Senior Living High Rises for Retirees

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The Proctors plan on residing in the Ventana By Buckner high-rise. Photo courtesy of Wall Street Journal

In two years, Dave and Judi Proctor will move into a new high-rise building, just 10 minutes away from their current high-rise in Dallas. Located just north of downtown, their new home is close to theaters, museums and shops. The building offers weekly housekeeping, valet and concierge services and three restaurants, including an upscale steakhouse.

The Proctors—he’s 76 and she’s 71—will also have access to another set of amenities: If they ever need it, they’re guaranteed assisted-living and memory-care services, as well as skilled nursing and physical rehabilitation within the building. The high-rise, called Ventana by Buckner and scheduled to be completed in 2018, is a continuing-care retirement community, or CCRC. Read More >