An artist's rendering of The Hawthorne

The Hawthorne Charter January 2021

Welcome to the January edition of your Hawthorne VIP newsletter.

In this issue, you’ll get a glimpse of the virtual groundbreaking of our exciting expansion (and your future home), The Hawthorne, from this past December, along with time-lapse footage of the construction! Get to know one of our PVN team members just a little bit better, as well as your future new neighbors—even before you move in. Plus, learn about our exciting lineup of guest speakers, including a sommelier, a New York Times best-selling author, and more.

With so much going on around here, why not invite a friend to be a part of it all? Refer someone you know who would be perfect for The Hawthorne by contacting Celeste McCloskey at (214) 355-9935 or cmccloskey@forefrontliving.org. For more details and a special incentive for you both, scroll to the bottom of this newsletter.


Meet the Staff

Kaily Ellis, Personalization Coordinator 

By now, most of you have met (at least virtually) Kaily Ellis, who is leading the personalization process for The Hawthorne.

Kaily grew up in Waxahachie, Texas and now lives in Fort Worth with her two dogs, Jet and Lily. She loves to travel (when it’s possible!), spend time with her family, and cook. Her parents owned a restaurant when she was growing up, and she has always loved being in the kitchen. She has recently started making custom decorated cookies and has even led a few classes for PVN residents.

We hope you were able to join Kaily for the personalization webinar on January 6, where she described the basics of what to expect as well as guidelines for the personalization process.

If you missed the webinar, here is a link:

Please watch for a call or email from Kaily so that you can learn about personalizing your future home before the deadline for your location. For many, this is one of the most exciting things about being a Hawthorne VIP. Enjoy!


Groundbreaking and Construction of The Hawthorne

As many of you are aware, we held a virtual groundbreaking for The Hawthorne on December 1, and now construction is underway. Capture a glimpse of the excitement in the time-lapse video below.

Photo caption: Doug Hawthorne (right), building namesake and Founding Chief Executive Officer Emeritus of Texas Health Resources, is joined by Phil Wentworth (left), Forefront Living Board Member and Former Chairman, President of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Plano (ret.).

Phil Wentworth and Doug Hawthorne at the groundbreaking of The Hawthorne

Get to know your future neighbors

Get acquainted with your future neighbors by simply clicking on the link below to submit your information, update the information you’ve already submitted, or view the full Hawthorne VIP directory.

Please note, your information will not be shared except with other HawthorneVIPs. Only Hawthorne VIPs will have access to the directory.

(Password: hawthorne75243)

Hawthorne VIP Website

Frequently Asked Questions

What opportunities are there to get involved with the community?

There are seemingly endless ways to get involved and get to know people at PVN. Some of our popular clubs include:

  • Men’s Kaffee Klatch
  • Women’s Kaffee Klatch
  • Sew and Sews (craft group)
  • Happy Hour
  • Bridge
  • Bible Study
  • Brain Training
  • Poker
  • Mah-Jongg
  • Chicken Foot
  • Rummikub
  • Knit Wits (knitting and crocheting)
  • Resident Writing Group
  • Recycling Committee
  • Chautauqua Program
  • Purple Martins
  • Village Singers: A choir with a professional conductor from an outside church
  • Current Events
  • Book Review: Professional book reviewers visit the PVN campus to review a book
  • Read and Talk: A monthly gathering to talk about a particular book

In addition to the clubs listed above, we appreciate the time and talents of our volunteers in the following areas:

  • Volunteer library staff headed up by a Resident Volunteer Librarian
  • Volunteer opportunities with local schools
  • Landscape committee
  • Safety and security committee
  • Activity committee

Save the Date

Be on the lookout for invitations to these upcoming events!

How to Maintain Optimal Well-Being and Happiness No Matter What Comes Your Way

Nathan W. Hudson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Southern Methodist University

Thursday, February 11 at 2:00 pm

Nathan is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Goss-Lucas Award for Excellence in Teaching, the James Davis Fellowship and the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology Heritage Dissertation Award. Nathan’s research focuses on how people’s personalities change across time, as well as their desires to change their own personality traits.

Nathan W. Hudson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology Southern Methodist University

Michael Flynn, North Texas Regional Sales Director for Houston-based Dionysus Imports

Love Wine?

Hawthorne VIP Exclusive
Michael Flynn
Friday, February 26 at 4:00 pm

Join us as we are thrilled to have Michael Flynn, North Texas Regional Sales Director for Houston-based Dionysus Imports, as a guest speaker this February!

Described as Washington’s “best known, best-loved sommelier” (Washingtonian), and “one of America’s finest sommeliers” (Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate), Mr. Flynn has written numerous articles for, and conducted interviews with, such publications as The Washington Post, The Wine Spectator, Santé, Food & Wine, The Wall Street Journal, and Washingtonian as well as the American Institute of Wine & Food.

We will send you a complimentary bottle of your choice of red or white wine before our tasting. Can’t decide? Choose one and we will send you instructions on how to easily purchase the other.

Watch your email for your invitation and RSVP details.


Barbara Bradley Hagerty Author and Journalist

Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife

Barbara Bradley Hagerty
Author and Journalist

Monday, February 22 at 10:00 am

Barbara is the author of the New York Times best-selling Fingerprints of God and Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife. She is also an award-winning journalist who spent nearly twenty years as a correspondent for NPR. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, and The Christian Science Monitor.

The first 30 people to RSVP receive a signed book!


Refer a Friend Today

With The Hawthorne over 75% reserved and now under construction, it’s the perfect time to refer a friend you think would love The Hawthorne, while there’s still availability. As a VIP, you’ve come to learn about all the great things you can look forward to as one of the first residents of The Hawthorne at Presbyterian Village North. Why not share this with a friend? Plus, you could both enjoy a special reward for a limited time:

If your friend reserves an apartment, you will receive a $500 VISA gift card RIGHT NOW.

When you and your friend move in, you will receive $3,500 and they will receive $2,500.

If you know someone you think The Hawthorne might be ideal for, click the button below to let us know. Or you can reach Celeste McCloskey at (214) 355‑9935 or cmccloskey@forefrontliving.org. Because great friends make great neighbors.