Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC) Charitable Foundation
continued its tradition of giving back to the community by making
contributions of nearly $100,000 to charities in the markets it serves
during 2012. The announcement was made by Teresa Bates, Executive
Director of the SQLC Charitable Foundation.
In 2008, SQLC, parent company of six high-end senior living communities
- Edgemere in Dallas, The Buckingham in Houston, Querencia
at Barton Creek in Austin, Mirador in Corpus Christi, The
Stayton at Museum Way in Fort Worth, and The Barrington of Carmel
in Indianapolis - founded the SQLC Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit
foundation that operates to make grants to support programs and services
that advance the interests of seniors, from Alzheimer's research to
"Through our six communities, the Foundation has the ability to touch so
many lives," said Bates. "With the help of our residents, staff and
vendors, 2012 was our strongest year yet in terms of giving back. With
each passing year, we hope to extend our reach to many more charities
that share our mission of helping improve the lives of seniors."
In Dallas, Edgemere and the SQLC Charitable Foundation partnered to
supportBaylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing, Greater
Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, The Senior Source, and
Texas Woman's University Foundation.
In Houston, The Buckingham and the SQLC Charitable Foundation donated
funds to local organizations including CanCare, Amazing Place,
Alzheimer's Association, Baylor College of Medicine's Huffington Center
on Aging, and InterFaith Care Partners.
In Austin, Querencia and the SQLC Charitable Foundation contributed to
The Gathering, Mobile Art Program, and Rebekah Baines Johnson Center.
In Corpus Christi, Mirador and the SQLC Charitable Foundation supported
the ALS Association, Senior Companions, Corpus Christi Senior Community
Service Programs (Meals on Wheels), and Catch the Cure, the Coastal Bend
In Fort Worth, The Stayton at Museum Way and the SQLC Charitable
Foundation participated in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End
Alzheimer's event, and also made donations to The Texas Health Harris
Methodist Foundation and the University of North Texas Health Science
Center at Fort Worth.
In Carmel, Indiana, The Barrington of Carmel and the SQLC Charitable
Foundation made a donation as part of the community's groundbreaking
celebration to the Duke Energy Helping Hand Program, which assists
customers who are least likely able to cope with winter electric bills.
"We are really excited to see what the future holds as our communities
grow, and therefore the Foundation grows," said Kristen McCaig, Vice
President of Sales and Marketing for SQLC. "The population is aging at a
rapid rate, which means more and more seniors and their families will
need help. With the dedication of residents and staff at all of our
communities, and the generous support of our vendors and partners, we
will increase our outreach to as many people as possible."
Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC) is a Texas-based nonprofit
organization that sponsors sister communities Edgemere in Dallas, The
Buckingham in Houston, Querencia at Barton Creek in Austin, The Stayton
at Museum Way in Fort Worth, Mirador in Corpus Christi, and The
Barrington of Carmel in Indianapolis. For further information, visit www.sqlc.org,
or call 214-623-6101.
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