Sept. 28, 2012
-- To celebrate the end of another great summer, The Buckingham senior living community recently hosted a Hawaiian luau event for residents. Island music, tiki torches and Hawaiian décor set the stage for the poolside luau. More than 160 guests turned out adorned in leis and wearing their best island-chic attire to celebrate summer’s end with a traditional Hawaiian evening complete with Mai Tais and fruity frozen daiquiris, coconut shrimp, aloha sweet potatoes, smoked ribs and Hawaiian chicken kabobs.
After dinner, entertainment was provided by Drums of the Pacific, an authentic Polynesian dance and music ensemble. The highlight of the evening was a fire torch dance performed as the finale.
“The luau is one of the most anticipated events of the year,” said Deborah Mahrt, lifestyles director for The Buckingham. “This year’s event did not disappoint as the evening was truly reminiscent of a night on the island as we were entertained by the Polynesian dancers and dined on authentic Hawaiian dishes. A great evening was had by all.”
The Buckingham is Houston’s premier life care senior living community located in the Memorial neighborhood. Situated on a 17-acre site along Buffalo Bayou at 8580 Woodway Drive, The Buckingham offers resort-style services and amenities for active, independent seniors, as well as all levels of health care services on-site at The Plaza at The Buckingham. The community features 205 independent living residences; 43 private assisted living apartments; 16 private memory support apartments; and 60 private skilled nursing suites.
The Buckingham is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit senior living community owned by Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC), a Texas-based nonprofit organization that sponsors sister communities Edgemere in Dallas, Querencia at Barton Creek in Austin, The Stayton at Museum Way in Fort Worth, Mirador in Corpus Christi, and The Barrington of Carmel in Indianapolis. For information visit www.buckinghamhouston.com, or call (832) 426-1372.