Trinity Woods Named one of Senior Care’s Best Places to Work!

Trinity Woods was named as one of Senior Care’s Best Places to Work for 2024 under a new program from WeCare Connect – the industry leader in senior care surveys. We are excited to announce we have met the rigorous benchmarks that signal excellence in care.

“We are so excited to receive this distinction. We pride ourselves on not just serving Tulsa seniors but also the people who choose to work in this industry. We love our employees and couldn’t be prouder to be named Senior Care’s Best!” says Garrett Lee, Trinity Woods CEO.

Located in the heart of Tulsa, Oklahoma the Trinity Woods campus (formerly Oklahoma Methodist Manor) is 40 acres of scenic beauty, full of life, and great neighbors. This is a place where people come to live! We call it “neighborly” and that is probably an easier definition but being neighborly comes from being kind. We are kind to each other. We are kind to strangers. We serve in the spirit of Christ.

For more than 65 years, we have created a unique place where our kindness and faith are only matched by our love of this community. It is a place where the mind, body, and soul are nourished through fellowship. Through laughter. Through contentment. Through one another.

Why Senior Care’s Best?

For a long time, it has been difficult to measure and rank the qualitative benefits such as satisfaction and engagement that are critical to senior care. WeCare Connect uses the largest third-party survey data set in senior care from which to assess, certify and rank organizations as Senior Care’s Best. Look for certified organizations to find the most trusted and exceptional senior care providers around.

About WeCare Connect

WeCare Connect is the industry leader in senior care surveys. We enable senior care organizations to act on what their employees, patients and residents care about most, ultimately helping them increase retention, satisfaction and organizational stability. Senior Care’s Best from WeCare Connect acknowledges top-performing organizations for results that come to light through our robust survey methodology.

June Issue of The Trail Mix

In This Issue: Embracing the Journey!

At Trinity Woods we encourage people to live their best life and embrace retirement the way they always dreamed! In this issue we explore the wisdom that comes with aging and being open to the next chapter of life. Perhaps the most profound lesson gleaned from aging is the importance of living with intention and purpose. The wisdom of age implores us to seize each moment, to savor the simple pleasures, and to pursue our passions with unwavering zeal. Whether it’s pursuing a long-held dream, giving back to the community, or simply finding joy in the everyday moments, living life to the fullest means embracing each day as a gift and making the most of the time we have. As you will see in this issue, a few members have shared their insights on what makes life satisfying and sweet at any age.

What you will see as you read their advice is a poignant reminder that age is not merely a number but a testament to the richness of lived experiences. It’s a celebration of resilience, love, growth, and purpose—a testament to the enduring human spirit. So, let us heed the wisdom of age, for within its embrace lies the key to living a life of meaning, fulfillment, and abundance. We invite to the Trinity Woods way to belong, believe and become!

Your won’t want to miss special feature articles: about Father’s Day from Rev. Weldon Tisdale; Better Balance with Yoga from Wellness Manager Alison McMillan; and learn more about the Administrators in Training we are hosting at Trinity Woods.

June STAR Employee of the Month announced – Leslie!

June Wellness Events

This month’s featured events include a Young Talent Discovery Concert presented in partnership with Celebrity Attractions and the Tulsa PAC Trust, The Discovery Awards highlight and award excellence in high school musical theatre. A book review from Jeffrey Schmidt is Associate Professor of Marketing & Supply Chain and Associate Director, Marketing and Supply Chain Management at the University of Oklahoma. Don’t forget about the annual Men’s Event with guest speaker National Football League referee Clay Martin. And more concerts, classes and outings!

New Neighbors
Meet Jerry and Julie, and Phala!

May Issue of The Trail Mix

In This Issue:

Garrett Lee, New Trinity Woods CEO,

A new era is beginning, not only for Trinity Woods, but for newly hired CEO Garrett Lee. With over 16 years of combined executive-level operational, finance, compliance, and acquisitional experience, in the health care industry Garrett is ready to start his journey with Trinity Woods.

Garrett writes an open letter to the Trinity Woods community expressing his excitement for this new opportunity. “I cannot tell you how excited I am to join the Trinity Woods family and help continue the good work that has gone on here for many years, making it the amazing place it is today. Perhaps what
I am most looking forward to is getting to know and building meaningful relationships with each
of YOU.”

Your won’t want to miss special feature articles: one from Tom Simmons, Trinity Woods resident, about growing a garden. The other asks the questions, is a Life Plan Community right for you?

May STAR Employee of the Month announced – Sandra!

May Wellness Events

Wellness Nurse, Lupina Fry, encourages us to get outside for better health. With springtime in our grasp is the perfect time to observe nature and receive mental and physical health benefits.

This month’s featured events include a performance from Tulsa Performing Arts Center’s Orbit Initiative, amateur senior thespians from around Tulsa, who will be performing Cinderella. Supper and a Show will feature young professional singers and Trinity Woods audience favorites Sam Briggs and Alex Johnson, accompanied by pianist Christy Stalcup, present a program all about spring. And more concerts, classes and book reviews!

New Neighbors
Meet Zella!

April Issue of The Trail Mix

In This Issue:

Trinity Woods CEO, Steve Dickie Says Thank You

After 20 years of serving the Trinity Woods community, Steve Dickies says farewell and thank you.

What warms my heart as I say “goodbye”? I am thankful for the strong governance provided by the board. I am grateful for the dedication and commitment of my colleagues on the leadership team. I am appreciative of all the love and support offered by the members of this great community.

As we look back on the last 20 years who could have imagined all the progress we would make as an organization? Moving to person-centered model of healthcare, completing the development of Crestwood, promoting whole-person wellness, building the new Holliman Center, adding Memory Care Assisted Living, and completing the Community Life Center have all been major accomplishments!

April STAR Employees of the Month announced – Cecelia and Tasha!

April Wellness Events

Wellness Manager, Alison McMillan shares interesting information on music has astonishing and profound effect on our bodies and minds.

This month’s featured events include a performance from Metro Christian Academy’s theater department. Supper and a Show will feature the works of Henry Mancini performed by Janet Rutland, John Wooley and Scott McQuade. And more concerts, classes and book reviews!

New Neighbors
Meet Ron and Martha!

March Issue of The Trail Mix

In This Issue:

Trinity Woods Resident Answers the Question – Why Trinity Woods?

When people move to Trinity Woods, friends and family starting asking a lot of questions. This was no different for the Blankenships. In this month’s issue Duane answers the questions of why and specifically why now?

After 46 years of homeownership, they made the “best decision” for them to live their best lives. The Blankenships talk about their “why” and what have been the biggest surprises along the way. Learn more about their journey to retirement living – the way they chose!

In March we will celebrate Holy Week. Learn more about opportunities to increase your spiritual health.

March STAR Employee of the Month announced – Sherrick!

March Wellness Events

The calendar is full of ways to connect, listen to music, read books and more!

This month we feature a special St. Patrick’s Day event to welcome new residents. Entertainment will include dancers from the Goode Academy of Irish Dance and an educational performance by the City of Tulsa Pipes & Drums band. Erin go bragh!

New Neighbors
Meet Jan and Chuck!

September Issue of The Trail Mix

In This Issue:

The Legacy of Trinity Woods!

For more than 65 years, Trinity Woods has been serving people in the spirit of Christ. But that would not have been possible without gracious donors who believed in our mission and purpose. There is not a building on this campus that has not been made possible without philanthropy – Spann Wellness Center, Fleming Center, Holliman Center and the Community Life Center. That kind of true partnership is what makes Trinity Woods special.

“In November the Tin Man Society will celebrate 10 years of people leaving their legacy
at Trinity Woods by making a commitment to the future of this organization,” said Steve
Dickie, CEO. “Over the years gifts that have come from Tin Man Society members have really
allowed Trinity Woods to do great things to continue our mission. These types of gifts are
critical to making a difference for years to come.”

Trinity Woods’ legacy of giving is reflected every day in the dedicated efforts of our Board, employees, community members, and donors who have shaped our community for the better. The power of philanthropy is what changes organizations – some givers may never see their gifts come to fruition but can courageously imagine what is possible. It is the givers who ensure there will always be a home where elders find a life worth living. 

September STAR Employee of the Month announced – Heidi!

September Wellness Events
This month we host the Tulsa Community Band in a special outdoor concert. We are excited to welcome Trinity Woods loved ones for the annual Trinity Woods Family Day! In honor of grandparents day, we invite all generation out to see campus and experience a day of fun activities for all ages. Supper & A Show features Reflejos Flamencos an spicy and romantic, Spanish flamenco dancing team. Meet new friends as well as enjoy a casual meal and some great music.

New Neighbors
Meet Duane and Janice!

June Issue of The Trail Mix

In This Issue:

You’re Invited to an Interactive Discussion On Aging

Thursday, June 15th Steve Dickie, Trinity Woods CEO, is extending an open invitation to all who are navigating the journey aging. This is the great session for parents, their adult children and anyone walking
through making decisions for seniors. This 90-minute event will open with a summary of the book, “They’re Your Parents Too!” which is subtitled “How Siblings Can Survive Their Parents’ Aging Without Driving Each Other Crazy.” We hope this event will help initiate conversations. It can give you directions to help navigate complex relationships and difficult exchanges. It can bring joy,
reconciliation, and peace to the journey of aging.

To learn more about this event and the book, you may visit our website at
TrinityWoodsTulsa.com or call 918.346.6671. This event is free and open to the public.

June STAR Employee of the Month are announced – Lori!

June Wellness
In June we celebrate all the men who live in the Woods with a special Men’s Gathering. Our special guest will be Ben Leslie, Chief Development Officer from the Folds of Honor. An F-16 fighter pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, he became painfully aware of the realities families face when a loved one in uniform is fallen or disabled. This Oklahoma-based organization has become a national patriotic movement with chapters across the country. Ben Leslie, who has been with Folds of Honor for 12
years, will talk about their impact and some of the lives that have been changed through their work.

New Neighbors
Meet Sheila and Joe and Sharen!

January Issue of The Trail Mix

In This Issue:

The State of the Woods
Happy New Year! There are so many things to be thankful for in 2022 as well as to be excited about for the coming year. CEO Steve Dickie gives insight into all the happenings at Trinity Woods. Additionally, Chaplain Weldon Tisdale, showcases the works of Dr. Martin Luther King and his dedication to service.

Trinity Woods 2023 Member Council.

We also announce the January STARS Employee of the Month – Sherry!

January Wellness
Thank goodness there are 31 days in January because this month is full of programs! From Book Club to to concerts to Supper and a Show, you won’t want to miss a thing! Did we also mention all the fitness groups and classes to try? Make sure you check out the January events calendar.

New Neighbors
Meet Mike and Kathy, Shirley, Cullen, and Nancy!

December Issue of The Trail Mix

In This Issue:

It’s Christmas Time at Trinity Woods
Seasons Greetings! You’re invited to Christmas in the Woods. Our annual holiday tradition that puts everyone in the Christmas spirit. This year the event is scheduled for Thursday, December 8th.

Trinity Woods is seeking Board Nominations.

We also announce the December STARS Employees of the Month – Mandie!

December Wellness
There are several special services to highlight the holiday – Christmas Service hosted by Boston Avenue and New Year’s Eve Service. Additionally this year brings lots of opportunities for music and holiday tunes. Mark your calendar for all the events, from sing-a-longs to piano concerts you will not want to miss anything this month.

New Neighbors
Meet Bill and Aneta!

December Availability
We are featuring the Magnolia floor plan in Crestwood. Click here for more information!

November Issue of The Trail Mix

In This Issue:

Celebrating Trinity Woods Veterans
This month we highlight those who serve and have served our country with honor – American veterans. Every year Trinity Woods takes time to celebrate and thank these very special people, both men and women who have served, with a special program. The event this year will be held Friday, November 11 at 2 p.m. in the Fleming Center.

Make sure you check the new name of the Bargain Basement – The Treasure Chest!

We also announce the November STARS Employees of the Month – Michael and Anderson!

November Wellness
As the holidays approach Jennifer Rawlings, VP of Wellness, shares tips for managing stress and keeping fit. There are also several featured events this months – Conversation with Chief Wendell Franklin, Dancing with Michael Loman and a Thanksgiving Reception!

New Neighbors
Meet Sharon, Dennis and Norma, and Jean!

November Availability
We are featuring the Maple floor plan in Crestwood. Click here for more information!

October STAR of the Month

Stephanie Lieb – Housekeeping

» Start Date: May 2017
» Born: Torrance, CA
» Raised: Gardena, CA and Tulsa, OK
» Education: Will Rogers High School and Community Care College
» Wanted to be as a Kid: Veterinarian or Lawyer
» Favorite Sport: Football
» Described by Friends: Strong, smart, resilient and kind.
» Hobbies: Diamond paintings and crafts
» First Job: Dietary Aide
» Family Recipe: Deviled eggs or Great Grandma’s Baked Beans
» Favorite Book: Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
» Family: Married with four boys
» What her supervisor says: “Stephanie does her job well and cares about the members she serves. She is an asset to Trinity Woods and our team” – Cathy Green, Director of Housekeeping

October Issue of The Trail Mix

In This Issue:

Tranquility Wellness Spa
Are you looking for a more tranquil life? Well look no further – the Tranquility Wellness Spa is just the place. This state-of-the-art spa allows residence to freshen up their hair, get a manicure or pedicure and for real relaxation a massage. This month we are also offering a grief Workshop for people looking for support through any type of loss. We also announce the October STARS Employees of the Month – Stephanie and Kelley!

October Wellness
We are excited to extend an invitation to community members and friends to the Annual Trinity Woods Trunk or Treat event scheduled for October 28. October will host many events from concerts, book clubs, pickleball and Fall Festival!

New Neighbors
Meet Dennis and Phil and Lela!

October Availability
This month we announced an amazing Year End Special for the Felt House. Click here for more information!

Welcome Alec Davis!

We are excited to introduce the newest member of the Trinity Woods Sales Team, Alec Davis. He is originally from Bixby, OK. He is a graduate of Northeastern State University in Tahlequah with a degree in
business administration. While he is new to senior living, Alec has over 18 years of experience with his last employer where he was in sales for eight years, then promoted to acquisitions. Alec is married to his wife, Jenny, and they have two sons, who attend Union Public Schools. He spends most of his spare time getting the boys to their music lessons and lacrosse events. Alec enjoys his family time and loves to run, bike, remodel his home, and work on his 1977 Datsun (his first car). Please feel free to reach out to
Alec and welcome him to the Trinity Woods neighborhood.

Favorite Sport: Lacrosse
First Job: Chuck E. Cheese
One Meal Forever: Pizza
Friends Describe: Enthusiastic, dynamic and loud
Favorite Holiday: Easter
Collects: Bison
Favorite Quote: “Be curious, not judgmental” Walt Whitman (via Ted Lasso)
Fun Fact: He was a background actor in Killers of the Flower Moon.

Putt Putt Go!

We are excited to showcase the newly replaced putting green located southwest of the Spann
Wellness Center. We worked with Celebrity Greens to completely redesign the area. The slope of
the green has been adjusted for a more enjoyable putting experience. Additionally, the entire area has
been relandscaped and a sitting area has been added. We are also looking forward to the addition of
the indoor golf simulator that has been ordered and will be installed in the coming months. The golfers on
campus are sure to enjoy hitting the links all year long.

Inspiring the Workforce of Tomorrow

By Jacob Will, VP of Health Services

The concept of the Trinity Woods CNA Student Internship Program began back in 2019, just when COVID-19 had just started to create interruptions. And while the program has faced obstacles, we are proud to say that after more than two years it is going strong and changing lives. Initially when Trinity
Woods collaborated with Nathan Hale High the objective was to provide an experience that would certify students as Nursing Aides (CNA) and provide a paid internship in our Healthcare Households during a semester.

We now work with two different schools – Nathan Hale and Union High Schools. This year we plan to offer four students (per semester) this internship opportunity but there is always space to expand if needed. The internship is divided into two parts, the certification class and then the onsite training here at Trinity Woods. Over the 10-12 week period the students work side by side with their mentors in the Health Center.

The immediate goal of the program is to introduce the students to the person centered care model at Trinity Woods and inspire a career path that will encourage them to advance their clinical education from CNA to Certified Medication Aide and ultimately to Licensed Practical Nurse and Registered Nurse. The long-term goal of the program is the development of a dedicated workforce committed to improving the quality of care of elders. We hope to empower students to explore their passions through individualized
educational opportunities supported by meaningful relationships. The strategy enables students to work outside the school walls and to guide students to develop self advocacy and self-reliance.

Since the beginning of the program Trinity Woods has hosted 19 students into the program. Of those 19, 10 students completed the program and were offered positions at Trinity Woods. Seven of those elected to accept positions at Trinity Woods.

As we look ahead, we are filled with gratitude for the donors who funded the internships. This program has been fully funded by the generosity of others. If you are interested in sponsoring an intern for the Fall semester, the cost is $2,800 and the results are priceless. For more information on helping
these amazing young people contact Bonnie Polak at 918.346.6639 or bpolak@trinitywoodstulsa.com. Truly, the best is yet to come!

September Issue of The Trail Mix

In This Issue:

Inspiring the Workforce of Tomorrow
Learn more about the Trinity Woods Student Internship Program. We are proud that after two year, and one pandemic, the program is still going strong and the students are still being inspired by serving elders. Trinity Woods is showcasing this unique and innovated program that changes lives. We also announce the September STARS Employee of the Month – Dorothy! And meet the new faces at Trinity Woods – Jerome Steele in Finance and Alec Davis in the Sales Office.

September Wellness
We are excited to extend an invitation to community members and friends to the Annual Trinity Woods Health & Wellness Fair! Come learn about offerings on campus and what is available from the surrounding community. The Annual Health & Wellness Fair will be held on Thursday, September 15th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Community Life Center.

New Neighbors
Meet Rita and Oakley!

September Availability
This month we are showcasing the Crestwood residences. Contact us to learn more about some special offers that are currently available. Click here for more information!

Trinity Woods Online Logo Shop

We are excited to announce the Trinity Woods Logo Shop! Community members can now show their Trinity Woods spirit. The website will be live through Sunday, August 21. Items purchased will be ready for pick up at the September Town Hall, scheduled for September 9. For questions about ordering TW merchandise contact Heidi Garrett at 918.346.6671.

To access the website click here!

August Issue of The Trail Mix

In This Issue:

Celebrating One Year for the Community Life Center
It has been one year since we opened the Trinity Woods Community Life Center. This space has allowed us to truly bring together our community in so many ways. We are excited to host “The Big Show” to celebrate this special anniversary with lots of performers and fun! We announce the August STARS Employees of the Month – Clarence and Amy!

August Wellness
This month we finish out our summer school schedules with Japanese Culture, Jewelry Making and Recycling. We also are excited to announce the new Biodex Balance System to our therapy program. We also have the Eicher Thursday concert for the music lovers in the neighborhood!

New Neighbors
Meet Bob and Toni!

August Availability
This month we are showcasing the Patio Homes residences. Click here for more information!

July Issue of The Trail Mix

In This Issue:

Summer School at Trinity Woods
We are excited to showcase the lifelong learning that is happening through the Trinity Woods Summer School programs. These classes are taught by our very own community members. We have a variety of different options sure to pique everyone’s interests. We announce the July STARS Employees of the Month – Cathy and Laura!

July Wellness
This month we welcome Lori Fullbright from Tulsa’s Channel 6, will tell us about the latest cons, frauds, and scams. We also have several concerts for all the music lovers in the neighborhood – Amt Cottingham and Eicher Thursday!

New Neighbors
Meet Donna and Carson and Tom!

July Availability
This month we are showcasing the residences in Crestwood. Click here for more information!

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