Updates on UCH Construction at Our Care Communities

Ruth Parker

Parkvue Community is proud to announce the new therapy center is now open! Brand new appliances have been added to help patients get back to daily tasks by doing rehabilitation with the items they would use in their own homes. The windows give plenty of natural light and all are looking forward to using the beautifully designed and spacious gym.

chapel-hill-construction-updateChapel Hill Community just held the second open house giving tours of the newly constructed Kroft Commons. As the tours keep coming, the buildings are nearing completion. Windows and siding are now up, plumbing, cabinets, and fireplaces are now going in, and landscaping is being completed this week. For the proud new owners of a Kroft Commons cottage, colors and carpets are all picked out. Excitement is in the air as the construction is nearing the final phases, and new residents are lined up to move in.

fairhaven-construction-updateFairhaven Community is really excited about all the progress in their construction. The entire second floor is nearing the final points of completion. The new dining and nursing station for long term care on the second floor are now finished. Dining services is pleased to offer a new kitchen area featuring commercial equipment, hot and cold buffets for more resident choices, and an open dining concept. The second floor resident rooms are nearly complete in their remodel, with new flooring and paint. The furniture, window treatments, and new bedspreads are on their way, and everyone is looking forward to seeing the new design pulled together. The entire second floor renovation is scheduled to be complete in early October.

Also in October, renovations will begin on the first floor while elsewhere in the building, the Stubbs behavioral and memory care enhancement rooms are in the final stages of planning. The team is looking forward to having the groundwork laid so that the shovels hit the dirt come autumn.

Stay tuned for updates on all of our building projects!

Chapel Hill Breaks Ground for Kroft Commons Expansion


CANAL FULTON — Chapel Hill Community held a groundbreaking ceremony on June 4 to celebrate the impending construction of 12 brand new residential cottages that are being designed and built as independent living accommodations for seniors. The new condos will add 12 units to the existing 29-unit Kroft Commons that have been serving the community since 2000.

kroft-floorplansThe new construction project is taking place now because Chapel Hill has consistently maintained a waiting list of 6-8 people for this level of accommodations since last autumn. The $1.8 million capital project was recently approved by the board of directors of United Church Homes, the Marion (Ohio)-based nonprofit organization which owns and operates Chapel Hill. The new condos will be available for occupancy in late October/early November.

“The Chapel Hill Community gives residents the best of both worlds, allowing people to live independently in Kroft Commons, and confident that there is excellent skilled nursing care right next door. There is nothing like it in Canal Fulton or anywhere near here. We put people first. It’s the most important part of what we do,” say Debra Durbin, administrator of Chapel Hill Community.