Dallas-based Mustang Creek Estates is proud to announce the opening of Mustang Creek Estates of Sachse, its fifth senior living community in Dallas/Fort Worth. This affordable assisted living and memory care community is bringing a unique personalized style to the Sachse area. The team is excited to serve its first residents and help them adapt to their new homes as they move in. One of these residents is Charles Foster, 96, originally from Kansas. Foster is a Navy veteran who served during World War II and survived many battles, including Guadalcanal, Okinawa, Mariana Islands and the Philippines Campaign. Foster moved to Texas last year to be closer to his family and recently moved into Mustang Creek Estates of Sachse. The community is recognizing Foster and all of its veteran residents with a new wall of honor. The tribute will showcase photos of veteran residents at the community all year long.
“We are delighted to have Charles as one of our very first residents, and the wall of honor is the least we can do to express our appreciation for our veteran residents,” said Sharon Flowers, executive director of Mustang Creek Estates of Sachse. “It is important for us to ensure our residents feel comfortable and at home from the beginning. We look forward to getting to know Charles and ensuring we have activities he enjoys in the community. Our residents will always have an opportunity to create new friendships, make a difference by volunteering or enhance their lives through interesting activities and new experiences.”
Foster served in the Navy during the World War II, and between the years of 1942 and 1945 he served as a fire controlman on a light cruiser in the South Pacific. During this time, Foster survived two torpedo attacks and one bombing. His daughter Carol Gray recalls that after her father returned home from the war, he didn’t talk about it much. Foster, who was married for 59 years and has five children, went to college after his return and then worked for the federal government until his retirement. Foster played golf until he was 90 years old and has always enjoyed gardening and working with wood.
"My family and I are so proud of our father serving in the Navy during WWII,” said Carol Gray. “He came back and lead a life devoted to his church, his family, and the communities he lived in. He was a wonderful role model to his 5 children as well as his grandchildren and great grandchildren. We are all so lucky to have had him as a father. His patriotism and service to his country will never be forgotten."
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, Frisco, Burleson and Keller.