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Pie in the Face

July 22, 2016

Pie in the Face

Lori Richey and Kerry Whaley of Yavapai Humane Society watched as the whip cream flew at Granite Gate Senior Living. Staff earned tickets for each item of pet food they brought in. They then had a chance to pie a manager in the face. Granite Gate Senior Living Community is a pet and pie friendly community. When all was said and done and the last pie was tossed our employees contributed 200 lbs. of dog/cat food, 24 cans of dog/cat food, 30 lbs. of dog cookies, 32 dog/cat toys and a dozen blankets. Happy staff and happy furry friends all for a great cause.


Bruce Fee celebrates 90th birthday

July 21, 2016

Bruce Fee celebrates 90th birthday

Friends and family helped Prescott artist and historian Bruce Fee celebrate his 90th birthday milestone. The Prescott Corral of the Westerners International organized a party at the Granite Gate Senior Living apartments. Fee is a charter member of the 54-year-old corral and was one of its first sheriffs. The Westerners is dedicated to the preservation of the real history of the American West, and Fee is now the Prescott Corral’s historian as well. Long-time friend and rancher Gail Steiger, a local poet and musician, used Fee’s oral history from the Sharlot Hall Museum to craft a wonderful poem about Fee’s life and read it to him Thursday. Steiger’s grandfather Gail Gardner was the corral’s second sheriff. The poem reads in part: “Bruce went up to Flagstaff to major in Business that sounded pretty smart (to his mom). Then purely by chance he struck up a romance with the wonderful stuff they call ‘art.’ The minute he touched that canvas, Bruce knew that was it. He was a painter first and foremost, and to this day he still hasn’t quit.” The birthday crowd was surrounded by some of Fee’s paintings that grace the walls of the Granite Gate community room. “This is Bruce’s room,” Prescott Corral Sheriff John McKinney observed. After a luncheon and birthday cake, friends told a few stories about Fee, who has lived in Prescott since he was a child. “I’ve painted Bruce about 500 times,” said fellow artist Bonnie Casey, who brought Fee a painting Thursday that features Fee with a local landmark, Thumb Butte.


Granite Gate honored as top senior living facilities

March 27, 2016

Twelve years ago, Sharon Cucuzza was seeking an assisted living facility for her mother-in-law, a friendly place where she would get the lifestyle support and camaraderie she craved without the daily demands of making meals, vacuuming or laundry. From the moment the two walked into the lobby at Granite Gate Senior Living off Route 89 that boasts a baby grand piano, a living-room style setting complete with a fireplace and Queen Anne chairs, with pets welcome, Cucuzza said they knew this was to be her home away from home. Click to read more