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Ventana by Buckner Breaking Ground April 20

DALLAS [April 17, 2017] – Buckner Senior Living is breaking ground Thursday, April 20 to launch construction of its new $136 million Ventana by Buckner community in Dallas located at the intersection of Central Expressway and Northwest Highway. The groundbreaking ceremony takes place at 3 p.m. on the site of the new community at 8401 N. Central Expressway. The community is scheduled for completion by mid-2019. Whiting-Turner, a national construction company with offices in Dallas since 1996, will serve as the lead contractor for the project. The community, designed by Dallas-based D2 Architecture, includes two 12-story towers offering sweeping views of the Dallas skyline. What Does Ventana Include?

  • 189 independent living apartment homes.
  • 38 assisted living apartment homes.
  • 26 specialized memory care suites.
  • 48 skilled nursing accommodations.
  • 24 rehabilitation accommodations.
  • Multiple common areas and amenities, including several dining venues, a wellness center with an indoor pool and a Grand Hall multi-purpose space.

“We’re extremely pleased with the response from the community,” said Charlie Wilson, senior vice president for Buckner Retirement Services. “There is a real excitement about Ventana from our future residents and about reaching our goal for deposits.” A fully-staffed Information Center, featuring a 3-D model of the buildings, video virtual tour, full renderings, and site and floor plans is open in One Lincoln Park Building, overlooking the 3-acre property where Ventana will be built. The Information Center is in Suite 725 at 8401 North Central Expressway. The phone number is 214-234-1035. Ventana will join five other senior living communities operated by Buckner Retirement Services in Texas. Buckner is the second largest provider of non-profit senior living in the state and the 52nd largest nationally. Visit for more details.

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Media Contact: Scott Collins, VP Communications Buckner International 214-507-5834   Ventana by Buckner, a Buckner Senior Living community will be a distinctive continuing care retirement community (CCRC), providing a full Ventana by Buckner, a Buckner Senior Living community will be a distinctive continuing care retirement community (CCRC), providing a full complement of services, amenities, and health and wellness programs. Overlooking the Park Cities and downtown Dallas, Ventana’s adjacent 12-story towers will feature 189 beautifully designed apartment homes for independent living and an onsite Health Center offering assisted living, including a dedicated memory care area and skilled nursing. Buckner Senior Living, one of the largest not-for-profit senior living organizations in Texas, is part of Buckner International, an international, faith-based ministry with a 138-year presence in Dallas. Buckner currently serves more than 3,000 senior adults across Texas in five retirement communities.