Covenant Place residents at and their family members came together on celebrate Independence Day on Saturday. The assisted living center was filled with laughter and music as new memories were created.

“We are celebrating our independence. Most families take the residents out for different reasons on July 4th but we always try to have something on the weekend after the fourth of July,” Covenant Place Executive Director Christopher Baker said. “We invite all of our friends, family, staff and residents to come in and have a good time.”

The residents were treated with a live performance from the group Heartland and Harmony. The group entered residents with a mix of patriotic and classic songs. In addition to live music there was a local balloon artist on site and food. Residents who are veterans where honor for their service through a special prayer in the morning. A table was set up in the front on the building with each veteran’s picture and it told when and where they served and what branch they served in.

Baker said events like this are a great opportunity for families to come together and it is a great way to invite the outside community to visit with residents here.

One of the many people at Saturday event was Jerry Phillips who was spending time with his mother, Frances.

Jerry said that it is good not only to visit with his Mom but also to meet the extended family of the other residents at Covenant Place because a lot of times you only get to meet the direct caregiver.

Frances said today’s event provides a great opportunity for family members of all ages to come out and spend time together.

Covenant Place is located at 401 Solon Road in Waxahachie. For more information about Covenant Place call 972-923-9911.

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