Dig In! Wallick Communities Officially Breaks Ground on 2nd Memory Care Community

On May 17, Wallick Communities welcomed nearly 50 guests to the grounds of Oakleaf Village of Columbus, where construction for its second memory care community, The Grove, has already begun.

Among the groundbreaking attendees, were guest speakers Jean Thompson, Ohio Assisted Living Association; Vince McGrail, Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio; Ellen Short, Office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown; Larry Seward, Office of Congresswoman Joyce Beatty; Hon. Michael Stinziano, Columbus City Council; Rabbi Areyah Kaltmann, The Lori Schottenstein Chabad Center; Reverend Leroy Troy, Resident at Oakleaf Village; Dawn Nero, Executive Director of Oakleaf Village; Howard Wallick, Principal of Wallick Communities; and Tom Feusse, CEO of Wallick Communities.

With each passing minute, one person in the United States will develop Alzheimer’s disease.  By officially breaking ground on this state-of-the-art memory care community, Wallick is contributing to the growing effort to help those affected by age-related dementias.

The Grove will be composed of four neighborhoods that can support up to 56 residents total. Each neighborhood will feature a living room, open kitchen, sun room, private dining area, secured courtyard with a covered patio and walking path. These neighborhoods are designed to accommodate residents as they progress through the different stages of dementia.

This $7.1 million memory care community will create approximately 40 full-time employment positions for those in the Columbus-area and is expected to be completed by Spring 2018.

We want to thank everyone who attended the groundbreaking event and showed their support for The Grove at Oakleaf Village of Columbus. As the number of people affected by age-related dementia increases, Wallick will continue to provide person-centered care that will foster independence and enhance the quality of life for its residents.