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The Legacy Senior Communities, a not-for-profit charitable organization, officially broke ground on The Legacy Midtown Park rental continuing care retirement community in Dallas. The organization celebrated the milestone with board members, donors and invited guests. Once completed, the total project cost of The Legacy Midtown Park will be $175 million, and it will create approximately 350 jobs. The community will have 184 independent living apartments, and the highest quality of care in 50 assisted living apartments, 36 memory care residences, and 54 suites for short-term rehabilitation or long-term care. In an urban, contemporary setting with multiple dining options, a fully equipped fitness, aerobics and aquatic center and cutting-edge amenities, The Legacy Midtown Park will provide the lifestyle desired by seniors today and for years to come. The Legacy at Home, the organization’s not-for-profit home health care agency, will also provide home health care and personal care for residents if needed.

 

The groundbreaking ceremony included remarks from Marc R. Stanley, chairman of the board of trustees of The Legacy Senior Communities; Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins; Carol Aaron, co-chair of the capital campaign committee and chair of the board of directors of The Legacy Midtown Park; Michael Ellentuck, director of project development for The Legacy Midtown Park; Mark Kreditor, Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas board chair; Dallas City Council Member Jennifer Staubach Gates; and Melissa Orth, president and CEO of The Legacy Senior Communities. Rabbi Adam Roffman of Congregation Shearith Israel led the concluding prayer.

 

“A community is judged by the way it cares for its elders, and it is our responsibility to build a campus that provides a wonderful lifestyle, offers the highest quality of care and meets the needs of the community,” said Carol Aaron, co-chair of the capital campaign committee and chair of the board of directors of The Legacy Midtown Park. “I am thrilled to reach this historic moment in our organization’s history, and I want to personally thank all of our donors who stepped up to make this community a reality.”

 

“We are embarking on an exciting new chapter for The Legacy Senior Communities. The Legacy Midtown Park will be a state-of-the-art retirement community with independent living and all other levels of care on one campus,” said Marc R. Stanley, chairman of the board of trustees for The Legacy Senior Communities. “North Texas families have been asking us for years to create a rental continuing care retirement community in Dallas, and we are thrilled to respond with this amazing community.”

 

Located on 10 acres in the Midtown Park development between Meadow Road and Royal Lane just off North Central Expressway in Dallas, The Legacy Midtown Park will be the only Jewish-sponsored rental retirement

community in Dallas. However, the development will offer security and peace of mind for people of all faiths who will call the community home.

 

 

“We are a mission-based organization, and we have a proud history of caring for seniors and their families in Dallas,” said Melissa Orth, president and CEO of The Legacy Senior Communities. “The Legacy Midtown Park will allow us to continue our dedication to seniors through innovative programming, superior care and exceptional lifestyle options. It is an honor to build this unique community, and we look forward to furthering our commitment to serving Dallas seniors and their families.”

 

Project partners include Dallas-based D2 Architecture; Andres Construction Services, StudioSIX5, interior design firm; Talley Associates, landscape architecture; The Belaire Group, development consultant; SunTrust Bank, lead arranger; and Frost Bank.

 

“The Legacy Senior Communities is fulfilling a long-term vision with the construction of this innovative continuing care retirement community,” said Julia Harman, Dallas-Fort Worth market president for SunTrust.  “We are thrilled to bring our aging services expertise to bear in partnering with Legacy on this important financing within the Dallas marketplace.”

 

Construction on the entire community will officially start next month. The community expects to begin opening Fall 2019 with long-term care and short-term rehab, and independent living and other levels of care will open in 2020.

 

For more information about the project, the public can contact Andrea Statman, director of development for The Legacy Senior Communities, by calling (972) 468-6161 or emailing astatman@thelegacysc.org.