Asbury Park, Newton rehab and assisted-living facility, plans grand opening

05/13/2014 5:26 PM

05/13/2014 5:26 PM

Asbury Park, a nonprofit retirement community in Newton that is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is holding a grand opening for its most recent facilities project.

The event will be 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 200 SW 14th St. in Newton.

The event includes a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m., tours and refreshments from the bistro.

Groundbreaking for the $11 million project was held in November 2012.

The project included a new assisted-living center with 48 private rooms; 15 of those are for people who need memory care support in a secure environment, said Ericia Stevens, director of marketing for Asbury Park.

There are also two Green House homes for people who require 24-hour skilled nursing care.

One Green House includes 10 private rooms, a dining room, kitchen and den.

The other Green House, which is for people who need rehabilitation after surgery, has eight private rooms and a physical therapy room, Stevens said.

The project has led to an additional 20 to 25 employees.

Residents began moving into the facility in April. There are still some openings in assisted living and memory care, Stevens said.

Asbury Park has about 220 residents.

Renovations to the facility’s health care center are expected to be completed in July, Stevens said.

Law Kingdon Architecture designed the project, and Hutton Construction was general contractor.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development agency provided an $11 million direct loan, a $4.45 million community facilities guaranteed loan and a $702,500 rural economic development loan for the project, The Eagle had previously reported.

For more information, call 316-283-4770 or go to www.asbury-park.org.

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