Traceway Retirement Community ‘Green Houses’ celebrate 20 years
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.”