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Nancy Smith, Dr. Carla Russo, Regina Bruce

Author and former journalist Nancy Smith was the featured speaker at The Preston of the Park Cities as the senior living community introduced its new THRIVE Talk and Tea Series. At the July 22 inaugural event, which also included an afternoon tea and book signing, Smith discussed her latest book, Invincible Women of Dallas.

Smith, who is well-known among Dallasites as the former society editor for both The Dallas Morning News and Dallas Times Herald, has penned eight books since 2010. She wrote Invincible Women of Dallas to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote in 1920. With the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, the presentation at The Preston of the Park Cities was among her first public appearances to share the work, which features interviews with influential women about their attitudes toward the Equal Rights Amendment, women’s employment and equality, and the future of women in the home and workplace.

The THRIVE Talk and Tea Series presented by The Preston of the Park Cities is a monthly series that is complimentary to attend, but reservations are required. For information on upcoming speakers and to receive invitations, please contact Melissa Taylor at 469-904-1394 or Complimentary valet parking is provided for the events.

The Preston of the Park Cities,, offers Assisted Living, The Bridge and Memory Care. The Preston is a Silverstone / Watermark retirement community located at 5917 Sherry Lane, Dallas 75225.

PHOTO CREDIT: James Edward Photography


The Preston of the Park Cities is a full-service luxury rental retirement community with 134 residences offering Assisted Living, The Bridge and Memory Care.  Located at 5917 Sherry Lane, Dallas, in the prestigious Park Cities / Preston Hollow area, the community features an amenity-rich lifestyle with dynamic programs, fine dining, and concierge services. The Preston of the Park Cities is owned by Dallas-based Silverstone Senior Living and operated by Watermark Retirement Communities®. Visit for more information.


Silverstone Senior Living develops high-quality senior housing communities which provide independent living, assisted living and memory care services in Texas, Florida and the Mid-Atlantic states. The principals of Silverstone have extensive experience and an excellent track record in the real estate industry. This experience includes designing, developing, managing, operating and owning premierproperties throughout the nation and across all the major asset platformsfor both public and private companies. Silverstone is committed to developing and operating “best in class” communities that are as comfortable as home, luxurious as a country club, and provide the highest level of care.  Visit for more information.


Watermark creates extraordinary communities where people thrive. We believe aging is about renewal rather than retirement. Watermark communities are known for highly trained and caring associates, a lifestyle built on choice, fine amenities, integrative wellness and innovative programs including the award-winning Watermark University featuring a wide variety of engaging classes for residents and area seniors. Watermark has been named in the top 25 Best Workplaces for Aging Services in a national program conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute and published on A privately held company with a reputation for over 30 years for service, innovation, integrity and financial stability, Watermark manages more than 65 retirement communities coast to coast. Based in Tucson, AZ, Watermark is ranked as the nation’s 11th-leading senior housing operator by the American Seniors Housing Association. Visit for more information.