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: 03/27/2019
12:00pm - 2:30pm

Location: The Wellington At Arapaho

Wellness Seminar and Lunch!

You are invited to be our guest for lunch Wednesday, March 27 at 12:00pm for lunch and stay for our Wellness Seminar starting at 1:30pm. Come meet Stephanie, Occupational Therapist and Director of Rehab with Genesis Rehab Services.

Genesis is the leading provider of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and wellness services for the older population.

It is also the second largest and strongest rehab organizations in the country, and it partners with skilled nursing centers, assisted living facilities, independent living facilities,

hospitals, home health companies, adult day care programs and outpatient clinics to provide comprehensive therapy services.

Join us for a delicious lunch and immediately following lunch join Lana for the lasted information on Wellness updates as well as a questions and answers.

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

Hope to see you there!

Date: 04/02/2019 to 04/25/2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Wellington at Arapaho

Brain Challenges Through Activities

Be our guest every Tuesday and Thursday at 2:00pm and join Oly, Activity Director for BRAIN TEASE!

Let's keep our minds clear and alert through different activities that change every week.

For example:
Puzzles, Mind games
Rhyme Time, Optical Illusions
Jingles, History
Word Parts, Anagrams
Word Match and More!!


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


"Use it or Loose it".

Call us and we will reserve your spot! (469)330-2800

See you here!

Date: 04/04/2019 to 04/18/2019
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: 04/11/2019
5:00pm - 7:30pm

Location: The Wellington at Arapaho

Grace Bible Church Ensemble

Please join us on Thursday, April 11 as Grace Bible Church Ensemble entertains us with their beautiful voices.

Be our guest for a delicious dinner and get ready to sit back and enjoy this wonderful concert!

Feel free to sing along!

Join us for a nice evening starting with dinner at 5:00pm and Grace Bible Church Choir following at 6:30pm.

Make sure to call us at (469) 330-2800 and we will reserve a table for dinner and seats for the concert.

Hope to see you here.

Date: 04/12/2019
11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: The Wellington on Arapaho

Texas Winds at the Wellingnton!

Please join us on Wednesday, April 12 at 11:00am. Be our guest for breakfast and stay for this special performance.

We are honored when the Texas Winds perform at the Wellington. The Texas Winds are a one of a kind organization and have been going strong for over 32 years!

In 1985 Catherine Barr and members of her woodwind quintet discovered a new audience in a Dallas nursing home. The musicians’ desire to perform matched the residents’ need for human interaction. Music made a difference in the lives of players and listeners alike, nurturing their spirits and awakening the potential for sharing love and compassion in a unique setting.

Since that time, Texas Winds has expanded its outreach to all Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton County nursing homes, as well as hospitals and Head Start Centers. Beyond North Texas, Texas Winds provided the model for Music Outreach Collaborative, in Cleveland, Ohio. We continue to encourage and mentor other start-ups: recently in New York and Iowa.
Texas Winds programs have grown annually from 11 concerts in 1985 to 1,734 concerts in our 32nd year!

Their Vision.....
Texas Winds Musical Outreach engages, comforts and celebrates the spirits of isolated seniors, hospital patients, veterans and children in North Texas through live, professional musical performances.
Music contributes to a society:
•Where seniors are vibrant and engaged because they are valued and respected by a community involved in their lives.
•Where hospital patients, veterans, and their families are comforted and uplifted during difficult and challenging times.
•Where children are confident and creative and are ready to embrace a future of unlimited possibilities.

Please call us at (469) 330-2800 and we will reserve your spot for breakfast and/or for the concert.


Date: 03/15/2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: The Wellington on Arapaho

St. Patrick's Day Celebration!

Please join us and be our guest on Friday, March 15 at 3:00pm. We are celebrating St. Patrick's Day so make sure you wear your "GREEN" and "GOLD" colors!

Join us for lunch and stay for our program. We welcome the Irish dancers from the "Shanndon O'Regan Academy of Irish Dance"

They are a talented group of dancers and we are very excited to have them back again at the Wellington.

Also stay for Happy Hour at 4:00pm and come and enjoy "GREEN" BEER AND WINE!

Call us at (469)-330-2800 and we will reserve

Date: 01/18/2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: The Wellington on Arapaho

James Michael ~ Broadway Baritone

Please join us Friday, January 18 at The Wellington, at 3:00pm. We cordially invite you for this one of a kind musical performance right off New York's famous musical theaters on Broadway!

James Michael is a celebrity in his own right! Performing on Broadway at a young age and singing along side with the likes of Howard Keel, John Raitt and Robert Goulet.

Working and performing with his idols as a young baritone, James played the rolls they made famous. He emulates the big baritone voices of his idols as well in his musical show.

Because of his love for seniors, James Michael has quickly become the most sought after musical entertainer in senior communities in many different states and

he enjoys stirring up cherished memories for seniors with classic songs.

Michael has performed throughout the United States, including in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Florida and now Texas.

Be our guest for dinner at 5:00pm and then sit back and enjoy the show!! Please don't miss this unforgettable performance.

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

Hope to see you here!

Date: 12/28/2018
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: The Wellington at Arapaho

Marty Ruiz is Back!

It's our Pre-New Year's Eve party and we would like you to be our guest!

Join us on Friday, December 28 for a delicious dinner at 5:00pm and stay and be part of our evening celebration with Marty Ruiz, an exceptional singer and entertainer"!

Feel free to join in and sign along while clapping your hands, moving to the beat and reminiscing about the good old days!

He is most definitely, on the Wellington top list of Performers! Don't miss his show!

He has charm, charisma and he is a crowd pleaser! Our residents just cannot get enough of Marty!

Marty has been helping us bring in the New Year for the last 7 years!! And this year in no different. He is back to sing and bring in 2019 to the Wellington and our residents cannot wait!

Be our guest and let us toast with champagne, enjoy mini desserts, hats, horns and much more!! Don't miss out on this an unforgettable show,

Please call (469) 330- 2800 in advance to reserve your seat for dinner and for our pre-New Year's Eve party starting at 6:30pm. You are welcome to bring a guest with you.

Hope to see you here!

Date: 12/07/2018
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 on Friday, December 7! 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.

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: 12/05/2018
10:00am - 3:00pm

Location: The Wellington at Arapaho

Legacy Protraits By Julie is coming to the Wellington.

On December 5, Wednesday, Julie from Legacy Portraits will be here at The Wellington to photograph our residents holiday pictures for their family and friends.

Julie has been coming to the Wellington for over 10 years and has over 30 years experience as a professional photographer. She not only does great work but also her great packages and prices are unbeatable!!

You will also recieve a complimentary 4X6 picture. An early Christmas gift!

She will be here starting from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

You are welcome to stop by and also bring a guest and take your picture with Julie and stay for either lunch or dinner.

Julie's holiday photo packages and very reasonable prices make great Christmas presents for all and she will make sure you will have them in time for the 24th!!

Don't delay, call us now and we will reserve your spot and your guest for both your meal and photo shot!

(469) 330-2800


Posted On: 10/23/2018 - 4:00pm

Hester Landers...104 Years "Young"!

The term remarkable describes Hester Landers, who on September 30, turned 104 years "YOUNG'!!

Hester life of purpose is defined by faith, family and music. She began signing at the age of 3 and learned to play the piano at 5 years old. Hester reminisces about her parents being of strong faith and their convictions about helping people in need.

With the influence of her parents, Hester excelled from an early age. Her scholarship and maturity were recognized by the State of Nebraska when they granted Hester a "special" teaching position in a rural school upon graduation from high school at age 16, in the early 1930's.

She majored in music at the University of Nebraska, studied Voice at York College, and earned a master's in Music Education form Texas Christian University. She also participated in the founding of the Fort Worth Opera. Hester worked at the Red Cross during WWII as well as after the war.

Ms. Landers is a beautiful person who continues to lead a remarkable life. She participates in daily exercise classes, plays the piano for her neighbors at their daily "Sing Along" program, enjoys the entertainment on Fridays, and looks forward to playing the piano for Vespers every Sunday!

She is a very popular resident and involved participant at The Wellington Retirement Community indeed! Most definitely, this wonderful lady, at 104, keeps very busy!

Everyone at the Wellington feels very blessed and happy to have Hester as part of our family. She brings us joy through her smile, her music and just being HESTER!

A Beautiful lady, inside and out!

Posted On: 10/23/2018 - 4:00pm

City of Richardson, Mayor Paul Voelker Honors Hester Landers!

On Tuesday, October 23, we had the privilege and honor of welcoming Mayor Paul Voelker from the City of Richardson at the Wellington Retirement Community. It was a very special visit indeed!

Mayor Voelker took time out of his busy schedule to come by and honor a wonderful, unique and gracious lady, Hester Landers who turned 104 years "YOUNG" on September 30.

He presented Ms. Landers with a "Proclamation" honoring her and recognizing her "life achievements" and her longevity. Hester played the piano for him and shook his hand, but her beautiful smile said it all!!

Mayor Voelker's Proclamation...…

Dear Ms. Landers:
First, let me wish you a very happy birthday. We thank you for you service in working for the Red Cross during and after
WWII. As a music major at the University of Nebraska and voice study at York College, I can see how music is your passion.
The fact that you can still sing and play the piano during sing along very day at the retirement community is quite a feat at 104 years young!

I hope your 104th will be a memorable experience and one that is shared with your family and friends on your very special day. I would also like to extend my very best wishes to you fro an event wroth celebrating. May your life be filled with wonderful memories, beautiful dreams and happiness for many more years to come.


Paul Voelker
City of Richardson

Posted On: 06/14/2018 - 11:15pm

Alzheimer's Association Fundraiser: 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 a fun-filled day of activities 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. You can get involved by making at donations at the link below. We look forward to seeing you on June 21!

Posted On: 01/31/2018 - 10:30am

ClearLife Hearing

Join Dr. Jessica Williams, Audiologist on Wednesday, January at 10:30am

for a complementary Hearing Screening, and answers to your questions.

She will bring the latest information on different topics and at the screening,

She will check and clean your hearing aids as well as checking your batteries to make sure

they are good and working properly. Dr. Williams will also do House Calls!

Please do not miss this important seminar. Everyone is welcome.

Call us at (469-330-2800) and we will reserve a seat for you. After her seminar be our guest for lunch!

Please note: The Medical Professionals who visit us and are our guest speakers,

will bring the lasted information and make sure that all questions are answered..