Activities at Woodland

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We like to stay active here at Woodland Terrace and that’s why we have a full time Activities Director that plans events and outings everyday! If you want to check out our calendar this month we would love for you to stop in and join us!


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Holiday Open House

It’s that time of year again for our Holiday Open House! On December 7th at 1:30 we invite all friends, family, and the public to come to our open house. Join us for Christmas Carols with Luigi, our excellent Woodland Terrace Choir., and check out our Festival of Trees! Snacks and Tours will be provided. For more information visit our website.

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Facebook Page

Woodland Terrace has a Facebook page now! Like our page so you can stay up to date on everything that’s happening at Woodland!

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Pet Costume Contest at the New Dog Park


Woodland Terrace held a Pet Costume Contest on Monday to celebrate Halloween and the opening of the new Dog Park!

Residents dressed up their dogs and showed them off. There were several dogs that were dressed in the spirit of Halloween but one pooch had to be chosen as the lucky winner!  First place was a little poodle named “Casey” the best dressed pooch. 

But every pet got a treat!


The contest was also featured on the News On 6! Click the link to learn more.


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Across the Land, Right Here in Tulsa!

Senior Star employees joined Jack Fussell on a seven mile jog in support of his journey running across the country for the Alzheimer’s Cause. Senior Star at Burgundy Place and Senior Star at Woodland Terrace were proud to donate $1000 a piece to Mr. Fussell to help him reach his goal of raising $250,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.

News Channel 8 covered the story, click here to see the video!

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62-Year-Old Raises Awareness Through Cross-Country Trek

Tulsa News Channel 8

Posted: May 07, 2013 8:40 AM CDT

Most 62-year-olds would be content sitting at home enjoying retirement or hanging out with their grandchildren, but not one man raising awareness for a degenerative brain disease.

Back in January of this year, Jack Fussell began his adventure from Georgia to California in a run that will help him raise awareness for the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. One of his stops took place here in Tulsa over at Senior Star at Burgundy Place, an area retirement community.

According to a release from the Alzheimer’s Association, Fussell needs to raise $70 per mile until he reaches Monterey, California. He hopes to reach $25,000 by the time he gets to the Golden State.

A welcome party was held on Monday for Fussell during his stop in Tulsa. Residents, staff and members attended the event where they heard from Fussell about his journey.

Fussell is running in memory of his father, whom he lost to Alzheimer’s disease in 2000, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. His journey is also a celebration of life for Fussell because when he was three he was run over by a car and told he may not live.

And just one year after his father passed away, he was diagnosed with a bleeding ulcer and told he only had one year left to live. It was at this time that Jack decided to turn his life around and commit to a healthy lifestyle. As a result, he lost over 100 pounds and has been training for this trip for the last 10 years.

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The Alzheimer’s Association Needs Your Help!

Senior Star supports the Alzheimer’s Association’s vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association needs funding from our government to advance their cause.

Earlier this year, President Obama submitted a budget request for $80 million in additional research at the National Institutes of Health in the 2013 fiscal year budget. As NIH readies it’s budget for the coming year, please contact the Director of the NIH to urge prioritization of funding for Alzheimer’s disease research. This critical investment will go a long way toward raising the profile of Alzheimer’s disease in the medical research community.

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Senior Star in the News!

Senior Star at Woodland Terrace hosted a special Virtual Dementia Tour experience for Dave Davis and Leanne Taylor of Channel 6 News! Click here to watch the “Learning About Dementia With Virtual Dementia Tours” video.

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Senior Star at Woodland Terrace in the News!

Senior Star at Woodland Terrace was featured on Fox 23 News! On December 10th, Woodland Terrace hosted its annual Army vs. Navy football game watch party. Residents, veterans and families all gathered around to watch the 110th meeting between the two teams.

Click here to watch the news clip! On the right-hand side click on the video titled “FOX23 Sports This Weekend Dec. 10th Part 2.”

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Alzheimer’s from the Frontlines

Alzheimer’s from the Frontlines: Challenges a National Alzheimer’s Plan Must Address is a collective effort by thousands of Americans to share the real and unrelenting struggles they face dealing with the disease that must be addressed in the National Alzheimer’s Plan now being created through the implementation of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA).

Building on a commitment to provide a platform for those directly affected by Alzheimer’s, the Alzheimer’s Association and its more than 70 Chapters nationwide hosted over 130 public input sessions, a NAPA web site, and a national Telephone Town Hall to learn what Americans need in a bold and transformational plan. From their input, 10 major challenges emerged:

1.A lack of public awareness
2.Insufficient research funding
3.Difficulties with diagnosis
4.Poor dementia care
5.Inadequate treatments
6.Specific challenges facing diverse communities
7.Specific challenges facing those with younger-onset Alzheimer’s
8.Unprepared caregivers
9.Ill-equipped communities
10.Mounting costs

Click here to read the publication from the Alzheimer’s Association website.

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