Senior living facility Presbyterian Village North is holding a groundbreaking this week for a $93 million expansion that will create 150 new jobs and add two independent living buildings to the existing campus.
On Wednesday, officials will turn the dirt on the project. In addition to the two new buildings, the expansion includes assisted living units, memory care apartments and services, a lifestyle fitness center, a transitional care unit, a chapel, and a new park with a pavilion. The expansion will serve an additional 200 seniors a year and adds 350,000 square feet, the facility says, to meet the ever increasing population of elderly in North Texas.
According to the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, the population of individuals older than 60 will increase by 19.5 percent by 2019.
“I came to Presbyterian Communities and Services for the opportunity to make this campus a national model of excellence,” said Ric D’Amico, director of project development for Presbyterian Communities and Services, in a statement. “We are making deliberate choices in the design and development to ensure that we create a community where the residents will thrive and truly live life to the fullest.”