What living in a nonprofit community means for you

When residents at each of our five communities sign their agreement, they’re not just placing their name on a legal document. They’re joining a family.

For more than 130 years, this diverse family has dedicated itself to transforming lives across every age level, economic bracket and cultural identity. Here, seniors interested in giving back to the community can choose to come alongside a unique intergenerational experience.

Buckner Senior Living residents and staff across Texas volunteer with Buckner Children and Family Services, another ministry of Buckner International. They strive to love local children and families in need through child development, family coaching and spiritual enrichment programs. In turn, children and family services volunteers often visit our communities, building priceless relationships with residents and their families.

For example:

In Longview, laughter and mile-wide smiles abounded when residents bounced babies on their laps and children played with their own brand-new teddy bears during Westminster Place’s Teddy Bear Picnic.

In Beaumont, back-to-school jitters filled the air at Calder Woods with excited energy during the annual back-to-school pizza party that residents, many of whom are retired teachers, host for children living in Buckner Children’s Village. The children come again in October for Fall Festival and in the spring for the annual Easter egg hunt.

In Houston, Christmas cheer decked the walls of the Parkway Place woodworking shop in December when several residents transformed the onsite garage shop into Santa’s workshop and built handcrafted toys for 30 children living in Buckner Family Pathways.

So what does being part of a global faith-based nonprofit mean?

It means the residents in our communities live with purpose and direction.

It means our communities carry a dynamic intergenerational atmosphere, with children, volunteers, staff and residents working together to love each other like family.

Most of all, it means we care. We care about the men and women living in our communities, we care about their families, we care about local needs, and we care about each other.  

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