Legacy Living topic at KiwanisDelette Winkleman introduced Trisha Dewar from Lutheran Social Services to speak about the new Legacy Living facilities in the former Jamestown Hospital at the Kiwanis Club’s noon luncheon meeting March 26 at the Lantern Room.
Delette Winkleman introduced Trisha Dewar from Lutheran Social Services to speak about the new Legacy Living facilities in the former Jamestown Hospital at the Kiwanis Club’s noon luncheon meeting March 26 at the Lantern Room.
Dewar graduated from Moorhead (Minn.) State University and received her master’s degree at Harvard University. She said Lutheran Social Services has been around for 90 years. In 2008, it took on its 19th program, called the housing program. LSS is taking the old Jamestown Hospital and renovating it into 50 apartments on the second, third and fourth floors. There will be a combination of subsidized and market rate apartments. There are 17 different layouts and no two apartments will be the same, she said. Also planned are a few rooms like hotel rooms for guests to stay in when they come and visit. The first floor will house a coffee shop and some other businesses, including a day care center. The James River Senior and Community Center will also be relocating there.
An open house is planned April 11 and LSS hopes to have apartment openings in late 2012.
Tim Burchill led the meeting and Wes Hart led the group singing. Hart also collected “Happy Dollars” for pediatric care at Jamestown Regional Medical Center. There was one guest and possible member, Wendy Hager of Sanford Clinic.
April 13 is the wine and cheese event fundraiser for the Eliminate Project and May 7 is pancake day. Sandy Wilhelm will introduce the new chief of police, Scott Edinger, to speak at the April 9 noon luncheon meeting at the Lantern Room.