Calder Woods

It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas at Calder Woods in Beaumont. The senior living community invites its friends and neighbors to get into the holiday spirit by participating in its free annual Christmas tradition Tour of Lights to be held Tuesday, Dec. 15. The public is welcome to come and go from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at 7080 Calder Ave. Between those times, the senior living community will offer holiday-themed displays and.” 

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Veterans Day 2015 photos

Southeast Texans celebrated our nation’s protectors during Veterans Day ceremonies across the area on Nov. 11. Community members and leaders joined veterans and their loved ones throughout the Golden Triangle to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

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Shelby Romere
Lucy Fanette

Living to see 100 years of history is a milestone not everyone gets to experience, but several centenarians right in Beaumont have reached or are quickly approaching 100 years in age – and they were honored Aug. 24 with a birthday bash.

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John Dal Santo with his grandson Jacob Davis (left) and Boy Scout Troop 601

Jacob Davis’ Eagle Scout project was more than just a chore for the 16-year-old Beaumont teen. He completed the wheelchair accessible planter’s box not only for Calder Woods residents to enjoy, but also in hopes of stimulating his grandfather’s memories of working in his garden when he lived at home.

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Dancers from Ashland’s Affirming Arts Studio visited Calder Woods retirement community in Beaumont on Monday, July 27, to entertain residents. Resident Edith Lee, 99 (pictured), especially enjoyed the visit. Ashland’s Affirming Arts Studio owner Ashley Landry-Breaux said the studio regularly visits retirement communities in the area. “This is something that we do,” Landry-Breaux said.

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Buckner volunteer Vivian Warren and Calder Woods chaplain Lynn Fontenot

Buckner Children and Family Services kicked off summer with a “Splash Bash” for the children living in the pre-foster care emergency shelter and assessment center.

“All you have to have is water for them, and they’re happy,” said Damon Bowden, unit supervisor for the assessment center.

Children and volunteers gathered at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 9 to play water games, enjoy a cookout, and make positive summer memories.

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Betty Nellius is a former high school art instructor who holds weekly art classe

During National Volunteer Month in April, many volunteers are recognized for their continual efforts to better their community. Calder Woods honors its many volunteers during an annual recognition breakfast, and one special volunteer is revealed as “Volunteer of the Year.” 

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Lucy Fanette with her children

The world has endured many changes in the past hundred years. World wars, civil rights movements and technology booms have all left their mark on the history of our country and a footprint in time. Lucy Fanette has been alive to see it all unfold around her.

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photo by Brandi Haskett

Thursday, March 13, Calder Woods Retirement Village commemorated the 102nd anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts with a Girl Scout cookie social.

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