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 join this historic endeavor. This is the largest capital campaign in the history of the organization’s 65 years of serving seniors and their families. The community is expected to begin construction in June.
As a Jewish-sponsored rental continuing care retirement community, The Legacy Midtown Park will provide a connection to the Jewish community, a contemporary standard of living and exemplary care. The community will have 184 independent living apartments and the highest quality of care in 50 assisted living apartments, 36 memory care suites, and 54 patient rooms for short-term rehabilitation or long-term care. In an urban setting with multiple dining options, a farm-to-table concept, cutting-edge programming and amenities around every corner, The Legacy Midtown Park will be a contemporary place for the whole Dallas Jewish community to enjoy. The Legacy at Home, the organization’s not-for-profit home health care agency, will also provide home health care and personal care for residents if needed.
“My husband Steve and I are extremely thankful to longtime supporters, families and friends who have donated to our campaign, but now it is time for the public to stand with us and make this community a reality,” said Carol Aaron, co-chair of the capital campaign committee and chair of the board of directors of The Legacy Midtown Park. “A community is judged by the way it cares for its elders, and it is our collective responsibility to build a campus for seniors where they will have a wonderful independent life and the highest quality of care if they need it. No donation is too small, and we want everyone to have the chance to say, ‘I helped build the future for seniors and their families in Dallas.’”
The Legacy Midtown Park capital campaign committee members include Carol and Steve Aaron, co-chairs; Marion and Bennett Glazer, co-chairs; Sharon and Chuck Levin, vice-chairs; as well as Jack Baum, Ken Bruder, Charlie Corson, Sandy Donsky, Robert Goldberg, David Eisenberg, Mark Zale, Marc R. Stanley, Maddy Unterberg, Jerry Rasansky and Andrea Statman, director of development for The Legacy Senior Communities.
“Today’s seniors are living longer, and they deserve a community in Dallas where they can come together, worship together and surround themselves with the traditions and vibrant lifestyle they’re accustomed to living,” said Marion Glazer, co-chair of The Legacy Midtown Park capital campaign committee. “My husband Bennett’s family was one of the original founders of Dallas Home for Jewish Aged on the Golden Acres Campus, where The Legacy Senior Communities started caring for seniors. We want to re-establish that same sense of community, which includes a commitment to excellence, quality, tradition and engaging environments. We feel that it is the responsibility of everyone in the community to step up and help ensure that we build The Legacy Midtown Park to serve seniors today and well into the future.”
The Legacy Midtown Park will be a not-for-profit senior living community built on 10 acres in the Midtown Park development in North Dallas between Meadow Road and Royal Lane just off North Central Expressway. The community will be the only Jewish-sponsored rental retirement community in Dallas, but people of all faiths will live there. The community will serve a broad demographic of Jewish seniors and be a safety net that offers security and peace of mind.
“Our organization has always been on the leading edge of innovation, and we wouldn’t be where we are today without the support of the Jewish community. As the silver tsunami is coming and the number of seniors in our city continues to rise, we are excited to launch this public phase of our campaign. We are calling on everyone to help us make a difference in the lives of countless seniors and their families,” said Andrea Statman, director of development for The Legacy Senior Communities. “We have a responsibility and an obligation to give seniors the best care, as well as the dignity and respect they deserve. This is your opportunity to help. We are thankful for every person who has supported our capital campaign, and we ask those people who haven’t contributed to please join us and help us build this wonderful community for seniors.”
The Legacy Senior Communities established a solid foundation of caring for seniors and their families 65 years ago. The organization currently serves seniors through The Legacy Willow Bend, Plano’s only not-for-profit life care retirement community, and The Legacy at Home, the largest not-for-profit home health care agency in Greater Dallas with Medicare-certified in-home health care, private duty nursing and personal assistance with daily living. The Legacy Midtown Park will help the organization better meet the needs of seniors in Dallas.
All gifts will be recognized in an honor roll of giving, and there are a variety of naming opportunities beginning at $25,000. If you are interested in learning more about the capital campaign, contact Andrea Statman, director of development for The Legacy Senior Communities, at 972-468-6161 or firstname.lastname@example.org