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: 10/02/2017 to 10/30/2017
1:00pm - 1:45pm

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 1:00pm 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: 10/05/2017 to 10/19/2017
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: 10/06/2017
3:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: The Wellington on Arapaho

New to the Wellington, Norris Perry, Entertainer!

You are invited to be our guest on Friday, October 6 at 3:00pm for our special guest Norris Perry, Singer, Guitarist, Actor and Entertainer! He is new to the Wellington and our residents are very excited to hear this wonderful entertainer.

Join us at 3:00pm for his performance, stay for Happy Hour, (Full Open Bar) at 4:00pm and then stay for a delicious home cook meat at 5:00pm.

Norris Perry has been performing for 40 years since he was 6 years old. He is a professional Singer and DJ. His has entertained in Night Clubs, Restaurants, and Wine Bars; for Private Parties, Weddings, and Receptions; for New Business Openings, Street fests, and Block Parties; and for Senior Communities.

He has also sang the National Anthem and "God Bless America" for the Texas Rangers, for the last 7 seasons, Dallas Mavericks, Lone Star Park, Frisco Rough Riders, Allen Americans Hockey, Texas Revolution Football, and Texas Brahmas Hockey. As well as for the 2014 & 2015 Mrs.Texas Pageants.

His talents do not stop there. He is an actor, performing in numerous Theater productions, as well as a musician, playing a 6 and 12-string guitar. Norris primarily performs with the aid of recorded backup music (tracks), which allows him to sing a wider variety of songs.

With a music library of over 500 songs, he can entertain any audience with Country, Classic Hits, Standards, Big Band, Swing, Rock & Roll, Classic Rock, Rhythm & Blues and Disco.

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

Date: 10/13/2017
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 June 23rd, be our guest Friday, October 13, at 3:00pm. Don't forget to stay for our Happy Hour at 4:00pm, followed by a delicious dinner at 5:00pm.

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

See you then!

Date: 10/19/2017
1:15pm - 2:30pm

Location: The Wellington At Arapaho

Wellness Seminar and Lunch!

You are invited to be our guest for lunch Thursday, October 19, at 12:00pm and stay for our Wellness Seminar starting at 1:15pm. Come meet Lana, 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 at 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: 09/22/2017
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: The Wellington at Arapaho

Art Stern, Pianist at the Wellington!

Join us on Friday, September 22 at 3:00pm for a special hour of classical music with Art Stern, Pianist.

Take your seat and sit back and enjoy this amazing classical concert. Once his fingers touch the keys, you will be an awe of this talented entertainer and it will feel like you are at Carnegie Hall.

He is a gifted pianist and he enjoys sharing his talents at retirement communities. Our residents feel very fortunate to have him perform at the Wellington and are always looking forward to his next engagement here.

After the concert be our guest for dinner at 5:00pm. You will enjoy the camaraderie of our Wellington residents and enjoy a delicious meal as well. You will feel right at home!

Please call us at (469) 330-2800 to reserve your seat in the dining room and also for this amazing concert!

Please mark your calendar now!! You don't want to miss this amazing pianist's performance!!

Date: 09/15/2017
3:00pm - 6:00pm

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, September 15, 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 September 15 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: 09/08/2017
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, September 8, 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: 09/01/2017
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: The Wellington on Arapaho

James Michael ~ Broadway Baritone

Please join us Friday, September 1st at The Wellington for our "Family Night", at 6:30pm. 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.

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. Be our guest for dinner at 5:00pm and then sit back and enjoy the show!!

Hope to see you here!

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!