Minnesota Welcomes its First Green House Skilled Nursing Homes!

By / Posted on June 9th, 2015

Atrium crowdEpiscopal Homes of Minnesota celebrated the official grand opening of their six new Green House homes on May 20th.  The special event was well attended by Elders, families, staff members and community leaders in the St. Paul area.  Episcopal Homes’ President and

CEO Marvin Plakut

CEO Marvin Plakut

CEO, Marvin Plakut, welcomed attendees and

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman was on hand to congratulate all who helped in the development of the project.

The six skilled nursing Green House homes are called “The Gardens” and will be home for 60 Elders.  Each Elder will have their own private bedroom and bath, meals will be cooked in the home and the hearth area will provide a sanctuary for rich conversation in the house.

The Green House Homes "The Gardens"

The Green House Homes “The Gardens”

The Green House homes were part of a $45 million dollar expansion called Midway Village.  The campus now offers a range of Elder living options and affordability and is conveniently located near the city of St. Paul’s new Green Line light rail station.  “The outpouring of support for our project is both gratifying and humbling,” said Plakut.  “It is inspiring us to keep reaching higher on behalf of the individuals and families we serve.  It is also inspiring to see so many wonderful people interested in living at Midway Village.”

The 225,000-square-foot expansion on their campus is also receiving some special recognition…it has been selected as one of the state’s top projects in 2014 by Finance & Commerce.

The grand opening aroused the curiosity of neighborhood patrol officers.  Cornelia House Elder, Irma Wyman, helped make them feel welcome.

The grand opening aroused the curiosity of St. Paul neighborhood patrol officers. Cornelia House Elder, Irma Wyman, helped make them feel welcome.

We welcome the Elders, families and staff from The Gardens to the Green House family.   Congratulations and our very best wishes as you move forward in your Green House journey!