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June 5, 2023

The Wildwood Senior Living: Home to Extraordinary Stories and Remarkable Residents 

Category: Senior Living

Author: Shannon Novak

The Wildwood Senior Living is not just a senior living community; it’s a place where extraordinary people with fascinating histories choose to call home. One such resident is Carol Lou Clark, also known as Carol Parker, who had a high-profile 46-year career on television in Joplin, MO and she even made her mark on the big screen. 

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Before she became a local TV celebrity, a young Carol had her chance in Hollywood. She was part of the 1954 musical comedy “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” which starred big names of the 1950s movie industry, including Marilyn Monroe, Ethel Merman, Dan Dailey, Donald O’Connor, Johnnie Ray, and Mitzi Gaynor. Carol’s Hollywood experience was thrilling, but after seven weeks, she decided to return to Joplin, stating, “There’s no place like home.”

Today, Carol is a cherished resident of The Wildwood Senior Living, bringing her unique history and vibrant personality to our community. Her story is a testament to the diverse and remarkable individuals who choose to make their home at The Wildwood. We are honored to have residents like Carol, who enrich our community with their life experiences and stories. 

At The Wildwood Senior Living, we believe in celebrating the individuality of our residents. Each person brings their own unique history and life story, contributing to the rich tapestry of our community. We are committed to providing a nurturing environment where residents can continue to live fascinating lives while enjoying the comfort, security, and camaraderie of community living. 

The Wildwood Senior Living in Joplin, MO offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near Freeman Health System and Mercy Hospital with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Twin Hills Country Club, Northpark Mall, Grand Falls, Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center – National Audubon Society, Spiva Center for the Arts, and George Washington Carver National Monument.

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