In 1917, the Rev. Christopher Conley Young started thinking about how to create a home for elderly women. Within four years, he had raised $75,000 to start a residence for them.

The home, eventually named CC Young Memorial Home, was founded officially in 1922, making this year its centennial anniversary.

“We are thrilled to celebrate this milestone anniversary as a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving seniors in our community for the last 100 years,” Russell Crews, the president and CEO of CC Young, said in a statement.

CC Young was originally located in Oak Cliff but moved to the 20-acre campus in the 1960s. The land was acquired in 1960 to allow for expansion, and the first building was constructed in 1963. Over time, structures were constructed to provide independent living, assisted living, nursing and memory-care services. Home health care, hospice and private duty solutions were developed to serve on- and off-campus needs.

Here are some photos from the Oak Cliff days.

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One of the most recent projects was the debut of The Vista, a 10-story, $84 million integrated transitional living center that includes space for group activities and hobbies. It has received seven architectural and design awards.

Looking forward, CC Young plans to build The Terraces, a six-story expansion overlooking White Rock Lake. Groundbreaking is scheduled for 2023.

This spring, events will be held to mark the centennial anniversary. A centennial-themed parade involving residents, their families and members of Young’s family, is planned for April.

We’ve written about some specific residents before, namely, the Woodies. They help out with building projects at the facility, work in the wood shop creating items like the Tenison Park Pollinator Garden sign, and during the pandemic, they made masks.


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