By Mary Hopfner-Thomas / Posted on May 3rd, 2016
In late April ground was broken at Calder Woods, a Buckner Senior Living Community, on a $25.9 million expansion and remodel at their campus. Two new skilled nursing Green House homes are part of the first phase of this project. The homes will include 10 private bedrooms and bathrooms, open kitchen, hearth and access to the outdoors. Construction begins in May and is expected to be completed by the end of 2017. The new space will also include 36 independent living garden apartments and enlarging and renovating the current assisted living area in the community.
With the construction of the homes at Calder Woods, this will be the fourth campus in the Buckner organization that will include Green House homes.
Celebrating the groundbreaking are, from left: Jordan Lovelady, BRS manager of financial analysis and planning; former Buckner trustee Nell McCallum Morris; Pat Crump, BRS vice president for operations; Calder Woods resident Sibyl Allen; State Rep. Dade Phelan; Calder Woods resident and Buckner trustee emeritus Mack Fullbright; Albert L. Reyes, President and CEO, Buckner International; Jefferson County Judge Jeff Brannick; Port of Beaumont Commissioner Pat Anderson: Calder Woods resident and former Beaumont mayor Evelyn Lord; Charlie Wilson, BRS senior vice president; Susan Frazier Ryan, Senior Director for the Green House Project; Allison Getz, Jefferson County tax assessor/collector; and Ben Mazzara, Calder Woods executive director.