Hundreds turn out to celebrate the official opening of Dallas’ 1st high-rise Life Care retirement community.
DALLAS (Nov. 21, 2019) – Today’s ribbon cutting ceremony at Ventana by Buckner® marked the grand opening of Dallas’ first and only luxury high-rise Life Care retirement community. Buckner Senior Living began construction on the $140 million project in June 2017, and the first residents, known as members, were able to begin moving in on August 19, 2019.
“Already a strong culture of friendship and community has emerged in just a few short months since our first members moved in, and that was on full display today as we had a large turnout of members and their families attend today’s ceremony,” said Chuck Childress, executive director of Ventana by Buckner.
“The service of our members is the cornerstone of everything we do – it defines who we are and motivates our associates every day. And while this is aesthetically and functionally the most stunning senior living community ever built, it’s the passion, experience and dedication of our leaders and associates that makes Ventana truly elite.”
In addition to Venatana members and staff, the ceremony was also attended by project representatives from Greenbrier Development, Ziegler Capital Finance, Whiting-Turner Construction, Interior Design Associates, The Belaire Group, Levlane Advertising, and Ventana’s design team from Dallas-based D2 Architecture.
Guests of honor also included representatives from Ventana’s collaborations with the top brands in Dallas for cuisine, healthcare and fitness. Chef Stephan Pyles, who is consulting on Ventana’s dining experience, was in attendance, as was Dr. Kenneth Cooper, founder of Cooper Aerobics, which oversees Ventana’s health and wellness facilities and programming. A third collaboration is with Baylor Scott & White Health, which provides medical and spiritual care services.
“Ventana’s unique collaborations with Dallas’ top brands, along with the synergy we’ve developed between each brand helps provide a complete level of elite care for senior adults,” said Charlie Wilson, senior vice president of Buckner Retirement Services. “This vision and execution thrusts Dallas to the forefront of the industry while helping to innovate a new senior living trend.”
Following the ceremony and ribbon cutting, guests were treated to tours of the community and hors d’oeuvres from Ventana’s Chef Pyles-designed restaurants.
Ventana by Buckner features adjacent 12-story towers which house 189 independent living residences ranging from 950 to 2,000 square feet. Also included within Ventana’s vertical living community are 38 assisted living residences, 48 nursing apartments and 26 memory care residences. The community includes the full continuum of care for senior adults with assisted living, nursing care, memory care and a rehabilitation component.
The convenience of vertical living means Ventana members are seldom more than a few steps from its numerous amenities, which include valet and underground parking, multiple dining venues and lounges, spacious common areas, modern wellness and fitness centers, heated indoor pool, salon and spa, movie theater, rooftop garden, multiple patios, and more.
Ventana by Buckner is located at 8301 N. Central Expressway. For more information about Ventana by Buckner, visit VentanaByBuckner.com.
About Buckner Retirement Services:
Buckner Retirement Services, Inc. is one of the largest not-for-profit senior living organizations in Texas dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for senior adults and their families by promoting an active, healthy Christian lifestyle while maintaining their independence and dignity. Buckner Retirement Services is part of Buckner International, a global faith-based ministry serving more than 350,000 people each year in Texas and six countries worldwide. Learn more about Buckner Retirement Services at BucknerRetirement.org.
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