|THE VILLAGE AT GLEANNLOCH FARMS HOLDS BOOK LAUNCH PARTY FOR AWARD-WINNING 82-YEAR-OLD RESIDENT AND CHILDREN’S AUTHOR|
|Tuesday, 12 June 2012 08:23|
Spring, texas, june 11, 2012: Marcia Bennett, an 82-year-old resident of The Village at Gleannloch Farms, is an inspiration to those around her. She just published her fifth children's book, "Umbrella Town," which won first prize at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Festival. That's why The Village at Gleannloch Farms held a book launch party for her on Friday, June 8th. Roughly 75-people attended and people of all ages met Marcia and listened to her story at the free event. Many of the children also had a chance to decorate umbrellas.
"It was so much fun," said Bennett. "The event was much more than I ever imagined, and the children made it special. It began to pour at the end of the program, so when the kids left, they used the umbrellas they painted. It was truly a joy."
Staff members at The Village at Gleannloch Farms decided to throw the book launch party to honor Bennett's success. They wanted to show the community that you can follow your dreams at any age.
"Marcia truly inspired the community," said Mimi Collins, lifestyles director at The Village at Gleannloch Farms. "This event was a wonderful multi-generational gathering and we all had a blast!"
Bennett hopes kids learn a valuable lesson from her book "Umbrella Town"—don't be afraid to do what is right or what is important and stand up for what you believe in.
If you want to interview with Marcia Bennett, call Amy Jones (214) 890-7912 ext. 30 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE VILLAGE AT GLEANNLOCH FARMS
Sponsored and owned by Lutheran Social Services of the South, Inc., The Village at Gleannloch Farms is a not-for-profit community offering 123 independent living apartments and cottages for active adults aged 62 and above. In addition, the community offers a continuum of care including 30 assisted living apartments, 18 memory support residences, and 35 private skilled nursing suites.
Located at Champion Forest Drive and Northpointe Boulevard, the community is situated on 25 acres and is designed to resemble the property's original architecture. Architect of the project, three architecture of Dallas, incorporated native Gleannloch Farms stone and wood overhangs, balconies, trellises and fences to promote a "countryside residence" exterior. The community's interior, designed by Faulkner Design Group of Dallas, features arts-and-crafts period influences using wood paneling, stained glass and wood-beamed ceilings.
The community adds to the already extensive variety of residential housing options available in Gleannloch Farms. Other Gleannloch Farms amenities include a lakeside aquatic and athletic complex, equestrian center, championship golf course, hiking and biking trails, and highly acclaimed schools.
In addition to a full range of health care options, The Village at Gleannloch Farms offers a variety of resort-style amenities including landscaped courtyards, multiple dining venues, and common areas totaling over 148,000 square-feet. The common area spaces include a 100-seat chapel, library and business center, creative arts studio, full-service beauty salon and barbershop, heated outdoor saltwater pool and fitness center.
For information about The Village at Gleannloch Farms please visit the community web site at www.gleannlochseniorliving.com, or call (877) 312-2140.
Photos Courtesy of The Village at Gleannloch Farms
Photo 1: Marcia Bennett, children's author and resident at The Village at Gleannloch Farms, poses with one of her fans during a book launch party.
Photo 2: Marcia Bennett autographs her book "Umbrella Town" during a launch party at The Village at Gleannloch Farms.
Photo 3: Kids enjoy decorating umbrellas at the "Umbrella Town" book launch party at The Village at Gleannloch Farms.