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    Presbyterian Village North Expands its Campus to Serve More Seniors

     
    Presbyterian Village North is excited to announce an expansion to its north Dallas campus that will enhance the lives of current and future residents and members of the public. The Presbyterian Communities and Services community will add two independent living buildings, a lifestyle fitness center, a transitional care unit, and will expand its already existing assisted living building. The additional 350,000 square feet will allow the high-quality, mission-driven organization to fulfill the needs of an additional 200 seniors annually in Dallas. The Dallas City Council recently approved the senior living community’s master plan and Presbyterian Village North is excited to bring at least 150 new full-time jobs to the area. The $93 million project will begin construction in June.

    “We are making many changes to our campus, with phase one of our expansion plan being a much anticipated addition,” said Ron Kelly, executive director for Presbyterian Village North. “We already have an expansive list of amenities we offer to seniors and are anxious to provide more people with these great opportunities. We are looking forward to the bright future that is ahead of us.”

    The expansion will include 48 new and larger living units as part of the Leonard Rose Villas independent living building with an underground parking garage. Next to the Villas, residents will enjoy a sparkling lake with a park area including beautiful landscaping, walking trails and a rose garden. Connected to the lifestyle fitness center will be Martins Landing, an independent living apartment building including 56 apartments that will also have an underground parking garage. Joyce Hall, Presbyterian Village North’s current assisted living building with 75 apartments, will add another 71 new apartments on three floors. The bottom two floors will consist of memory care apartments, with the top floor made up of assisted living apartments.

    “We will be adding a total of 350,000 square feet which will be designed as a village like the community’s name suggests,” said Ric D’Amico, director of project development for Presbyterian Communities and Services. “Our additions will include larger living units with contemporary features, more finish selections, and more natural light in all apartments and villas.”

    Presbyterian Village North’s expansion will also enhance the senior living community’s amenities. A new lifestyle fitness center will include an additional swimming pool, Jacuzzi spa, locker rooms, and an expansion of the group exercise area. This building will include a spa suitable for massages and other spa-like activities, a clinic for physicians and other clinicians, and a café that will boast a light and healthy menu. The goal of this new building is to integrate the different aspects of wellness by creating a space that connects a physical and social experience with relaxation.

    “I’m really enthusiastic about furthering our wellness model,” said Kelly. “This is the heart of our mission: to enrich the lives of those we serve by extending exceptional care and services in a faith-based culture. This expansion enhances that mission, and we look forward to reaching more people in the community with this high-quality campus.”

    The new transitional care unit will connect to the existing rehab unit. This addition will include 60 beds available to patients—the vast majority of whom are not residents—as transitional care between the hospital and home. Presbyterian Village North already has an aquatic pool and will be adding a second one to this addition as the need for the aquatic therapy program continues to grow. With its robust capabilities, the community plans to enhance its already-existing outpatient therapy program to serve even more members of the public. Whether someone lives at Presbyterian Village North or not, this campus can still be part of the journey toward rehabilitation and recovery.

    “This expansion is the result of careful consideration to give our current and future residents even more freedom and confidence to stay active and have enriching lives,” said Godwin Dixon, chief executive officer of Presbyterian Communities and Services. “We have experienced substantial growth because of the quality of services we offer. Our community was recently named one of the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and we are excited to bring our exceptional care and services to even more members of the community.”

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