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.”
Left to right: Jason Weber, Lantz-Boggio Arichtects; Jeff Shera, Director Senior Care Studio of Lantz-Boggio Arichtects; and Susan Ryan, Senior Director of The Green House 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.
Read more about the events that day in this story provided by the Akron News-Reporter