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Friday:From Your Friends at Towne Creek ….Thank You

20 Dec

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesterton
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog about my senior friends at Towne Creek. TAPS, the local transportation system for McKinney, had cancelled their bus route, leaving many senior residents without transportation. Several of these lovely ladies asked for my help. I told them that all I could to is enlist my friends, post a plea for support on Facebook, and let the friendship networking do its magic.

I posted a video on my blog and Facebook page, but I also had the opportunity to speak to the Mayor’s wife, Donna Loughmiller, at the tree lighting ceremony on the Square. She said she would see what they could do to help. Several people sent emails, made call, and offered monetary support if needed. Well, long and short…their bus route was reinstated, and everyone is thrilled.

A few people tried to tell me that I was instrumental in getting this done, but all I did was share a few stories and post a video. All the friends, relatives, Towne Creek management, and neighbors who called and emailed TAPS made it happen. Thank you TAPS!

McKinney is a very loving and generous community. “It takes a village.” We certainly have a great village. Thank you to all who supported these seniors.
My sister, JoAnn, suggested that I also post a video of the happy, smiling seniors saying thank you. It’s easy to complain when things go wrong, but not everyone says thank you when the problem is resolved.




Friday: For Our Seniors: Please Help!!!

6 Dec

If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should not grow old.

– James A. Garfield-
This afternoon we celebrated Miss Eleanor Correnty’s 90th birthday at Towne Creek Apartments in McKinney. There was laughter, great food, and plenty of cake. But, this celebration was just a brief distraction and pleasant pause in the every day life that our seniors face. Many are alone, with no family or friends nearby.

These lovely, normally calm and content seniors, are all up in arms about their McKinney TAPS public transportation route being eliminated. The number 100 and 300 route that services Towne Creek Senior Apartments and the adjacent apartment complex was recently cancelled without notice. Many of these residents have no other means of transportation, no friends or family to take them to the doctor, the store, or to the senior center. They are all on very limited incomes.

You can help them by voicing your opinion to TAPS, your friends, and your neighbors. Share this post. Talk to your local council members. Speak up for our elderly neighbors who feel that they no longer have a voice and no one cares. It doesn’t matter if you live in McKinney or outer Mongolia. Our seniors deserve our respect and appreciation. Thank you!
First Level Review
Complaints will be received exclusively through three distinct channels:
Email: complaints@tapsbus.com
Phone: 855-331-6732
Written Letter

Miss Eleanor Correnty celebrates her 90th birthday with friends at Towne Creek Senior Aparments.

Now, a few residents plead for the reinstatement of their public transportation route from TAPS.