Green House Blog

Green House Represents at Pioneer Network Conference

The Green House Project showed up in a big way this year at the Pioneer Network annual conference in Denver, Colo., where senior leaders presented three breakout sessions and a tour of the local Green House homes was sold out.

Green House Senior Director Susan Ryan teamed up with Lisa Czolowski, CEO at Hover Community (which recently broke ground in Longmont, Colo.), and Jennifer Vecchi, principal at Vecchi & Associates, to present on transforming the looming workforce crisis into an opportunity for career enhancement. This subject was especially relevant in light of the shrinking number of qualified workers to fill healthcare positions.

Green House Project Guide, Claire Lucas shared her knowledge on The Green House Project’s success in utilizing Sages—volunteers who act as coaches and advisors for Shahbazim. As leaders across the country grapple with staff retention, Lucas suggested that this model of using volunteers to support staff transcends the Green House model and can be utilized successfully in any healthcare organization.

Debbie Wiegand and Rob Simonetti, design director at SWBR, a design and architecture firm, spoke about the benefits of small-house architecture and design, sharing 15 years of experience.

In addition, Pioneer Network attendees participated in an onsite visit to the Green House Homes at Mirasol in Loveland, Colo. The sold-out tour gave attendees the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in how Green House homes can make a difference in the lives of its elders and staff.

Picture Perfect Day in Longmont, Colorado to Break Ground for Four Green House Homes

Hover Senior Living Community will soon be the site of Green House homes for 48 elders.  In late May, the weather cooperated in providing a beautiful backdrop for the groundbreaking ceremony.

The planning for these homes began five years ago and Hover President, Lisa Czolowski credited the community‘s volunteer board of directors for their dedication, saying, “This project couldn’t have happened without them — it‘s really a labor of love.”

The homes will officially be called The Katherine and Charles Hover Green House Neighborhood Homes.

The first elders are expected to move in by early Spring 2019 and all four homes should be completed by the end of Summer 2019.  With the addition of the Green House homes, Hover will be considered a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) or Life Planned Community.  The Hover campus includes nearly 119 apartments and 51 assisted living suites

Plans and architectural drawings call for the homes to be built in the Tudor architectural style of the surrounding structures.

Once complete, the new portion of the Hover Senior Living Facility would be the third Colorado Green House partner to adopt the model. The first two locations are in Mirasol Green House Homes in Loveland and Washington County Nursing Homes in Akron.

We wish the Hover team much success in the development of their homes!

Read more about this story in ConsumerEagle.com