Mount Alverna Village Breaks Ground For Major Expansion
On March 23 Mount Alverna Village held a groundbreaking service to celebrate the beginning of what will be a substantial addition to their Senior Living Community. The event was officiated by Cleveland Catholic Bishop Emeritus Roger Gries, O.S.B. and Parma Mayor Timothy J. DeGeeter, who both spoke to those assembled to mark the occasion. This scheduled major campus expansion on the 24 acre property begins the construction for a new building and renovation project totaling 10 million dollars. The major capital effort has 3 goals:
To erect and addition to the existing building for the relocation of therapy services and life enrichment activities.
To construct a new building dedicated to memory care and assisted living services.
To renovate all vacated areas on the existing buildings for additional resident services and amenities.
Bishop Gries remarked "I am very pleased to be invited to take part in this historic event". He went on to say "Mount Alverna Village has had a long and wonderful history of taking care of Seniors which is a testament to all the associates and dedicated Franciscan Sisters of Chicago who have worked hard for Mount Alverna over the years".
"Mount Alverna Village has always enjoyed an outstanding reputation as a high quality, faith-based provider of care", said Sister Joseph Marie Zenda, O.S.F., Vice President of Ministry Development. "This major campus expansion is necessary to continue our work of carrying out the healing mission of Jesus and responding to the growing healthcare needs of the community".
The Acapella choral group from Saint Anthony of Padua School was on hand to provide a wonderful background to the event, and when Parma Mayor Timothy J. DeGeeter delivered his remarks, he mentioned that his Father stayed here last year when he was in town for major heart surgery, and he couldn't have been more pleased with the way in which he received such thorough and focused care.
By next year the project is to be completed and in full swing, so Parma will have yet another addtition to the growing list of places where excellent Senior Care is a short distance from anywhere in our great city.
Daniel P. McCarthy
I am the publisher of the Parma Observer. Lifetime resident of Parma for over 50 years.