Cornerstone Retirement Community opened its doors in 1996 to serve the seniors of Texarkana and the surrounding areas. Upon its opening, Cornerstone would become the area’s first non-profit senior living community that is faith-based and mission-driven. It remains the only retirement community with this meaningful distinction to this day. When taking a tour through the streets of the campus and walking through the halls of the building, it’s hard not to consider those who first had the vision for Cornerstone’s existence. The exterior of the campus is beautiful with thoughtful landscaping and lined with tall, proud pine trees showcasing the founder’s commitment to the overall beauty of the campus. The interior spaces are not only lovely and well appointed but they also provide the full continuum of services (including Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Support, Skilled Nursing, Short-term Rehab and Home Health) allowing you to recognize the true beauty of what Cornerstone means to the people of Texarkana.
Cornerstone has become a special place over the years because of the many people who have lived out their aging story on these grounds. For the last 25 years, the compassionate staff have been honored to support residents through every stage of that journey due to the smart design and intent behind the Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) model. This design is yet another distinction unique to Cornerstone.
Britany Gavriel, Executive Director, had this to say, “It is with tremendous gratitude that we celebrate this milestone anniversary. We are grateful to the original founders of the community who made their vision a reality, to the great folks of Texarkana for embracing this community from day one, to the caring staff who pour their talents into this place each and everyday, and to the residents and their families that choose to invest their lives at Cornerstone. We are so blessed to carry on a tradition of quality services that are driven by faith values. It’s overwhelming to consider the many lives that have been touched over these 25 years and to have the opportunity to play a role in this important legacy myself.”