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Pandemic reshapes seniormeal programs

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Local charities are working to help at-risk senior adults with food insecurity even as some of the funding for these eorts is showing signs of drying up. Meals on Wheels of Denton County has seen a 25% increase in the number of seniors who need home-deliv- ered meals this year, according to Director Kristine Her- rera. The program served roughly 1,000 seniors in Denton County last year, she said. This program, much like many others in the area, has been around since long before the pandemic. Since March, its eorts have been expanded using funding from the federal CONTINUED ON 14

I’M NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO IT—I’M NOT—TO DECIDE WHO IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO STAY ON [THE PROGRAM]. KRISTINE HERRERA, DIRECTOR OF DENTON COUNTY’S MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM

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FlowerMound library reopens after expansion

Doubling down The Flower Mound Public Library recently reopened after growing its space by 60%. The expansion project was meant to provide enough program and study space to meet the needs of residents now and in the future, town ocials said.

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The Flower Mound Public Library has opened its doors after nearly dou- bling in size to better meet the needs of the town’s growing population. Foot trac at the Flower Mound library returned roughly to pre-pan- demic levels in the weeks after the building reopened in November, Direc- tor of Library Services Sue Ridnour said. When the coronavirus pandemic comes to an end, she said, the building is expected to house more community activity than ever before. “We were just running out of room for people to be in the building and use it in [whatever] manner theywanted to use it, and this was particularly obvi- ous in the after-school time period,” Ridnour said. “You could go out to the library in the after-school time period CONTINUED ON 19

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MARKET TEAM GENERAL MANAGER Barb Delk, bdelk@communityimpact.com EDITOR Daniel Houston SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER Michelle Degard ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Jason Lindsay METRO LEADERSHIP PUBLISHER Christal Howard MANAGING EDITOR Valerie Wigglesworth ART PRODUCTIONMANAGER Breanna Flores CORPORATE LEADERSHIP PUBLISHERS AND FOUNDERS John and Jennifer Garrett GROUP PUBLISHER Traci Rodriguez EXECUTIVE EDITOR Joe Warner John and Jennifer Garrett began Community Impact Newspaper in 2005 in Pugerville, TX. The company’s mission is to build communities of informed citizens and thriving businesses through the collaboration of a passionate team. Today, we operate across ve metropolitan areas, providing hyperlocal, nonpartisan news produced by our full-time journalists in each community we serve. BECOMEA#COMMUNITYPATRON CREATIVE DIRECTOR Derek Sullivan SALES DIRECTOR Tess Coverman WHOWE ARE

FROMBARB: As we close out 2020, take time this holiday season to slow down and reect on what’s truly important in life: kindness, community and quality time with the people we love. While you enjoy this month’s edition, review our annual Senior Living Guide (see Page 12), which provides readers with facts on and resources for the area’s senior adult community. Thank you for reading and for trusting us to deliver local news to your mailbox all year long. Barb Delk, GENERALMANAGER

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FROMDANIEL: In normal times, part of what holds a community together is its common spaces. Flower Mound Public Library has served as one such spot for people to meet and learn together ever since it opened at its current site two decades ago. But when the population started to outgrow the building, town ocials got to work on a project to double the library’s size. Learn more about the project and what it means for library users in our cover story (see Page 1). Daniel Houston, EDITOR

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2020 Senior Living Guide 2020 Senior Living Guide 0 Local events and things to do TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES 7 Area road projects and lane closures CITY& COUNTY 10 Latest local news SNAPSHOT 12 Statistics on the senior community SENIOR LIVING GUIDE 13 Residential communities for adults age 65 and older BUSINESS FEATURE 16 Buckets & Bows Maid Service

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and PC, among others. The location also serves food and beverages. www.belegendgaming.com 7 A new franchise location of Learning Express Toys and Gifts opened Nov. 27 at 4081 Waller Creek, Ste. 150, Highland Village. The children’s store sells toys, puzzles, games, dolls, stued animals, collectibles, kids craft activities and other items. The company has other locations in Plano, Frisco and Dallas. 469-678-8227. www.learningexpress.com 8 RiverWalk Flats opened Nov. 23 at 4650 Long Prairie Road, Flower Mound. The apartment community for active adults features a variety of amenities, including a clubhouse, a sports lounge, a saltwater pool, a theater, a 24-hour t- ness center and housekeeping services. 214-222-5380. https://rwats.com 9 Eye Associates of Texas opened Nov. 9 at 4900 Long Prairie Road, Ste. 400, Flower Mound. The oce provides care for people with dry eyes, cataracts, LASIK surgery needs and a variety of other eye conditions. All patients must wear a mask and must undergo a screen-

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NOWOPEN 1 SpaVela opened Oct. 26 at the Lake- side Tower, 2800 Lakeside Parkway, Ste. 100, Flower Mound. The full-service spa oers massages, facials and a number of similar services. The business also oers cosmetic Botox injections. The facility includes a sauna, a steam room, and men’s and women’s locker rooms with showers. 469-549-4914. www.spavela.com 2 Bu City Soap opened Dec. 5 at The Shops at Highland Village at 1100 Cottonwood Creek, Ste. 150, Highland Village. The soap manufacturer sells plant-based soaps without certain ingre- dients that can be harsh on skin or trig- ger allergies. The soap is manufactured on location, and the business also oers

soap subscription delivery services. www.bucitysoap.com 3 Action Behavior Centers opened a new therapy center Nov. 2 at 5870 Long Prairie Road, Flower Mound. The center specializes in applied behavior analysis therapy for children on the autism spec- trum from 18 months to 10 years old. The therapy is built around helping children to integrate into school, social environ- ments and, eventually, workplaces. 972-521-1350. www.actionbehavior.com 4 Artio Birth Care opened in October at 614 S. Edmonds Lane, Ste. 205, Lewis- ville. The childbirth education center oers a series of classes and groups for people preparing to give birth. Classes range from online and in-person birth

classes; “refresher” courses for people who have given birth before; and classes on cloth diapering, baby-wearing and

weaning. 469-278-4183. www.artiobirthcare.com

• Classes offered completely online • Great for working adults • Nationally and regionally accredited programs • Doctorally prepared faculty MSU Texas is dedicated to helping you complete your degree at both the bachelor’s and master’s levels. 5 Grill This BBQ Supply opened Nov. 19 at 200 Marketplace Lane, Ste. 205, Highland Village. The store sells a variety of grills, from ceramic to gas and charcoal. Barbecue accessories are available for sale as well. The store also assists with some custom kitchen requests. 940-484-4745. https://www.grillthisbbq.com/ 6 Be Legend Gaming opened Dec. 1 at 2630 Justin Road, Ste. 106, Highland Village. The e-sports gaming location of- fers access to a variety of platforms for play, from Nintendo to Xbox, Playstation

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13 The Buckle location at The Shops at Highland Village relocated within the same property to 1700 Cottonwood Creek, Ste. 120, Highland Village. The retail store sells casual wear for men and women, including shoes, jeans and other clothing. The store also oers an assort- ment of accessories and gifts. 972-966-3900. www.buckle.com NAME CHANGE 14 Alkeys Lounge & Eatery in Old Town Lewisville has changed its name to Tav- ern on the Plaza . The restaurant, located at 165 W. Main St., serves burgers, wings, wraps, sandwiches and a variety of other entrees. 972-537-5977. www.tavernontheplazalewisville.com CLOSING 15 Green Truck Cafe closed its doors Nov. 15 at 1108 W. Main St., Lewisville. The cafe served a variety of brunch items as well as coee and espresso options. “We tried to ght the good ght but lost,” ownership said in a Facebook post, in which they also thanked customers for their support during the pandemic. 972-537-5011. www.lewisvillegreentruckcafe.com 16 Premier Manufacturing closed after holding a liquidation sale in early December at 3151 Justin Road, Flower Mound. The manufacturer sold jewelry and related accessories. 972-355-3285

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10 Clink Wine Bar and Bites is expected to open in March at The Shops at Lake- side at 2601 Lakeside Parkway, Flower Mound. The neighborhood wine bar will serve a rotating list of 16 wines on tap as well as more wines by the glass or bottle and an assortment of beers and ciders. The wine bar will also serve tapas-style plates, including charcuterie boards, atbreads, salads and desserts. 11 Flower Mound Fire Station No. 7 is expected to open in January at 2700 Skillern Blvd., Flower Mound. The new station, which was originally scheduled to open in the spring of 2020, will begin to host personnel in the coming weeks. The station will primarily serve the area west of Flower Mound High School. www.ower-mound.com RELOCATION 12 Cajun Turkey Co. relocated Nov. 1 to a new store at 708 Valley Ridge Circle, Ste. 22, Lewisville. The store specializes in Cajun fried turkeys that are available for pickup. It also oers other Louisiana favorites, including gumbo, plus a broad range of other meats, appetizers and meals. The store was previously located at 1400 Moccassin Trail, Ste. 19, Lewisville. 972-318-0307. www.cajunturkeyco.com

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The Lewisville Parks and Recreation Department will host free recreational activities for children at Wayne Ferguson Plaza in Old Town Lewisville. The activities will be put on by the city’s mobile recreation unit, Play Lewisville on Wheels, which travels to parks and residential communities throughout the city. The activities will include organized games and other outdoor recreational opportunities. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 150 W. Church St., Lewisville. www.playlewisville.com (Daniel Houston/Community Impact Newspaper)

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of the paranormal and then gather via video chat to discuss the books they read. To participate, register at the website below and provide an email address. On the day of the event, the library will send a Google Meet link to all participants. 3 p.m. Free. Virtual. https://lewisville.libcal.com 20 THROUGH 21 HORSEDRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES INHIGHLAND VILLAGE The Shops at Highland Village will hold free horse-drawn carriage rides throughout the property. The rides will begin outside of the Nestle Toll House Cafe. The rides are oered on a rst-come, rst-served basis and are only held if weather permits. Guests are encouraged to keep six feet apart from others while waiting in line. 2-6 p.m. Free. 1400 Shoal Creek, Ste. 110, Highland Village. www.theshopsathighlandvillage.com JANUARY 09 BIRDWALK AT LEWISVILLE LAKE The Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area will host a walk with an expert bird watcher. The walk will take place along one of the learning area’s nature trails with high levels of bird activity. This event is for those age 10 or older. Registration is required at the link below. 7:30 a.m. Free (after $5 entry fee). 201 E. Jones St., Lewisville. www.llela.org

COMPILED BY DANIEL HOUSTON DECEMBER 18 THROUGH 24 CAMP PLAY: HOLIDAYWEEKS The city of Lewisville will host a series of day camps for school-age children while school is out at the new city recreational center, Thrive. The camps will feature eld trips, gym games and arts and crafts, among other activities. The rst camp will run from Dec. 18-24. The second camp will run from Dec. 28-Jan. 1. Registration is available at the website listed below. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. $150 per week with Thrive membership. 1950 S. Valley Parkway, Lewisville. www.playlewisville.com 19 OPENPLAY BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL AND BADMINTON The Flower Mound Community Activity Center will host open-play sessions for basketball, volleyball and badminton. This event is for people of all skill levels. The town also holds other open-play sessions at the facility on dierent dates and times. For a complete schedule, visit the website below. 4-6 p.m. Free. 1200 Gerault Road, Flower Mound. www.ower-mound.com 19 VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB: PARANORMAL CREATURES Register for a virtual book club discussion on the topic of paranormal creatures. Participants will choose a book from a prepared list of suggestions on topics

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Intersection work at FM 1171 and Bruton Orand Boulevard Crews will install a right-turn lane to the northbound portion of Bruton Orand Boulevard where the road meets FM 1171. The project is expected to include paving 200 feet of road, replacing sidewalks and relocating a trac signal. The town is set to award a construction contract sometime in December. Timeline: December-TBD Cost: $550,000 Funding source: town of Flower Mound

Garden Ridge Boulevard project Trac on Garden Ridge Boulevard has been limited to one lane as crews have performed concrete panel replacement between Main Street and Justin Road. The construction is part of a long-term project that began more than a year ago and is scheduled for completion in summer 2021. The project area stretches from FM 1171 to I-35E. Timeline: October 2019-July 2021 Cost: $2.8 million Funding source: city of Lewisville

Lanes have been closed at the intersection of Justin Road and McGee Lane. JASON LINDSAYCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER Justin Road and McGee Lane project Crews tore up patches of road as part of a project on the intersection of Justin Road and McGee Lane in Lewisville. The intersection was one of seven utility crossings reconstructed throughout the city. The work at this intersection was substantially completed in November, excluding some minor cleanup. Timeline: January-November Cost: $2.6 million Funding source: city of Lewisville

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380ALIGNMENTS The Texas Department of Transportation has outlined ve main options for the alignment of US 380 in Denton County. Explore the proposals in the maps below.

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The Texas Department of Trans- portation released a virtual public hearing Dec. 2 to discuss and receive public comments on its proposed US 380 project through Denton County from the Collin County line to I-35. The project would widen US 380 to add capacity and provide safety enhancements with overpasses and a raised median to address current mobility issues, per the presentation. TxDOT is studying ve conceptual alignments for the project. The study area includes the area north of US 380; the cities of Denton, Providence Village, Frisco, Little Elm, Aubrey, Krugerville and Celina; and the towns of Prosper and Cross Roads. TxDOT is now considering public input on these proposed alignments. A single recommended alignment will emerge from these studies and public input; it will then be presented at a public meeting, tentatively scheduled to be held in fall or winter of 2021. Citizens may comment online at www.keepitmovingdallas.com until Dec. 17. The presentation and more information about the proposals can also be found at this site. Plans are also in the works for the Collin County portion of US 380. Visit www.drive380.com to learn more.

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This option would allow drivers to depart US 380 at the interchange and use the Dallas North Tollway to avoid 380. This alignment would run to FM 428 and then go west along the future Outer Loop extension. It would then use FM 428 to travel south to connect to Loop 288 and then follow 288 to I-35. This option would involve toll charges for use of the Dallas North Tollway.

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EDUCATION Higher education board starts campaign to boost enrollment

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communities who are historically underrepresented in institutions of higher education. “Our vision is that all students, especially African American, Latino and low-income students, will graduate high school and go on to earn a college degree or workforce certificate, enabling them to maxi- mize their potential and earn a livable wage,” Educate Texas Executive Director John Fitzpatrick said during the call. Texas public schools had 354,312 seniors enrolled during the 2019-20 school year, but with the majority of students attending school virtually, officials and school counselors have had to find new ways to communi- cate with them about college plans. “College access information needs to be presented in a way that breaks through the noise and is able to sort of communicate clearly and [crisply] to the students and families,” Fitzpat- rick said. The Future Focused TX campaign offers students one-on-one support with virtual advisers, as well as targeted emails and texts with tips and remind- ers on upcoming deadlines. Counselors also have access to resources, such as monthly webinars and weekly activities to do with students. According to Fitzpatrick, over 700 professionals have opted into the program. More information is available at www.edtx.org.

Officials with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board say they fear a large number of high school students are at risk of not seeking a higher education as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Total university enrollment in Texas for fall 2020 dropped by 3% as compared to the previous year, officials said. Public two-year colleges were the hardest hit. Applications for federal student aid this year are also down by 3% from 2019, with only 17% of high school seniors having completed the form. “The COVID-19 pandemic has been the most significant disruption to Texas higher education since the end of the Second World War,” Commissioner of Texas Higher Education Harrison Keller said during a conference call with media Dec. 1 to announce a new initiative. The coordinating board has partnered with several institutions, such as Get Schooled, United For College Success, CollegeForward and Texas OnCourse, to launch Future Focused TX, a campaign to provide more resources for students as well as for high school counselors who help students with college applications. Keller said the decline in enroll- ment in post-secondary education will especially affect low-income

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COVID-19 triggers bar closures, tighter business restrictions

HOSPITAL CAPACITY DRIVES NEWRESTRICTIONS

The North Texas region exceeded the governor’s threshold for COVID-19 hospitalizations for seven straight days shortly after Thanksgiving. Gov. Greg Abbott’s order, GA-32, required some bars to close and a number of businesses to reduce capacity from 75% to 50%.

NORTH TEXAS Restaurants, bars and many other businesses in North Texas now face heightened restric- tions after the region exceeded Gov. Greg Abbott’s threshold for COVID-19 hospitalization rate. More than 15% of hospital beds in the North Texas area were occupied by patients with confirmed coronavi- rus cases fromNov. 27-Dec. 3, which makes seven consecutive days the region was over that mark, according to the state’s COVID-19 hospitaliza- tion dashboard. This triggered automatic reductions of business capacity and closures of bars across the Dallas-Fort Worth area in accordance with an October executive order from Abbott. The business restrictions could be reversed if the area’s hospitals see COVID-19 patients take up 15% or less of staffed beds for another seven days in a row. As of this paper’s Dec.

10 print deadline, the region was still days away from the earliest possible rollback. “Governor Abbott continues to urge all Texans to follow the safe practices they mastered in the summer to slow the spread,” said Renae Eze, the governor’s press secretary, in a statement Dec. 3. “We’ve slowed the spread before, and we will do it again while we await the arrival of vaccines later this month.” Businesses that have been operating at 75% capacity, such as restaurants, retailers, gyms and office buildings, had to ramp back down to half of normal capacity as part of the order. The city of Lewisville began enforcement by sending fire inspec- tors to each business to inform owners of the new restrictions, city spokesperson Matt Martucci said in an email. When the city receives a

New restrictions triggered in North Texas

17%

First day threshold exceeded

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Nov. 24 Nov. 27 Nov. 30 Dec. 3

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SOURCE: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

complaint, it inspects businesses to ensure compliance, he added. Under the governor’s order, bars that had reopened in areas with low hospitalization rates were required to close again. However, some bars have avoided closure by shifting to have alcoholic beverage sales make up less than 51% of total sales, an exception allowed by the governor’s order. In addition to enforcing the new

restrictions on businesses, the city of Lewisville announced that beginning Dec. 4, all city facilities would be available by appointment only. More details on individual facilities are available on the city website. Hospital numbers are tracked according to trauma service areas. Trauma Service Area E comprises Dallas, Tarrant, Denton and Collin counties, among 15 others.

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CITY HIGHLIGHTS FLOWERMOUND Director of Economic Development Andrea Roy is leaving town staff Dec. 18 for a similar job with the city of Bedford. J.P. Walton, assistant to the town manager, will serve in the interim. HIGHLANDVILLAGE City Council approved more than $46,000 in grant funding for 15 nonprofits Nov. 10, including the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation and Denton County Friends of the Family. MEETINGSWE COVER Lewisville City Council Meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month. www.cityoflewisville.com Lewisville ISD board of trustees Meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month. www.lisd.net Flower Mound Town Council Meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month. www.flower-mound.com Highland Village City Council Meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. www.highlandvillage.org

campus and every student’s family.” The STAAR test was not adminis- tered in the 2019-20 school year. In his letter, Rogers proposed a series of alternatives to holding the December tests. The district’s preference would be to cancel the December exams outright, he wrote. Despite these efforts, end- of-course exams began Dec. 8 throughout Lewisville ISD. The TEA extended the time window in which districts could administer the tests through Dec. 18. The state also announced Dec. 10 that the A-F accountability ratings for schools would be canceled this year. A group of 68 state lawmakers from both parties signed a letter calling for the exams to be canceled. “Instead of proceeding with the administration of the STAAR as planned, the [TEA], along with our districts and campuses, should be focused on providing high-quality public education with an emphasis on ensuring the health and safety of students and educators,” wrote Texas Rep. Diego Bernal, the author of the lawmakers’ letter.

Lewisville ISD Superintendent Kevin Rogers has asked the state to reconsider holding end-of-course exams this semester. (Jason Lindsay/Community Impact Newspaper)

End-of-course exams take place following concerns over health LEWISVILLE ISD The district

TEA guidelines require the tests to be conducted on campus and in person. According to the Lewisville district, roughly 40% of high school students were still opting for virtual learning as of early November. “All of our classrooms are in use,” Rogers wrote at the time, “and the logistics of bringing back all of our online learners to administer the EOC tests at a time when the state is seeing record numbers of COVID-19 cases jeopardizes the health of everyone on

moved forward with end-of-course examinations this semester weeks after Superintendent Kevin Rogers, the district’s top administrator, asked the state to cancel them. Rogers had argued that the district may struggle to ensure the safety of students and staff on campus during testing. Rogers laid out this case Nov. 2 in a letter to the Texas Education Agency in which he wrote holding the tests posed “a serious risk” to health.

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LEWISVILLE | FLOWER MOUND | HIGHLAND VILLAGE E M D | L The share of the population age 65 and older has grown throughout the country in recent years, a trend that the greater Lewisville area has seen at the same time. The growth in the senior adult population has outpaced growth in other age groups in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village. Explore some of the statistics below. SOURCES: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU, TEXAS COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

DESIGNED BY MICHELLE DEGARD COMPILED BY DANIEL HOUSTON

DEMOGRAPHICS

EDUCATION

SENIOR POPULATION INCREASE The senior population grew more quickly in Flower Mound since 2014, largely because of the town’s faster population growth across the board, surveys show.

Highland Village residents were more likely to be 65 or older than residents of Lewisville or Flower Mound. See the breakdowns below.

Senior adults in Lewisville were less likely to have a high school diploma or a bachelor’s degree than seniors in Flower Mound or Highland Village.

Lewisville

Lewisville

Lewisville

Percentage of seniors who have a high school education

Age 65 and older

Senior population 8.2%

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8,648

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Total population

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

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Senior population 9.1%

Flower Mound Percentage of seniors who have a high school education

2014

2015

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8,000

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As the numbers of senior adults continue to grow nationwide and in the Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village area, so does demand for residential options. *THE FOLLOWING LIST IS NOT COMPREHENSIVE. Definitions / Key Senior Living Senior g

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https://beehivehomes.com/locations/ lewisville-flower-mound 4 Breezewood Home 1101 Breezewood Drive | 469-987-1687 www.breezewoodhome.com 5 Brookdale Lewisville 965 N. Garden Ridge Blvd. | 972-445-7537 www.brookdale.com/en/communities/ brookdale-lewisville.html 6 Discovery Village at Castle Hills 2500 Windhaven Parkway | 972-737-7028 www.discoveryvillages.com 7 Cedar Crest Senior Living of Lewisville 400 Highland Drive | 972-315-1532 www.cedarcrestlewisville.com 8 Evergreen at Vista Ridge Senior Living 455 Highland Drive | 214-488-5650 www.evergreenvr.com 9 Four Seasons Senior Living* A 1724 Milestone Ridge | 972-420-8680 www.4seasonsseniorliving.com *Additional locations: B 2200 Peachtree Lane | 972-315-3674 C 2208 Peachtree Lane | 972-459-0823 10 Frankie Lane Assisted Living 429 Frankie Lane | 469-587-9796 www.frankielaneassistedliving.com 11 1080 W. Round Grove Road 469-262-6521 www.inspiredliving.care/senior-living/tx/ lewisville/w-round-grove-rd 12 Lewisville Estates 800 College Parkway | 972-525-5947 www.lewisvilleseniorliving.com 13 Liberty Senior Residential Care Homes 1633 Glencairn Lane | 214-222-2369 www.libertycarehomes.com 14 Metroplex Residential Senior Care Inspired Living at Lewisville

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5 Independent - living communities cater to older adults with limited care needs. Most include amenities, such as fitness programs, housekeeping, communal meals and more. 5 Assisted-living communities specialize in providing care and supervision. These facilities frequently offer 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. Staff members are trained to help residents manage these diseases. 5 Hospice care is intended to relieve symptoms and suffering 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 offer some or all of these services. SOURCES: TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, WWW.AARP.GOV/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER Lewisville 1 Attiva Lewisville Active Living 901 N. Garden Ridge Blvd. | 866-813-5884 www.attivalewisville.com 2 BeeHive Homes of Lewisville Old Town 477 W. Main St. | 214-974-8474 https://beehivehomes.com/locations/ lewisville-old-town 3 BeeHive Homes of Lewisville, Flower Mound 301 N. Garden Ridge Blvd. | 214-974-8474

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FIVE AREAS TO KNOW Growth of the population of adults age 65 and older has outpaced overall population growth in the Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village areas from 2014 to 2019, according to the government’s five-year American Community Surveys ending each year.

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SOURCES: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU, AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY, CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY ACTION, MEALS ON WHEELS OF DENTON COUNTY/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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pantries. This funding has been critical for charities that serve residents in Lewisville, Flower Mound and High- land Village as the areas have dealt with unemployment rates that are still nearly twice as high as those recorded immediately before the pandemic, Herrera said. Other charities have painted a sim- ilar picture of the number of people requiring assistance heading into the holidays. “It’s the greatest need that I’ve ever seen,” said Stephen Thomas, executive director of Salvation Army Lewisville, to Lewisville City Council members at their Dec. 7 meeting. One group that has been affected

disproportionately by the virus is seniors age 65 and older, a popula- tion that has been growing in recent years in the Lewisville area, federal data shows. “IT’S THE GREATEST NEED I’VE EVER SEEN.” STEPHEN THOMAS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SALVATION ARMY LEWISVILLE

These numbers from the govern- ment’s American Community Survey estimate that since 2014, more than 4,000 new senior adults have either aged into that bracket in the greater Lewisville area or have moved there. Changing relationships

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. However, some of this CARES Act funding is set to run out by the end of the year, which has left local char- ity workers wondering whether they will have enough resources to con- tinue delivering meals to the seniors who rely on them. “Those seniors are homebound, so they don’t get out much anymore unless somebody takes them some- where,” Herrera said. The funding from the federal stimulus bill earlier this year has largely gone toward rent and utility assistance, homelessness preven- tion, small-business grants and food

Growth in the area’s senior pop- ulation has significantly outpaced that of younger age groups: 31%more adults age 65 and older are living in Lewisville, Flower Mound and High- land Village now than did in the five- year period ending in 2014. This group is being affected in other unique ways as they seek assistance, advocates said. The pandemic has changed the nature of how local chari- ties serve seniors, who are more likely to become hospitalized and more likely to die from COVID-19 than are most people in younger age groups. Gilbert Montez, president and CEO of Christian Community Action in Lewisville, said his charity has had to ONE STOP IRRIGATION, DRAINAGE &

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