Lane Furneaux, a resident of Edgemere senior living community, was recently selected as 1 of the 50 seniors nationwide for LeadingAge’s Celebrate Age exhibit in Washington, DC.
LeadingAge, a national association representing not-for-profit organizations serving older adults, developed the exhibit in honor of their 50th Anniversary celebration at LeadingAge’s Annual Meeting.
More than 400 individuals were nominated to be part of this exhibit, which included stories and photos from each selected participant. A panel of older adults selected these individuals in early October based on their “zest for life and commitment to making a difference in their communities.” The 50 seniors were honored at a reception during the annual meeting.
“These older adults selected for this exhibit are living examples of our mission: to expand the possibilities for aging,” LeadingAge CEO Larry Minnix said. “We honor them for making a difference and transforming the vision of aging in this country.”
Having earned the unofficial title of Dallas’ pioneering herb advocate, Furneaux has not let her age slow her down, and continues to educate the public about herbs, their fragrance, flavor and symbolism. At 93, she was instrumental in overseeing the completion of one of the largest culinary herb gardens in the country, right at Edgemere senior living community. She suffers from Macular Degeneration and is also a spirited advocate for early eye care and preventative measures.
“We are so proud of Mrs. Furneaux for being selected for this award,” said John Falldine, managing director for Edgemere. “She has a wonderful spirit that is contagious to all those around her.”
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 senior living community in Dallas. The community is located in the Preston Hollow/Park Cities area at 8523 Thackery Street 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 senior living 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 in Fort Worth and Mirador in Corpus Christi. For information, visit www.edgemeredallas.com, or call (469) 619-0825.