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The Legacy Senior Communities Commemorates Passover With Residents, Team Members and Families

The Legacy Senior Communities, a not-for-profit organization, recently celebrated the Jewish holiday of Passover with its residents, their families and team members. The Legacy Willow Bend held Seders for residents and family members in independent living and all levels of care – including assisted living and memory care – to reflect on the freedom that … Continued

The Legacy at Home Named as a top Agency of the 2016 Homecare Elite

The Legacy Senior Communities is proud to announce that The Legacy at Home has been named a Top Agency of the 2016 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Founded in 2011, The Legacy at Home is the largest not-for-profit home health provider in Greater Dallas. The agency … Continued

The Legacy Willow Bend to Host BBYO Students for Unique Intergenerational Experiences

The Legacy Willow Bend was honored to welcome student members from BBYO (formerly B'nai B'rith Youth Organization, now BBYO, Inc.) who visited the senior living community for a unique intergenerational event, which offered valuable interactions to positively impact the lives of everyone involved. On Thursday, February 16, 42 high school-aged students arrived at the community … Continued

Resident of the Legacy Willow Bend Reflects on Career With Exxon Corporation and Facilitates Conversations About Current World Events

History is made every day through the course of events that take place around the world. Residents of The Legacy Willow Bend constantly keep up with the news, and they find one of the best ways to analyze how world events will impact their lives is to discuss them as a group. Don Steine, who … Continued

Residents of the Legacy Willow Bend Team up With Volunteers from the Junior League of Collin County for a day of Gardening

With the arrival of spring, residents in the Healthcare Center at The Legacy Willow Bend retirement community recently participated in a day of gardening at the community along with volunteers from the Junior League of Collin County. Residents, team members and volunteers worked together to fill raised planters in the Healthcare Center’s three patio gardens, … Continued

The Legacy Willow Bend Partners With Dallas-based Mynd Virtual Reality to Bring new Experiences to Seniors

Virtual reality is not just for young gamers, it can also pique the interest and have a positive impact on seniors. In a field trial currently underway at The Legacy Willow Bend retirement community, residents feel as if they are literally transported to another place and time, providing a sense of happiness and joy that … Continued

Residents of the Legacy Willow Bend Learn Tai Chi and Pranayam Techniques to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle

With the first month of 2017 almost behind us, many have already given up on their New Year’s resolutions. However, the senior residents of The Legacy Willow Bend are just getting started as they participate in the community’s new Tai Chi Principles and Pranayam programs to help build and maintain healthy lifestyles. Through the gentle … Continued

Knitting Group at the Legacy Willow Bend Prepares for Annual Distribution Event for Those in Need

With winter quickly approaching in North Texas, the members of the knitting group at The Legacy Willow Bend, Plano’s only life care retirement community, are hard at work as they prepare for their annual distribution event. The group will donate items they have knitted or crocheted to various local organizations to distribute to those in … Continued

The Legacy Senior Communities Reaches a Milestone in Donor-driven Capital Campaign

The Legacy Senior Communities, a not-for-profit charitable organization, recently launched a $15 million donor-driven capital campaign to raise equity necessary to finance The Legacy Midtown Park, a new state-of-the-art rental continuing care retirement community in Dallas expected to open in 2019. The Legacy Senior Communities has received $8.7 million, which demonstrates the excitement around the … Continued

Laura Levy Named Executive Director of The Legacy Willow Bend

The Legacy Senior Communities is pleased to announce the appointment of Laura Levy as executive director of The Legacy Willow Bend, Plano’s first and only life care retirement community. This announcement was made by Brian Barnes, interim CEO and COO/CFO of The Legacy Senior Communities. Levy started at The Legacy Willow Bend as director of … Continued

The Legacy Willow Bend Observes National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Recently, residents of The Legacy Willow Bend came together in recognition of National Senior Health and Fitness Day. The interactive and fun events were designed to raise awareness of the importance of health and fitness for older Americans. The residents welcomed the celebration as a part of their already active lifestyle. The senior living community … Continued

The Legacy Willow Bend to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” With 1960s Celebration

PLANO, Texas, July 27, 2017 – It’s hard to believe that it’s been over 50 years since the British Invasion when The Beatles made their debut in the U.S. on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” However, for millions of baby boomers around the world, it feels just like the band’s hit “Yesterday” as the music continues … Continued

Melissa Orth Named President & CEO of The Legacy Senior Communities

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 27, 2017 – The Legacy Senior Communities is pleased to announce the appointment of Melissa Orth as president and CEO of The Legacy Senior Communities. The not-for-profit organization is the parent company of The Legacy Willow Bend, the only life care retirement community in Plano; The Legacy at Home, a home health … Continued

The Legacy Senior Communities Celebrates The Jewish New Year

PLANO, Texas, September 22, 2017 – Residents, their families and team members at The Legacy Willow Bend, Plano’s first and only life care retirement community, recently gathered together in observance of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. In addition, The Legacy at Home delivered traditional honey cakes to all of its clients to wish them … Continued

The Legacy Senior Communities Announces The Yes! Event Fundraiser Featuring Guest Speaker Barbara Corcoran

PLANO, Texas September 25, 2017 – The Legacy Senior Communities, a not-for-profit charitable organization, is pleased to announce that this year’s annual Yes! Event fundraiser will feature reality television star, real estate mogul and self-made millionaire Barbara Corcoran as guest speaker for the event. Corcoran became one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country … Continued

Team Members of The Legacy Senior Communities are Encouraged to Get Active with Employee Walking Challenge

PLANO, Texas, October 20, 2017 – The team members of The Legacy Senior Communities are currently participating in a fun wellness walking challenge as part of the not-for-profit organization’s philosophy of encouraging an active lifestyle among residents and staff. During the month of October, employees across the organization are finding new ways to maximize their … Continued

Knitting Group at The Legacy Willow Bend Hosts Annual Distribution Event For Those in Need

PLANO, Texas, December 6, 2017 – Throughout the year, residents of The Legacy Willow Bend, Plano’s only life care retirement community, always look for ways to help those in need. As the holiday season approaches, they feel it is especially important to make a difference. Recently, The Ladies of The Legacy Willow Bend, the community’s … Continued

The Legacy Willow Bend Recognized as Top Performing Community By U.S. News & World Report

PLANO, Texas December 19, 2017 – The Legacy Willow Bend, Plano’s only life care retirement community, is proud to announce its recent recognition from U.S. News & World Report as “Top Performing” in its Best Nursing Homes category. Only 15 percent of the senior living communities ranked across the country received this special distinction. U.S. … Continued

Residents of The Legacy Willow Bend Pursue an Active Lifestyle to Maintain Overall Health and Well-Being

PLANO, Texas January 29, 2018 – With the first month of the new year almost behind us, many have already given up on their resolutions. However, that isn’t the case for the senior residents of The Legacy Willow Bend life care retirement community, who are setting the standard for an active and healthy lifestyle. Under … Continued

The Legacy Senior Communities Announces Public Phase of It’s Capital Campaign for The Legacy Midtown Park

PLANO, Texas January 26, 2018 – The Legacy Senior Communities, a not-for-profit charitable organization, is proud to announce the kickoff of the public phase of its philanthropic capital campaign to build The Legacy Midtown Park. After raising $13 million of the $15 million goal, the organization is launching this grassroots campaign by asking everyone to … Continued

Couples at The Legacy Willow Bend Reflect on Their Love Stories

PLANO, Texas February 21, 2018 – As the flowers and chocolates of Valentine’s Day are quickly replaced by shamrocks and Easter baskets, it’s a reminder of how fleeting love can be. However, it’s fair to say the couples living at The Legacy Willow Bend retirement community are a testament to the meaning of true love … Continued

The Legacy Senior Communities Commemorate Passover

PLANO, Texas, April 3, 2018 – The Legacy Senior Communities, a not-for-profit organization, recently gathered together to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover with its residents, their families and staff. The Legacy Willow Bend, Plano’s first and only life care retirement community, held Seders in independent living, assisted living and memory care. Additionally, The Legacy … Continued

Residents of The Legacy Willow Bend Finish First at Local Senior Games

PLANO, Texas April 5, 2018 – If there’s an event that challenges local athletes ages 50-plus to a competition while having fun and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle, you will likely find residents of The Legacy Willow Bend participating. Recently, The Dallas Park and Recreation Department held its Senior Games at Fair Park for … Continued

Air Force Colonel Reflects on Military Service During Cold War and Stresses the Importance of Observing Memorial Day

PLANO, Texas May 17, 2018 – When most people think of Memorial Day, they focus on the holiday marking the coming of summer. However, the day is meant for remembering the men and women throughout history who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. No one understands the significance of the day more than … Continued

The Legacy Senior Communities Breaks Ground on The Legacy Midtown Park

PLANO, Texas, June 18, 2018 – 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 … Continued

The Legacy Senior Communities Honors Volunteers During Annual Awards Ceremony

PLANO, Texas June 20, 2018 – The Legacy Senior Communities recently held a special event to recognize the individuals and groups who dedicated their time during the past year to enhance the lives of those served by the not-for-profit organization. In 2017, over 350 volunteers spent an estimated total of 6,700 hours serving seniors and … Continued

Resident of The Legacy Willow Bend Inspires Kindness and Compassion

PLANO, Texas July 27, 2018 – It takes a unique individual to dedicate her life to ensuring the betterment and well-being of those around her. Florence Kramer, a resident of The Legacy Willow Bend, has such a passion, as she continues enhancing the lives of others even in retirement. From a young age Kramer helped … Continued

Elise Power Named Jewish Community Liaison for The Legacy at Home

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 … Continued

The Legacy Willow Bend Recognizes Resident Artists

PLANO, Texas August 22, 2018 – As part of American Artist Appreciation Month in August, The Legacy Willow Bend is honoring the artists who call the senior living community home. Artists such as Ruth Litwin, 85, and Artyce Colen, 88, both enjoy the benefits of creating something uniquely their own. For Litwin, it’s the peaceful … Continued

The Legacy Senior Communities Celebrates Rosh Hashanah

PLANO, Texas, September 10, 2018 – Residents, their families and team members at The Legacy Willow Bend    (a life care retirement community in Plano) recently gathered together in observance of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. In addition, The Legacy at Home delivered traditional honey cakes to its Jewish home health care clients as a … Continued

The Legacy Senior Communities Secures Financing, Reaches Fundraising Goal and Starts Construction for The legacy Midtown Park

PLANO, Texas, October 8, 2018 – The Legacy Senior Communities (a not-for-profit charitable organization) is proud to announce that the organization reached the $15 million philanthropic campaign goal in the largest capital campaign in its history. The donated funds will help build The Legacy Midtown Park rental continuing care retirement community in Dallas, which symbolizes … Continued

The Legacy Willow Bend Celebrates 10th Anniversary

PLANO, Texas November 26, 2018 – The Legacy Willow Bend, Plano’s first and only life care retirement community, recently celebrated a decade of serving seniors and their families. Over the course of the past 10 years, the not-for-profit retirement community has touched the lives of hundreds of families, creating a sense of pride for those … Continued

The Legacy Senior Communities Names Jerry Rasansky As Chair of the Board of Trustees

PLANO, Texas, November 27, 2018 – The Legacy Senior Communities, a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to serving seniors and their families for 65 years, has announced the election of Jerry Rasansky as chair of the board of trustees. Rasansky has served the organization in various roles, including chairing the board for The Legacy Preston Hollow … Continued

The Ladies of The Legacy Willow Bend to Host Annual Knitting Distribution Event

PLANO, Texas December 5, 2018 – Throughout the year, residents of The Legacy Willow Bend, Plano’s only life care retirement community, always look for ways to help those in need. As the holiday season approaches, they feel it is especially important to make a difference. On Monday, December 10 at 3:00 p.m., The Ladies of … Continued

The Legacy Willow Bend Provides Next-Level Service in Senior Living

PLANO, Texas April 9, 2019 – When it comes to the ultimate dining experience, consumers today are looking for the next best meal where the food is not only good to eat but Instagram approved. It might come as a surprise to find Plano’s best-kept dining secret is at The Legacy Willow Bend, Plano’s only … Continued

The Legacy Willow Bend Goes Green in Effort to be More Environmentally Friendly

PLANO, Texas April 9, 2019 – When it comes to making an impact on those around them, the residents of The Legacy Willow Bend, Plano’s only life care retirement community, regularly seek new opportunities to create change and help others. Recently, the residents have focused their efforts on going green. The entire senior living community … Continued

The Legacy Willow Bend to Commemorate Holocaust Rememberance Daffodil Garden in Observance of Yom HaShoah

PLANO, Texas April 23, 2019 – It’s difficult for many people to imagine the scale of the atrocities committed during the Holocaust, as they are far removed from life today. However, for Holocaust survivors and their loved ones, the memories of the past are often far too close. It’s because of the horrors of the … Continued

Men’s Philanthropy Group at The Legacy Willow Bend Makes an Impact on the Greater Plano Community

PLANO, Texas March 5, 2019 – Residents of The Legacy Willow Bend, Plano’s only life care retirement community, always look for ways to help those in need. Over the last year, the Men of the Legacy have dedicated their philanthropic efforts to supporting various organizations in the Plano community to make a difference in the … Continued

John Falldine Named Executive Director of The Legacy Midtown Park

PLANO, Texas, May 14, 2019 – The Legacy Senior Communities is pleased to announce the appointment of John Falldine as executive director of The Legacy Midtown Park, a premier rental continuing care retirement community currently under development in Dallas. Melissa Orth, president and CEO of The Legacy Senior Communities, made the announcement. Falldine’s appointment comes … Continued

The Legacy Senior Communities Announces Addition of Hospice Services

PLANO, Texas, April 23, 2019 – Melissa Orth, president and CEO of The Legacy Senior Communities, is pleased to announce the expansion of its services through The Legacy at Home with the addition of hospice services. The Legacy at Home is one of the largest not-for-profit home health providers in Greater Dallas. The Jewish-sponsored agency … Continued

The Legacy Senior Communities Completes Strategic Planning Sessions With Community-Wide “Visioning Day”

The next 65 years for The Legacy Senior Communities will enhance upon the needs of today’s seniors as the industry continues to evolve. With that in mind, the not-for-profit charitable organization recently hosted a Dallas community-wide “visioning day” to begin picturing the future of the organization and determining how The Legacy Senior Communities aspires to … Continued

Resident of The Legacy Willow Bend Teaches Others How to Be Tech Savvy and Utilize the Senior Living Community’s New Communication Portal

At The Legacy Willow Bend staying up to date with the latest advancements in technology is one of the community’s tenets of high quality service. Innovation is behind every decision made by the community, however innovation doesn’t come without ensuring that everyone is equipped to utilize the latest technologies. It’s for this reason Maggie Armstrong … Continued

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