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!
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.
WHY CHOOSE NON-PROFIT?
The fact there are differences between communities is expected, but many times those differences run deeper than some consumers choose to dig. For example what are some of the inherent differences between “For Profit” and “Non Profit” communities? How does knowing this information affect you now or in the future? Some of the more subtle differences would include:
FOR PROFIT COMPANY
NON PROFIT COMPANY
- Changes are made first to satisfy investors/stockholders then to satisfy residents
- Higher probability of change of ownership
- Higher probability of turnover of residents and staff
- Not typically on board with financial report disclosure
- Need for higher profit margin may effect annual fee adjustments
- Typically larger companies – less flexible
- The residents feel they have more of a vested interest in communities where they can be involved in decision making
- Fee increases are based on need not profit
- Benevolence giving and Life Care Benefits (ask us more)
- Disclosure of annual financial reports
- Stronger applicant screening practices
- More resident centered environment
- Feels more like family
- Typically more longevity of service – reputation
OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM
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 of The Forum at Memorial Woods from 1990-1996 and with Buckner Retirement Services from 1996-2002. 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. She is also an avid world traveler and attends Foundry Methodist Church in Jersey Village.
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 include: Controller for Clarewood House, Inc.; CFO for: OSC Transports, Inc., Baxter International, Inc. and Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young). His wife, Karen, is a Registered Nurse and currently a Medical Career Instructor with Alief Independent School District. He is also a proud grandfather and an active member of St. Justin Martyr Roman Catholic Church.
Retirement Counselor / Marketing Director
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After many years of working in the industry of retirement living Michelle is thrilled her path has led her here, 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!
At Brazos Towers they strive to be more than just a marketing team looking to fill apartments. They work hard to be a resource for seniors as they start considering 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, they feel they have succeeded if they are able to provide solid information visitors can use when making important decisions about the next chapter of their lives. A plan that will allow you to thrive in an environment conducive to successful aging and purposeful living. That gives them the feeling of a job well done!
Executive Director (Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor)
Steven W. Moore joined the team at Brazos Towers in 2010. He has served in similar positions for the past two decades, mostly in Texas not-for-profit retirement communities. Steven is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas San Antonio and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas – Pan American. A long-time member of Leading Age Texas, formerly the Texas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, Steven has earned certifications as an Assisted Living Manager and a Retirement Housing Professional. Steven’s wife, Betty, serves as a librarian at a Houston Independent School District elementary school. Steven and Betty have two adult daughters, two sons-in-law and a beautiful new granddaughter that they cherish.
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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 she has had the good fortune to watch today’s Modern Senior continue to thrive and grow in our new beautiful surroundings. We understand our community is perfectly suited to “planners”, people that don’t like to leave their decisions to chance. These leaders typically use binoculars to look at their lives when making important decisions. Decisions that will end up benefiting their family members for generations to come. Together we work to help them create a plan perfectly suited to their vision of their future. Donna considers it a privilege both to know them and to serve them.
“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!!!!”
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.”
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.
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.
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!
“I never thought I would be living in retirement community eating salmon and drinking champagne.”
I enjoy the welcoming atmosphere from the staff and other residents that make living here so great.
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!!!!!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.