History

A Legacy of Serving Seniors

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 of all faiths. Now named The Legacy Senior Communities, we have been providing innovative care, communities, and services to seniors of Greater Dallas ever since.

  • 1953

    The Dallas Home for Jewish Aged on the Golden Acres campus is established to serve Jewish seniors and their families, but welcomes seniors of all faiths.

  • 1990–2000

    Senior care slowly shifts from reactive care to proactive wellness, and a new interest in independent living and memory support emerges. Golden Acres, a facility focused on and limited to skilled nursing, starts to become misaligned with the changing needs and desires of seniors.

  • 2001

    A new CEO and the board of directors create 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 parent company.

  • 2007

    The Legacy Senior Communities sells Golden Acres, transitioning the Dallas Home for Jewish Aged to a new convenient location in the heart of North Dallas, calling it The Legacy Preston Hollow. The new community offers assisted living and skilled nursing.

  • 2008

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

  • 2011

    The Legacy at Home, a not-for-profit, Medicare-certified home health care provider, is created to give LSC the opportunity to deliver community-based care and services to people in their homes, as well as in senior retirement communities.

  • April 2014

    LSC sells Echad Apartments, HUD section 202 housing for seniors. Proceeds go toward the development of The Legacy Midtown Park, with $1.5 million placed in a restricted fund to provide financial assistance for residents in independent living at LMP.

  • July 2014

    LSC purchases a 10-acre parcel of land in North Dallas on Manderville Lane, just east of U.S. Highway 75, for the development site of The Legacy Midtown Park, a Jewish-sponsored rental continuing care retirement community.

  • June 2015

    The LSC board of directors approves the development of The Legacy Midtown Park.

  • April 2016

    LSC sells The Legacy Preston Hollow and proceeds from the sale help fund the construction of The Legacy Midtown Park.

  • 2020

    The Legacy Midtown Park campus opens, offering a full continuum of care and luxury accommodations.

Learn More About The Legacy Senior Communities

As a not-for-profit charitable organization, our goal has always been to provide exemplary care while finding innovative ways to enrich the lives of seniors and their families through tradition, culture, state-of-the-art amenities, and countless opportunities to continue living independent, active, and fulfilling lives.

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