The Wellington at Arapaho

600 W. Arapaho Rd
Richardson, TX 75080
(866) 526-1940

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Community Life

The Wellington at Arapaho celebrates its residents with special activities, seminars and more throughout the year that bring our community together. Our knitting club makes blankets and caps for babies born at the county hospital. Residents also keep busy with happy hours, musical entertainment, resident council, history lecture series, book reviews, trivia and Vespers services. 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: 07/28/2017
3:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: The Wellington at Arapaho

Michelle Priest Singer

Michelle Priest is an entertainer that captured the public's eye as a lead vocalist for the Emerald City band of Dallas. She has performed for former President George W. Bush, The Dallas Maverick Franchise,

The Dallas Cowboys Franchise, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, American Heart Association and many more.

Establishing a successful solo career, Michelle became know as "The Voice of N2Effect", lending her vocals to radio and TV stations across the nation including Dallas' own, 106.1 Kiss FM and FXSW and DFW Sports Beat.

Enjoying solo success, Michelle has been a featured performer at the prestigious Venetian Hotel in Macao, China. She is one of the most sought after entertainers in the US and worldwide.

Do not miss Michelle, "The Party Princess" at the Wellington on Friday, July 28 at 3:00pm. Then afterwards we will have Happy Hour (open bar) until 4:00pm followed by our delicious dinner.

We invite you to be our guest for Dinner at 5:00pm. Please call and let us know if we can reserve your seat, Call us at (469) 330-2800.

Date: 08/01/2017 to 08/29/2017
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Wellington at Arapaho

Instructor Laci with Texas Home Health

Be our guest and join Laci for Mental Aerobics' and let's keep our minds clear and alert through different activities that change every week.

Laci, LVN with Texas Home Health, formally Senior Select will be here every Tuesday at 2:00pm for some great, fun and stimulating "Mental or Mind" Aerobics!

Not only is Laci a nurse but she is also a certified instructor and through her exercises you will... RECALL - REMEMBER - REMINISCE.

Be our guest every Tuesday and keep your mind sharp by "Jogging your Noggins"!


"Use it or Loose it".

See you there!

Date: 08/02/2017
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Location: The Wellington At Arapaho

Senior Helpers

Please join us on Wednesday, August 2 for an important seminar on "Six Important Ways for Seniors to beat the Heat"!

It is summertime and the sun won't let you forget it! The heat is hard on everyone, but it could be harder on children and older adults.

Children and seniors do not drink enough water. Children, because they are too busy playing and are pre-occupied and seniors because they do not feel thirsty.

Serious health problems can develop because they do not hydrate enough, and could end up with serious complications.

As people age, sometimes their brain cannot recognize that the body is overheating.

Join Tammy with Senior Helpers as she brings important updates and tips to stay cool.

Be our guest for lunch at 12:00pm and stay for this "life saving" seminar at 1:30pm.

Please call us at (469) 330-2800 and reserve your spot for lunch and the seminar.

Date: 08/03/2017 to 08/17/2017
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: The Wellington At Arapaho

Bible Study Group

Please be our guest the First and Third Thursday evening of every month for Bible study at 6:30pm.

You can take part in group readings, singing hymns and discussions. It's a wonderful hour of coming together.

Join our residents for dinner and stay afterwards for our Bible Study group.

Call (469) 330-2800 and let us know if you would like to join us for dinner at 5:00pm

and we will reserve a seat for you and a guest.

Hope to see you there.

Please note: if you are unable to participate in our "Residents" bible study group on the first Thursday of the month, please remember you are always welcome to join us on the third Thursday of the month.

All you have to do is call us and we will reserve a seat for you. And don't forget to be our dinner guest at 5:00pm before the class.

Date: 08/04/2017
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: The Wellington at Arapaho

Buck Criner Is back!

Be our guest for an enjoyable afternoon with Buck and Gloria Criner! The show starts at 3:00pm.

Buck Criner, a retired Firemen who is one of Dallas most sought out singer, and get ready to snap your fingers and move your feet to some of the great tunes of your favorite singers.

He will perform all the "Jazz" Hits that were born on "Bourbon St." in New Orleans, in celebration of "Fat Tuesday" and Mardi Gras! We will party with "Kings Cake", Purple, Gold and Green Beads and beautiful Masks!

Buck will also charm you with his renditions of all the great classics from artists such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole and more.

As he takes you down memory lane, you will be singing along in no time! He will also share interesting facts and musical trivia between melodies.

He is joined by his wife Gloria who accompanies him on the keyboard. They not only make beautiful music together, but they are a fabulous team. He is an excellent entertainer and as always we are excited to have him back.

So be our guest, come and enjoy a wonderful afternoon with us and after the show, stay for our Happy Hour at 4:00pm and Dinner at 5:00pm.

Call us at (469)330-2800 to reserve your seat and bring a friend!

Hope to see you here!


Date: 07/21/2017
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: The Wellington on Arapaho

Back by Popular Demand it's Stephen Pride at The Wellington!

Stephen Pride is back!

Please join us on Friday at 3:00pm and let's welcome back Stephen Pride, a very well known and popular country western singer!

He comes from the talented "Pride" family, who includes his famous and Country Hall of Fame brother, Charlie Pride, who also was our special guest here last year!

Stephen is a true performer who enjoys coming back to the Wellington to sing our residents favorite country songs..

So get ready to stomp your feet, kick your heels and clap your hands. Come out and enjoy a beautiful Friday afternoon with us!

Call us at (469) 330-2800 and we will serve a seat for you! Don't miss this show!

Date: 07/14/2017
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: The Wellington on Arapaho

Paul Anderson is back, by popular demand!

The Wellington was proud to have Paul Anderson, Bass-Baritone, Tenor and Entertainer back on Friday, at 3:00pm! He is an experienced vocalist with a wide-ranging performance background.

Not only does he sing, but he has also written, produced and performed a one-man show in which he portrayed important American historical characters and performed up and down the east coast of the United States.

Each year over the past decade, Paul has been invited to participate in a music parade in which he has sung numerous selections from the American songbook.

Paul was awarded a singing contract to sing with one of the most respected regional music festival orchestras in the Midwest.

Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Broadway show tunes, jazz standards - they're all there in a full hour of singing excellence.

*** If you have missed his performance in the past, make sure to mark your calendar for July 14 at 3:00pm. ***

Please give us a call and we will reserve a seat for you. Stay for happy hour at 4:00pm and be our guest for dinner at 5:00pm!

Date: 07/07/2017
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: The Wellington at Arapaho

An Delightful Afternoon with Rose-Mary Rumbley

Please join us Friday, July 7, for the amazing Dallas Icon, our special guest Rose-Mary Rumbley at 3:00pm..

Rose-Mary Rumbley can tell a story. Whether the story is about herself, her beloved late husband, her dear mother or a local legend of Dallas,
She can tell it standing in front of an audience or sitting at a desk writing a book.

An octogenarian, Rumbley regularly performs three speaking engagements and book reviews a day because she is in such great demand.

She has authored six books, “The Unauthorized History of Dallas,” “Dallas. Too,” “Strolling Through the Park,’ “What! No Chili,” “A Century of Class: Public Education in Dallas, 1884-1984” and “Dear Santa, Thanks for the Piano.”

In addition to author and speaker, you will find stage and screen acting credits to her name. She doesn’t need to advertise. Ms.Rumbley is a Dallas icon, a Texas legend and often referred to as “rock star to the senior set.

She went on to the Dallas Music Hall, where she played opposite such famous actors as John Davidson and Ginger Rogers. and then to the big screen where she appeared in “Paper Moon".

Born and reared in Dallas, she was the only child of Amy and Phil Brau of German heritage.

Between writing, speaking and acting, Rose-Mary was a Drama Teacher and she headed up the drama department at Dallas Baptist University for 12 years.

If you missed the opportunity to visit with Rose-Mary Rumbley in the past, then you need to be here on Friday, July 7!

Please call (469) 330-2800 to reserve your seat and be our guest for Dinner at 5:00pm. Hope to see here!

Date: 06/23/2017
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: The Wellington on Arapaho

Lev Kardonsky, Classical Violinist at the Wellington!

At the age of 6, Lev Kardonsky discovered a passion for violin which he later turned into a successful career.

Graduating from Lithuanian State Conservatory with a Master's Degree in violin, he began his career by appearing with The City of Riga State Theater of Musical Comedy, The Latvian National Opera, and The Riga Ballet Theater.

Since his arrival to the US, Mr. Kardonsky performed as a member of the Fort Worth Symphony and the Fort Worth Opera. He also appeared in concert and performed in some of the finest clubs around the world.

Mr. Kardonsky was praised by audiences worldwide and received numerous awards for his accomplishments, including the Bicentennial award.

Articles about his career and personal life appeared in Time, Newsweek, Texas Monthly, and Associate Press.

Lev is a regular and favorite of the residents. We always have a full house!

If you happened to have missed Lev's performance on March 24th, be our guest Friday, June 23, at 3:00pm. Don't forget to stay for our Happy Hour at 4:00pm

Make sure to call us at (469) 330-2800 to reserve your seat!

See you then!

Date: 06/03/2017
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Location: The Wellington at Arapaho

Classical Chic Back, by Popular Demand!

Join us on Saturday, June 3 and let's welcome back this talented group of classical singers.

Classical Chic will be performing their Summer Concert! Our residents cannot get enough of this fabulous group!

We are in for a special treat as we sit, listen and enjoy their repertoire. Their harmony and beautiful voices will make for an enjoyable afternoon.

Don't be left out. See you there!!

Be our guest for lunch served at 12:00pm, followed by this amazing group at 1:30pm.

Call us at (469) 330-2800 and we will reserve a seat for you!

They brought back all the wonderful '"classic" holiday songs that you are familiar with and had all the residents singing along as well as beautiful hymns.

**Make sure to check our "Community page" often for future upcoming dates for "Classical Chic"!