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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.

Wallick’s Innovation of Affordable Senior Living Continues

What was once just a concept, has now become reality. In 2017 Wallick celebrated the grand openings of its first two affordable assisted living communities, The Ashford on Broad and The Ashford of Mt. Washington. In October, Wallick broke ground on its third affordable assisted living community, The Ashford at Sturbridge. Additional communities are being planned in Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo, Dayton, Akron and Indianapolis.

Affordable assisted living is merely one opportunity within the realm of senior living that Wallick has turned its focus toward. In May, The company broke ground on its second memory care community, The Grove at Oakleaf Village of Columbus. Premarketing of The Grove is now underway as the community is expected to open in July 2018.

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.