Lenny & Suzanne Katzenstein


While both Lenny and Suzanne are native New Yorkers, they have lived in Scottsdale, Arizona for the past 20 years. Prior to retirement, Lenny had a career in the banking world. Suzanne was a professional dog trainer and also taught elementary school.


These two have an interesting and diverse set of hobbies!! Lenny enjoys classic and independent films, while Suzanne loves to stream the English mysteries series. Both love to travel. Lenny embraces his strategic and competitive spirit in the realms of chess and poker. Suzanne loves live music and has a wonderful appreciation for all things chocolate!


Lenny lived in a CCRC in Phoenix, AZ for 5 years…so he has great understanding of the benefits of a Continuing Care Retirement Community.


For the Katzensteins, there were 4 major advantages that contributed to their attraction and, ultimately, their decision to make their reservation at Legacy. First, not only was Legacy a brand new community, therefore allowing the ability to move into a brand new home, but it is combined with the benefits of a CCRC, which was a huge plus! The setting of the site nestled in the beauty of the Western North Carolina was another draw. Like many, the opportunity for home ownership, thus avoiding the “buy in” model, was also a compelling attraction. And finally, they both felt that the experienced management of RLA, Inc. would maximize the formation and smooth functioning of the future Legacy community.


Both Lenny and Suzanne look forward to meeting and forging friendships with the many wonderfully diverse Legacy residents. With Lenny’s prior experience with a CCRC, he would like to participate in making suggestions for programs and activities that may benefit and enhance the Legacy experience. As for Suzanne, she would like to offer her experience as a professional dog trainer to those dealing with various dog issues.


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