Traceway Retirement Community ‘Green Houses’ celebrate 20 years

Published On: April 21st, 2023By Categories: Local News Items, In The News, Mississippi

Michael Holt has lived at Traceway Retirement Community in Tupelo for about two years. He said the community, which is set up like a normal subdivision with nursing home capabilities in each home, was unlike any other he’s seen.

That was certainly the case in 2003, when the community received the first Green House — eldercare facilities that are more like homes than institutions — in the nation. Thursday marked the 20th anniversary of that milestone, and employees and families gathered at the community for a tailgating celebration.

“I am alive for these parties,” Holt said with a smile as music blared, people danced and others played yard games. “I love it up here. There’s no comparison.”

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