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The Legacy Senior communities Holds Senior Auxiliary Meeting

The Legacy Senior Communities recently hosted a meeting of their Auxiliary at The Legacy at Preston Hollow. Co-chairs Linda Garner and Cheryl Colen planned the meeting to showcase The Legacy at Preston Hollow community, which was recently refurbished. They discussed how to further the activities of the Auxiliary, whose purpose is to enhance the physical, emotional and intellectual lives of seniors living at their two Legacy Communities – The Legacy at Willow Bend in Plano and The Legacy at Preston Hollow in North Dallas.
They also discussed future programs and fundraising events.
“The activities of the Auxiliary will directly impact the lives of our residents and their families at both of our Legacy communities,” said Andrea Statman, director of development of The Legacy Senior Communities, Inc. “With the support of the Auxiliary, we will be able to continue to provide all of the extra amenities and programs that make our communities special.”
The Legacy at Willow Bend, Plano’s first and only life care retirement community, is situated on a 28-acre site at Spring Creek Parkway between Preston Road and Ohio Drive. The Legacy at Willow Bend offers resort-style services and amenities for active, independent seniors, as well as all levels of health care services on-site. The community features 103 independent living apartment homes, 12 custom independent living villas, 40 assisted living apartment homes, 18 memory support suites, and 60 private skilled healthcare suites.
The Legacy at Willow Bend is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit retirement community owned by parent company, The Legacy Senior Communities, Inc. The Legacy at Willow Bend, the only Jewish-sponsored life care retirement community in Texas, is open to people of all faiths. For information, call (972) 468-6208, or visit www.thelegacyWB.org.
The Legacy at Preston Hollow, formally known as Veranda Preston Hollow, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, faith-based senior living residence that offers a continuum of care allowing residents to stay in place with assisted living, short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and long term care.
Built in 2001, the community features 41 assisted living apartments, 113 skilled nursing beds and a state-of-the-art Medicare unit. The Legacy at Preston Hollow is the Dallas Home for the Jewish Aged and a partner agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas. The community is family service-oriented and open to people of all faiths. For questions regarding admissions, please call 214-363-5100 or visit www.thelegacyPH.org.

Tycher Library to host author Angella Nazarian on April 18

The Tycher Library invites the community to its Spring Author Event at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 18. Angella Nazarian will speak about her book, “Life as a Visitor,” which narrates her travels to 50 different countries. Born on one side of the world and raised in the other, uprooted from Iran to Beverly Hills, Nazarian wrote this work, which is part memoir, part travel diary and a visual delight. She will sign her book at the event. For more information, please contact Joan Gremont, Tycher Library director, at jgremont@jfgd.org or 214-239-7132. The Tycher Library is maintained by the Center for Jewish Education of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas.
Three Dallas business and community Legends to be honored by Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce
The Texas Israel Chamber of Commerce will honor three North Texas business and community leaders for their efforts in building economic cooperation and business development between companies in the state of Texas and the nation of Israel as well as their focus on innovation in their respective fields.
Raanan Horowitz, President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America, and Dr. David E. Daniel, President of The University of Texas at Dallas, will be honored at the chamber’s Annual North Texas Business Awards Dinner on April 15. Stanley R. Levenson, CEO of Levenson & Brinker Public Relations, will receive the “Texas-Israel Bridge Builder Award.”
“I can’t think of three more deserving business leaders to receive this prestigious recognition at our annual business awards dinner,” said Greg Yavner, president and CEO of the Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce. “Each of these leaders understands the important strategic relationship between Texas and Israel, have a demonstrated track record of strengthening economic ties between companies in Texas and Israel as well as in volunteer service to the chamber.”
The  program is expected to draw  over 400 business and community leaders from across Texas and Israel and will include remarks by Mr. Elad Sharon Tshuva, Vice-Chair of Delek Group, which is heavily involved in multi-billion dollar projects between Israel and the U.S., many in Texas.
Texas is Israel’s third-largest American trading partner, with a growing volume of trade and licensing transactions consisting of computer-related hardware and software, biomedical products, electronic data transmission, telecom, homeland security,  medical products, clean technology, defense products/systems and food.
The Honorary Event Chairman is Sheldon I. Stein, Vice-Chairman-Head of Southwest Investment Banking for Bank of America Merrill Lynch
For further information, e-mail israeltexas@gmail.com or call 214-576-9646 or 9639.

DATA of Plano initiates women’s mission to Israel, Purim activities for adults and kids

This past November, Carol Aaron took 15 participants from the DATA/JWRP (Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project) mission to Israel around the Metroplex to learn more about opportunities to be communal leaders in the Dallas Jewish community. Among the organizations they visited were Chai House, JFS Food Pantry and The Legacy at Willow Bend.
After this mini-mission, Karen Van Creveld, a member of DATA of Far North Dallas, took her children and their friends to the JFS Food Pantry.
Ruthie Henkin, a member of DATA of Plano, said, “We need to get our kids involved with chesed.” Bringing her inspiration into action, Ruthie arranged for DATA of Plano to visit The Legacy at Willow Bend on Purim.
It is amazing to see the ripple effects that started last summer when DATA of Plano and DATA Far North Dallas took women to Israel and got them inspired. Carol Aaron, seeing this passion took the time to educate the women by taking them around Dallas. They women are now getting into action and becoming leaders in the community by sharing the warmth of Judaism with the broader community.

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