A STEADFAST HOUSTON TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS

1963

PRESENT

HISTORY AND FUTURE

Founded and sponsored by Brazos Presbyterian Homes, Inc., Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor has been providing exceptional retirement living since 1963. Located on a seven-acre campus between Meyerland, West University and Bellaire, Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor offers a unique natural environment of green courtyards conveniently located near Houston’s Medical Center and popular shopping venues. Together with our sister community, The Hallmark located at The Galleria, Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor provides a broad array of living choices to meet the expectations of all discerning retirees. As a not-for-profit organization serving persons of all faiths, Brazos Presbyterian Homes, Inc. is committed to its mission through the provision of a complete continuum of care .

Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor has transformed traditional retirement living by adding state-of-the-art amenities to house all the vibrant activities expected by today’s modern senior: wellness, fitness, indoor pool, salon, massage studio, reserved parking, hot tub, and aerobics studio; 180-seat event and performance center; a Bistro for casual gourmet dining and a new meeting lounge. You will hardly recognize this Houston landmark. Come see how our whole campus has been renovated, refreshed, revitalized and reinspired!

OUR MISSION

Brazos Presbyterian Homes, Inc. exists to serve the senior community with quality living and continuing care in a Christian environment. This purpose demands that the management practices reflect the highest standards in providing services on a sound not-for-profit financial basis, while allowing each resident to maintain an independent lifestyle for as long as possible at the highest level of personal dignity.

OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM

Sheryl Callahan

President/CEO
(Brazos Presbyterian Homes, Inc.)

Sheryl Callahan is originally from Ponca City, Oklahoma and has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and social welfare. She has been a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator since 1987. Prior to joining Brazos Presbyterian Homes, Inc., in 2002, she worked as Executive Director for The Forum at Memorial Woods from 1990 to 1996 and for Buckner Retirement Services from 1996 to 2002. She has a son, a daughter, and two delightful grandchildren who live in Houston, and she enjoys spending as much time with as possible with them. Sheryl is also an avid world traveler and attends Foundry Methodist Church in Jersey Village.

 

Labinco Clarke

CFO
(Brazos Presbyterian Homes, Inc.)

Labinco Clarke is a native of Chicago and a graduate of Chicago State University. He is a husband and a father to three wonderful children. Prior to joining Brazos Presbyterian Homes, Inc., in 2006, his previous positions included Controller for Clarewood House, Inc., and CFO for OSC Transports, Inc., Baxter International, Inc., and Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young). His wife, Karen, is a Registered Nurse and serves as a Medical Career Instructor with Alief Independent School District. Labinco is also a proud grandfather and an active member of St. Justin Martyr Roman Catholic Church.

 

Rachel Stevens

Corporate Compliance Officer
(Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor)

Rachel Stevens is a native Texan and has been a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator since 1986. She became certified in healthcare compliance in 2018 and was recently invited to be on the LeadingAge Texas Educational Board. Prior to her current position as our Corporate Compliance Officer, Rachel was the Executive Director of our sister community, The Hallmark.  Before joining the BPHI Family, she opened two new facilities and traveled as a Regional Manager responsible for five nursing homes and two assisted living facilities across Texas. In her current position, Rachel is responsible for ensuring our compliance program effectively prevents and detects violations of law and regulations, as well as safeguarding our organizational policies and our code of conduct at both our Houston locations.

 

Scott Perlman

Executive Director
(Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor)

Scott Perlman is originally from Brooklyn, New York and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and a master’s degree in health care administration from Nova Southeastern University. He has been a Health Care Executive since 1991 and a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator since 1992. Prior to joining the Brazos Towers team, he worked as the Executive Director of Operations for Regent Care in Texas. His 28-year career in health care administration has spanned many states, including Florida, Washington state, Oregon, Nevada, and Texas. Scott has been married since 1995 to his wife Kim, who owns a company that performs quality and data interpretations for cardiology divisions throughout the Legacy Hospital System based in Portland, Oregon. They have three beautiful children and one incredible granddaughter. When Scott is not working, he enjoys going to the gym, golfing, and spending as much time with his family as possible.

 

Michelle Watkins

Retirement Counselor / Marketing Director
(Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor)

After many years of working in the industry of retirement living, Michelle is thrilled her path has led her to Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor, a place where retirement becomes re-inspire-ment. A vibrant community filled with happy people doing what they love. You don’t find that every day! As Retirement Counselor and Marketing Director, Michelle feels fortunate to be part of a marketing team that strives to do more than just fill apartments. She and her team work hard to be a resource for seniors as consider their options for a future transition, helping them to navigate through their choices by better understanding the differences between communities and the services they offer. Whether the visitors end up moving to Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor or somewhere else, Michelle feels success is helping visitors make important decisions about the next chapter of their lives and create a plan that allows them to thrive in an environment conducive to successful aging and purposeful living. That gives her a feeling of a job well done.

 

Donna Giorgio

Retirement Counselor
(Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor)

Donna started with Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor when the dream of our brand-new expansion was just a twinkle in the eye of our amazing Board of Directors. Now that it’s completed, Donna has the good fortune to watch today’s modern senior continue to thrive and grow in our new beautiful surroundings. She understands our community is perfectly suited to “planners,” people who don’t like to leave their decisions to chance. These leaders typically use binoculars to look at their lives when making decisions that will end up benefiting their family members for generations to come. With her team, Donna works to help seniors create a plan perfectly suited to their vision of their future. Donna considers it a privilege both to know them and to serve them.

 

TESTIMONIALS

“I have known of the Brazos Presbyterian Homes, Inc. communities since the 1970s. My great-grandmother was a resident at Bayou Manor for about 10 years in independent living. My grandmother was a resident as soon as she turned 65 (the age requirement then) until her death 4 years later and loved it! My aunt and uncle were residents for almost 15 years in the 1990s and early 2000s (independent living to healthcare living). My father in law is currently a resident in healthcare at The Hallmark. He has been a resident there for 7 years. Although he has dementia, they engage him in Bingo and “Memory Magic” and take him on rides to see the city-scapes. My father is currently an independent living resident at Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor. He has become a social butterfly since moving after being displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Prior to that he was home 90% of the time with no interaction. He loves it! Bridge two days a week, canasta one day a week, bingo weekly (and he’s won, once), lunch time excursions to new restaurants he has not tried before, and walks in the rose gardens. Oh, and he is now affectionately known as “the puzzlemeister” as he is often found in the lobby working on whatever the current jigsaw puzzle is. BPHI is a wonderful non-profit corporation that focuses on a continuum of care for their senior residents. If you are looking for yourself or a family member, you should check it out!!!!”

Pam Keever

Who says, “Cupid never visits the retired”? Moving into Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor across the hall from each other, meeting in the hall as we went to breakfasts and lunches – these were the beginnings that led to a delightfully happy marriage. We have found the perfect place, Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor, to enjoy our lives together living in this lovely and gracious community.”

Elaine Adams and Steve Carroll

I became a resident of Brazos Towers a couple of months after my wife died. It has exceeded my expectations by an immeasurable amount. The thing that stands out the most to me about my family of friends here is that almost everyone is a person who has left their mark and made the world a better place for having been a part of it.

Lee Trick

My mother and I took several months visiting 7 or 8 different facilities in this part of Houston. Many times we would get back to the car, look at each other and shake our heads ‘No’.
With tears in her eyes, I would promise her that there was no way I would ever put her in a place like we had just visited.

Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor was honestly the last place we visited.
Everyone we passed in the lobby & hallways greeted us with a big smile and a “how are you today?”!

After our tour , when we walked back to the car, my mom immediately turned to me with a huge smile and said, “I have found my new home!”
She was eager to regain her independence in a place she could call her own.
The rest is history. She is and has been so very happy at her new home, Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor.

Adult Daughter of a Resident

We look forward to meals when we can join with friends we have already established as well as new ones we have not met yet. It is a joy to have discussions with people who knew what a dial telephone was, telephone operators, stick shift cars . . .
In summary, this is the right place for us. It is a joy living here and we look forward to whatever the future holds!

Jim Avera

“I never thought I would be living in retirement community eating salmon and drinking champagne.”

Dorothy Anderson

I enjoy the welcoming atmosphere from the staff and other residents that make living here so great.

Lila Lerner

I have met so many interesting people here!! I am amazed that I have friends from China, England, Greece, Switzerland! So many have moved here to be close to their adult children!! It makes for a very interesting community! And we all get along so well together!!!!!

Ginny Rorschach

We really celebrate our new home. It definitely feels like HOME! It felt that way from the first day we moved. It is comfortable, has a wonderful view and accommodates our every need. When we invite friends for a meal and a tour, they all have gone away most impressed and they confirm that this is the place for us. Apparently it shows!

Jim Avera

My husband and I are 87 years young and we have lived at Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor for one year. Moving here is the best decision we have ever made. It is a lifestyle with a future not a past. We took the best parts of our life and moved them with us. This made room for new friends, new experiences, and a new outlook on life. My home is now a community full of interesting people, friendly faces, the sound of laughter, all in an elegant setting that I do not have to take care of! Come join us!

Florence and Howard Kusnetz

Bayou Manor has been my intended home since I came with my family to the dedication of the first building in 1963. I came to live here April 21, 1999. Now, 17 years later, I am happily at home, with many friends who’ve been with me a long time, and those who have recently joined us in the East Tower. We are a great family of staff and residents, cared for, challenged, and entertained! Come, see for yourself!

Coline “Toto” McGehee

It seems that every day a new “goody” appears as a regular service at BT/BM. I feel like all the Staff are my relatives!! Annnnd— I am SAFE.

Jo Petty

Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor at Bayou Manor had everything I was looking for: close to my children, comfortable living quarters, good management, easy access and good parking facilities. It wasn’t hard to make a decision. All 5 of my children also had an opportunity to come see it before I made my decision, and they were delighted with the result. I have lived here over 4 years now and have never regretted my decision, but enjoy my new home more and more.

Dolores Goble