Monday, July 29, 2013

Legacy Senior Communities plans development in Dallas

The operators behind The Legacy Willow Bend in Plano plan another large-scale retirement community, this one in Dallas, according to Michael Ellentuck, president of The Legacy Senior Communities.
The company is evaluating several sites and hopes to be in escrow on a site in 60 to 90 days and break ground within 18 months, Ellentuck told me in a recent interview. The facility will have an as yet undetermined number of independent living, assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing rental units, Ellentuck said. It's too soon to say what the project's cost will be, he said.
"It's early in the development of it," Ellentuck said. "We're just putting together operating budgets and construction budgets and looking at the sites."
In addition, The Legacy Willow Bend is one of five Dallas-area senior living communities recently selected as a tour destination for the 2013 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO, which comes to North Texas Oct. 27-30, Ellentuck said.
"They were impressed that our philosophy, customer service, the uniqueness of our architecture and the incorporation of art and wellness into everything we do really demonstrates the trends of where retirement living should be moving," Ellentuck told me. "It's about experience, it's about quality of life. We offer something quite unique."
The LeadingAge organization consists of 6,000 not-for-profits, 39 state partners and hundreds of businesses, research partners, consumer organizations and foundations across the United States that focus on the overall health and well-being of seniors, children and people with special needs.
Author: Bill Hethcock - Dallas Business Journal