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Expansion and Renovation Project Announced for Presbyterian Village North »

Thursday, November 14, 2019 (0 Comments)
Posted by: Julianna Ems

Presbyterian Village North (PVN), a nonprofit senior living community in Dallas, is pleased to announce plans for an expansion and renovation project. The project includes the addition of a brand-new residential building featuring 112 one- to two-bedroom apartment homes ranging from 912 to 1,633 square feet. Some of the two-bedroom units will come with a den space as well. PVN anticipates breaking ground on the new building in spring 2020. In the meantime, certain campus renovations are already taking place, while others are due to start when construction on the new building commences.

Pictured: Presbyterian Village North expansion rendering

'For nearly 40 years, PVN has provided exceptional care and services in a residential community designed for seniors, and our entire team is committed to enriching the lives of those we serve,' said Bryan Cooper, executive director of Presbyterian Village North. 'When thinking about the future of this community, we knew we needed to modernize certain aspects of it and cater to not only our current residents' needs, but the needs of future residents who are seeking the lifestyle we deliver at PVN. Our last major expansion was a $93 million project that was completed in 2016. We experienced a lot of success and positive feedback as a result and are excited to enhance the community with another project that will cater to the desires of even more area seniors.'

The residential building, The Hawthorne, will feature a club lounge with a beautiful water view on the top floor with a community living space and kitchen for entertaining guests or spending time with fellow residents. Similar to other newer buildings on the campus, The Hawthorne will have many windows, allowing an abundance of natural light to spill in. The new building will sit on top of an underground parking garage and will connect to the main community building which features amenities such as the main dining room, the wellness center, library and auditorium for special events. Once construction starts, renovations will be also be made to the main dining room, mailroom and commons areas, including the main entryway.

'There is strong interest in the new building and many of the apartments are currently reserved,' said Cooper. For more information, people can call 214-355-9001 to learn more about The Hawthorne. Those who reserve their new home now will lock in lower prices and have top pick of their preferred floor plan and the location of their unit.'

In addition, 'The OAKS,' received a new name and a makeover. Commons areas and hallways received a facelift with fresh paint and trendy bright carpets. Some of the apartments are currently being resized with new bathrooms, kitchens, paint and flooring. Eventually, new furniture will enhance the commons areas once the major renovations are complete. In addition, PVN enriched the outdoor spaces with fresh foliage and flowers, lawn chairs and beautiful tables in the courtyard for residents to enjoy. Residents agree that the new outdoor space is perfect for quiet time in the mornings while reading the paper and enjoying coffee. Residents even added their own personal touch by hanging plants and hummingbird feeders on the shepherd's hooks to bring more color and nature into the space.

'We are excited to start this next chapter at PVN as we take the traditional designs of the past and combine them contemporary trends to create a transitional design aesthetic,' said Cooper. 'The end result will be a beautiful community that continues to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of residents.'

ABOUT PRESBYTERIAN VILLAGE NORTH

Presbyterian Village North, a Forefront Living Community, is a faith-based nonprofit continuing care retirement community for active adults aged 62 or older offering independent living, assisted living, short-stay rehab services, skilled nursing and certified memory care. Nestled among 66 acres of wildflower gardens and putting green in North Dallas, independent living residents may choose from executive homes, patio homes or garden apartments. Assisted living residents enjoy private apartments, and private suites are offered for licensed nursing care, rehabilitation therapy, memory care and hospice care. Amenities include an 1,800-square-foot wellness center, computer center, billiards room, salon, meeting rooms, woodshop, library, business center, sewing center, pottery and craft center, full-time chaplain with weekly worship services and a 250-seat performing arts center. In 2011, Presbyterian Village North opened the nation's most innovative therapy pool, the HydroWorx 3500, with an underwater treadmill, gait monitoring and massage jets, as part of its comprehensive wellness program. The retirement community was named one of the Nation's best for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 by U.S. News & World Report and Medicare, which ranks it 5 stars. In addition, PVN was recognized with the 2019 ICAA NuStep Pinnacle Award for their Top Five 'Best in Wellness' achievements.

ABOUT FOREFRONT LIVING

Forefront Living, located in Dallas, is a faith-based nonprofit organization comprised of a U.S. News & World Report-recognized continuing care retirement community (CCRC), Presbyterian Village North, the leading hospice services of Faith Presbyterian Hospice, and its newest addition, the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center. The organization strives to empower individuals to live their lives to the fullest, and does this by providing a standard for excellence, premier training, quality services and compassionate care. Founded in 2008 as Presbyterian Communities and Services, the organization has recently rebranded itself as Forefront Living, though ownership remains the same. All entities of Forefront Living are committed to making each moment matter for those we serve. For additional information, please visit www.forefrontliving.org.

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Lauren Witt / Martha Cook, The Point Group
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