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Legacy Retirement

Oct 27, 2016 14h18 ● By Bryan Scott

Legacy Retirement Residence of South Jordan celebrates 20 years 

Ninety-five year old Fontella Spelts dresses each day in her finest clothes.  She likes to make people laugh and play the harmonica.  Spelts has lived at Legacy Retirement Residence in South Jordan for more than 15 years.  She has fond memories of her time at the senior living facility including when a fellow resident, a retired police officer, taught her to play pool and she became a member of the pool team for three years. 

She is one of hundreds of residents of the almost 20-year-old community to call Legacy home.  Each has found comfort in living in a community that offers them a safe, comfortable environment along with access to many opportunities for fun and learning with new friends.  

Spelts said, “I love living at Legacy because I have been able to be around a lot of different people and have enjoyed getting to know them throughout the years.” 

On Oct. 22, Legacy Retirement will celebrate 20 years of providing a home for seniors looking to live in beautiful South Jordan.  Residents have come from as far as South Africa and Germany, Pennsylvania and Colorado, while others just moved from around the corner to join our senior living community.  These residents have included military colonels, university presidents, war veterans, educators, nurses, flight attendants, professional dancers, and business owners.

Developed and managed by Western States Lodging and Management, Legacy Retirement Residence was the first of what has grown into a large and successful business serving the needs of seniors in our communities.  Western States Lodging and Management now has more than 18 senior communities in operation or development in Utah and the western United States, including Legacy House Assisted Living and Legacy Cottages in South Jordan. 

In addition to senior living communities, Western States also manages 21 brand hotels including an Embassy Suites hotel under construction near the FrontRunner stop in South Jordan.

Paul Fairholm, one of Western States’ five founding partners and himself a South Jordan resident, said, “We are thrilled with the success of Legacy Retirement Residence and are so pleased to be part of the South Jordan community.  We look forward to a bright future as we serve the seniors of this special city.”