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After construction stalled for a year, there is a new estimated completion date for McKinney National Airport’s new terminal.

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City signs contract to ! nish newMcKinney National Airport terminal in 2021 The McKinney National Airport terminal is expected to be completed by July 2021. (Rendering courtesy CaCo Architecture) SOURCE: MCKINNEY NATIONAL AIRPORT ! COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

airport, which provides general aviation services, such as cor- porate # ights, # ight training andmedical air transport. The hangar ! nished on time in 2019. But shortly after that, Western LLC—the original development ! rm leading the proj- ect— ! led for bankruptcy, stalling construction of the terminal CONTINUED ON 18

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Construction has resumed on a nearly $7 million terminal at McKinney National Airport following a yearlong delay. In 2018, crews broke ground on a new terminal and hangar as part of what is now a $16.8 million expansion project. The e " ort was the ! rst public-private partnership at the city-owned

Grant program draws technology startups to city

of larger technology companies. MEDC President and CEO Peter Tokar said the grant program is changing the perception of the city. Where it was pre- viously seen as a rural, industrial com- munity, he said, McKinney should now be viewed as a city that supports innova- tive technology companies. Introduced at the beginning of 2020, MEDC’s Innovation Fund has attracted a # urry of technology startups that would not necessarily have quali ! ed for tradi- tional economic incentives. In less than 12 months, the fund has drawn and

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Average salary for jobs: Grant funds spent so far: $160,250 $86,000 SOURCE: MCKINNEY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP. ! COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

From the development of health care software to an arti ! cial intelligence for land and title transactions, the McKin- ney Economic Development Corp. Inno- vation Fund is attracting businesses to the city that are creating a new kind of economy, one designed to catch the eye

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Urgent Care centers to be opened in the Dallas-Fort Worth area this year, and there are plans to operate for 20 total locations by summer 2021. 469-495-9102. https://breezeurgentcare.texashealth.org RELOCATIONS 7 Mitzi’s Sonoma relocated Oct. 1 to 202 E. Louisiana St., McKinney. The " ne wine and gift shop, which is just o ! the square in downtown McKinney, o ! ers a curated selection of wines from around the world. It also has a selection of seasonal gifts, jewelry and items for chil- dren, men and pets. The store opened in November 2019 at 110 N. Tennessee St., McKinney, before moving to its current 5

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December as one of the " rst tenants at McKinney’s newest mixed-use devel- opment site, Hub 121. The business is located at 6700 Alma Road, Ste. 100, McKinney, and o ! ers 34 suites for salon professionals. 469-261-2775. www.phenixsalonstx.com 4 PJ’s Co ! ee of NewOrleans opened its newest location Dec. 7 at 6091 W. University Drive, McKinney. The co ! ee shop, which was founded in 1978 and has since expanded across the nation, serves a variety of hot, iced and frozen co ! ee bev- erages as well as organic teas and fresh breakfast pastries. 214-971-6373. www.pjsco ! ee.com 5 Spoon + Fork Thai Kitchen opened Oct. 21 at 3905 W. University Drive, Ste. 500, McKinney. Formerly known as Silk Road Thai Cuisine, the Asian fusion restaurant o ! ers a selection of Thai curries and entrees as well as a full bar. “At Spoon + Fork, we serve freshly made, family recipe Thai cuisine just like what

NOWOPEN 1 CrossFit McKinney opened in late November at 8404 Stacy Road, Ste. 300, McKinney. The gym o ! ers one-on-one training and daily workout programs as well as nutrition and strength program- ming. CrossFit McKinney is planning an of- " cial grand opening celebration before the end of the year and is currently o ! ering discounted rates for those who become founding members. 432-349-4729. https://cross " tmckinney.com 2 Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream opened in mid-October at 4700 W. El- dorado Parkway, Ste. 210, McKinney. The Ohio-based company’s newest location features ice cream made fresh on-site daily. In addition to a variety of ice cream # avors, the shop also serves yogurt, sherbet and # avored ices. 214-548-4717. www.handelsicecream.com 3 Phenix Salon Suites opened in early

we cook at home along with refreshing drinks and homemade desserts,” owner Thana Trepetch said via email. “We are extremely proud to be here and looking forward for many more wonderful years to come.” Silk Road Thai Cuisine was for- merly located at 6851 Virginia Parkway, Ste. 300, McKinney. 972-547-0436. www.spoonandforkkitchen.com 6 Texas Health Breeze Urgent Care opened its doors to patients Nov. 9 at 3805 W. University Drive, Ste. 100, McKinney. The new urgent care center will o ! er patients a clinical concierge, who will walk patients through each visit from arrival through discharge. The center will treat common illnesses and injuries, such as colds, the # u, minor fractures, skin conditions, sprains and urinary tract infec- tions. Breeze Urgent Care is part of Texas Health’s $44 million investment in its new urgent care model to o ! er patients con- venient care with upscale amenities and transparent pricing. The McKinney location is the " rst of three Texas Health Breeze

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8 Local Yocal Farm to Market celebrat- ed its 10th anniversary Dec. 10. The store sells locally raised, organic and grass-fed meats as well as local organic dairy and pantry products. “We’re humbled and

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blessed that our loyal customers have trusted us for a decade to feed their fami- lies,” owner Matt Hamilton said via email. The market is located at 213 N. Tennessee St., McKinney. Local Yocal also opened the full-service restaurant Local Yocal BBQ & Grill in 2018 at 350 E. Louisiana St., McKinney. 469-952-3838. www.localyocalfarmtomarket.com 9 Play Street Museum celebrated its " fth anniversary Nov. 17 at 3851 S. Stonebridge Drive, Ste. 400, McKinney. The interactive children’s museum and indoor play area is designed and scaled for children age 8 and under. The museum is open Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. 469-362-8624. https://mckinney.playstreetmuseum.com 10 Spence Family Dentistry cele- brated its 15th anniversary of serving McKinney and surrounding communities Nov. 29. The dentist’s o $ ce is located at 8901 Virginia Parkway, McKinney. Among the dental services it o ! ers are root canals, extractions, dentures and teeth whitening. 972-542-2219. http://spencefamilydentistry.com NAME CHANGES 11 A new location of Caliber Auto Care opened Nov. 3 at 6661 S. Custer Road, McKinney. The business, formerly known as Service First Automotive, o ! ers a wide variety of repair services as well as maintenance, oil changes and state inspections. With the name change, the company also introduced tire sales as a FEATURED IMPACT COMING SOON The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County is building another full- service facility, according to a Dec. 1 news release. The Speese Campus, which will be located at Heritage Drive and Harroun Avenue in McKinney, will be funded by a campaign the nonpro ! t started two years ago, which raised $11 million, according to the release. The center serves children who are victims of abuse and neglect, per its

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CLOSINGS 12 Family Video was expected to close its store at 4200 W. Eldorado Parkway, McKinney, on Dec. 20. The movie and game rental store also o ! ered CBD prod- ucts before its closure. 972-547-0310. www.familyvideo.com

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The McKinney Christmas Holiday Pop-Up is back, but with COVID-19 precautions. The carousel is open to all ages and is operating at reduced capacity. The carousel horses will be sanitized between rides. The ride operates Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $3 per person. 109 N. Kentucky St. 972-547-2660. https://rb.gy/jn4bkz (Courtesy city of McKinney)

COMPILED BY FRANCESCA D’ANNUNZIO DECEMBER NOWTHROUGH 31 TRINITY FALLS FESTIVE TREE TOUR Ten of the 17 professionally decorated model homes in the community are decorated with Christmas trees and other seasonal accents. Visitors can stop by The Club at Trinity Falls on Dec. 19 for free cups of hot chocolate and to take photos. Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 7801 Trinity Falls Parkway. www.trinityfalls.com 21 THROUGH 23 PRAIRIE ADVENTURE CAMP FOR KIDS Children ages 7-14 can make their own gifts, cards, wrapping paper and cookies at Prairie Adventure Camp for a few days. $80-$100. 9 a.m.-noon. 315 S. Chestnut St. 972-562-8790. https://rb.gy/uuljvw 20 THROUGH 31 DRIVE ! INMOVIES Located two blocks south of The McKinney Cotton Mill, this drive-in theater will be screening a wide selection of holiday movies for children and adults through the end of the year. It is recommended customers arrive 30- 60 minutes before showtime. $30 per vehicle. Movies start at 7 p.m. Dashboard Drive-In, 724 Anderson St. https://dashboarddrivein.com JANUARY 02 INTRO TOKNITTINGWITH MCKINNEY KNITTERY Always been interested in learning to knit? Looking for another quarantine hobby? Join McKinney Knittery for this introductory class. Supplies will be available for use in the class and for purchase. This class is o ! ered every second Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. Space is limited. $20. Call the shop to register. 117 W. Louisiana St. 469-714-4002. www.mckinneyknittery.com

05 ZANE WILLIAMS NITE! McKinney musician Zane Williams will perform as part of his monthly jam at the Cadillac Pizza Pub. Williams normally draws inspiration for the show from his current life experiences. 7:30-10 p.m. Free with purchase. Cadillac Pizza Pub, 112 S. Kentucky St. 972-547-3833. www.cadillacpizzapub.com/live-music 13 TRUE CRIME BOOK CLUB The McKinney public libraries will host a virtual discussion of “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote as part of its true crime book club. Attendees are invited to examine writing style, content and presentation of material during the online event, which will be moderated by library sta ! . Free. 7 p.m. 972-547-7323. www.mckinneytexas.org/3315/ true-crime-book-club 16 STRUNZ AND FARAH PERFORMANCE Grammy nominees Strunz and Farah will perform acoustic guitar music in a world-jazz fusion style. Special guests James Gabriano and Carly Reign are also slated to perform. 8 p.m. $20-$200. The Sanctuary Music & Events Center, 6633 Virginia Parkway. 972-540-6420. www.showclix.com/event/ Nature lovers can experience the sights, smells, and sounds of Texas prairie wildlife with the Heard Museum on this guided tour through the Heard’s nature preserve. Night hikers might be able to spot some inhabitants of Texas prairie lands, such as bobcats, coyotes, raccoons, owls and other animals. $14 for non-members, $12 for members. 6 p.m. 972-562-5566. www.heardmuseum.org/nighthikes strunzandfarahmckinney2020 30 WINTER NIGHT HIKE

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COMPILED BY MIRANDA JAIMES RECENT PROJECTS 1 Stacy Road widening

3 US 380 lighting improvements New roadway median lighting is being constructed along US 380 from A Coit Road to Custer Road (Phase 1) and from B Hardin Boulevard to US 75 (Phase 2). Construction of Phase 1 has been underway since November 2019 and was completed in November 2020. Con- struction of Phase 2 has been underway since September 2020 and is expected to be completed in January 2021. Intermit- tent or short-term lane closures may be required along US 380 as construction occurs. C A future Phase 3 will install lighting along US 380 between Custer Road and Hardin Boulevard; construction there is expected to begin in late 2021. Timeline: November 2019-January 2021 (Phase 1 and 2 only) Cost: $1 million (Phase 1 and 2 only) Funding sources: city of McKinney, Texas Department of Transportation 4 Intersection improvements Construction is expected to begin in December on improvements to four major intersections: A McKinney Ranch Park- way and Lake Forest Drive; B Eldorado Parkway and Alma Road; C Hardin Bou- levard and White Avenue; and D Virginia Parkway and Stonebridge Drive. The improvements will consist of the addition of 12 new turn lanes and associated signal improvements to improve intersection tra ! c operations. Minor impacts to tra ! c during construction of these improve- ments are not anticipated to occur until January 2021. Timeline: December 2020-December 2021 Cost: $1.7 million Funding source: city of McKinney

Construction began in late November for planned improvements to Stacy Road between Custer Road and Ridge Road. Improvements will consist of the addition of a travel lane in each direction within the existing roadway median, the installation of a new tra ! c signal at Stacy and McKinney Ranch Parkway and various intersection improvements. During the month of December, intermittent lane closures may occur from west of McKin- ney Ranch Parkway to east of Ridge Road. Lane closures along Stacy Road will be limited to 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays. Timeline: November 2020-December 2021 Cost: $6.2 million Funding source: city of McKinney 2 Tra ! c signal installations A new tra ! c signal at A Stacy Road and Collin McKinney Parkway was placed into operation in October. Construction of a new tra ! c signal at B Lake Forest Drive and Collin McKinney was placed into op- eration in November. Design is underway for a new tra ! c signal at C Airport Drive and FM 546/Harry McKillop Blvd., which is expected to be under construction before the end of the year. D Construc- tion of a new tra ! c signal at US 380 and Auburn Hills Parkway is expected to begin in early 2021. Timeline: April 2020-June 2021 Cost: $1.5 million Funding source: city of McKinney

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CITYHIGHLIGHTS MCKINNEY Chris Thornton, who was appointed as interim District 1 City Council member Dec. 1, is unable to legally serve on McKinney City Council. Further review of the lifelong resident and pastor’s residency revealed his residence was roughly 10 feet outside District 1 boundaries. The clerical error was a result of misreading Thornton’s residency over a map of McKinney. Thornton and City Secretary Empress Drane both missed this detail. Drane issued an apology during the Dec. 15 meeting. Thornton’s name rose to the surface when residents of McKinney’s east side were surveyed as to who should serve District 1. Following public comments, council members said they intend to appoint Angela Richardson-Woods, a member of the McKinney Community Development Corp. board, at a special City Council meeting to be held Dec. 21. Richardson-Woods was also a favored name among residents of east McKinney. MCKINNEY ISD The board of trustees approved the district calendar for the 2021-22 school year at its Dec. 15 meeting. The calendar will be similar to this year’s calendar: School will start earlier in August and end earlier in the spring. The ! rst day of school is set to be Aug. 12, 2021, and the last day will be May 20, 2022. Thanksgiving break will be a week long, and winter break will be two weeks long. The full calendar can be seen on the district’s website. Collin County Commissioners Court Meets Jan. 4, 11 and 25 at 1:30 p.m. www.collincountytx.gov McKinney City Council Meets Dec. 21 at 4 p.m. and Jan. 5 and 19 at 6 p.m. www.mckinneytexas.org McKinney ISD Meets Jan. 19 and Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. www.mckinneyisd.net MEETINGSWE COVER

City Council recommends potential US 380alignment

STUDY SEGMENTS These are the options for alignments on US 380 through McKinney. B is the newest option and the preferred route by the city.

O ! ce park to bring nonpro " ts together MCKINNEY The city is working to create a hub for local nonpro " ts. The Sanchez Group, an urban design " rm, submitted a rezoning request to shift 1.2 acres on the north side of White Avenue and east of MCKINNEY City Council passed a resolution in favor of a possible align- ment for a portion of US 380 through the city at its Dec. 15 meeting. Alignment B was introduced several weeks ago and is more closely aligned with what the city of McKinney had been suggesting to the Texas Depart- ment of Transportation for this sec- tion, Mayor George Fuller said. This alignment would create an alternate route to US 380 and take tra ! c west from Ridge Road to Coit Road, where it would intersect US 380 again. The city stated in its resolution that it believes Segment B “provides a high value of both managing conges- tion and improving east-west mobility over the May 2019 recommended freeway alignment.” The resolution Redbud Boulevard from a duplex resi- dence district to neighborhood o ! ces. McKinney City Council considered this request at its Dec. 1 meeting. The purpose of this rezoning is to bring together McKinney’s charitable organizations, such as McKinney Little Free Pantry, Baby Booty Diaper Bank and Samaritan Inn, in an o ! ce space of two buildings with about 10,000 square feet, according to documents.

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went on to credit this to Segment B’s “more gradual and direct divergence” from the existing US 380 and its ability to reduce congestion at the major intersection of US 380 and Custer Road by increasing separation. Council was already familiar with segments C , D and E further east and did not mention these routes in the meeting. The resolution did a ! rm that the city opposes an

alignment for a potential freeway along US 380, shown as Segment F . Segment A also received verbal opposition from City Council. The resolution acknowledges that this seg- ment will be studied but emphasizes a preference for Segment B. The US 380 project from TxDOT is meant to alleviate current and future congestion, and possible routes are being studied. Restaurant seating to be added downtown MCKINNEY The city is adding new structures called “parklets” around its downtown area. These seating areas are being brought in to help create additional space for restaurants that may be struggling with state capacity restrictions due to COVID-19. At a Dec. 15 City Council meeting, sta # said two of the parklets will be created in parking spaces using government funding, and they should be installed by the end of the year. At the meeting sta # said they received four applications from busi- nesses for a parklet and are working with them to make sure they qualify. Twilight Package Ceremony Location:

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At the Dec. 1 meeting, Sanchez & Associates CEO Martin Sanchez said his company is in the process of purchasing the property. “I think I have shared to the community our intent to build, basically, what amounts to a center for nonpro " t management for the city of McKinney called ‘The Mustard Seed Project,’” Sanchez said. “We’re really excited about that—to try to bring as many of the nonpro " ts together for synergy and long-term cohesiveness.”

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2020 Senior Living Guide

MCKINNEY

DESIGNED BY MICHELLE DEGARD COMPILED BY WILLIAM C. WADSACK

McKinney’s senior population has grown at a rate similar to that of the city’s total population over the last decade. As seen in the charts below, which are based on 2019 population estimates, seniors make up more than 11% of McKinney’s total population. With average U.S. life expectancy, as of 2018, increasing, McKinney’s senior population could continue to grow. SOURCES: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY, COLLIN CENTRAL APPRAISAL DISTRICT, DENTON CENTRAL APPRAISAL DISTRICT, CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION " COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

DEMOGRAPHICS

EDUCATION

SENIOR POPULATION INCREASE Senior populations are increasing nationally and statewide. Here is how the population of those age 65 and older in McKinney has changed since 2014.

Seniors make up 11.36% of McKinney’s total population, which is nearly 200,000.

Nearly 90% of McKinney’s seniors completed a high school education. A little more than 40% received a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Total population

McKinney

McKinney

199,174

Percentage of seniors who have a high school education

25k

Age 65 and older

88.41% 41.85%

20k

22,646

Percentage of seniors who have a bachelor’s degree or higher

15k

10k

LIFE EXPECTANCY The average U.S. life expectancy increased from

ELIGIBLE TAX EXEMPTIONS

5k

Texas residents age 65 and older or people who are disabled qualify for an additional homestead exemption on school district taxes. Other taxing entities may also o ! er a senior exemption.

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2015 2014

2016 2017 2018 2019

68 years

Taxing entity

Exemption

in 1950

Projection

City of McKinney

$65,000 $30,000

to

Collin County

For the # rst time in U.S. history, in 2035, people age 65 and older will outnumber those age 18 and younger.

79 years

NOTE: THE EXEMPTIONS FOR RESIDENTS AGE 65 AND OLDER ARE IN ADDITION TO ANY TAXING ENTITY’S GENERAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION.

in 2018.

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As the numbers of seniors adults nationwide and in McKinney continue to grow, so does the demand for residential options. This list is not comprehensive. De ! nitions / Key Senior Living i COMPILED BY MIRANDA JAIMES

3 Anthology of Stonebridge Ranch 3300 S. Stonebridge Drive, McKinney 469-343-4669 www.anthologyseniorliving.com/senior- living/tx/mckinney/s-stonebridge-drive/# 4 Artistry at Craig Ranch 6370 Piper Glen Road, McKinney 469-207-1048 www.artistrycraigranch.com 5 Avalon Memory Care 1801 Meadow Ranch Road, McKinney 888-696-6536 www.avalonmemorycare.com/locations/ mckinney 6 Avalon Memory Care 5401 McKinney Ranch Parkway, McKinney 888-696-6536 www.avalonmemorycare.com/locations/ mckinney 7 Baybrook Village Care and Rehab Center 8300 W. Eldorado Parkway, McKinney 972-548-9339 www.bbvrehab.com 8 Belterra Nursing and Rehabilitation 2170 N. Lake Forest Drive, McKinney 972-542-5500 www.facebook.com/belterrahealth 9 Brookdale Stonebridge Ranch

1650 S. Stonebridge Drive, McKinney 972-479-5862 www.brookdale.com/en/communities/ brookdale-stonebridge-ranch.html 10 Cariad at North Brook 2301 N. Brook Drive, McKinney 972-542-6006 www.cariadnorthbrook.com 11 Castleridge Senior Living LLC 5100 Spicewood Drive, McKinney 972-801-7315 https://graciouscarehome.com/castleridge 12 Country Lane Seniors Community 2401 Country View Lane, McKinney 469-742-0777 www.countrylaneseniors.com/mckinney_ pricing.html www.delwebb.com/homes/texas/dallas/ mckinney/del-webb-at-trinity-falls-210272 14 Emerald Cottages of Stonebridge 2551 Alma Road, McKinney 972-885-8610 https://emeraldcottages.com 15 Fireside Village 3700 Creek View Drive, McKinney 844-360-4663 www.carnegiehomesusa.com/ communities/unde ! ned/ ! reside-village 13 Del Webb at Trinity Falls 901 Cormorant Drive, McKinney 972-736-9368

5 Independent - living communities cater to older adults with limited care needs. Most include amenities, such as ! tness programs, housekeeping, communal meals and more. 5 Assisted-living communities specialize in providing care and supervision. These facilities frequently o " er a full range of amenities as well as limited medical assistance. 5 Memory care facilities specialize in providing care to seniors with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive issues. Sta " members are trained to help residents manage these diseases.

5 Hospice care is intended to relieve symptoms and su " ering associated with a terminal illness in those who have been given six months or less to live. Patients must choose to forgo further curative treatment. 5 Nursing home/skilled nursing facilities provide care to those with illnesses or mental conditions that require full-time monitoring and medical care. 5 Mixed-use facilities o " er some or all of these services. SOURCES: TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, WWW.AARP.ORG # COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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of McKinney 175 Plateau Drive, McKinney 972-542-0606 https://grandbrook.com/communities/ mckinney 17 Grand Reserve 150 Enterprise Drive, McKinney 972-569-9199 www.countrylaneseniors.com/mckinney_ pricing.html 18 Grand Texan 2401 Country View Lane, McKinney 469-742-0777 www.countrylaneseniors.com/mckinney_ pricing.html 19 HarborChase of McKinney 265 Plateau Drive, McKinney 469-437-7407 www.harborchasemckinney.com 20 Hidden Springs of McKinney 6421 McKinney Ranch Parkway, McKinney 972-445-9844 www.hiddenspringsmckinney.com 21 Hospice Compassus McKinney 2530 Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 110, McKinney 972-503-4966 www.compassus.com/locations/texas/ mckinney?tab=location_overview 22 Legend Assisted Living and Memory Care of McKinney 220 S. Crutcher Crossing, McKinney 972-540-5100 https://legendseniorliving.com/ ! nd-a- community/texas/legend-of-mckinney. html 23 McKinney Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center 253 Enterprise Drive, McKinney 972-542-2695 www.nexion-health.com/mckinney- healthcare 24 Newsome Homes 1450 Amscott St., McKinney 469-714-0409

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3216 Brentwood Drive, McKinney 214-945-0009 www.mckinneyassistedliving.com 36 The Oxford Grand Assisted Living & Memory Care 2851 Orchid Drive, McKinney 469-634-0809 www.oxfordseniorliving.com/senior- living/tx/mckinney/oxford-grand- mckinney 37 Towne Creek Apartments 506 S. Graves St., McKinney 972-548-7170 www.rhf.org/location/towne-creek- apartments 38 Villagio of McKinney 1601 W. Eldorado Parkway, McKinney 214-761-6414 https://villagioliving.com/mckinney 39 VNA Collin Branch 7290 Virginia Parkway, Ste. 2300, McKinney 972-562-0140 www.vnatexas.org/our-services/ hospice-care

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1720 N. McDonald St., McKinney 972-562-7969 www.savaseniorcare.com/north-park- health-and-rehabilitation-center 26 Park Manor of McKinney 1801 Pearson Ave., McKinney 972-562-8880 www.parkmanor-mckinney.com 27 Pioneer Ridge Gracious Retirement Living 7210 Linkside Point Drive, McKinney 469-634-3166 www.seniorlivinginstyle.com/senior- living/tx/mckinney/pioneer-ridge 28 Redbud Place 101 W. Wilson Creek Parkway, McKinney 469-712-2684 www.enlivant.com/communities/texas/ redbud-place-mckinney 29 Stone ! eld Assisted Living and Memory Care Community 2701 Alma Road, McKinney 214-491-1710 https://stone ! eldseniorliving.com

Ranch 6521 Collin McKinney Parkway, McKinney 972-737-5976 https://teresashouse.com/craig-ranch 31 Texas Home Health Hospice 6800 Weiskopf Ave., Ste. 105, McKinney 214-307-7048 www.accentcare.com/family-of- companies/texas-home-health 32 The Chateau 5701 Virginia Parkway, McKinney 972-972-9280 www.holidayseniorliving.com/senior- apartments/texas/the-chateau-mckinney 33 The Ivy at McKinney 3392 Medical Center Drive, McKinney 972-351-8888 https://theivyofmckinney.com 34 The Mulberry House 2620 Saint Michelle, McKinney 214-945-0009 www.mckinneyassistedliving.com 35 The Mulberry House

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GUIDE

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The aquatics entrance is under renovation. (Photo courtesy McKinney Parks and Recreation)

Seniors, sta ! ers remain active as recreation center stays closed

Michael Kowski said. “We went from probably a multi- phase project to one phase, which, in the end, we think, will save us some time and money,” he said. When ! inished, the building will have been completely refreshed, with a new, reorganized floor plan. What was once the ! itness room will be the billiards room, and the mul- tipurpose room will be the ! itness space. The city has also added about 1,800 square feet by repurposing patio areas to help accommodate the center’s growing membership. In 2019 McKinney voters approved a $91 million bond package for parks and recreation facilities, including $35 million for an entirely new senior recreation center. The city does plan to move forward with the new center, but a location has not been selected yet, Kowski said.

BY MIRANDA JAIMES

While the McKinney Senior Recre- ation Center has been largely empty since closing at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the center’s staff members have remained busy. Senior Recreation Center Supervi- sor Laura Cegelski said she and her staff began making regular phone calls to seniors in McKinney in April after local stay-at-home orders went into effect. The center, located off College Street and Wilson Creek Parkway, will reopen next year with newly completed renovations. “We had to come up with how to continue to reach those seniors and keep them active and engaged,” Cegelski said. “We have had a lot of different projects.” During the closure, the McKinney Senior Recreation Center team has put together activity kits for seniors, held Zoom-call instruction classes, and issued a bimonthly newsletter with home workouts and crafts. In addition to these programs, the center’s staff has hosted drive-thru events and some low-attendance in-person classes for adults age 50 and older at its temporary of ! ice space at the McKinney National Airport. Aquatic classes are also being offered through a partnership at the Apex Centre. The facility’s closure for safety reasons has also allowed renova- tions there to progress more rapidly, Parks and Recreation Director

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NONPROFIT Meals onWheels expects to serve 300Kmeals in county this year

BY WILLIAM C. WADSACK

pandemic, Borckardt said, Meals on Wheels has also placed an emphasis on working to combat the feeling of isolation among its clients. To that end, the organization collects greeting cards from community members, provides opportunities for social interaction by telephone, helps with technology to connect with others and provides pedal exercisers that help clients with mobility. “Loneliness and social isolation among seniors are statistically linked with increased likelihood of depres- sion, dementia, worsened cardiovas- cular disease, decreased mobility and premature death,” Borckardt said. Insurance company Globe Life, which is headquartered in Collin County, recently donated its design services, as well as its printing and mailing facility, to oversee administra- tion of Meals on Wheels’ direct mail campaign. The nonpro " t organization receives around 20% of its funding through the direct mail campaign. O # cials said the Globe Life partner- ship will save Meals on Wheels Collin County more than $180,000 per year. “It only takes one time to deliver a meal to a senior to realize just how important that simple act of kindness can be,” said Jennifer Haworth, chief marketing o # cer for Globe Life, in a statement. “It will not only " ll you with purpose but will open your eyes to the true need right here in our com- munity. And if you can’t volunteer, it’s amazing to know that even a small donation is what creates that meal for a hungry senior.”

Meals on Wheels Collin County is on pace to provide 300,000 meals in 2020 to the nearly 2,000 seniors the organization serves in the county. Each meal served is designed by a licensed sta ! dietitian and prepared in the organization’s on-site kitchen. Beyond delivering the meals to house- bound seniors and disabled adults throughout the county, Meals on Wheels also o ! ers its Seniors Safety Net program. The additional support services provided by that program include access to emergency supplies, such as hygiene items, personal care supplies and pet food. “We are proud to say we can serve meals to one senior for an entire year at the same cost as just one day in the hospital,” said Michelle Borckardt, grants manager of Meals on Wheels Collin County, via email. “That makes this program a cost-e ! ective means to promote senior health and wellness.” The Collin County organization has around 1,000 volunteers every month, but Borckardt said " nding additional meal delivery volunteers is currently one of Meals on Wheels’ most pressing needs. “Many of our existing volunteers before the pandemic were retirees, because they are available to deliver during the lunch hours,” Borckardt said. “Since these volunteers are also at high risk of developing severe symptoms from COVID-19, many of them are unable to deliver meals until the danger has passed.” Due to the ongoing coronavirus

Meals on Wheels Collin County is projected to serve about 300,000meals to housebound seniors and disabled adults throughout the county by the end of 2020. (Photos courtesy Meals on Wheels Collin County)

CLIENT SURVEY RESULTS In providing its services, Meals on Wheels Collin County says its primary goal is to prevent premature institutionalization in long-term care facilities. Responses from the most recent client survey show:

of clients self-

95%

reported an improvement in health due to proper nutrition. of clients said they experienced a decrease in emergency hospital visits. 61% of clients said the program helps them feel less isolated. 91% said the program helps them live more safely and independently. 94%

Meals on Wheels volunteers provide no- contact delivery to seniors.

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BUSINESS FEATURE

BY FRANCESCA D’ANNUNZIO

At ! rst glance, the facade at Diggin’ It does not show any trace of its past as a Greyhound bus station.

MEETMOMMA Many customers shop at Diggin’ It for art, but many others stop by to see Momma, who has come to be the store’s mascot. She spends most of her days napping atop this heating pad, but she wakes up on occasion to say hi to new and old friends.

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Diggin’ It How a local art admirer cultivated community in an old bus station L ongtime McKinney resident Tracey Collins said she is an admirer of the arts and a the time, Collins recalled. “It was a bus station,” Collins said. “There wasn’t anything here.” Collins said she loves the history

pressed # ower greeting cards, knits made by local artists and friends and recycled scrap metal transformed into statement pieces by Mexican artists. The store also has mascots: Col- lins’ cat, Momma, who naps while snuggled up in a heating pad on a shelf; and three curious neighbor- hood kittens, who sometimes sneak a peek at customers but dash o " the second anyone approaches them. Collins said she loves selling art and showcasing local creations, but the sense of community the store has fostered has been the most meaningful part of her business. “The best thing about this for me is … just the people I’ve met in the last 10 years,” Collins said. “[They’re] like extended family members.”

Tracey Collins is the owner of Diggin’ It.

fan of all things whimsical, both of which are on full display at her His- toric District shop, Diggin’ It, which sells plants, jewelry and trinkets. What may not be clear to the casual passerby, however, is the shop’s history: It is a repurposed Greyhound bus station. Before that, it was a gas station. Now, every nook is decorated in cozy, maximalist fashion with creations made by artists from the neighborhood and beyond. Collins bought the building in April 2010, six months after the bus station closed. The land across Ten- nessee Street from the shop, where houses now stand, was just a ! eld at

Diggin’ It 507 N. Tennessee St., McKinney 469-952-3446 www.thedigginitshop.com Hours: Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Sun.-Mon.

behind the building, which she describes as having “good juju” from its prior life. In the early years, Collins had the occasional customer plop down on the bench outside her store with a du " el bag in hand. On a few occa- sions, she said, her customers gave rides to these travelers, who had not realized the bus station had moved. One customer recounted child- hood memories of visiting the Grey- hound station to receive Christmas presents sent by her grandparents via bus. Collins also has quite the diverse collection of art. She sells pottery,

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