The Art of Living at The Legacy at Willow Bend, LIVING WELL Magazine

The Art of Living at the Legacy at Willow Bend, Collin County LIVING WELL Magazine

When the Legacy at Willow Bend opened its doors three years ago, they proudly announced their official tagline: “The Art of Living.” While there were certainly meetings and brainstorming sessions devoted to assigning the tagline, it’s so simple and fitting that a first-time visitor might conjure up those same four words after a short visit to this serene, art-filled senior living community.


Before guests set foot in the primary building, they’re greeted by a fountain of dancing water, strategically placed amidst lush landscaping and accented by a stainless steel sculpture by George Tobolowsky, renowned sculptor and Legacy Senior Communities benefactor. Upon entry to the Legacy at Willow Bend, guests encounter award-wining interior design, tasteful furnishings and halls lined with original prints by Salvador Dali and Bobby Haas. A continued stroll through the sprawling community unveils tucked-away courtyards, remarkable water features and the collaboration of numerous talented designers.


It goes without saying that the Art in “The Art of Living” is well established. Now, to the more critical element of the tagline – Living. The Legacy at Willow Bend is Plano’s only true Life Care Community. In short, a “Life Care Community” provides services and amenities to seniors in a variety of levels of care and settings, including independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing, for starters.


At each level of care, the residents of the Legacy exemplify the “Living” portion of the tagline. The common French expression “Joie de vivre” communicates “a cheerful enjoyment of life.” That is precisely the emotion one experiences when observing a casual conversation between two residents, a spirited chess match, an invigorating workout or a cocktail hour with a dozen close friends.


Residents at all levels fill their days with activities designed to enrich the mind, body and soul. The Legacy at Willow Bend provides services and amenities that assure even the busiest resident will lack nothing. Educational and religious programming abounds, unique and sophisticated outings fill the calendar and visits from guests truly keep the spirit alive.


As conclusively as Salvador Dali originals establish “The Art,” there are more than 200 residents whose spirits exclaim “Living!” The Legacy at Willow Bend truly does embody The Art of Living.


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