Latest News From Granite Gate Senior Living
November 16, 2016
Congratulations to Granite Gate Senior Living for being named to the 2017 Caring Star List!
October 31, 2016
Granite Gate wanted to pay tribute to their residents (assisted and memory care) and asked residents, who wished to participate, to showcase their artwork. The residents were glowing with pride as they sat by their pieces of art and described their inspiration to each guest who came to the event. Guests were greeted on the front porch by the rich history of Prescott, with the local traveling Phippen Museum. Once they entered our community, they were met with stunning appetizers prepared by our 2 time Chopped Award Winning Chef, Josh. Guests were then taken on small guided Art Walk tours, and ended with our impressive Haunted House, done completely by one of our caregivers. Each guest left with a bag that described the significance of our 5 dimensions of wellness, and included an invitation to come back to our community to enjoy our homemade donuts prepared every Wed. A great time was had by all!
July 22, 2016
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.
July 21, 2016
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.