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Ventana by Buckner Named Best Independent Living by U.S. News

The Dallas faith-based senior living community earned the award as part of the 2023-2024 Best Senior Living ratings.

Senior living community Ventana by Buckner was named Best Independent Living by U.S. News & World Report. The award was determined by the consumer news outlet’s 2023-2024 Best Senior Living ratings, which assist seniors and their families with researching and selecting the best senior living community.

“We are honored to be one of Texas’ best senior living communities and among the best in the country,” said Danica McGuire, executive director at Ventana by Buckner. “Our quality of service is reflective of the passion each of us have for serving seniors and ‘Inspiring Happiness’ in their lives.”

According to U.S. News, its Best Senior Living ratings evaluate nearly 4,000 communities in the U.S. in one or more of the following categories: independent living, assisted living, memory care and continuing care retirement.

“U.S. News provides in-depth information on multiple community types to help potential residents and their families find, in consultation with their doctors as needed, the best place to help meet their needs,” said Zach Adams, senior health data engineer at U.S. News. “Communities that are highly rated excel in making residents feel safe, well cared for and highly satisfied by the services provided.”

To be recognized as one of the 2023-2024 U.S. News Best Senior Living communities, individual locations had to earn a specific final weighted score tabulated in the independent methodology developed by the U.S. News health data analytics team.

For a full list of all recognized senior living communities, visit and search by city, state, or zip code.

Additional senior living communities operated by Buckner Retirement Services that received awards included Parkway Place in Houston (Best Independent Living), Buckner Villas in Austin (Best Continuing Care Community, Independent Living), and Baptist Retirement Community in San Angelo, Texas (Best Continuing Care Community, Best Independent Living, Best Memory Care).

About Ventana by Buckner:
Ventana by Buckner is a $140 million exclusive high-rise Life Care retirement community in North Dallas. Ventana offers an independent lifestyle filled with activities and experiences, whether traveling with friends, exercising at the state-of-the-art fitness center, or having a 5-star dining experience in one of the six dining venues. Its adjacent 12-story towers include one-, two- and three-bedroom independent living apartment options that range from 950 to 2,000 square feet. Ventana includes the full continuum of care for Members with assisted living, memory care, long-term care and rehabilitation. Ventana by Buckner is owned and operated by Buckner Senior Living, part of faith-based nonprofit Buckner International, which has served children, families and seniors in Dallas and across Texas and internationally for 143 years. Visit to learn more.

About Buckner Retirement Services:
Buckner Retirement Services is one of the largest not-for-profit senior living providers in Texas. Dedicated to Inspiring happiness®, BRS enhances the quality of life for senior adults and their families by promoting an active, healthy Christian lifestyle while maintaining their independence and dignity. BRS is part of Buckner International, a faith-based ministry serving more than 350,000 people each year in Texas and six countries worldwide. Visit to learn more.

Media Contact:
Josué Lara
Public Relations Coordinator
Buckner International
956-652-0585 (cell)