. He is inventor and manufacturer of magic props. He is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Fellowship of Christian Magicians. Read More

Mr. June Carter to Perform at Epworth Villa

JUNE CARTER
Wednesday, July 13, 2:30 p.m.
Woodworth Room
Mr. June Carter will be back with us on Wednesday, July 13 in the Woodworth Room. June is an energetic and talented baritone vocal soloist who has a rich, alluring voice that makes any song sound great. You don’t want to miss June!
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Happy 4th of July

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY from Epworth Villa!
In honor of Independence Day, our Bistro will be serving a special picnic buffet from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The buffet will include: Hamburgers, hot dogs, Potato salad, Baked beans, Corn on the Cob, Chips, and Ice Cream novelties.
We hope everyone enjoys their day! Read More

July Calendar

Check out what we have planned for the month of July. We have many events and outings coming up. Read More

Intergeneration Garderning Experience

Thank you to the Quail Springs United Methodist Church Children's ministries and their sponsors, the OSU Extension Program representatives for planting tomatoes, peppers and herbs in our resident garden. Our resident enjoyed the intergeneration gardening collaboration. Read More

Senior Follies 'Joy Tour' Program

SENIOR FOLLIES—‘JOY TOUR’ FRIDAY, JULY 8 AT 7:00 P.M.
With a nod to the “Ziegfeld” Follies, the Oklahoma Senior Follies was created both to revitalize Oklahoma’s senior citizens and help Central Oklahoma Seniors by raising funds and public awareness for the nonprofit.
The Oklahoma Senior Follies stars some of the state’s greatest senior talents of stage, screen, television and radio. Two of the stars, Kristina Rapp and Jim Henline along with pianist Jean Shakleton, will b Read More

Epworth Villa Residents Volunteer for Infant Crisis Services

Every month a group of Epworth Villa residents meet to volunteer for Infant Crisis Services. Thank you for the opportunity to give back to the community. Read More

Identity Theft Program

Throughout history, mankind has universally recognized the inestimable value of maintaining a good reputation. Benjamin Franklin once remarked in his famous Poor Richard’s Almanack, “Glass, China and Reputation are easily cracked, and never well mended.” In short, reputation matters. Every state recognizes the need to safeguard personal reputation by laws protecting individuals against libel and slander. What happens, though, when an unknown hacker or clever thief steals a person’s identity by m Read More

Epworth Villa's Director of Resident Life Speaks at Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative

Dr. Laura Garrett, Epworth Villa's Director of Resident Life, recently gave a presentation at the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative. Her topic was Trends in Senior Living. Thank you for all you do for our community, Dr. Garrett. Read More

OKLAHOMA HISTORY MUSEUM LIVING HISTORY PRESENTATION “ROSIE THE RIVETER”


OKLAHOMA HISTORY MUSEUM LIVING HISTORY PRESENTATION
“ROSIE THE RIVETER”
“Rosie the Riveter” is a cultural icon of the United States, representing the American women who worked in factories during World War II. These women took the places of men who were needed in the military. Many of the “Rosies” produced munitions, tanks, airplanes and other war supplies. Rosie the Riveter is commonly used as a symbol of feminism and women’s economic power.
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Epworth Villa Nominated for Oklahoman Reader’s Choice Awards

We are honored to be nominated in 3 categories of the The Oklahoman Reader’s Choice Awards.

If you would like to vote for us, please click on the living section, and vote for our Assisted Living under the Assisted Living heading and for Epworth Villa under the Retirement Center heading.

We are also nominated under Best Local – People, Places & Things under the Home Health Care Provider heading.

You can vote daily for all of our entries through June 27th. Read More

Graceful Transitions for Unwelcome Changes Event

Thank you to Bruce McIntyre for hosting The Graceful Transitions for Unwelcome Changes Symposium. Mr. McIntyre serves as the Executive Director of the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma​. As the author of Parkinson Positive and Graceful Transitions, Bruce shared his expert guidance and warm humor with thousands of people each year. You can learn more about him at www.BruceMcIntyre.com or listen in on his Care Break podcast with Denise Brown at www.caregiving.com. Read More

Antiques and Heirlooms Event

Thank you to appraiser Gary Piattoni for a wonderful "Antiques and Heirlooms" event. Mr. Piattoni has appeared on PBS' Antiques Road Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show. He is a former specialist at Christie's Fine Art Auction House in New York. Read More

Jaimie Siegal from Neighborhood Services Organization to speak at Vesper Service

The speaker this week’s Vesper Service will be Jaimie Siegal from Neighborhood Services Organization. All are invited to come and learn more about this faith based non-profit ministry. Neighborhood Services Organization continues to serve hundreds of people of year through their differing ministries. We appreciate their willingness to share with us this week. Read More

David Farris Book Review

Thank you to author, David Farris for his recent review on his newest book, Edmond & Guthrie, A Little Off The Tracks: The Lesser Known History of Two Oklahoma Towns. Topics covered in the book include: outlaws, out-of-place graves, ghost stories and a few surprises. Some of you may remember Mr. Farris who was here previously to review another of his books, Oklahoma Outlaw Tales and Mysteries of Oklahoma.
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National Flag Day Ceremony

Residents enjoyed a Flag Day Ceremony on National Flag Day! The Edmond Elks Lodge #2578, under the leadership of Speedy Gonzales, brought us a wonderful program on Flag Day and how it was started. Read More

You're Invited to Our Resident Art Show

We have many talented residents at Epworth Villa! Come check out the resident art show anytime between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, until June 16th. There will be a wide array of art mediums to enjoy including oil painting, quilting, china painting, needlepoint, wood crafting. Read More

Don't Forget to RSVP for Key Legal Issues for Caregivers Symposium

Its not too late to RSVP for the upcoming Key Legal Issues for Caregivers Symposiums hosted by Winblad Law PLLC, Richard Winblad​. The symposium will be tomorrow, Wednesday, June 15th 10 a.m. This symposium was designed to help caregivers navigate the legal barriers to provide needed support. To reserve your spot, please call 753-9295. Read More

Talk of the Town Orchestra Performs at Epworth Villa

Thank you to the “Talk of The Town Orchestra” for their recent performance at Epworth Villa. We had a full house of resident in attendance.
The 17-member Talk of the Town Orchestra was formed in 1988 as a volunteer organization from the University of Oklahoma community to keep alive the Glenn Miller tradition of the golden era of the big bands and to bring entertainment to Oklahoma City Metro-area. Read More

Resident Art Show

We have some VERY TALENTED RESIDENTS here at Epworth Villa and this is their time to shine at the Epworth Villa Art Show!!

At 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 14th there will be an official Art Show Opening! Everyone is invited along with friends, family members and anyone else who loves art to come and take a look, anytime between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, on June 14th, 15th or 16th. Read More

Director of Independent Living Hosts Women's Coffee

Thank you to our Director of Independent Living, Dr. Laura Garrett for hosting Women's Coffee today. The ladies of Epworth Villa filled up our RedBud Dining Room for an interesting program about Carrie Nation, a determined woman who made an impact on bars and saloons throughout our Land. Dr. Garrett highlighted her Oklahoma connection and discuss her little known background.
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Epworth at Home Hospice Host Butterfly Release Ceremony

Yesterday evening Epworth at Home Hospice hosted a special butterfly release ceremony for those who passed during this past year from our community. The ceremony began with a service of remembrance directly followed by the butterfly release next to the pond. Butterflies symbolize the spirit of transformation
“A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam. And for a brief moment its glory and beauty belong to our world. But then it flies on again, and though we wish it could have stayed, we feel so Read More