Author Archives: Morningside of Fullerton

Massive Sugar Village Becomes Yearly Tradition for Morningside’s Executive Chef

Every year during the holiday season, Chef Jesse Brizuela creates a giant 13’x20’ sugar village. What started as a small project 14 years ago has grown into a beloved holiday tradition. “I make the village for the residents,” said Brizuela. “It makes me happy to see them with their families talking about every detail in… Read More »

Inside Morningside

Oktoberfest Fun Members of the Bluebirds German Band take a breather after performing at the Morningside Oktoberfest celebration. This band, originally from Germany, entertained residents with their selections of rousing tunes and fun-filled “toasting” songs! Lakeview Hall was festooned with fall leaves and pumpkins. Glass beer steins filled with peanuts were centered at each table…. Read More »

Resident Excursions in November

•  “Murder by Life,” Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton •  U.S. Army Band/Chorus, Haugh Performing Arts, Glendora •  Pechanga Hotel and Casino, Temecula •  Don Quixote Ballet, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa •  Rio Hondo Symphony, Whittier High School Auditorium, Whittier •  Destination Walk, El Dorado Park, Long Beach •   “Charles Phoenix Retro Holiday… Read More »

Fifty Years as a Teacher and Counting: The Benefits of Continuing Education

Continuing education is a popular pastime for the residents of Morningside of Fullerton, as many of them understand the significant health benefits of intellectual wellness. Studies show continuing education slows age-related memory decline and provides beneficial social interaction. Resident Barbara Vigano knows those benefits very well, as she continues to teach into her 50th year…. Read More »

Morningside Retirement Community Names New Food and Beverage Director

FOOD! GLORIOUS FOOD! A Q&A With Tania Ramirez, Morningside’s New Director of Food and Beverage Services Delicious food is extremely important to residents living in a retirement community. Just a few years ago, Morningside’s restaurants and kitchens underwent a major renovation to ensure that residents enjoy their dining experience on a daily basis. Morningside’s menus… Read More »

Seventy Years as a Ham and Counting: Vi Barrett Champions Disaster Preparedness at Morningside

This year’s devastating wildfire season and the constant threat of “The Big One” are ever-present reminders to all Californians that disaster preparation shouldn’t be a luxury. For Fullerton retiree Vi Barnett, it isn’t. A 70-year ham radio enthusiast with extensive law enforcement experience, Vi voluntarily dedicates countless hours to ensure her neighbors at Morningside of… Read More »