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Sayre Christian Village breaks ground for addition to assisted living Friendship Towers Apartments

Sayre Christian Village broke ground for a 15,840 square-foot addition to the assisted living Friendship Towers Apartments at 580 Greenfield Drive in Lexington on May 21.

Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton and Karen Venis, Executive Director of Sayre Christian Village, spoke about the positive impact that SCV has on the community and how growth for SCV is good for the city. They were joined by District 4 Council member Susan Lamb and Sandy Dunahoo from the Office of the Governor.

“The highlight of the ceremony for me was awarding Paul Frederick, Mac Webb and Jean Gregory Honorary Site Supervisors and giving them their own hard hats to keep,” said Venis. “These current assisted living residents have been waiting for this dream to come true for over 11 years.”

The expansion will include the following:

• Café
• Restaurant-Style Dining Room
• Kitchen
• Multipurpose Room
• 8 Two Bedroom Apartments
• 7 One Bedroom Apartments
• Great Room
• Resident Lounge
• Wraparound Porch
• Inner Courtyard
• Gazebo
• Covered Porch

Each apartment will have a full size kitchen, washer and dryer, and be designed to meet the needs of the changing adult population. In addition to the new expansion, existing areas in Friendship Towers Apartments will also be revitalized with new décor and refreshed apartments. In the current space, an exercise area, chapel, game room, and an updated beauty salon will be added.

The population of individuals who are 65 years of age and older is projected to increase nearly 85 percent in the Bluegrass Region during the next 20 years. The new addition to Sayre Christian Village’s Friendship Towers is projected to be completed in the spring of 2020, to help meet the growing health needs of aging adults in Lexington.

Sayre Christian Village is the only faith-based nonprofit continuing care retirement community in Fayette County. They provide independent living, assisted living, transitional short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing services, and dementia care to 375 older adults. The organization operates on a beautiful 27-acre campus in Southeast Lexington and has served the needs of older adults since 1973.

From Sayre Christian Village

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