GOSHEN — Goshen is getting a second Main Street, kind of.
This Main Street is more of a concept than an actual road, and it winds through a section of Greencroft Goshen, which is being renovated and connected to new two-story additions.
Greencroft, which offers independent and assisted living options for seniors, and DJ Construction broke ground on the project in August. The idea behind the new design is to create a stronger sense of home for residents and more opportunities to build relationships among residents and staff, according to Greencroft senior vice president of health care services Sandra Yoder.
“We’ve been talking about transforming lives in health care and that’s what this is about,” Yoder said in a news release. “There will be staff members assigned to each neighborhood who will give quality care while building ongoing relationships with our residents, just like a family would deliver care in their own homes.”
A two-story addition will feature two “households,” each with 16 private rooms, bathrooms, a common living room, a dining area and kitchen. Greencroft’s Main Street will have a cafe, library, a beauty-barber shop, gift shop, exercise area, chapel and more.
“The Main Street model will be awesome for the residents,” DJ Construction project manager Adam Tohulka. “They will have an area where they all can gather, much like anyone visiting a regular downtown area with coffee shops and stores.”
The new part of the facility is expected to open in early 2015 with 97,200 square feet of new and renovated space.
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