Our History

Our goal has always been to provide the highest quality of care and make sure the seniors we serve live their lives with the dignity and respect they so richly deserve. We have taken on the responsibility of this care, and we take it very seriously.


More than 60 years ago, the Dallas Jewish community recognized the need to provide a safe, caring home for Jewish seniors. For that reason, the Dallas Home for Jewish Aged on the Golden Acres campus was established in East Dallas. Under expert guidance and generous support from the community, it quickly became a nationally recognized leader in the field of aging.


As the decades passed, our organization continued to progress, finding better, more modern ways of serving seniors and their families. The expectations and lifestyles of Dallas area seniors changed, and our organization responded with a new corporate structure and a new vision for the future that became The Legacy Senior Communities.


Although our name has changed (along with the expectations of our community), our dedication to providing the highest quality of care to seniors has not. Carrying on the rich tradition of the Dallas Home For Jewish Aged, The Legacy Senior Communities established The Legacy Willow Bend in 2008 and The Legacy at Home in 2011. Together, these organizations have become, once again, a shining example of our commitment to the health, dignity and the well-being of the people we serve.


Today, The Legacy Senior Communities is a Jewish-sponsored organization that offers a wide selection of senior housing and health care services to people of all faiths and backgrounds. The Legacy Willow Bend is a Life Care community that includes Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Skilled Nursing on a 28–acre campus in Plano. The Legacy at Home meets the growing demand for in-home health care and serves the DFW area with Medicare certified home health services. And, coming to Dallas in 2019, The Legacy Midtown Park will offer a full continuum of care in a rental-based model, as well as a more urban, contemporary feel close to synagogues, shopping, dining and more.


Although our services and communities continue to evolve, our tradition and dedication to the seniors of Greater Dallas will never change.