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.
Washington County Nursing Home celebrated the grand opening of their four Green House homes on September 13th. This new development represents a complete replacement for the former county nursing home and was a project that had been on the drawing board for many years.
Nursing Home Administrator Brenda Rhea was most pleased to cut the ribbon on the project, and warmly thanked county residents for their support in helping it come to fruition.
County Commissioner Lea Ann Laybourn echoed those feelings, “We are so delighted to have so many people and distinguished guests share our celebration of this day. This has been a seven year dream brought to a reality. When we started the project of building the homes, we were met with many obstacles. But with perseverance and prayer, the homes became a reality, thanks to the talented, determined and energetic enthusiasm generated by many persons involved in this project.”
Senior Director of The Green House Project, Susan Ryan told those attending, “This is a chance to practice life a new way in the new homes. It is a chance to allow the residents to live, grow and thrive. I challenge the residents of Washington County to go into this with a full heart and with dedication, as the best is yet to come. This is a great opportunity for Washington County and for the residents of the county.”
The day long festivities included tours of the homes as well as entertainment from local musicians.