The Stayton at Museum Way, an SQLC retirement community, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary with an evening of food, fun, fellowship and dancing. At 98-percent occupied, The Stayton has experienced tremendous growth and success over the years. Residents form deep friendships, and together they create a true community where they dedicate many hours to volunteer work, including reading to kindergarteners in local schools. In addition, the community brings cultural events from the Kimbell, as well as performers from the Fort Worth Opera and The Cliburn to the residents and invited guests. These activities are an extension of the community’s Masterpiece Living® philosophy, which promotes successful aging by providing residents and invited guests with opportunities to enhance their spiritual, intellectual, social and physical wellness.
“We have a lot to celebrate, and our anniversary event was a huge success attended by residents, their families and team members,” said Scott Polzin, executive director of The Stayton. “The party was a wonderful way to not only honor the residents and exemplary team, but also acknowledge the evolution of The Stayton during the past five years and recognize the role that we play in our local community.”
For Kathryn Bryan, one of The Stayton’s first depositors and a five-year resident, The Stayton is the perfect location for community involvement and culture. She and her husband Lowell also like the fact that the retirement community offers a continuum of care from independent living to memory support.
“We moved into The Stayton before we had to, and by doing so we got rid of the headaches of homeownership,” said Bryan. “We wanted stay involved in activities in and around the cultural district and be near our church. Over the past five years, we’ve been involved in unique activities including a new ukulele band.”
Bryan, who helps coordinate the annual Stayton Style Show, says she enjoys the lifestyle offered at the community. She is particularly complimentary of the dining experience. She also acknowledges an increase over the years in the number of activities and programs that residents can participate in, which she credits to Amy Janak, who has been the lifestyle director at The Stayton since the community opened.
“Amy continues to find wonderful things for us to do, and is so supportive and open to new ideas that we bring to her,” said Bryan.
“We have an engaged and high-quality team, and we work together each day to provide the best lifestyle possible for the residents,” said Polzin. “It is rewarding to be a part of this milestone, and I am proud of our community. We look forward to enhancing lives of many more seniors and their families in Fort Worth for many years to come.”