University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Patriot Heights Residents Association Records, 1990-2007

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Patriot Heights Residents Association
Title: Patriot Heights Residents Association Records
Dates: 1990-2002
Creator Abstract: Patriot Heights is a planned community located at 5000 Fawn Meadow, San Antonio, Texas 78240 that offers a choice of living arrangements for senior citizens.
Content Abstract: The Patriot Heights Residents Association Records contain documents concerning the rules, programs and healthcare operations of the Patriot Heights living community.
Identification: MS 121
Extent: 1.7 linear feet (4 boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

Patriot Heights is a planned community located at 5000 Fawn Meadow, San Antonio, Texas 78240 that offers a choice of living arrangements for senior citizens. Patriot Heights mission is to assist older adults of all faiths in achieving physical, intellectual, spiritual, emotional and social well-being. Patriot Heights has been a service unit of The National Benevolent Association of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) since 1990 and its non-profit status as a 501c(3) organization in 1992.

The Patriot Heights Residents Association is a collection of residents who meet and discuss the happenings of their community. It is a volunteer organization with an elected board of officials. The group meets monthly to discuss everything from organizing potluck dinners to the quality of service at the healthcare center.

The association also produces a monthly newsletter and a weekly update.

Scope and Content Note

The Patriot Heights Residents Association records contain documents concerning the rules, programs and healthcare operations of the Patriot Heights living community. The collection is divided into five series.


Records are arranged as follows:
Residents Association


Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Usage Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Patriot Heights Resident's Association Records must be obtained from University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Index Terms

National Benevolent Association (Christian Church (Disciples of Christ))
Patriot Heights Residents Association.
Congregate housing--Texas--San Antonio.
Neighborhoods--Texas--San Antonio.
Older people--Texas--San Antonio.
Planned communities--Texas--San Antonio.
Retirement communities--Texas--San Antonio.
Senior citizens--Texas--San Antonio.
San Antonio (Tex.)
Financial records.
Local Subjects
Clubs and Organizations
Neighborhood Associations
San Antonio History

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Patriot Heights Resident's Association Records, MS 121, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by Resident Association Board Member Adelaide Winston in August of 2002 (Acc. 2001-28 and 2002-41) and James Steiner in June 2012 (Acc. 2012-033).

Processing Information

Processed by Eva Sansone, Intern, Summer 2003.

Detailed Description of the Collection


The Correspondence series contains letters to and from the Residents Association concerning everything from issues in the dining hall to letters to community leaders. This series also contains thank you letters from the residents for various projects and initiatives held by the residents association, as well as general reminder memos sent out to all residents.
Box Folder
1 1 Communications, undated
2 From the Residents Association, undated
3 Miscellaneous. Letters, undated
4 Thank Yous, 1993, 1996, 1998
5 To The Residents Association, undated


The Healthcare series contains documents on the healthcare center such as appointment times and therapy sessions. This series also contains information on the home healthcare program and memos concerning healthcare operations.
Box Folder
1 6 Electric Cart Operations, undated.
7 Healthcare Center Correspondence, undated
8 Healthcare Medical Center, undated
9 Healthcare Center Newsletters, October 1997 - March 1999
10 Home Healthcare, undated
11 Senior Professor Program, 1999-2000


The Programs series contains information about the various programs available at Patriot Heights. This series contains the activities calendars, dining schedules and information concerning the residential Chapel. Also contained in this series is The Patriot Eagle newsletters (1994-2002) and the Friday Updates (1998-2000).
Box Folder
1 12 Activities Calenders, May 1998 - June 2000
13 Chapel, undated
14 Chapel (Not under Patriot Heights Residents Association), undated
15 Fellowship of John, undated
16 Food, undated
17 Friday Update October 2, 1998 - August 20, 1999
18 Friday Update September 9, 1999 - June 2, 2000
Box Folder
2 1 The Patriot EagleJanuary 1994 - December 1994
2 The Patriot EagleFebruary 1998 - December 1999
3 The Patriot Eagle Newsletter January 2000 - July 2002


The Regulations series contains the residents handbook and documents concerning the by laws, amendments and operational changes of the Patriot Heights community.
Box Folder
2 4 Bylaws, undated
5 Bylaws - Amendments, undated
6 Faculty Evaluations, undated
7 Monthly Rental Rates 1997
8 Operation Changes, undated
9 Pet Policy, undated
10 Presidents Handbook, undated
11 Residents Rights and Responsibilities, undated
12 Safety, undated
13 Statement of Values, undated

Residents Association

The Residents Association series contains minutes, agenda and correspondence from the Board Meetings (1990-2002) and the residents association meetings (1990-2002), as well as the treasurers’ reports (1992-2001). Also contained in this series are letters concerning the National Benevolent Association and meeting with the CEO Ted Moore. There is also information about the Residents Association programs such as their employee Christmas Gift Fund and general communications between members of the residents association.
Box Folder
2 14 Board Meeting Business, July 1, 1999 – July 1, 2000
15 Board Meeting Minutes, November 1990 – December 1998
16 Board Meeting Minutes, January 1999 – May 2002
Box Folder
4 8 Board Meeting materials, January 27, 1998
9 Board Meeting materials, April 28, 1998
Box Folder
3 1 Communications Meeting, October 13, 1997 – June 7, 1999
2 Christmas Fund, 1990 – 1996
3 Christmas Fund, 1 of 2, 1999
4 Christmas Fund, 2 of 2, 1999
5 Guidelines, undated
6 Meetings: Agendas, July 2000 – June 2003
7 Meeting: Minutes, 1990 – 1992
8 Meeting: Minutes, October 13, 1993 – January 14, 1994
9 Meetings: Minutes, January 1994 – 1996
10 Meetings: Minutes, January 15, 1997 – June 19, 2000
Box Folder
4 1 National Benevolent Association, undated
2 NBA: Ted Moore (CEO) Meetings, undated
3 Officers, 1990 - 1993
4 Survey Committee, undated
5 Thank You Letters, undated
6 Treasurer’s Report, January 8, 1997 – October 31, 2001
7 Treasurer’s Report, March 12, 1992 – December 18, 1996