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!
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