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The Legacy Senior Communities Honors Their Volunteers

The Legacy at Preston Hollow and The Legacy at Willow Bend recently hosted special community events to honor the loyal volunteers that dedicate so much of their time to the residents as well as to the overall well-being of the greater community.

 
May 9, 2012 - PRLog -- The Legacy at Preston Hollow and The Legacy at Willow Bend recently hosted special community events to honor the loyal volunteers that dedicate so much of their time to the residents as well as to the overall well-being of the greater community.

Dallas City Council District 13 representative Ann Margolin made an appearance at The Legacy at Preston Hollow to share her personal volunteer stories and to thank and encourage those who make a difference in the lives of the residents of the community.  

“People who volunteer are the givers and doers that make the world go ‘round,” said Margolin. “I would not be on the city council today if it weren’t for my volunteerism and the people I met from getting involved in the community. You can build a wonderful life with volunteering at its core.”

The Legacy at Willow Bend honored their many volunteers with a lovely reception. Michael Ellentuck, president of The Legacy Senior Communities, and Lana Van Giesen, executive director of The Legacy at Willow Bend, recognized their contributions and the many ways that their involvement touched the lives of the community’s residents.

“I am overwhelmed by the volunteers here at The Legacy at Willow Bend,” said Florence Kramer, volunteer coordinator, The Legacy at Willow Bend. “Every day I see the joy our volunteers bring to our residents and the tremendous help they are to our staff. I want to give a special thank you to our 20 independent living members who volunteer in assisted living, memory care and healthcare. Our knitting group has donated more than 3,000 scarves and hats to homeless people and underprivileged children in the Plano and DFW area. Thank you for giving your heart and energy without expecting anything in return.”

Volunteers at both communities are involved in many aspects of community life, including leading mahjong games, one-on-one visits, reading to residents, participating in arts and crafts, chaperoning special outings, giving manicures, helping with the fitness program, and volunteering with the knitting and crocheting group.

“Our volunteers bring incalculable value to the everyday lives of our residents and to the people of the Plano and DFW areas,” said Michael Ellentuck, president, The Legacy Senior Communities, Inc. “Thank you for choosing The Legacy Senior Communities as places to share your time and your warmth.”

The Legacy Senior Communities, Inc. is the parent company of The Legacy at Preston Hollow and The Legacy at Willow Bend.

The Legacy at Preston Hollow is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, faith-based senior living residence that offers a continuum of care allowing residents to stay in place with assisted living, short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and long term care. Built in 2001, the community features 41 assisted living apartments, 113 skilled nursing beds and a state-of-the-art Medicare unit. The Legacy at Preston Hollow is the Dallas Home for the Jewish Aged and a partner agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas. The community is family service-oriented and open to people of all faiths. For questions regarding admissions, please call (214) 363-5100 or visit www.thelegacyPH.org.

The Legacy at Willow Bend, Plano’s first and only life care retirement community, is situated on a 28-acre site at Spring Creek Parkway between Preston Road and Ohio Drive. The Legacy at Willow Bend offers resort-style services and amenities for active, independent seniors, as well as all levels of health care services on-site. The community features 103 independent living apartment homes, 12 custom independent living villas, 40 assisted living apartment homes, 18 memory support suites, and 60 private skilled healthcare suites. The Legacy at Willow Bend is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit retirement community owned by parent company, The Legacy Senior Communities, Inc. The Legacy at Willow Bend, the only Jewish-sponsored life care retirement community in Texas, is open to people of all faiths.  For information, call (972) 468-6208, or visit www.thelegacyWB.org.

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