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Wallick Unveils $7.1 Million Memory Care Community at Grand Opening Celebration

After 18 months in development, The Grove at Oakleaf Village of Columbus officially opened November 15 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by local officials, project partners and congressional representatives.

The Grove Columbus –a $7.1 million project—is Wallick’s second memory care facility for seniors with age-related dementias. When fully occupied, it will employ up to 40 full-time associates. Those who spoke at the celebration included:

  • Tom Feusse- CEO, Wallick Communities
  • Dawn Nero- Executive Director, Oakleaf Village of Columbus & The Grove
  • Stephanie Hess- Director of Operations, Senior Living, Wallick Communities
  • Jean Thompson- Executive Director, Ohio Assisted Living Association
  • Vince McGrail- Executive Director & CEO, Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio Chapter
  • Ellen Short- Central Ohio Regional Representative, Office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown
  • Jocelyn Armstrong- District Director, Office of Congresswoman Joyce Beatty
  • Hon. Michael Stinziano- President Pro Tem, Columbus City Council
  • Reverend Leroy Troy- Oakleaf Village Resident
  • Rabbi Areyah Kaltmann- Chabad Columbus

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was followed by tours and lunch. Additionally, The Grove hosted an event for the public that evening.

Construction on The Grove Columbus Wraps Up

The Grove Columbus is Wallick’s second memory care community that will provide housing and care to seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia-related illnesses. This $7.1 million community will be composed of four neighborhoods that can support up to a total of 56 residents. Designed to accommodate seniors as they progress through the stages of dementia, each acuity-based neighborhood features a:

  • Living room
  • Open kitchen
  • Sun room
  • Private dining area
  • Secured courtyard

Within the next month, furniture will be installed at the community. The Grove Columbus has received its Certificate of Occupancy and looks forward to welcoming its first residents this fall.

The Grove Columbus Hosts First Event Since Groundbreaking

Dozens of business partners and community members eagerly arrived at The Grove at Oakleaf Village of Columbus last week to catch a quick tour of the progress that’s been made over the past year.

The Grove Columbus will be Wallick’s second memory care community that will provide housing and care to seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia-related illnesses. This $7.1 million community will be composed of four neighborhoods that can support up to a total of 56 residents. Designed to accommodate seniors as they progress through the stages of dementia, each ability based neighborhood features:

  • Living room
  • Open kitchen
  • Sun room
  • Private dining area
  • Secured courtyard

Additionally, The Grove Columbus will create approximately 40 full-time job opportunities for those in or surrounding Columbus, OH. Wallick Communities looks forward to having The Grove Columbus up and running early this fall.