The Caraday Way in Action: Resident Jose Flores spreads joy nationwide with Tejano music


Our vision in everything we do is to convey a shared value of compassion, a commitment to excellence, open communications, motivation to be the best, and a sense of personal integrity.

We are honored to care for our residents and share a passion to make their days enriching and fulfilling. It’s The Caraday Way!

Caraday of Corpus Christi’s resident Jose Flores is using his love for music to bring people together across the nation.

Nearly 40 years ago, he got the DJ bug after seeing a movie where “the DJ was getting down and putting beats together.” 

Mr. Flores has been touching hearts with music ever since.

Over his career, he played in several Texas cities. When he moved to Caraday, he decided to stream his very own radio station called La Caliente Live. 

His station, which plays predominately Tejano music, is the first and only 24-hour radio station from a senior living resident in the U.S. His equipment is set up in his room, but he reaches the ears of nearly 5,300 people a month between multiple states.

Caraday resident Annette Mauricio, says Mr. Flores’s music gives her a boost of energy.

“We have parties and he gets me dancing—I love it,” she said.

And Caraday’s administrator Ernest de la Garza loves it too.

“Mr. Flores puts on entertainment for our residents and staff during festivals and events, and he brings smiles to everyone, as his music encompasses all genres,” Ernest said.

“We are pleased to have Mr. Flores be a part of our home here,” he added.

Home is an important word for the Caraday team.  Across Caraday communities, teams offer care with compassion and a commitment to fulfilling and enriching lives. From the moment anyone – residents, families, or team members – walk through the doors of a Caraday community, there is a noticeable and distinct difference. It’s called The Caraday Way.

“Passion and joy are ageless, and Mr. Flores is a perfect example of that,” Ernest explained.

“At Caraday, it’s our pleasure to help our residents live life to the fullest and to keep enjoying the things they love.”