YPSILANTI, MI - United Methodist Retirement Communities has broken ground on its $6.6 million addition, which will double the size and capacity of one of its buildings.
Huron Valley PACE Day Health Center, which is located at 2940 Ellsworth Road in Ypsilanti, celebrated the groundbreaking of the addition on Tuesday, March 27, according to a press release.
The project was made possible by a $1 million capital grant from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Inc., a Maryland-based group, according to the release.
The United Methodist Retirement Communities Foundation granted $500,000. The rest of the money came from bond financing, according to Sara Queiros, marketing and public relations manager.
Huron Valley PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) serves low-income older adults in southeast Michigan, ages 55 and up, who are eligible for nursing home care.
Through PACE, they are able to live independently in their own homes, according to the release.
"Huron Valley PACE provides such a vital and valuable service to low-income, older adults in this region," said Sonja Love Felton, executive director of PACE, in the release. "As the population of older adults continues to grow, we are so grateful to have this opportunity to expand our day health center to accommodate even more participants."
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