FORT WORTH, Texas – Methodist Retirement Communities (MRC), a not-for-profit senior living organization based in The Woodlands, recently joined development partners to celebrate the groundbreaking of Stevenson Oaks senior living community. The 19-acre site is just off Chisholm Trail Parkway at Bryant Irvin and Dirks Road. It’s located in the new Tavolo Park master-planned community – a development featuring new homes, parks, restaurants, offices and retail shops. The $140 million Stevenson Oaks will feature 172 independent living apartment homes with various amenities, as well as 40 assisted living apartments and 24 memory support suites.
“We’re proud to bring this incredible new lifestyle option to seniors in the Fort Worth area — one that celebrates not only their social energy, but also their intellectual spirit, all in a refined and engaging atmosphere that furthers our mission of service ministry to older adults,” said Alan Brown, president and CEO of MRC. “This new community represents our commitment to providing the best services, programs, activities, care and living options for Fort Worth seniors.”
In addition to a wide range of residential accommodations, Stevenson Oaks will feature multiple dining options, including a fireside barista bar, and other amenities, including a fitness center, heated swimming pool, auditorium, and dedicated spaces for various activities and wellness programs. Other features include outdoor living areas, green spaces and scenic walking paths throughout the community. Residents will also enjoy maintenance, housekeeping and transportation services to enable a carefree lifestyle. As a community offering various levels of care, Stevenson Oaks independent living residents will have priority access to on-site assisted living and memory support at substantially discounted rates.
“MRC has successfully grown its vision of communities that serve area seniors better than any others,” said Ann Fees, sales and marketing director at Stevenson Oaks. “Now the vision shines even brighter with Stevenson Oaks. What was just a plan is now becoming reality. A majority of our apartment homes have already been reserved and future residents are excited to see it take shape.”
Recent Census Bureau reports show more than 85,000 Fort Worth residents are already 65 years or older, and that number is expected to grow substantially over the next 10 years with the aging of Baby Boomers. This project will enhance dignified housing and wellness services for the rising senior population, as well as provide quality jobs in the Fort Worth area.
The selected architect for the project is AG Architecture, and the construction company is Andres. Construction of the community is expected to be completed in 2022.
MRC is a not-for-profit service ministry that has been providing senior housing and health care services in Texas for more than 55 years. Though it derives its name from a Covenant of Connection agreement that honors its heritage with the Texas Annual Conference of United Methodists, MRC communities welcome residents of all faiths, without regard to race, color or national origin. MRC owns and operates communities throughout Texas, including in Bryan, Huntsville, Lufkin, Texarkana, La Porte, League City and College Station. Most campuses are full-service retirement communities that provide a wide array of housing and service options for seniors. Additionally, MRC offers five HUD-subsidized senior apartment communities in two locations as another key component of its service ministry. More information about MRC is available at mrcaff.org.