PLANO, Texas, August 1, 2018 – The Legacy Senior Communities is pleased to announce the appointment of Elise Power as Jewish community liaison. Melissa Orth, president and CEO of The Legacy Senior Communities, made the announcement. Founded in 2011, The Legacy at Home is the largest not-for-profit home health provider in Greater Dallas. The Jewish-sponsored agency provides comprehensive Medicare-certified home health care and personal assistance with daily living to seniors with the same level of distinction and professionalism that has defined its parent organization, The Legacy Senior Communities, for 65 years. Power’s appointment comes as the agency seeks to further develop and maintain Jewish connections in the Greater Dallas community.
“We’re thrilled to have Elise join The Legacy at Home team,” said Orth. “Throughout her career she has advocated for seniors and their families while providing them with guidance and information to help them make decisions about care and aging. As a community liaison, Elise will further our message in the Jewish community and reinforce the relationships that we have fostered over the years. We look forward to working with her as we expand our outreach in the Greater Dallas community.”
“I’m honored to take on this role and the responsibility of strengthening our relationships in Greater Dallas,” said Power. “I have already received incredible support, and I look forward to furthering our organization’s commitment to service, high-quality care and overall excellence.”
With more than 30 years of experience in the health care and home health industries, Power has held various positions in management and educational outreach. In addition to her professional work, Power has volunteered for a variety of roles in the local Jewish community. Her service activities include memberships with Temple Emanu-El, The National Institute for Jewish Hospice, Daughters of World War II, National Council of Jewish Women, Dallas Jewish Historical Society and many others. Power also has a personal connection to The Legacy Senior Communities. Elise’s father, Harold Power of blessed memory, was a resident of The Legacy Willow Bend, the organization’s life care retirement community in Plano, and she witnessed their strong dedication to service firsthand. For that reason, she wanted to join the team and provide others with the same level of compassion and excellence.
“Before moving into The Legacy Willow Bend, my father wasn’t connected to the Jewish community, but after moving here he developed a sense of pride I had never seen in him before,” said Power. “It’s that heartfelt connection that I want to offer those served by The Legacy Senior Communities. We form personal relationships with those we serve, and that makes a tremendous impact. My hope is that I can show others the same kind of respect and understanding that I experienced with my own family.”
“Elise has an incredible background that highlights her dedication to helping Jewish seniors and their families,” said Orth. “In her time with The Legacy at Home, she has effectively advocated for those we serve, and we see her passion for serving others in every interaction, whether it’s with a team member, a senior or a family. We are confident that Elise will communicate our organization’s values and ideals with the Greater Dallas community, and that she will continue to build strong ties in the local Jewish community.”