Ecumen Expands in Minnesota with Alzheimer’s Care Center

Aging services provider Ecumen, one of the country’s largest non-profit senior housing companies, has broken ground on a new senior living development in Apple Valley for people living with the challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. The $3.7 million memory care expansion at The Centennial House of Apple Valley, located at 14625 Pennock Avenue, is anticipated to open in June 2009. Upon completion next spring, The Centennial House community will contain 80 apartment homes, 60 assisted living residences and 20 memory care residences. Assisting Ecumen in development are Pope Associates architectural firm and the construction company Adolfson & Peterson.

Ecumen also recently completed a memory care and respite care development at its Emmanuel Community in Detroit Lakes, Minn., and is in construction of a new senior community on behalf of North Country Health Services in Bemidji, Minn. The Bemidji development will be built to LEED-certifications (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and could become Minnesota’s first LEED-certified senior housing. Ecumen also is developing new congregational senior housing on behalf of First Lutheran Church of Sandpoint in Sandpoint, Idaho. And Ecumen is slated to break ground on an expansion at its Meadows of Worthington community in Worthington, Minn., later this month.

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