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#RLC Moments: Emerald Oaks Community Project: 17,000 Plastic Bags Transformed into Sleeping Mats

This year, resident Lorraine of Emerald Oaks in San Antonio and Kelly Alonzo, the  community's Lifestyle Director, have worked to transform over 17,000 discarded plastic bags into mats using crochet needl...

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Chef Adair Takes a Gamble on Walnut Grove

Chef Brian Adair joined the RLC Community as executive chef at Walnut Grove two and a half years ago after making a name for himself in the world of casino dining. We asked him about his casino background, his kitchen at Walnut Grove, and when it comes to food what his residents crave.  ...

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#RLCMoments: Emily Remby, AM Cook, Towne Center

I honestly don't remember the first time I baked something. It’s always been something that I did with my mom. I do remember always being fascinated with bread. The first bread I learned to bake was honey oat bread. I loved learning how to knead the dough and watching it ris...

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Spotlight on: Eric Avery, Senior Living Consultant

Eric Avery, Senior Living Consultant at Capital Oaks, is known at RLC as the salesperson who, with the help of his managers and colleagues, filled every apartment in less than two years. We asked him about his job, and what it took to reach this wonderful goal. 

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#RLCMoments: A Year of Flowers, in Honor of Brigitte

“It’s Friday happy hour at Lakeline Oaks Retirement Resort and the boxed wine is flowing.” So begins a beautifully written story by Kristin Finan in the Austin American-Statesman about Andy, a resident at Lakeline Oaks in Cedar Park, Texas. For the last year, since he moved...

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The Caring Hearts of Stone Oak

“What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.” — Aristotle Hilliard, Ohio -- When it comes to identifying the source of the extraordinary volunteering spirit at Stone Oak, it almost sounds like a blame game. Ti...

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What We Learned from our LinkedIn Testimonials

A testimonial can be a powerful thing. It is a public recounting of an experience. This year, one of our resolutions from the RLC Media Team has been to update our company page on LinkedIn, a social networking site where future employees learn about businesses and where bu...

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An Irishman in Knoxville: an Interview with Chef Garrett

Southern-style collard greens, black eyed peas, and chicken-fried steak. That, says executive chef Garrett Scanlan, is a surefire way to residents’ hearts at Sherrill Hills, our RLC comm...

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Intergenerational Buddies: Walnut Grove’s New Mentor Program

Have you ever eaten a bug? This was the question Walnut Grove resident Alfred asked his Ackerman Elementary fourth grade reading buddy during a ‘get to know you’ ice-breaker. The stu...

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Blog: Shop Talking with RLC's Interior Design Team

     It’s classic but it stays beautiful over a long period of time. At RLC, we design and build communities that become someone’s sacred space -...

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Stone Oak’s Garden of Earthly Delights

200 pounds. That’s how many tomatoes Executive Chef Chris Weldon estimates he harvested this summer from the new kitchen garden at Stone Oak in Hilliard, Ohio. The garden, which sits about 30 paces back from the kitchen door, began with a few herbs planted among th...

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The Singing Chef of Provident Crossings

If you dine with us at Provident Crossings and just happen to hear an Irish melody coming from the kitchen, that’ll be our very experienced and talented Executive Chef Rick. Not only does he sing in the kitchen all the time, but he’s also an accomplishe...

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Blog: Grandparents Day - An Annual RLC Tradition

Around the second Sunday each September, our communities recognize and celebrate a treasured holiday: Grandparents Day. It may not have the same familiar ring (or extensive card section) as, say, Mother’s Day, but at our communitie...

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Blog: The Queen of Maple Ridge

         A letter from Lisa Ursini, Manager, Maple Ridge Retirement Community

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