By Mary Hopfner-Thomas / Posted on March 30th, 2012
“My motto is: ‘Put the veteran at the center of everything you do, and you won’t go wrong.’”
While that statement was made by Emma Metcalf, the new director at the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System in Danville, Illinois, it could easily be made by anyone involved with the Green House Project. Put the elder at the center of everything you do—it’s the foundation of the Green House model.
In fact, Metcalf plans to continue the expansion of the Green House homes in Danville. Two 10-bedroom homes have opened and three more have been approved. Ground could be broken this fall.
“I’m in learning and listening mode,” says Metcalf. “The staff knows their business. My job is to provide leadership.”
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