A Soulful Story: Save the Date | October 14

June 30, 2023

Feeding the Jewish Soul is a series of weekly emails that will give you an insight into what The Legacy does day in day out and how it impacts the seniors we serve.

In 1953, the Dallas Home for Jewish Aged opened on the Golden Acres campus in East Dallas in order to meet the growing need for quality care and services for Jewish seniors. Under expert guidance, and with generous support from the community, Golden Acres quickly became a nationally recognized leader in the field of aging for seniors.

In 2001, a new CEO and the board of directors created a strategic plan to establish a retirement community that would ensure a higher level of quality, comprehensive care by establishing The Legacy Senior Communities as a Jewish-sponsored not-for-profit supporting organization. The Dallas Home for Jewish Aged became the philanthropic supported organization of The Legacy Senior Communities.

Over the years, senior care shifted from reactive care to proactive wellness, and a new interest in independent living and memory support emerged. Golden Acres, a facility primarily focused on skilled nursing, started to become misaligned with the changing needs and desires of seniors. In 2007, The Legacy sold the Golden Acres campus and transitioned to a new location, The Legacy Preston Hollow, in North Dallas, offering assisted living and skilled nursing.

Shortly after, The Legacy Willow Bend, a Life Care continuing care retirement community in Plano, opened in 2008 to expand service options by offering the most modern approaches to senior living and a full continuum of care all on one campus.

The Legacy at Home, a Medicare-certified home healthcare provider, was established in 2011 to give The Legacy the opportunity to deliver community-based care and services to people in their homes, as well as in senior retirement communities.

The Legacy Preston Hollow was sold in 2015, paving the way for The Legacy Midtown Park, a campus that opened in 2020 providing the full continuum of care in the heart of the Dallas Jewish community.

As The Legacy enters our 70th year serving seniors and families, please save the date for the Yes! Event on Saturday, October 14, 2023. On this night The Legacy will be honoring Carol and Steve Aaron and their family for their unwavering support and dedication to Jewish seniors.

Make more moments like this possible by supporting The Legacy Senior Communities Foundation. It is our great honor to care for seniors. We continue to uphold the mission of our founders by providing a continuum of care to seniors and their families delivered with compassion, dignity, and excellence, while embracing our Jewish values.

Every year, The Legacy Senior Communities Foundation, with support from The Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, provides more than $1 million in charitable care to Jewish seniors in the Dallas area. This care includes resident support and thousands of hours of Personal Assistance Services provided by The Legacy at Home grant program.

It is the community’s continued support that leaves an imprint on the present and future of our organization, creating a level of distinction we call The Legacy Difference. This distinction includes Jewish life initiatives, Kosher dining programming, social events and activities, resident transportation, security, and much more!

The Legacy is able to respond to the most urgent and changing needs of our residents and their families, and the growing demand for senior care and services thanks to our generous donors.

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