Senior Living Community For Football Players Now Set To Open In 2020

September 5, 2017, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - A 143-bed senior living community for retired professional football players should be complete in Canton, OH, in time for the 100th anniversary year of the National Football League, 2020, the Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced.

Legends Landing will include independent living, assisted living and memory care for retired Hall of Famers as well as members of the NFL's Legends Community and coaches, officials and administrators.  It will be operated by Franklin Companies, according to Sports Illustrated, and the memory care component is expected to be based on the “dementia village” approach popularized in the Netherlands.

Originally announced in 2015, Legends Landing now will be part of a larger Player Care Center that will provide a wide range of health services, according to the Hall of Fame.  Current design plans for the center call for a 15-bed surgical hospital, 20-bed behavioral science and addiction center and a possible memorial.

The center, Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker told the media outlet, will involve several healthcare partners, potentially including researchers who would study sports injuries, including concussions.

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