In this issue, get to know VIPs Phil and Cathy Davis! We’re all familiar with the term “spring cleaning,” but what about “summer decluttering?” Click on the link later in this newsletter to download our handy 12-month Decluttering and Move Plan, a monthly guide to getting your home in order and ready for sale. Plus, get the latest on construction, this month’s Frequently Asked Question, a recap of recent VIP events, and some Save the Dates for upcoming ones, so get your calendars ready. And on a sweet note, we’ve found the perfect dessert just in time for Independence Day (hint: it’s the berries!).

Perhaps you know someone who’d like to learn about The Outlook at Windhaven. If so, contact Rachel at (972) 996-3887 or and you will both benefit! Our VIP referral rewards program has been revamped. See details.

Meet Your Future Neighbors

Phil and Cathy Davis

VIPs Phil and Cathy Davis met thanks to University of Oklahoma sports fandom. Cathy’s dad grew up in Norman and was a huge fan of OU (He even received recognition at a football game for not missing a home game in 65 years!). Cathy was the oldest of three girls in her family and starting at age five, her father took her to every OU sporting event under the sun. She was destined to become an OU mega fan, too. Further down the road when she was at college there, Cathy was on the pom team and she and a good friend were bat girls for the baseball team. This friend was dating one of Phil’s best friends and the couple set Phil and Cathy up on a blind date. Initially, Phil thought Cathy too quiet but after watching her perform a pom routine on the basketball court, things changed. The rest is history and they have been married nearly 44 years!

Phil was raised an only child in a small town in southeast Oklahoma by his schoolteacher mother and both sets of grandparents. His parents were divorced, but he was fortunate that his dad was always available when Phil needed him. “He was a priceless influence throughout my entire life,” he says. Phil feels lucky to have had all of this support in his upbringing and thus notes he “has a soft spot in my heart for schoolteachers, grandparents, mothers, and fathers.”

Phil went to Oklahoma City University and graduated with a degree in business management. Initially, he went into business with his father in Oklahoma City. Over the years, he worked in and/or invested in agriculture, ranching, real estate, the hardware and appliance business, energy, stocks, bonds, start-up companies and a nursing home. Phil remains active in business and investing and maintained an office in Oklahoma City up until about two years ago. Currently he works out of his home office; he maintains an interest in the energy business, is involved in a waste disposal start-up company, and keeps an eye out for ranch real estate, among other things. Phil claims that although he grew up and lived for many decades in Oklahoma, he may have spent more time working, fishing, and vacationing in Texas than a lot of native Texans!

Cathy received a BS in Mathematics from OU.  She thought she might be a math teacher but following the advice of her dad, she got a degree in math instead of education to expand her opportunities. She still pursued education by taking the necessary electives and doing student teaching, and had a job offer to be a junior high math teacher upon graduation. However, her career path took a turn when Southwestern Bell recruited her during her senior year. They made her an offer that was a bit more attractive than a teacher’s starting salary, so Cathy decided to “try that for a while and see what happens.” Over 37 years later, Cathy reflects that she was well-satisfied with her choice to spend her career at Southwestern Bell and AT&T.

In 1997, Cathy accepted a promotion that brought her to Dallas. Fortunately, Phil was able to move his work here, too. Though it was supposed to be a temporary move, several subsequent career opportunities came Cathy’s way. “I never had an assignment for more than three years,” says Cathy. She had many exciting moments, did many different things, and never got bored! Cathy retired from AT&T in 2013 but she continues to work as a Jazzercise instructor at the beautiful Grapevine Recreation Center, not far from their current home. Cathy started doing Jazzercise in 1981 in OKC and became certified as an instructor in Dallas in 1999. She says Jazzercize keeps her both sane and fit!

Phil and Cathy started to think about downsizing to a senior living community a few years ago. They got a little more serious about it as the “joys” of home ownership became less joyful and the lure of “lock and leave” began to draw them in. Phil already knew a lot about senior living communities. He worked at a nursing home toward the beginning of his career (he even has a nursing home administrator’s license, but has not ever used it!) and has helped numerous family members find accommodations over the years. Cathy also had knowledge in this arena; her mother lives in a community in Norman. Their positive experiences and good fortune in quests for others gave the two a nice head start when they began looking at places for themselves. They heard about The Outlook at Windhaven through friends and were drawn to its location and the fact that it is not ready yet, since they weren’t quite ready either.

The Davis duo feels really fortunate to have reserved at The Outlook and like that they got to choose their finishes. Cathy is excited about all of the upcoming community activities, especially the yoga and fitness studios and pool. Phil is looking forward to not worrying about the upkeep of their current home. The convenience of having a team to help with the day-to-day homeowner chores, like changing HVAC filters and smoke alarm batteries, is another bonus.

In their leisure time, Phil and Cathy like to fish, go to horse races and attend college and professional sports.  They are also big fans of University of Oklahoma women’s softball (Cathy played first base on Southwest Bell’s Oklahoma women’s team, which won multiple five-state company championships). He and Cathy like going to concerts, plays, and other shows. The two often visit with family and friends in both Texas and Oklahoma and love to travel—river and ocean cruises are particular favorites. Cathy has an upcoming girls’ trip to France she is looking forward to, and both will embark on a Great Lakes cruise in July.

One of Our Most Frequently Asked Questions:
When can we move in?

We are all so excited to see The Outlook at Windhaven open in 2024! Here are the general timelines for move-in:

  • Cottages ready for move-in as early as February 2024
  • Common areas open, staffed, and operational late spring 2024
  • Apartment homes ready for move-in as early as summer 2024

As with all construction projects, timelines are subject to change. However, you will get a letter from us 60 days before your residence is ready for occupancy. And then you have another 60 days to close & schedule your move-in to maximize your benefits program.

Details, Details

As your exciting move to The Outlook approaches, we know you’re sure to have questions and would like to get all the details you can—and we’re here to guide you every step of the way. In the meantime, join us for some of our great upcoming events to get more details on your move and get the answers to questions you may have.  

12-Month Decluttering & Moving Plan

If you are looking for motivation and a system to declutter your entire home in 12 months, here is a plan recommended by Lorraine Brock, Professional Organizer with Get Organized!

Get Organized! is offering Outlook VIPs a valuable coupon.

Let Get Organized! help you with decluttering, organizing, packing, unpacking, and complete home set-up. They are offering a free consultation ($150 maximum value) on any of their services including digital clutter organizing and interior design services.

For more information, call 972-841-0738 or go to and Contact Us. Mention code: “July Windhaven”Expires 7/31/2023

“We look forward to giving you an organized, stress-free move.”
– Lorraine Brock

Construction Corner

In the next six weeks, construction progress will include the following:

  • Continue framing and boxing of Independent Living
  • Continue wood framing of Independent Living – Second Floor
  • Continuing metal framing on Assisted Living
  • Finish drying-in Cottages (building shell to be completed sufficiently to keep out wind, rain or general weather)
  • Beginning interior Cottage work

Save Your Tires

We know how exciting it must be to see your new home under construction, why spoil it with a flat tire? Until The Outlook is ready for you to move in, it is an active construction site and may not be safe—so please do not drive on site. 

Welcome to Inside The Outlook, a new educational and lifestyle series created especially for you—our VIPs. Below are some recent events you may have missed as well as some upcoming events—either way, we don’t want you to miss a single thing going on at The Outlook!

Finding Your Path Forward with Brad Breeding

Tuesday, May 23

This is about more than choosing where to live. It’s about choosing how to live…both today and tomorrow.

At this VIP exclusive event, senior living expert Brad Breeding explained the many financial benefits of choosing a senior living community like The Outlook at Windhaven in his presentation “Finding Your Path Forward.” For a PDF of his presentation, click here.

A VIP Happy Hour for those who have reserved the Bluebird & Cardinal residences

Wednesday, June 21

We are hosting happy hours by floor plan this year. Watch your email for your invitation!

Inside The Outlook – The Future of Wellness

Friday, June 23

VIPs got an inside look into the future of wellness at The Outlook. Presbyterian Village North (PVN) teammates Shannon Radford, Director of Wellness, and Deana Lisenby, Lifestyle Fitness Manager provided helpful tips on staying active. Additionally, VIPs viewed renderings of The Outlook fitness and aquatics center and learned about the various programs and therapies expected to be offered. After answering questions, Deana led a light exercise demonstration. For a PDF of their presentation, click here.


Mark your calendar!

A Taste of The Outlook

Wednesday, July 12
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

1013 E. 15th St.
Plano, Texas 75074

Join us for a presentation at Event1013 about The Outlook’s culinary program with Ke’o Velasquez, Corporate Director of Operations at Forefront Living. Enjoy tastings representative of the dining options of The Outlook, presented by the Presbyterian Village North culinary team.

Levels of Living at The Outlook

Wednesday, August 16
11:30 am & 1:30 pm

Information Center
4017 Preston Road, Suite B520
Plano, Texas 75093

Learn more about the assisted living and memory support programs that will be offered at The Outlook.

Seating for these events is limited, so RSVP today to Rachel at (972) 996-3887 or

Welcome Select VIPs

Joetta Guta

Steve & Tavolyn Wolf

Thank you to Ronni Campi for referring Steve & Tavolyn Wolf

Refer a Friend and Get Rewarded

With construction well underway and more than 80% of residences reserved, there is no better time to recommend The Outlook at Windhaven to a friend or family member. And what could be better than getting to choose your neighbors? For a limited time, your potential new neighbor can take advantage of special pre-opening pricing and benefits while some amazing apartment homes are still available.

So, if you know someone you think would be ideal for The Outlook, let us know. And you both win!



Contact us at (972) 996-3887 or

*Offer valid for new referrals only. Effective through 12/31/23.

Thank You to Our Wonderful Volunteers!

We wanted to say a special thank-you to all of you who have volunteered to make The Outlook such a great success. We would not be more than 80% reserved without your help. As you know, at Forefront Living communities, our residents are an important part of the way we make Each Moment Matter for those we serve. Opportunities abound for you to get involved—be featured in our VIP newsletter, participate in a photoshoot, attend an event and interact with potential future VIPs, serve on a future resident panel, and so much more!

Interested? Contact Rachel at

Looking for creative 4th of July dessert ideas?

This one’s the berries!

This Independence Day, why not serve up a special dessert at your next gathering, like these Chocolate-Covered 4th of July Strawberries? Perfect for the whole family or to take to a party, these festive treats are easy to make and so delicious (who doesn’t love fresh strawberries in the summer?). You can even make them in advance if you like. And when it’s time to add the sprinkles, we’ll bet the grandkids will be more than happy to help! Click here for instructions.

On the Forefront

Want to know more about Forefront Living and how we actively serve seniors across all our nonprofits? Click here to view the June 2023 On the Forefront newsletter.