WINNEGABO, MINN. (October 3, 2018) – Heartland Senior Living will break ground on two new construction projects on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. The ceremonies begin in Winnebago at
12:30 p.m., where construction is set to begin on an addition to Parker Oaks Senior Living that will include 12 assisted living apartments, a community room, dining room and lounge, as well as space for support staff. At 2:00 p.m., festivities will move to Wells, where ground will be broken on a new, free-standing 20-unit facility at 315 2nd Avenue NW (across from Casey’s). This project will feature 10 assisted living apartments and 10 memory care apartments. Both projects are expected to be completed and ready for occupancy in 2019. The groundbreaking events are open to the public.
Bill Erickson, Heartland Senior Living President, said, “Heartland Senior Living takes great pleasure in announcing the start of construction for new senior living properties in Wells and
Winnebago. These new facilities will significantly enhance the lives of seniors in our area and provide great assurance to their families.”
Heartland Senior Living is a community-based, locally operated non-profit organization offering a variety of living options for seniors in south central Minnesota. Its facilities include Truman Senior Living and Manor Apartments in Truman, Parkview Care Center in Wells and Parker Oaks Senior Living in Winnebago. Heartland Rural Services, LLC will continue to provide management services at all three locations.
According to Patrick Rafferty, Heartland Rural Services President and CEO, there was broad-based support from the community, the local board of directors and government representatives. “We would like to thank everyone involved, and especially the USDA team from the Minnesota Rural Development office,” Rafferty said. “Without their tireless efforts, this project would not have been feasible.”
The projects are funded by a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Direct Loan and a USDA Guaranteed Loan through Profinium, Inc. of Truman. The general contractor is Fairmont-based Tech Builders. Design services were provided by Trossen Wright Plutowski Architects, PA of Minneapolis.
The three facilities currently employ 179 area workers and are licensed to provide housing and various levels of care services to 164 residents.