CC Young Senior Living Turns Veterans Day into Veterans Week

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CC Young Senior Living Turns Veterans Day into Veterans Week
Retirement community is home to 55 veterans, including three World War II vets 

DALLAS (Nov. 1, 2023) – Recognizing that the sacrifices of our nation’s soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines deserve more than just a single day in the spotlight, CC Young Senior Living has turned Veterans Day into a week-long celebration. The events will honor servicemen and women, and the spouses who supported them during their time of service. 

The tribute kicks off on Monday, Nov. 6, with a visit from Patriot Paws, an organization that provides trained service dogs to disabled veterans, and concludes on Friday, Nov. 10, with a Veterans Day celebration featuring CC Young-Uns resident choir performing a service song medley and “God Bless America.” Dallas County Commissioner Dr. Theresa Daniel, District 1 will also participate in the Friday celebration.

CC Young Senior Living, a leading non-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community, is home to 55 veterans, including 52 residents and three staff members. Among those who served are three World War II veterans, including a former U.S. Marine Corps corporal and trumpeter who will play taps at the Nov. 10 ceremony.  

Throughout the month of November, resident and staff veterans will be showcased in the “Lieutenant Colonel Kent Shields Wall of Honor” in The Point on the CC Young campus.

Veterans will be on hand for media interviews throughout the week.

“One of the most special times of the year at CC Young is the week we dedicate to honoring our resident veterans and their spouses,” said Russell Crews, president and CEO.  “It is such a privilege to serve our residents and staff members who sacrificed so much to ensure our freedom.”


Monday, Nov. 6, at 10:30 a.m.:

  • Patriot Paws will visit the CC Young campus for the first time to talk about its program that provides service dogs to veterans.

Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 3 p.m.:

  • An invitation-only spouses’ tea event to recognize the spouses of veterans. 

Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 8:30 a.m.:

  • A veterans’ breakfast served by members of the Junior League of Dallas
  • Media interviews will be available during the event.

Friday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m.:

  • Veterans Day ceremony featuring:
  • The Brian Adams High School Leadership Academy color guard
  • CC Young-Uns resident choir
  • John Gould, a CC Young resident, and World War II veteran who will play Taps.
  • A message from Dallas County Commissioner Dr. Theresa Daniel, District 1
    • Media interviews will be available during the event.

 About CC Young Senior Living
For more than 100 years, CC Young has been serving senior adults. The community is nestled in the heart of East Dallas on a lush 20-acre campus across from White Rock Lake. CC Young is a forward-thinking, nonprofit Continuing Care Retirement Community with a long history of excellence. Known for stellar services, the organization holds a 5-Star overall Quality Rating from the Centers of Medicare Services in skilled nursing care, home health and hospice. CC Young provides opportunities for Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Support, Long-Term Care, Respite Care, Short-Term Rehabilitation, Aquatics and Outpatient Therapy, and Hospice General Inpatient services. The Community Services Program offers Home Healthcare, Hospice and Palliative Care, and Private Care on- and off campus. Its services are licensed in 13 counties throughout North Texas. The Vista’s opening in 2020 launched a new era of healthcare for residents and surrounding community members. Coming later, The Terraces will be the newest Independent Living residence featuring views of White Rock Lake. Additionally, The Point & Pavilion, located in the heart of the campus, offers creative, educational, recreational, fitness, and spiritual opportunities for residents and the public. To schedule a tour or learn more, call 214-258-4000 or visit ccyoung.org.

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