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Mirador to Host Supply Drive for Coastal Bend Residents Affected by Hurricane Harvey

September 19, 2017

Mirador retirement community is working to lend a helping hand to those in the local Coastal Bend area affected by Hurricane Harvey. The senior living community has partnered with other local vendors to host a supply drive and special fundraising events for residents and guests, with all proceeds going directly to those in the local community who need the most assistance. Donations and supplies will be divided equally and given to the Rockport Chamber of Commerce and Port Aransas Independent School District. From September 18 until September 22, the public is invited to drop off their donations at the front desk of the senior living community, located at 5857 Timbergate Drive. Donations needed for people of all ages include diapers, socks and undergarments. Additionally, Mirador is also selling “Texas Strong” bracelets for $3 each to raise additional funds to purchase nonperishable foods and other supplies. The community understands that many in the local area were affected by the devastating storm and wants to do its part to help those most impacted get back on their feet.

“It’s difficult to observe the devastation from the storm and see how it affected our neighbors and impacted the greater community,” said Deborah Nugent, executive director of Mirador. “We want to do everything we can to make sure that everyone has what they need to regain a sense of normalcy. For many, there is a tremendous need for basic necessities. When we were thinking of a way to help it seemed natural to collect supplies like socks, which everyone can use to stay comfortable. We hope that this endeavor will be successful and that we are able to show our Coastal Bend neighbors they are not alone as we rebuild and look to the future.”

For those interested in contributing to the supply drive, call Vanessa Hancock at (361) 651-1115 for more information or drop off donations at the community’s front desk.

Mirador Shares Importance of Disaster Preparedness after Hurricane Harvey

September 18, 2017

After the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Mirador residents and team members are taking the time to reflect on the success of the evacuation at the Corpus Christi community. Mirador residents were shuttled to Querencia, a sister community located in Austin, Texas. 

To read the full story on Mirador's emergency plan for a safe and successful evacuation, click here

Mirador to Host Art Show Featuring the Work of Local Artist Les Glaze

August 7, 2017

Mirador will present local Corpus Christi artist Les Glaze, whose work details his travels across the United States and abroad capturing the world’s beauty while enriching his love for art. Each of these life-changing journeys led to the inspiration for his landscape paintings. A graduate of Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Glaze’s work has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions. On August 11 at Mirador (5857 Timbergate Drive), Glaze will be on hand to discuss his experiences and share the details of how each piece came to be, with hopes of reminding those in attendance of the world’s beauty. Members of the public who are interested in attending may call Jonina Soliz at (361) 651-1103 to RSVP.

Mirador is always seeking ways to present its residents and special guests with opportunities to learn more, share experiences and enjoy incredible events. The community is pleased to welcome a local artist like Les Glaze who is dedicated to capturing the beauty around them and desires to share it with others.

Mirador Names Deborah Nugent Executive Director

August 7, 2017

Mirador, the area’s only nonprofit Life Plan Community, is pleased to announce that Deborah Nugent has been named executive director.

Nugent has more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry. For nearly six years, Nugent has served as health services administrator at Mirador, and has served on the Corpus Christi Mayor’s Council on Senior Affairs and Coastal Bend Nursing Home Administrators. As executive director, Nugent will be responsible for managing the daily operations of the community, fostering a successful team environment, and maintaining the satisfaction of residents and their families.

“Deborah is a natural choice for the role of executive director,” said Joe Anderson, chairman of the Mirador Board of Directors. “She already has strong relationships with many of the residents, in addition to life-long ties to the Corpus Christi community, which prepares her uniquely for this new role. We have seen firsthand her accomplishments as health services administrator, and we know that the entire community will benefit from her dedication to providing first-class service and care.”

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve the Mirador community in this capacity,” said Nugent. “I have received an incredible amount of support from not only our team, but our residents as well. I look forward to nurturing relationships with our residents and to ensuring they are receiving the best lifestyle and care possible.”

Nugent understands that Mirador is far more than just a place to live, as her own parents call the community home. With this personal connection, Nugent has a deep understanding about what it means for residents’ families to seek the best for their loved ones.

“On a personal level, I am highly invested in the success of our community,” continued Nugent. “I want our residents and their families to know that this is a true community and a place where they can feel at home. It is my goal to ensure that our residents are able to fully live the life of their choosing each day.  In this new leadership role, I am committed to fostering an environment which encourages excellence."

Mirador Resident Cycles His Way to a Healthy and Active Lifestyle

July 20, 2017

While bicyclists from around the world are currently racing to the finish line of the 2017 Tour de France, 81-year-old Joe Lemer, a resident of Mirador, an SQLC retirement community, is busy riding every day around the senior living community as part of a healthy lifestyle. When Lemer retired, he realized the importance of finding a physically challenging activity which he enjoys. Lemer began with daily walks and the occasional bike ride. However, he quickly found that spending two hours a day riding his bike provided a better workout, and he hasn’t looked back. Almost 30 years later, Lemer is still cruising around providing an impressive example of how to stay active as you age.

“I continue to ride daily because I enjoy it and I know that it keeps me going,” said Lemer. “Over the years I’ve pushed myself more and can’t ride as long as I used to, but I keep going anyway. In order to have success in exercise I’ve found that if you like what you’re doing, it makes it easy to get up and go. I truly feel better after each ride, and I attribute that to the enjoyment I find in cycling. It helps knowing my daughters are supportive and that I am following my doctor’s advice regarding exercise and a healthy diet.”

Most days Lemer completes his two-mile ride before many of his neighbors are up for the day. Before leaving he always checks the weather, but throughout the summer it’s a safe bet that he needs to begin before 8:00 a.m. to beat the heat. In the cooler months of the year, he gives himself time to rest before setting off in the mid-morning. According to Lemer, his time on the bike brings back childhood memories.

“As a child I was a hop boy on a milk truck and saved all of my money to buy my own bike,” said Lemer. “I rode up and down town all the time racing friends and enjoying the freedom found in being able to go anywhere. Of course, as I got older I quit riding and eventually wasn’t doing anything at all. I spent years not getting any exercise and I intend on staying active as long as I can. Like many adults, cycling is an activity that I get to revisit and it’s just as fun now as it was when I was a kid.”

“While it’s easy to look at the world-class athletes competing in the Tour de France and find inspiration, it’s residents like Joe who provide a real-life example of a commitment to fitness and overall wellness,” said Deborah Nugent, executive director of Mirador. “It is rewarding to see all of the different ways the residents of Mirador focus on a healthy lifestyle, whether they embrace activities on their own or participate in one of the many classes we provide.”

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