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Building Community at Longhorn Village

 

Tuesday night this week I had the pleasure of attending the Longhorn Village Chapter meeting.

Longhorn Village is a continuing-care retirement community located in far west Austin that was developed in association with the Texas Exes. It’s also home to a very active chapter. This year alone, the Longhorn Village Chapter has hosted tailgate parties, entertained speakers from the University, and collected more than 200 bags of clothing for the Salvation Army during Texas Exes Care About the Project. It also just gave its first scholarship to a nursing graduate student last month.

There were approximately 127 residents in attendance at Tuesday night’s event—one resident for each year the Texas Exes have been in existence (we celebrated our birthday on Monday). After the meeting was over, we mingled with guests and sat down to dinner in a room full of burnt orange.

Pictured above are residents John and Charlotte Henderson; John is the most senior living UT football player at the ripe age of 99 years old. Luckily I got to sit next to him, and I was honored to hear stories of the 1933-35 football seasons. Things have changed quite a bit since then for our Longhorns. You can read about that era and John in more detail here.

Pictured to my right is Fred Andrews, a member of the Longhorn Village Board of Directors.

Thank you to all the residents of Longhorn Village for your gracious hospitality. It’s always such a treat to visit you all at your lovely home!

 

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