By Mary Hopfner-Thomas / Posted on June 11th, 2014
It was a LONG winter for all of us, but the summer promises to be a time of sunshine and celebration for many in the Green House family! Five homes will be opening and groundbreaking ceremonies will take place for another 12 homes.
We start the summer off on June 26th with the grand opening ceremonies for the first Green House homes in the land of 10,000 lakes. The three assisted living Green House homes are called “Water’s Edge” and are located in Mankato, Minnesota.
They are being developed and operated by Grace Senior Services. The owners, Brad and Heather Bass, have been committed to serving Elders for many years. In fact, they started their journey by opening an adult day service in their home 17 years ago. They currently have several senior housing cooperatives, two assisted living communities, and an adult foster care program. The new Director of Operations for Water’s Edge will be Brooke Olson.
Congratulations to the team at Water’s Edge…we wish you a wonderful grand opening and are excited to be working with you on this journey with your Elders!
Our next celebration will take us to the sunny state of Florida where our first skilled nursing Green House homes will be located. Groundbreaking ceremonies are slated to occur in late July.
The Woodlands at John Knox Village will have a total of seven floors and 144 private rooms for Elders. Two Green House homes will be located on each of six of the floors for a total of 12 homes, with the ground floor featuring a community area with a multi-purpose room, bistro and rehab center.
John Knox Village of Florida is the second largest not for profit Continuing Care Retirement Community in Florida with almost 1,000 residents in Pompano Beach, Florida. John Knox Village was the recipient of the Governor’s Gold Seal Award in recognition of excellence in long term care.
We will keep you posted on the events surrounding their groundbreaking ceremonies as soon as they are finalized! We are most excited to see this project under construction…it is slated to open in late 2015.
Our final summer celebration will take place in Wisconsin! Two new Green House homes will have their grand opening on August 14th. It is part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Tomah VA Medical Center located in Tomah, Wisconsin. We are so pleased to know that 20 veterans will experience REAL HOME in Tomah.
So as you can see, it will be a very eventful summer season for our Green House family and we couldn’t be happier to celebrate such success!