KELLER, Texas, Sept. 23, 2019 – It’s homecoming season in Texas, and seniors (age 65-plus seniors) in Keller are also preparing for a fall dance. Mustang Creek Estates of Keller will host its Fall Ball September 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. This year’s king and queen are Gerald and Lois Mylnarak. The couple has been married for 34 years and has many fond memories of square dancing early in their marriage.
Today they both live at Mustang Creek Estates of Keller. Lois is 91 years old and credits their successful marriage to doing everything together. The couple loves jazz, reading, dancing and shopping. The couple met later in life while both working at a Wisconsin Chrysler factory, and they stayed loyal to the brand throughout their marriage. While Lois is less mobile today, she’s not slowing down. She continues to give back through her church by knitting baby bonnets for newborns. She has created over 300 hats through the program with the Good Shepard Catholic Church. Living in Texas also allows her to be closer to her daughter, Bonnie Johnson.
“Most days my mom has more energy than I do,” said Johnson. “Even through this new phase of life, my stepdad continues to do anything my mother asks. It’s a wonderful reminder that love doesn’t know age. Their secret is possibly separate bedrooms! My mom says he snores, so it’s what works for them.”
While Gerald, 85, is dealing with memory loss, he and his wife are able to remain together at Mustang Creek Estates. Lois says it’s not always easy, but the key is to take things one day at a time.
“I admire almost everything about Gerald,” said Lois. “While dementia can bring bad days and good days, I still always know what he’s thinking. After 34 years, it’s okay if we’re not always talking, the important thing is we’re together.”
“We’re so glad this year’s Fall Ball will honor one of our beloved couples at Mustang Creek Estates of Keller,” said Allen Little, executive director of Mustang Creek Estates of Keller. “Lois didn’t get a chance to attend a high school dance, so we hope she feels like the queen she is on September 26.”
The theme of this year’s Fall Ball is “let’s fall in love with the colors of the wind.” Mustang Creek Estates of Keller is thankful to this year’s decoration sponsors, Jade Events & Designs and Sunrise Home Health. Professional DJ equipment is also being provided Gerson Mora, also known as by DJ Mora.
“I love bringing the community together for events like the Fall Ball. The home-like atmosphere of Mustang Creek is truly something special and the ball is a perfect example of how our residents come together and support each other,” said Melissa Andrade, activities director for Mustang Creek Estates of Keller.
Mustang Creek Estates – whose mission is to provide seniors with high-quality residential-style assisted living and memory care at an affordable price – has additional locations in Allen, Burleson, Frisco and Sachse.