The Legacy Senior Communities is pleased to announce the appointment of Laura Levy as executive director of The Legacy Willow Bend, Plano’s first and only life care retirement community. This announcement was made by Brian Barnes, interim CEO and COO/CFO of The Legacy Senior Communities. Levy started at The Legacy Willow Bend as director of assisted living nearly five years ago, and she has spent decades in the industry making a positive impact on seniors and their families through different roles at all levels of senior care.
“We are thrilled to promote Laura to executive director of The Legacy Willow Bend as she knows our community, residents, families and culture. We have seen firsthand her accomplishments as assisted living director, and her leadership impressed us on many levels,” said Barnes. “We look forward to working with her to continue providing the high-quality lifestyle and care that our community is known for in Greater Dallas.”
“It is an honor to take on this role and continue to provide a wonderful lifestyle and superior care for our residents,” said Levy. “I have received an incredible amount of support and confidence from the entire Legacy family while transitioning into this position, and I look forward to continuing to foster an environment of excellence in our community. I’m inspired by our team every day and excited to see what we will accomplish together.”
With 20 years of experience in senior living, Levy has worked in senior care management and education at various levels, with a specialization in memory care. Levy was originally drawn to the community because of the focus on quality care and the not-for-profit mission. Levy’s commitment extends outside of The Legacy Willow Bend, as she is also the adult education chair and vice president of sisterhood at her synagogue. In addition, she served as co-president of Hadassah’s professional networking group.
“My goal is to continue building personal relationships with those we serve inside and outside of our community,” said Levy. “As a leader in senior living, we have an opportunity to educate the public and extend our mission while building connections that will benefit seniors for years to come. What I love about The Legacy Willow Bend is that as a not-for-profit organization our focus is on excellence of care, making a difference and giving back to others. That’s something I witness firsthand every day, and I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.”
Due to her previous experience, Levy handles the day-to-day activities of the community with confidence and is responsible for fostering a successful team environment, as well as maintaining satisfaction of residents and their families.
“Laura has an impressive background, and her personal commitment to helping seniors is undeniable. We are thrilled to have her lead The Legacy Willow Bend,” said Linda Garner, chair of the board of directors of The Legacy Willow Bend. “Our team members at The Legacy Willow Bend love their jobs and the residents in their care, and we couldn’t ask for a better leader than Laura to continue offering an environment that makes everyone comfortable and happy.”