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Assisted Senior Living Centers
Several years ago Mike Johnson introduced the Village Board to an organization called Abbeyfield. Abbeyfield is a voluntary effort by people of good will and faith to assist the elderly to achieve a fulfilling way of life. They have existed in the United Kingdom since the 1950s. They have a unique approach to senior living. They are a not-for-profit organization with a local board to assist in the management of the facilities. Our first effort with Abbeyfield did not have legs because we had no sewer or a place to build. With the new sewer it seems good to check to see if there is interest at this time.
I have met twice with the local representatives as well as the international representatives. I have also had an opportunity to tour their new facility in St. Joseph (still under construction). This is the first Abbeyfield facility in America. I will have information on the bulletin board in the Village Hall and in the office. You can also go to the Abbeyfield web site to read more at http://www.abbeyfield.com/, or visit their Face Book page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Abbeyfield-USA/261551122997. They also have a “frequently asked questions” site at http://abbeyfield-usa.org/faq.htm.
If you are interested in learning more about this unique assisted senior living enter, please leave your name and contact information with the Village Clerk or on our web site. If there is interest, we will attend one of the Abbeyfield society meetings in St. Joseph as observers. We will also arrange a tour of the new facility there.
This looks like a great thing for Homer. I am excited about seeing where this goes.
David Lucas, Mayor
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