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The Woodlands at John Knox Village: Construction is underway for new Green House homes in southern Florida

The sunshine state lived up to its name when groundbreaking ceremonies took place on July 18th for 12 new Green House homes at John Knox Village (JKV) in Pompano Beach, Florida.

The event was a true celebration with approximately 350 Elders, local government officials, staff and leadership from JKV attending the event.

Susan Frazier, Chief Operating Officer of THE GREEN HOUSE® Project told the attendees, “We are here today to embrace something incredible.  The essence of the Green House model is not only to provide a real home for Elders, but to fill these homes with warmth and empower staff to create a loving environment.”

The Woodlands at JKV will feature six floors with two Green House homes on each floor.  Each home will have 12 private bedrooms and baths—along with a hearth area, open kitchen and dining room.  A total of 144 Elders will call this home.

To date, there have been a number of training and informational programs for the JKV community.  Implementation teams have been created to help guide the development of The Woodlands and the operational practices that will be incorporated once the homes open.

The first level of The Woodlands will feature a number of ammenties; 50 seat casual Bistro restaurant, a training center and kitchen, a  convocation room with a capacity up to 100 people for chapel services and other special events, and a state of the art short-term rehabilitation center.

The homes are expected to open in the Fall of 2015.

We congratulate everyone involved in the project!

Click here to read more about the project.

Sunshine State to Welcome the First Skilled Nursing Green House Homes at John Knox Village

These are definitely exciting times at John Knox Village in Pompano Beach, Florida!  Last week their Board of Directors approved the development of THE GREEN HOUSE® residences at the Village and renovations to their current Health Center. 

“This project ensures our ability to fulfill our health care contract with our residents at the level and quality of care they expect from us,” said Board Chairman William Knibloe, II. “Further, it provides for our employees the opportunity to be part of the most important development and progressive care giving to seniors existing today.” 

The $34-plus million project will be located on the northwest corner of The Village’s 65-acre campus.  There will be seven floors, with the main floor featuring a community area for all Elders.  The other six floors will each have two Green House homes.  Each home will have 12 private bedrooms and bathrooms, plus a living area and kitchen.

Groundbreaking is slated for July, with the first Elders moving in October 2015.

Click here to read more about this development!