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Dorothy Love Celebrates Construction of Suites

Posted on July 31, 2007 in In The News

Thanks to the generosity of donor support, another high quality living option will soon be available at Dorothy Love Retirement Community located at 3003 West Cisco Rd. Residents, staff and community leaders today gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the new Suites at Dorothy Love. The 2,112 sq. ft. addition will contain two two-room suites located in Health Care West. The “Suites” will have a resident bedroom, including a bathroom and a living room, complete with a kitchenette.

The expansion was made possible by donated capital campaign funding, specifically through the generosity of Robert and Thelma Sargeant, primary donors for the building project and honored guests for the day.

“By adding more options for living at Dorothy Love we are happy this project will reflect our mission of quality care for our family of residents,” Dorothy Love Executive Director Ann Roller said. “For years, and with help from donor and community support, Dorothy Love has kept such a strong commitment to its residents and has found the resources to make it work – and today’s celebration is reflective of this legacy of caring.”

Westerheide Developers began work on this project in early July. A community celebration is forthcoming once the Suites are completed in approximately six months.

Over the years, philanthropic efforts on behalf of Dorothy Love have enhanced services, expanded and improved facilities, developed new programs and funded Life Care. Life Care assists residents who have outlived their resources and are unable to pay for the cost of their housing or medical care, through no fault of their own.

Since 1922, the continuing care retirement communities and programs of Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) have defined the highest standards of quality of life for older adults. Each year, OPRS serves more than 4,500 residents in its 11 retirement communities and 49,000 people in 38 Ohio counties through Senior Independence, the home and community based services division of OPRS. The OPRS Foundation raises several million dollars annually to support charity care, special programs, capital expansion and endowment.