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C.C. Young: The Point

Dallas, Texas

The Point, Center for Arts and Education, at C.C. Young offers a fresh concept for a senior activity center: a stand-alone facility at a continuing-care retirement community that attracts both residents and the surrounding intergenerational community with a distinct identity and innovative programming.


The 20,000 sf building was designed to create an environment “where the spirit is ageless,” a key focus of the client. The facility serves this mission through a strong emphasis on the arts. Spaces within the center correspond to one of three specific focal points—mind, body and spirit—and play host to highly interactive, creativity-focused programs that welcome people of all ages.



To enrich the mind, the library offers extensive resources on healthy aging, multipurpose classrooms support lifelong learning, and a computer lab is available for training on next-generation technologies. The body is nourished at a café offering healthy choices and strengthened at a fitness center that embraces preventative wellness. To engage the spirit, a performance hall presents live entertainment, art studios support the expression of creativity, and a meditation room and sculpture garden provide sanctuaries for reflection



Design/Environments for Aging: Citation of Merit; National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Best of 50+ Housing Award: Gold Award, 2013



Multi-Housing News – Ageless Living

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