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Blessing of the animals

Nearly two dozen pets were blessed and remembered during the Blessing of the Animals service outside the chapel at Epworth Villa. Jessica Tanner, associate chaplain at Epworth Villa, led the group through the brief service that included prayers, responsive readings and songs Read More

Epworth Villa nurse saves the day for a visitor

How did one of our nurses save the day? A visitor dropped her keys in a storm drain and Rhonda Spears came to the rescue with creative improvisation and a simple tool! Read More

Support Epworth by using Amazon Smile

Support Epworth Villa with Amazon Smile!

How does it work? Instead of using Amazon, you can now use Smile.Amazon.com and .5% of your purchase will be donated to the charity you choose. Epworth Villa is listed as Central Oklahoma United Methodist Retirement Facility. When you are shopping from the website, it will show you the charity you are supporting. Shop now by using the link below.
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Epworth residents stay active

Physical activity and exercise can help you stay healthy, energetic and independent as you get older. Each morning, our residents work out in the Epworth Villa, an Epworth Living Community Fitness Center to stay active. Read More

Epworth Villa Residents celebrate National Assisted Living Day

Nourishing the mind, body and spirit are important at Epworth Villa, an Epworth Living Community. During National Assisted Living Week (Sept. 13-19), our residents took glamour shots and enjoyed a great time with music and friends. Read More

Epworth residents enjoy "Three Amigos" preform music

A Central Park Evening was held last night on the lawn. Edgar Cruz Guitar, Jeff Nokes and Marco Tello performed as the Three Amigos for the residents. Many enjoyed the event from their balconies or had a front row seat on the lawn. It was a crisp fall night and the music was phenomenal Read More

Epworth Villa Services Event

You are cordially invited to attend our Epworth Villa Indian Sumer Services Event at the Grand Ballroom on Sept. 30. This will be a great opportunity to experience all the amenities offered by Epworth Villa and have a chance to see and experience all that we have to offer.

If you haven’t seen Epworth Villa lately...you haven’t seen Epworth Villa. Your retirement...your way...just the way you pictured it.

Invite your friends! Join us for refreshments, door prizes and educational materials! Read More

Epworth Villa "Grandfriend" program

We are absolutely thrilled to have our “Grand friends” dedicate their time to the youth in our community. Some of our residents volunteer in a “Rock a bye baby” group with OSU-OKC. This particular group of “Grand friends” frequently visits and interacts with infants, toddlers and two-year olds. Read More

Walk Across the Wild West Winners announced

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Walk Across the Wild West Challenge. The winning team, "The Brandenburg Bandits", walked 12,148,165 steps which is equivalent to 6,074 miles! Bravo! Read More

Epworth Residents tour downtown real estate

This week, we had the opportunity to see the urban renewal in downtown ‪#‎OKC‬ and take a tour of Block 42's $7-million penthouse. It's exciting to see how much our city is growing! Read More

Epworth Villa residents enjoy lunch with family

We love seeing families hang out in the Epworth Villa, an Epworth Living Community Cafe. Take a look at this sweet photo of one of our residents enjoying lunch with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren! Read More

Downsizing Made Easy Event

5 Easy Steps to a Successful Move Seminar
Monday, October 14th, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Grand Ballroom
You’re invited to attend 5 Easy Steps for a Successful move hosted by realtor Nikki Buckelew, Owner of Mature Moves OKC. Join us for this educational, informative, and candid conversation about how to take the overwhelm out of moving. Please feel free to bring friends who are considering a move. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to 753-9295.
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Epworth Resident Visit Oklahoma State Fair

Oklahoma State Fair Outing: Gib “Hotrod” Gibson and Bill Munsell with Herman Reece eating chocolate-covered bacon, after Herman found apple butter for his lovely wife, as instructed. Photo credit: Rick Sinnreich. Read More

Residents Featured in Oklahoma's Senior News and Living

This week's Oklahoma's Senior News and Living "Senior Talk" column features some of our residents! Read More

Residents Enjoy Fitness Center

Rise and shine! Our fitness center is packed this morning. We love how our residents make it a priority to stay healthy. Read More

Sia Comanche Eagle Presentation

Sia is a nonprofit organization located in Cyril and houses twenty-two species of eagles. It is also one of the only feather repositories in the world. They brought two eagles to Epworth Villa for an entertaining and interactive presentation last weekend. Take a look at the fun photo by one our residents Read More

Residents learn how to use iPhones

Check out this story from KWTV - NEWS 9! National Grandparents Day is this Sunday and we are helping residents get tech savvy to stay in touch with loved ones. Thanks to local AT&T volunteers for the informative class. Click on the link below to watch the video! Read More

Epworth Villa Residents Enjoy Water Classes

Research shows older women who participated in regular water exercise experienced more strength, flexibility and agility. At Epworth Villa, residents can dive into good health with water aerobic classes. Read More

Epworth Villa Residents Visit Devon Tower

Seeing #OKC from the 50th floor of the Devon Tower was a treat! Read More

Epworth Villa ladies coffee

Friendships can have a major impact on one's health and well-being. At Epworth Villa, an Epworth Living Community, residents build meaningful relationships with coffee and conversations. Read More

Facebook Contest

We’re kicking off this month’s photo contest for residents today!

• The theme is "What is great about Epworth Villa?"
• Take a picture of something wonderful happening at Epworth Villa and submit it to Brittney Baez via email at [email protected]
• The deadline for submission is Sept. 15.
• The photos will be posted on Facebook. Vote for your favorite picture below by clicking "Like".
• The photos with the most "Likes" will receive a prize.
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Mercy Clinic Blessing: Thank you for attending

Thanks to everyone for joining us at a blessing of the on-site Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City Clinic and reception in the Health Services Neighborhood Center at Epworth Villa. Read More

CANCELED:ProCure Proton Therapy Symposium

ATTENTION RESIDENTS: The ProCure Proton Therapy Symposium is CANCELED due to a conflict with The Resident Council Meeting. We are canceling the symposium for now and hope to reschedule it soon. Read More

Epworth Villa residents enjoy music programs

Music therapy has been proven to help older adults restore and maintain their health. At Epworth Villa, an Epworth Living Community, we have music activities to boost the overall quality of life for our wonderful residents! Read More

Men's Coffee Outing

Coffee and friends make the perfect blend! A spur of the moment coffee run to the local Corner Bakery was a great start to our week. Eight gentlemen decided to have a men's only outing, and the fellowship was fun and fulfilling.
“I already ate breakfast, but I sure do enjoy a cup of coffee and good conversation!” -Jack, 92-year-old resident Read More

Epworth Villa is featured in this week's Oklahoma United Methodist Communications Contact Newspaper!

Did you see that Epworth Villa is featured in this week's Oklahoma United Methodist Communications Contact Newspaper? Check out the story from a St.Lukes United Methodist Church's youth and lessons learned from our residents on pg. 7. Read More

Dr. Owens Stroke Symposium: Part 1

Our Health Symposium with Dr. Owens was a success! This month's topic covered information about the signs and symptoms of stroke. The next health presentation will be held on Sept. 2nd. We hope you can join us at Epworth Villa, an Epworth Living Community. Stay tuned for details! Read More

Epworth Villa Hires new Director of Resident Life

Please welcome our new Director of Resident Life, Laura Gruntmeir, of Epworth Villa. Gruntmeir oversees all facets of independent living including resident activities, spirituality and life enrichment, fitness and wellness, transportation, communications and social services. Read More

Epworth Villa Wins #1 Largest Retirement Community in OKC

We are honored to be listed as The Journal Record's No. 1 largest retirement community in the OKC area! Read More

Women's Coffee is back

Women's Coffee is back and it was a success! Our speaker, Margaret Keith, has been collecting decorative fans since she was a teenager. Margaret is a retired violin teacher and has written children’s books on music. She has also served on the national and international Boards of Fan Collectors. “The Fabulous, Fantastic, and Sometimes Frivolous Fan" presentation was a fun time for 75 of our residents...and fans! Read More

Epworth Villa Residents Visit TopGolf

Practicing our swings at TopGolf OKC! The game of golf is an excellent way for our residents to keep themselves active and in good health. Read More

Sooner Kick Off Party

Our Oklahoma Sooners fans celebrated the official countdown to kickoff with a trip to the Kickoff Party! ‪#‎boomersooner‬ Read More

Epworth Villa Wins The Oklahoman Readers' Choice Award

We are truly honored to be recognized by The Oklahoman's Readers' Choice award as the best local assisted living center-Epworth Villa, and best home healthcare provider-Epworth At Home! Read More

Epworth Villa by: John E. Brothers, E.D., PH.D.

This is a poem by one of our residents. It shows what Epworth Villa means to him Read More

Gatsby Gala: A special thanks

We greatly appreciate the community support from our residents, staff, vendors and sponsors. The celebration was a success! Read More

Gatsby Gala: Auction Items

The Gatsby Gala will feature a silent auction as a way to raise money for our Benevolent Fund Trust. Check out of the amazing auction items from our sponsors. Read More

Sneak peak of the Gatsby Gala

A big thanks to Tony Foss, our floral sponsor for The Gatsby Gala. The Gatsby Gala is going to look magical this weekend. Thank you for letting us see a sneak peak of how the flowers will look on Saturday, June 27. Read More

Banc First Opens at Epworth Villa

Did you know BancFirst is located on the first floor just past the Café? It
is open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop in to open an account, or just to say hello to the friendly staff! Read More

Save the Date for The Gatsby Gala

Save the date! You are cordially invited to Epworth Villa, an Epworth Living Community's inaugural Gatsby Gala on Saturday, June 27. Please join us for food, fun and live music. Read More

Epworth Villa Residents Thunder Up!

Some of our residents got to ‪#‎ThunderUp‬ at the Oklahoma City Thunder game vs. Atlanta on Friday! Big thanks to Sam Presti for the amazing tickets. This was an exciting experience of a lifetime! Read More

Thrifty Pharmacy Opens at Epworth Villa

The Thrifty Pharmacy's is now open! The grand opening was yesterday. If you didn't get a chance to attend the celebration, you're welcome to stop by and say hello to our new neighbor - pharmacist Dani Lynch, D. Ph. Read More

March Health Care Symposium

The March Health Care Symposium was a success! Dr. Tomás Owens covered an important topic that most commonly occurs in people over the age of 60 - shingles. Thank you to our residents and guests who attended this educational event. Read More

Town Center's Market is Open

Epworth Villa's new "Town Center" announces the grand opening of "The Market" to serve all residents and staff wishing to pick up a last-minute item at their convenience. Read More