Burgers Bring Joy, Fellowship and Fun at Juliette Fowler Communities
A beautiful, warm day set the scene for a unique December cookout, bringing together Juliette Fowler Communities’ residents, partners, supporters, and staff for a lunchtime celebration on its picturesque 25-acre campus in Lakewood. As part of In-N-Out Burger’s Family Cookout program, In-N-Out staff prepared over 300 cheeseburgers and served them along with chips and drinks to Fowler Communities’ 41 foster families; staff of Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (a partner company); residents of Juliette Fowler Communities Ebby House (a residence for young women, ages 18-24, at risk for homelessness due to neglect, abuse, and aging out of the foster care system) and their mentors; members of Juliette Fowler Communities One Heart Society (a group which supports the mission of Juliette Fowler Communities through volunteerism, community awareness, and fundraising); and Fowler Communities staff members.
“This was such a fun celebration for our Fowler Family and a great example of special events we hold throughout the year to support our 41 foster families,” said Nicole Gann, president and chief executive officer, Juliette Fowler Communities. “As an intergenerational community, we also strive to create fun events that bring our residents together. It is so rewarding to see all ages enjoying each other’s company and learning from one another. We would like to express our sincere thanks to In-N-Out for creating this special day.”
“It was a treat to eat a delicious burger from In-N-Out and have a chance to visit with others at Juliette Fowler Communities,” said a resident of the Ebby House. “I, along with my friends at Ebby House, are grateful for the programs provided by Juliette Fowler Communities and the support of others in the community. Here we feel safe and loved while preparing for our futures.”
Juliette Fowler Communities is a unique faith-based, intergenerational community of residents at various life-stages. Located on 25 acres, Juliette Fowler Communities provides independent and assisted living, a Five-Star Quality Rated skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, memory care and affordable senior housing. As the only certified I’m Still Here® Center for Excellence in Dementia Care in Dallas and one of only three in Texas, Fowler’s program employs evidence-based techniques to adapt experiences to an individual’s cognitive abilities and strengths. It has also been named a Great Place to Work in the Aging Services Industry in 2018 and 2019. Additionally, on the grounds is The Ebby House, a residence for young women, ages 18-24, at risk for homelessness due to neglect, abuse, and aging out of the foster care system. The Ebby House program instills life skills and provides mentoring, health care, education, career guidance and job training. Additional services of Juliette Fowler Communities include foster and adoption services. Visit fowlercommunities.org or call 214.827.0813.