Hood County Resident Celebrates 104th Birthday in Style

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FORT WORTH, TX, February 24, 2023 – On a recent Monday afternoon, guests and residents at the Courtyards at Lake Granbury gathered to celebrate Community Healthcare of Texas patient Ralph Seals in style with a top hats and tiaras-themed party for his 104th birthday.

The Courtyards at Lake Granbury partnered with Community Healthcare of Texas, the state’s largest not-for-profit hospice and palliative care provider, to plan the special day for Mr. Seals, a resident of the senior living community.

Mr. Seals was all smiles as he tapped his fingers and toes along with the beat of the music that filled the room. His enthusiasm didn’t surprise his daughter-in-law, Marcia, who recalled that Mr. Seals and his late wife, Pansy were the “star dancers” at their previous senior living center.

In speaking with Hood County News reporter Ashley Inge, Marcia also shared what she believes is the secret to Mr. Seals’ long life. “He walked miles and miles, so that’s why (he’s lived so long), and he’s worked hard all his life,” she said.

The US Army Air Corps veteran has made a lasting impression on his entire care team from Community Healthcare of Texas, especially Patient Care Manager Keri Brooks. “Watching Mr. Seals walk in the room was invigorating and reminded me why I chose a career in hospice,” said Keri. “The day was the epitome of what hospice care is designed to be – celebrating and living life to the fullest.”

About Community Healthcare of Texas

As the largest not-for-profit hospice and palliative care provider in the state, Community Healthcare of Texas has provided end-of-life care services for adult and pediatric patients since 1996. Community Healthcare of Texas serves patients and their families across 25 Dallas, Fort Worth, and Waco counties, offering hospice care, palliative care, education, emotional and spiritual support, and grief care to families facing serious and terminal illnesses. Please visit or contact Deidrea Laux at to learn more.


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