Edgemere senior living community recently welcomed Linda Armstrong Kelly, author and mother of seven-time Tour De France champion Lance Armstrong. Residents and guests gathered to hear her compelling story of the highs and lows of being a single mother while raising one of the best athletes in the world. After the presentation, she answered questions from the audience and signed copies of her book, “No Mountain High Enough.”
“Linda has such a loving and energetic spirit that is contagious to all who meet her,” said Tori Mallad, director of sales and marketing at Edgemere. “Our residents and guests enjoyed her presentation and it was an honor to have the opportunity to host her.”
Armstrong Kelly told first hand her experience raising Lance while earning her GED and becoming a successful marketing executive. She discussed Lance’s ordeal with cancer, and how that lead to her passion and ongoing philanthropic work for cancer research. A grandmother of 10, she credits her success to working hard and always being willing to go that extra mile.
With 304 independent living apartment homes, 60 assisted living suites, 31 memory care private apartments, and 72 private rooms for dignified skilled nursing, Edgemere is the largest and most comprehensive life care retirement community in Dallas. The community is located in the Preston Hollow/Park Cities area at 8523 Thackery St. at Northwest Highway, Dallas, Texas 75225. The Plaza Health Services at Edgemere located on the same campus at 8502 Edgemere Road at Northwest Highway, offers assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory support services for Edgemere life care residents, as well as for others in the community.
Edgemere is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit retirement community owned by Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC), a Texas-based nonprofit organization that owns sister communities The Buckingham in Houston, Querencia at Barton Creek in Austin, The Stayton at Museum Way under development in Fort Worth, and Mirador under development in Corpus Christi. For information, call (469) 619-0825 or visit www.edgemeredallas.com.