Don Haney, Administrator of Thornapple Manor, announced that after an extensive study on the housing crises in the Barry County area and unanimous approval from both the Department of Health and Human Services Board for Barry County and the Barry County Board of Commissioners, they will be building a 50-unit assisted living home. This facility will be located off of M-79 on McKeown Road, just south of Thornapple Manor.
“Our board developed this plan to help eleviate some of the need for housing in Barry County. Our study shows that an essential need is for an additional 90 assisted living units. Our first phase will be building a 50 unit assisted living home offering studio, one bedroom, and one bedroom deluxe choices.” Haney quickly adds “We will be able to build in a fiscally solvent matter that does not require any additional tax burden to the residents of Barry County. The assisted living home will be self-sustaining.”
“We anticipate breaking ground sometime this fall. Our staff is really excited that we are addressing the needs of our seniors in our community with such a forward thinking project. It is truly a reflection of what our staff has addressed when we talk about what the future of Thornapple Manor should look like.” Haney continues “I know that the care and compassion we give to those we serve right now will continue as we embark on this next phase.”
"If you have any questions please feel free to contact me directly" Haney said.