Mount Alverna Village Residents Benefit From New Expansion

The City of Parma is excitedly watching the $7 million expansion project taking place at Mount Alverna Village, located off OH-94/State Road. This premier senior living community, sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, is adding 42 memory support apartments, expanding their current rehabilitation services, and adding a life enrichment center that will open in 2019.

“Everything we do is designed with the needs of the residents in mind,” said Mount Alverna Village Executive Director Patrick Welsh. “We’re committed to providing exceptional retirement living regardless of an individual’s challenges or limitations. Our community is thoughtfully designed to help everyone—residents and associates—live joyfully.”

Memory support services are being reimagined at this community. The new, open spaces are designed to accommodate residents in a home-like setting where mentally and physically stimulating activities and the latest caregiving technologies will be utilized. Highly-skilled associates will provide assistance, as needed, and ensure the environment nurtures the mind, body and spirit.

By enlarging the existing rehabilitation space, additional state-of-the-art equipment will be added to accommodate the growing need for in-house and out-patient therapy services. This will contribute to shortened recovery times for injuries, illness, or medical events, depending on individual circumstances.

The new life enrichment center will be a central gathering place for all of the senior living community’s residents. Having a divisible space allows several large and small group activities to take place simultaneously. This enables everyone to stay active and engaged throughout the day and maximizes social opportunities.

“The needs of residents have changed over the last five years, and we feel blessed to continually make monumental changes at Mount Alverna Village. We’re proud to provide a safe, vibrant community where personal growth and happiness are encouraged,” said Welsh.

About Franciscan Communities

Franciscan Communities, a subsidiary of Franciscan Ministries, sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, provides quality senior living and compassionate healthcare services including independent living, assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing, rehabilitation services and more. Franciscan Communities owns and operates ten senior living communities in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.

Patricia Sims

Franciscan Ministries

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Volume 10, Issue 11, Posted 5:00 PM, 11.01.2018