Green Acres breaks ground, celebrates assisted living week

By Daily News • Last Updated 10:59 am on Thursday, September 13, 2012

Green Acres Retirement Living in Greenville broke ground Aug. 22 on an expansion project that will add eight additional assisted-living apartments, a dining and living area and more office space. The retirement facility is holding an open house for the public for tours and other activities from 3 to 5 p.m. today. — Courtesy photo

GREENVILLE — Ground was broken for expansion at Green Acres Retirement Living Aug. 22 and work is underway to create eight additional apartments, a community living and dining area and additional office space. The facility is celebrating National Assisted Living Week with an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. today.

Green Acres, which opened its doors in April 1999, has 32 apartments, offering assisted living and supportive care services to area seniors in a unique community atmosphere. Each resident has his and her own personal apartment on “Park Avenue,” complete with a bedroom, bathroom, living/dining room and kitchenette, as well as an emergency call system. Hallways boast 12-foot-tall trees, park benches, canopies and streetlights giving each apartment it’s own unique front. These apartments are available at all levels of care, according to Green Acres Administrator Sue Hoeflinger.

“We are excited about our new expansion and to be able to offer more people the opportunity to join our community,” Hoeflinger said. “The size of our home allows our residents to receive personalized care in a home-like setting.”

Hoeflinger said plans are to have the expansion work completed this winter.

Green Acres Greenville is one of 12 Michigan-based, assisted living homes, owned by brothers-in-law Paul Wyman and Doug Maas. Along with housing, Green Acres offers three home-cooked meals per day, medication administration, assistance with activities of daily living, laundry and housekeeping service, as well as, a diversified life enrichment program, coordinated by Karen Dillon.

The public is welcome to the open house. Tours of the facility and refreshments will be provided.

Those who attend will be offered to have a caricature done by Grand Rapids artist Louise Bauer, or take part in several art-related activities.

Green Acres is at 1601 Winter Creek Court in Greenville. Contact Sue Hoeflinger at (616) 754-8850, or visit the Retirement Living Management website at for more information.

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