Legend Senior Living announced today that it will betaking over management of Lionwood Independent Living on December 1, 2022. Merrill Gardens,of Seattle, WA was the prior management company. With headquarters in Wichita, KS, LegendSenior Living owns and operates 43 senior living residences in six states. Lionwood, at 12525 N.Pennsylvania Ave., will be Legend’s ninth community in Oklahoma and its fourth exclusivelyIndependent Living residence.“The Legend mission to serve seniors makes Lionwood a great addition to our Oklahoma family,”said Matt Buchanan, Legend’s Executive Vice President, in making the announcement. “We willbring to Lionwood the Legend concept of Vibrant Independent Living and Life Enrichment,emphasizing an active, social lifestyle and holistic wellness.”As with other Legend residences, Lionwood Independent Living will remain a pets-welcomeresidence and retain a comprehensive list of amenities and services: 24-hour staff, chef-preparedmeals, an Emergency Response System, included home maintenance, weekly housekeeping, on-site religious services, commons areas and lounges, transportation, game rooms, a beauty salon,and a library.“Whether an existing building or new construction, we look for locations that are near hospitals,restaurants, shopping, and other attractions important to an active lifestyle,” said Buchanan.“The Lionwood community is a good fit because of its convenient location, long-standing reputation, great staff, and attractive updates to the property. We look forward to welcoming Lionwood residents and associates to the Legend family.” Legend Senior Living® is a privately held senior housing and services company based in Wichita,Kansas. Legend owns and operates 43 residences – independent living, assisted living, memorycare, and personal care – in Florida, Colorado, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania. Legend has been certified as a Great Place to Work® for its fourth year and recognized as one ofFortune Magazine’s Top 25 Senior Living companies in the country.