April/May 2022

Welcome to the April/May edition of The Outlook Charter VIP e-newsletter.

Sometimes, the very thing you’re searching for may be right under your nose—or in the case of future Outlook residents Joseph and Lisa Raymond, only 10 minutes away. Meet these Outlook VIPs in this issue and find out how they discovered The Outlook at Windhaven.

In case you missed our recent “Mingling and Mimosas” event earlier this month, check out some of the photos taken at Legacy Hall. Speaking of events, mark your calendar for our “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” event on June 14! We’ll enjoy a Frisco RoughRiders baseball game, a tasty lunch, and get acquainted!

Now that you’ve made your reservation at The Outlook, what happens next? Get the latest timeline updates below.

Perhaps you know someone who’d be an ideal neighbor at The Outlook at Windhaven? If so, contact Alyssa at (972) 996-3887 or ALanda@forefrontliving.org and you will both benefit! Our VIP referral rewards program has been extended. See details.


Meet Your

Future Neighbors

The Raymonds

Joseph and Lisa Raymond recently became Outlook “VIPs.” Currently happy Plano residents, they are looking forward to meeting their future neighbors!

Lisa is a “thoroughbred Ukrainian.” Her parents were from Poltava and she has three older siblings who were born there. Lisa was born toward the end of World War II, when things were very difficult in Ukraine. Her father, hoping to escape the violence and give his family a better life, made the decision to take his wife (who was pregnant with Lisa at the time) and their kids out of the country. He said goodbye to his extended family, bought a horse and buggy, and the five of them set off. When Lisa’s mother went into labor, they looked to the owner of a remote cottage nearby for help. Reluctant to get involved, the owner said they could come in long enough for the baby to be born and then leave immediately.

Lisa’s father helped with the delivery, her brother bundled Lisa up, and the six of them traveled through several countries before ending up in Germany. They stayed there for three years while Lisa’s father tried to get them cleared to come to the United States. With their only choice for resettlement being Brazil, they relocated to Paraná, where they lived for 16 years. In 1961, they finally succeeded in getting cleared to the U.S. and moved to Chicago, where they had some family.

In 1963, Lisa married her first husband, and by 1966, the couple had two children of their own. In 1970, the couple bought a Winnebago and took a long road trip with their young family. Upon reaching Texas, they fell in love with the Dallas area and stayed there for 25 years. They eventually returned to Chicago to care for Lisa’s in-laws, who were in poor health. Sadly, she lost her father-in-law, husband, and one of her sons, all in the space of five years. Lisa returned to Frisco to be near her other son and granddaughters, now 25 and 27.

Joseph Raymond was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, and attended Tulane University, where he received both undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering. Joseph got his start right out of school with a job at Texas Instruments; it was the beginning of an engineering career that took him to many different companies over the years, including Cisco, where he retired 13 years ago.

Joseph met and married his first wife in New Orleans when he was in his early 20s. The couple had three children together, two boys and a girl. Their children now live in Frisco, Murphy, and Houston. Joseph’s daughter has three kids, which between him and Lisa brings the tally of grandkids up to five. Joseph’s wife passed away in 2004.

For Joseph and Lisa, finding one another was a lucky twist of fate. Years before they met, Joseph’s wife introduced him to a man he ended up sponsoring in their parish for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). When Lisa moved back to Texas, it was through a support group for widows and widowers that she met the wife of Joseph’s sponsoree, who exclaimed, “You’ve got to meet this man in our church—you two would be perfect together!” When they met, Lisa says she fell for Joseph immediately. They are both grateful for all the life choices that brought them together in marriage for 17 years.

The Raymonds only recently discovered The Outlook at Windhaven, which was shocking to them as they currently live less than ten minutes away! When they received a mailing about The Outlook, they were eager to check it out, as their wish has always been to stay in the area to be close to their family and friends, their doctors and their church. It turned out to be a great fit—they only wished they had learned about it sooner!

Joseph and Lisa currently live in a 5,000-square-foot home they love and have enjoyed working on, but as Lisa puts it, “Over the years, the house is becoming bigger and bigger in our eyes.” Plus, having both been caregivers and realizing how challenging it is, they became interested in the Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) model. The insight gained from their experiences led them to want to be more prepared so that their children will not have to do as they did.

A desire to downsize is another reason the Raymonds are ready for The Outlook. “We want to sort through our things now, not only so our family has less to deal with down the road, but also so Joseph and I can enjoy our lives while we’re still in good health. We both come from families of long-lived individuals, so we’d really like to be settled prior to being in our 80s. The longer you wait, the harder it is physically to go through the moving process,” says Lisa.

While the location of The Outlook is what the Raymonds were most excited about, they also love that it is brand new and they can personalize their apartment to their preferences. They found The Outlook’s floor plans to be thoughtfully designed with large bathrooms, big outdoor spaces, and little wasted space.

Lisa and Joseph love to travel and have taken all sorts of trips, but now they particularly enjoy European river cruises—recent trips included a cruise from the Black Sea to the North Sea and a tour of Ireland. For their next trek, they’d like to visit Sicily (Joseph’s family is originally from there; his maternal grandparents arrived here in the 1910s). 

In addition to traveling, Joseph’s interests include bowling and dabbling in woodworking. He has also been a stained-glass artist, is a computer enthusiast and was once an avid online gamer. Lisa’s passions include reading, biking, and walking. Additionally, she loves spending time with friends and is looking forward to making new friends when she and Joseph move to The Outlook.


VIP Exclusive

Mingling and Mimosas

Outlook VIPs enjoyed mingling with mimosas and their future neighbors at our exclusive event on April 7 at Legacy Hall.


What happens

NEXT?

It was so exciting to see such a large crowd of VIPs at the “Mingling and Mimosas” event at Legacy Hall on April 7. As mentioned at the event, we have had a tremendous amount of interest in The Outlook and the sales team is very busy with appointments! And thanks to the strong response from VIPs like you, we’re on the cusp of achieving our 70% presales requirement and have started the financing process. Construction of The Outlook is scheduled to begin this summer and we are on schedule to open in 2024. As soon as we have the groundbreaking ceremony date, we will share it with you!

With the start of construction also comes an increase in pricing for The Outlook—but not for you, since you have locked-in Charter Member pricing and benefits. There’s still time for you to refer your friends so they can also benefit from the savings, as we’ve extended our VIP Referral Rewards Program through May 31 (see more below).

Also, with the start of construction comes a phase called Personalization. This is an exciting time that allows you to select colors, finishes, etc., for your new home. At the start of the Personalization phase, you will receive a very detailed floor plan of your specific residence, which is a great planning tool. More details to come!

We are so excited to be on this journey with you!


Refer a Friend by May 31

and get rewarded

BECAUSE great friends
MAKE great neighbors

Offer extended through May 31! There is no better time to recommend The Outlook to a friend! And what could be better than getting to choose your neighbors? For a limited time, your referral can lock in the same special pre-construction pricing you did.
So, if you know someone you think would be ideal for The Outlook, let us know. And you both win!

When your friend reserves a residence, you will receive a $500 Visa® gift card right now as a thank you.
Then, when you and your friend move in, you will receive $3,500 credit toward your monthly service fee, and their credit will be $2,500!

Refer your friends today! Contact Alyssa at (972) 996-3887 or ALanda@forefrontliving.org.

Offer valid for new referrals only through 05/31/22.


Strength and

STABILITY

Strength. Stability. Security. Three of the most important things to look for when choosing
a retirement community. Not only the community itself, but also its roots. At The Outlook
at Windhaven, those roots run deep. Owned by Forefront Living, an organization with a
60-year history of excellence in senior living, residents of The Outlook can enjoy strength,
stability, and security only a financially stable organization can provide. The Outlook is
proud to be the newest member of the Forefront Living family. Click here to learn more.


Save

The Date

Dollars and Sense with Steven Ailey, CFO

Tuesday, May 17, 3:00 pm
Join us for a discussion with Forefront Living CFO Steven Ailey as we explore a range of topics, including what makes a sound senior living community and what Forefront’s 60+ years of solid financial stewardship mean for the future of The Outlook. Details to follow.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Tuesday, June 14, 12:05 pm
Join us for a ballpark fare lunch at the Homerun Terrace, where we will enjoy a Frisco RoughRiders baseball game and root, root, root for the home team! Guests are welcome by RSVP pending availability. Watch your email for details.

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January/February 2022

Welcome to the January/February edition of The Outlook Charter VIP e-newsletter.

We hope you enjoyed the inaugural November-December edition of The Outlook Charter VIP newsletter. We’re looking forward to bringing more exciting news to your inbox in the months ahead—articles about new neighbors and team members, updates on The Outlook, and more.

In this issue, you’ll meet future Outlook resident and native Texan Rick Wiley and his sweet dog, Molly; save the date for a special Zoom webinar featuring Forefront Living leadership, including Tim Mallad, CEO, and Steve Ailey, CFO, on February 24. And find out what happens next, now that you’ve made your reservation at The Outlook.

Perhaps you know someone who’d be ideal for The Outlook at Windhaven? If so, contact Alyssa at (972) 996‑3887 or ALanda@forefrontliving.org and you both could win! Find more information on our referral rewards program below.


VIP Exclusive

MERRY MIXER

A great time was had by all at our VIP exclusive Merry Mixer event on December 7 at Taverna Rossa.
See below for our next social event.


Meet Your

Future Neighbor

Rick Wiley

Although Rick Wiley is a native Texan (born in San Antonio), he was only an infant when his father’s military career took their family to Germany and then England for Rick’s formative years. As a boy, he went to English schools in a rural village about 40 miles from London. There was no mega-grocery store or fast food in this idyllic spot, but rather charming, locally owned shops and restaurants. When he got older, Rick went to the American schools in England, but he did get to play for the England team in the Little League World Series! He remains a huge baseball fan and now has the pleasure of watching his kids and grandkids play his beloved sport.

At age 13, Rick returned to Texas. His family moved to San Angelo, where Rick went to high school, graduating early at age 16. He then attended Angelo State and got a degree in accounting in 1976. Shortly thereafter, Rick went to work for GTE (GTE later merged with Bell Atlantic and became Verizon). He stayed with the company in its various forms for nearly 40 years. Rick started out as an auditor, also worked as a controller, and later on, moved to Human Relations. For the last twelve years of his career, he was Director of Mergers and Acquisitions, responsible for all the “people aspects” of mergers, divestitures, and acquisitions (e.g., employee pensions, 401Ks, healthcare retirement benefits, etc.). Most of his work in this position revolved around divestitures, as Verizon spun off almost all of their landline businesses. He enjoyed his colleagues and “really wasn’t keen to retire” when he did so in 2010. In fact, he got bored with retirement and went back to work for a Verizon spin-off for several years until his wife, Donna, convinced him to retire for good.

Donna and Rick met in 1981 through friends at work. She was a legal secretary and an executive secretary at Verizon. Their whirlwind romance culminated in their getting married just six weeks after they met! Donna was a few years older than Rick and had three children whom Rick has always considered his own. Over the years, they ended up working in the same office twice; she was his boss’s secretary. Donna also worked as a church secretary for a few years after leaving Verizon. Sadly, Donna passed away in April of 2021; she and Rick would have been married for 40 years last October. They have six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren (one of whom simply calls him “Great”!). Rick is fortunate in that all of his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids live in Texas. His oldest son lives on a small ranch in Junction, his daughter is in San Angelo, and his youngest son lives in Denton.

Rick’s work took the family all over the United States. They lived in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Boston, Salt Lake City, and New Jersey. Rick always loved moving and saw it as an exciting and new adventure each time they packed up and left. He also notes that they were always fortunate to make good friends everywhere they went. Dallas was always “home,” though, as it is primarily where the kids grew up and where their roots are.

Rick started to look at new places to live after Donna passed away. He has always enjoyed apartment living and is looking forward to no more house and yard maintenance! He looked at numerous places but found that The Outlook at Windhaven seemed to embody the active adult lifestyle he was seeking (versus the “one foot in the retirement home” feel). In December he attended the VIP “Merry Mixer” for The Outlook and was pleased to meet and chat with his future neighbors. He is looking forward to getting to know this active, worldly, and interesting group of people.

Rick is an avid golfer who has been at it for over 40 years. He is a member of the Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine and is also on the Board of Directors of the North Texas Senior Golf Association. The latter is a weekly league of golfers over the age of 50; they play a different course every week across the DFW Metroplex. He notes that members are from their mid-50s to their 90s and “a lot of them shoot their age!” Rick also enjoys golf-centric vacations—every few years he goes to Ireland and/or Scotland for golf and each year he travels with a group of 12 friends to Bandon Dunes, Oregon for one wonderful week. “It’s the highlight of my year. We’re called the Bandon Boys,” he says.

Even when golf is not involved, Rick loves to travel and every year he takes at least a two-week trip. He and Donna especially loved cruises, both ocean and river. Some of his favorite spots include Italy (especially Positano), Copenhagen, and London. New York City was also a special favorite, and Donna became quite the NYC tour guide. Rick is looking forward to a river cruise on the Rhine in October of 2022.

Rick is very active in his church, LifePoint in Plano. He has been a member there for a year and is glad that it is close to The Outlook at Windhaven. He also loves to read and is currently fond of British mysteries, biographies on Winston Churchill, World War II history, C.S. Lewis, and Ernest Hemingway.

Last, but absolutely not least, is Rick’s sweet dog, Molly. Molly is a Morkie—a Maltese/Yorkie mix. Molly is eight and an adorable and delightful companion to Rick.

Molly the Morkie staying toasty by the fire.

Refer a Friend by March 31

and get rewarded

BECAUSE great friends
MAKE great neighbors

Now that we have so many wonderful VIPs ready to join us at The Outlook at Windhaven, there is no better time to recommend us to a friend. And what could be better than getting to choose your neighbors? For a limited time, your potential new neighbor can take advantage of the same special pre‑construction pricing you did.
So, if you know someone you think would be ideal for The Outlook, let us know. And you both win!

If your friend reserves an apartment, you will receive a $500 Visa® gift card right now.
When you and your friend move in, you will receive $3,500 credit toward your monthly service fee, and their credit will be $2,500!

Refer your friends today! Contact Alyssa at (972) 996-3887 or ALanda@forefrontliving.org.

Offer valid for new referrals only through 03/31/22.


What happens

NEXT?

We are so excited to report that reservations at The Outlook are well ahead of schedule. More and more people like you are signing up every day, and as we approach 70% pre-sales, we will be working closely with our professional partners who will handle financing. Part of their process is to survey all reservation holders on their intentions to move forward. Although the survey is non-binding, it is an important step for the project, and we need your participation. We will share more details soon about the survey, its timing and delivery. In the meantime, we hope you will be able to join us for one of the upcoming social gatherings we have planned. Be on the lookout for invitations where you can meet and mingle with your future neighbors!


Save

The Date

Thursday, February 24, 10 AM
Join us for an interactive Zoom webinar with Forefront Living leadership, including Tim Mallad, CEO, and Steve Ailey, CFO. Be on the lookout for a registration link where you can also submit questions ahead of time.

April, Date: TBD
In addition, we are planning a Morning with Mimosas breakfast and look forward to raising a glass to spring and spending time with future neighbors and new friends.

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November/December 2021

Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Outlook Charter VIP e-newsletter.

Thanks to the overwhelming response to The Outlook at Windhaven and for so many people like yourself who have already reserved their new home, we’re excited to introduce a new e-newsletter specifically for our Outlook VIPs. In future issues, you can look forward to meeting some of your potential neighbors, updates on The Outlook, answers to frequently asked questions, invitations to exclusive VIP events, and much more.

In this inaugural November-December issue, you’ll meet Plano residents Cathy and Tom Hubbert, two of your future neighbors who are looking forward to enjoying their new cottage home (and everything else!) at The Outlook. Enjoy photos from our November Gratitude event; plus, get acquainted with more future neighbors at our upcoming “Merry Mixer,” an exclusive gathering just for Outlook VIPs. For more details, see our “Save the Date” section in the newsletter.

Perhaps you know someone who’d be ideal for The Outlook at Windhaven? If so, contact Alyssa at (972) 996‑3887 or ALanda@forefrontliving.org and you both could win! Find more information on our referral rewards program below.


Meet Your

Future Neighbors

The Hubberts

The Hubberts

Cathy and Tom Hubbert are currently Plano residents who look forward to being in a cottage at The Outlook at Windhaven.

Cathy was born and raised in Southern California. After high school she moved north to attend a nursing program at California State University, Chico (called Chico State at the time). She had a subsequent career as a registered nurse for almost 40 years before retiring about seven years ago. Cathy particularly liked working at the VA in Los Angeles, where she first delved into research. While there, she worked with stroke patients, and those at risk for stroke, who were part of randomized national studies on stroke prevention. “I followed that group of patients for about seven years, and it was really interesting,” she says.

Tom was born in Lubbock on April 1 during a snowstorm! He grew up there and after high school went to UT Austin for a couple of years. He worked a few jobs before deciding he needed more sellable skills and so returned to Lubbock to do a one-year vocational training program to become an operating room technician. Upon completion, Tom and a friend from the same program packed up a VW bug and a tent and traveled around in search of jobs. Tom’s best offer came from a hospital in Chico, where he arrived in the spring of 1973. “I thought I’d died and gone to heaven,” says Tom. He loved the climate, the variety of things to do, and Chico’s huge municipal park.

Tom and Cathy met a few months later while Cathy was in her second year of nursing school. She and Tom were at a mutual friend’s party, standing in a very long keg line–long enough that it afforded them time to chat. Tom asked her out for the next day, and though she could not go because of finals, she may as well have, since they ended up talking on the phone for hours. (And the rest, as they say, is history.) They got married in 1977, and their son was born in Chico a couple of years later.

Tom had always been interested in airplanes and even had a private flying license. To help him pursue this interest professionally, the family moved to Prescott, Arizona and Tom enrolled in an aviation management program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. After he completed this degree, Tom worked for an aviation insurance underwriting company (now called Global Aerospace) for the remainder of his career. In addition to the birth of a new career, Prescott also bore witness to the birth of the Hubberts’ second child, a daughter.

Tom’s work took the Hubberts back to California. With nurses always in high demand, Cathy had no trouble finding work in hospitals along the way. They loved being back in northern California and spent a lot of time going camping and fishing in the Sierras. But, when they closed down the branch where Tom worked and offered him a promotion and a move to either Kansas City or Dallas, the answer was clear. “Tom is a native Texan, so it was a no-brainer for us,” laughs Cathy. They’ve been in the Dallas area for about 25 years now and have lived in the same home the whole time. Though their kids moved to Texas under protest at the time, they both continue to live here by choice!

Both of the Hubberts’ kids live within a 25-minute drive, and they now have a 15-year-old grandson and a three-year-old granddaughter. The family all see one another often. Tom and Cathy were both far from their own parents after they left home, which could be difficult, so they are pleased and truly appreciate having their own kids and grandkids so close by.

When they lost their own parents, Tom and Cathy gained some perspective on how they wanted to live as they got older. Cathy’s parents were reluctant to move when their health was in decline, which was difficult on everyone. She didn’t want their children to face a similar situation, and they didn’t want to place the burden of decision-making on their kids. “We wanted control of our destiny,” she says.

Cathy worked as Care Coordinator at Baylor Plano Hospital and saw a lot of admissions, discharges, and transfers to different levels of care. Over time, she was impressed by the fact that she saw very few patients from Presbyterian Village North. She also noted that those few PVN residents with whom she did have contact were very happy and almost never were readmitted. “I thought, ‘They’re doing something right down there,’ and it stuck with me,” she says. When she saw an article in the newspaper about The Outlook at Windhaven, which was to be about a mile from their house and run by the same organization as PVN (Forefront Living), her interest was piqued. Soon thereafter, Tom and Cathy got a flyer in the mail about The Outlook and they started going to events associated with the community. “It was just perfect because of its location and its mission and its success,” she says.

Because The Outlook is so close to their current home, it will be easy for the Hubberts to keep in touch with their family and friends and still use all of their current support services. They like spending time in the park across the street from the future home of The Outlook. It’s been fun to watch the site evolve and try to figure out where their cottage will be located.

A fun fact about the Hubberts is that they are classic car enthusiasts and own a 1951 Ford Tudor and a 1962 Corvette. They belong to the Early Ford V8 Club and the Corvette Legends of Texas. These clubs meet monthly and offer up lots of fun social events and an annual holiday party that the Hubberts enjoy. They also like to travel and envisioned themselves doing a fair amount of traveling upon retirement. While they have not yet been able to do much of this, they keep busy playing golf, taking walks, and watching their granddaughter a few days a week. In addition, Tom enjoys biking and Cathy is an avid flower gardener.


Refer a Friend to

The Outlook at Windhaven

BECAUSE great friends
MAKE great neighbors

We continue to take reservations for The Outlook at Windhaven, and there is no better time to recommend us to a friend. Plus, for a limited time, they can take advantage of the same special pre-construction pricing you did. So, if you know someone you think would be ideal for The Outlook, let us know. And you both win!

Retired friends jogging

If your friend reserves a residence, you will receive a $500 Visa® gift card right now, just in time for the holidays!

When you and your friend move in, you will receive a $3,500 credit toward your monthly service fee, and their credit will be $2,500!

Refer your friends today! Contact Alyssa at (972) 996‑3887 or ALanda@forefrontliving.org.

Offer valid for new referrals only through 12/31/21.


OUTLOOK VIP EXCLUSIVE:

GRATITUDE LUNCHEON

We were thrilled to host our first gathering of Outlook VIPs at Gleneagles Country Club on November 3rd. Reverend Jarod Cooper, M.Div., Chaplain with Forefront Living, got us all feeling GRATEFUL as VIPs met over lunch. Everyone left with a “Gratitude Journal” to help practice an attitude of gratitude as we enjoy the holidays and move into 2022.  The Outlook team is grateful that YOU have reserved a residence at the community! As our VIP group continues to grow, we look forward to providing more opportunities for you to build friendships well before we open the doors in 2024.


Save

The Date

We look forward to seeing you on December 7th at our next Outlook VIP exclusive event.

Let's get together for the holidays

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FESTIVE

AN EXCLUSIVE GATHERING FOR OUTLOOK VIPS

ENJOY COCKTAILS AND HEAVY HORS D’OEUVRES WHILE
GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH YOUR FUTURE NEIGHBORS.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 4 – 6 pm

Taverna Rossa
4005 Preston Road, Suite 512, Plano, TX 75093
Near The Outlook Information Center
HOLIDAY CASUAL ATTIRE

Invitation to follow 

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