The Waterford at Corpus Christi

5813 Esplanade Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78414
(877) 811-4592

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Community Life

Waterford at Corpus Christi celebrates its residents with special activities, seminars and more throughout the year that bring our community together. Our activity director keeps residents entertained with a busy schedule of events, including Zumba, bingo, sing-alongs, social hours, movie nights and craft sessions. Residents, family members and friends can keep track of all of our daily, weekly and monthly happenings, find out how to get involved in our activities, see photos from past events and get the latest news from our community by checking here.


Date: 06/21/2018
Time:
10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: 5813 Esplanade Dr.
Contact: jgonzalez@capitalseniorliving.net

The Longest Day

On June 21, 2018, the longest day of the year and summer solstice, dozens of people from our community will come together to show their love for those affected by Alzheimer's disease. You can be one of them. Join us Thursday, June 21 at 10:00 am for a fun-fill day of chair volleyball, golf, bean bag toss and Wii games to raise money and awareness to fight Alzheimer’s.

Throughout May and June, we’ll be accepting donations on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association to support research, caregivers and those affected by Alzheimer’s. To join the fight, donate online at http://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=10935&pg=team&team_id=469177 . We look forward to seeing you on June 21!

Questions about how you or your organization can get involved? Contact Jose Gonzalez at 361-991-9600 or jgonzalez@capitalseniorliving.net.

Date: 05/28/2018
Time:
11:30am - 1:00pm

Location: 5813 Esplanade Dr.
Contact: jgonzalez@capitalseniorliving.net

Memorial Day Celebration

Memorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the holiday evolved to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars.

For decades, Memorial Day continued to be observed on May 30, the date Logan had selected for the first Decoration Day. But in 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees; the change went into effect in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.

This year, Memorial Day falls on National Hamburger day!! Join us for a Hamburger cook-off on the patio, while we remember those who gave their all for our country!

Date: 05/18/2018
Time:
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: 5813 Esplanade Dr.
Contact: jgonzalez@capitalseniorliving.net

Armed Forces Day

The United States is one of several countries that celebrate an annual Armed Forces Day. President Harry S. Truman was instrumental in establishing this American holiday as a way to thank the military and their families for their service. It was created on August 31st, 1949 and was first observed on May 20th, 1950. Although Armed Forces Day was created to replace the days already celebrated by the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and the Marine Corp, those branches of the military still observe their own specific days in addition to Armed Forces Day. Armed Forces Day falls on the third Saturday in May each year, and each year there is a theme to the celebration.

Did you know?
-President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act into law on July 26th, 1947, which joined four military branches. It essentially combined the Army, Navy, Marine Corp and Air Force under the Secretary of Defense's authority.
-The National Military Establishment was established in 1947 as a result of the National Security Act.
-In 1949 the Department of Defense replaced the National Military Establishment.
-Secretary of Defense in 1949 Louis Johnson announced Armed Forces Day on August 31st, 1949, and President Truman proclaimed the first Armed Forces Day on February 27th, 1950 to be observed on May 20th that year.
-The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated nationwide with parades, air shows, receptions and open houses.
-The first theme for Armed Forces Day was 'Teamed for Defense'.
-On Armed Forces Day military exercises are held at sea, in the air, and on land as a means to honor their members and to show the U.S. civilian population their state-of-the-art equipment.
-Armed Forces Day is not a federal holiday.
-The Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Washington is the longest running city sponsored parade of its kind. In 2015 it will be the parade's 67th anniversary.
-The parade held in New York City on the first Armed Forces Day had more than 36,000 participants.
-On the first Armed Forces Day B-36 bombers flew over every U.S. capital.
-On the first Armed Forces Day there was a march in Washington, D.C. with more than 10,000 veterans and troops.
-President John F. Kennedy issued Proclamation 3399 on March 18th, 1961 making Armed Forces an official national holiday.
-It is tradition to fly the American flag on Armed Forces Day. It is also common to see people wearing patriotic colored clothing on Armed Forces Day.
-The U.S. Department of Defense is the largest employer in America with approximately 2.3 million serving and 1.8 on active duty. Due to retirement or completed service the armed forces must recruit approximately 165,000 people each year.

We will be celebrating all of our Military and their families at our come out and show your support!!

Date: 05/13/2018
Time:
11:00am - 1:00pm

Location: 5813 Esplanade Dr.
Contact: jgonzalez@capitalseniorliving.net

Mother's Day

The whole of the mother’s fraternity is adept at judiciously managing everything from household chores to the all of the affairs related to all the family members. In fact with the increasing awareness about gender equality, women have become successful in looking after their career as well as the household affairs. And so, it’s a mother who has the unfathomable power of managing her children her work and her work simultaneously in the most proficient way. Join us as we celebrate all of the Super Moms in our community.

◾The motto of a truly heroic mother: Hang in there, try, fight, fail, rise up and fight again, and win.

Date: 05/04/2018
Time:
10:00am - 1:00pm

Location: 5813 Esplanade Dr.
Contact: jgonzalez@capitalseniorliving.net

Cinco De Mayo

Here are 10 fun facts about Cinco De Mayo

1. Not a celebration of independence
Cinco de Mayo is not a celebration of Mexico’s Independence (which is actually September 16th), but rather a celebration of Mexico’s victory in the battle at Puebla on May 5th, 1862 during the Franco-Mexican war. It was an unlikely win for the Mexican militia who were heavily outnumbered by the French. The victory became a source of pride for the country and is the reason we continue to celebrate today.

2. Mexico won the battle, but not the war
Although the Mexican Army won the battle at Puebla on May 5th, 1862 the French went on to win the war, occupying the region for five years.

3. Napolean III had multiple motives on May 5th
For the leader of France, Napolean III, the battle at Puebla was an attempt at not only spreading his empire but at conquering a key Mexican access point to the U.S., where he intended to lend support to the confederate army during the Civil War in an effort to keep the U.S. divided and consequently less powerful.

4. Abraham Lincoln sympathized with the Mexican cause but…
Abraham Lincoln sympathized with the Mexican cause during the French occupation but was unable to lend direct support to the nation due to the U.S. Civil War, which was taking place at the same time. When the Civil War finally ended, the U.S. forced France to withdraw its troops from Mexico and their empire collapsed.

5. Not a federal holiday in Mexico
Cinco de Mayo is not a federal holiday in Mexico and is a relatively minor holiday outside of Puebla, Veracruz and the United States. In Puebla and Veracruz, however, Cinco de Mayo is a very important state holiday celebrated with parades, festivals and reenactments.

6. Roosevelt helped popularize Cinco de Mayo in the U.S.
Cinco de Mayo became a popular holiday in the U.S. after President Franklin Roosevelt enacted the “Good Neighbor Policy” in 1933 to improve relations with Latin American countries.

7. Lots of avocados
According to the California Avocado Commission, Americans consume up to 81 million pounds of avocados on Cinco de Mayo every year. Holy guacamole!

8. The world’s largest Cinco de Mayo party is held in…
Los Angeles, California! Other U.S. cities that throw big celebrations for Cinco de Mayo are Denver, New York, Phoenix and Houston. Want to throw your own Cinco de Mayo party? Read our post, How to Plan the Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Party, for tips!

9. Some even celebrate with Chihuahua races
One U.S. city celebrates Cinco de Mayo with a Chihuahua race. Can you guess which city? It’s Chandler, Arizona. Even Vancouver celebrates, marking the day with a “skydiving boogie” that consists of aerial acrobatics and an air show.

10. Americans like their tequila
According to the Daily Meal, the United States consumes twice as much Tequila as Mexico, where the spirit originated.

Now is the time to get your affairs in order and get yourself ready for the Cinco Celebration. We hope we will see you in our community soon, be it Cinco de Mayo or any other day of the week.

Date: 05/03/2018
Time:
3:30pm - 4:30pm

Location: 5813 Esplanade Dr.
Contact: jgonzalez@capitalseniorliving.net

Derby Day

The Kentucky Derby is the most popular and oldest horse race in the world. The race is a 1.25-mile long, Grade I stakes horse race for three-year-old thoroughbreds on a dirt track. It is held annually at Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky. The Kentucky Derby, run on the first Saturday in May of every year, is the first leg of the elusive Triple Crown races. It is followed by the Preakness Stakes two weeks later in Baltimore, Maryland and the Belmont Stakes, 3 weeks after the Preakness in Elmont, New York.

Meriweather Clark founded the Kentucky Derby, which was first held in 1875. Since then, the Derby has become a day of luxury and fashion and celebrities are often in attendance.

*Over 160,000 spectators come to see the Kentucky Derby every year while millions of others watch it on TV.
*In Kentucky, the equine industry generated 3 billion dollars annually and creates 55,000 jobs.
*As of 2015, no woman trainer or jockey has won the Kentucky Derby. Many have run horses and ridden them, but none have won.
*Only 12 horses have ever been able to win the Triple Crown. The most recent was American Pharaoh in 2015. Prior to 2015, the Triple Crown hadn't been won since 1978.

Bring your fabulous hats and join us for our horse race game, hat contest, drinks and snacks.

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Posted On: 03/30/2018 - 11:00am

Easter Egg-stravaganza

Easter was an amazing day here at The Waterford! Encompass was here an hosted a bean bag toss and a putting green!! We enjoyed lots of laughs, music, games, our hat parade and an Easter Egg Hunt with over 200 eggs!! Thanks to all who came out to join us!!

Posted On: 03/12/2018 - 6:30am

Belly Dancing

Gypsy Roulette Dance Troupe delivered an amazing performance to our residents!! This was by far one of the best entertainment acts that we have seen!! We cannot thank these lovely ladies enough!!

Posted On: 02/14/2018 - 5:00am

Valentine's Day Ball

From The food to the Friends in attendance, Valentine's Day was a beautiful celebration! A big thank you to our kitchen staff for an amazing dinner!!

Posted On: 01/23/2018 - 9:00am

Sweet Heart Dance

Love is in the air! Our sweetheart dance will be on Wednesday February the 14th 6-7 .Please Join us to see who will win our Sweetheart King and Queen.Plenty of Entertainment by Ray Crittendon ,Food, and Fun!

Posted On: 01/09/2018 - 4:00pm

Party Time!

Mr. Flores posing with the lovely Mrs. Claus.

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