Community Outreach

Since 1898, The Glen Retirement System has benefited from the support of our local community. As a not-for-profit organization, it’s because of the community’s financial support as well as the dedication of our volunteers, that The Glen has been able to stay at the forefront of our industry. As a Continuing Care Retirement Community, The Glen is able to serve current and future seniors in our area as their needs progress.

Part of The Glen’s mission is that we diligently give back to our community that has been so gracious to us throughout the years. Our Community Outreach Program is an extension of our organization that is constantly expanding in our efforts to better serve those in our community.

Paws With Purpose

Since 2000, thanks to the money from The Zadeck Family, Paws With Purpose has been providing animal companionship to residents at The Glen. Visits from our therapy dogs provide entertainment, a welcome change from routine, renewal of old friendships, and encourage people to be more active and responsive during and after visits. These visits can even offer a welcome distraction from pain and infirmity. The Glen’s therapy dogs assist in therapy exercises with the assistance of our talented therapy team in our onsite rehabilitation program.

Bentley & Buttons, our two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, are our two most active working dogs. Both were bred by the Cline Family, owners of the award winning Forest Creek Cavaliers. For more information on where these pups came from, please visit We also have Molly Adelle, who was adopted and has been a wonderful addition to our team. All three of our dogs are registered through a curriculum set forth by Pet Partners: The Glen believes this credibility ensures that the dogs visiting residents living in our communities are appropriate. We also have several wonderful volunteer Pet Partner teams that make it possible to reach even more residents at The Glen each week.

Paws With Purpose would not be possible without the support of donors and sponsors. We would especially like to thank the following sponsors for joining us in our efforts to support this program, and help us sustain its viability within our organization and beyond our walls: Mr. and Mrs. Vinton Cline, Drs. Debra and Kevin Cline, CHRISTUS Health Shreveport-Bossier, and The Wheless Foundation.

For information on how you can support Paws With Purpose, please contact Marie Davis, Chief Financial Officer, at 318-798-3500 or

The Glen is proud to share this wonderful program with other organizations such as Shriners Hospital, Grace Home, University Hospital, CHRISTUS Health Shreveport-Bossier, Holy Angels, Eighty-First Street Early Childhood Education Center, Northwest Louisiana Veteran’s Home, and Gingerbread House Bossier/Shreveport Children’s Advocacy Center.

For More Information please contact Debbie Cowen at 318-798-3500 or

Caregiver’s Memory Loss Support Group

Date: First Thursday of Every Month
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: The Glen Retirement System | 403 East Flournoy Lucas Road | Shreveport, Louisiana 71115

Since September of 2002, the Caregivers Memory-Loss Support Group has gathered on the first Thursday of each month to share their stories, comfort each other and benefit from a presentation that promises to further their knowledge and their ability to better care for their loved ones. Caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other Dementia related illnesses is difficult, and this compassionate gathering provides relief in the form of fellowship and education.

For more information: Call Lydia Earhart at 318-798-3500 or email