Attic Angel Association: Expansion starts at Attic Angel Community to accommodate changing needs of aging population
Media contact: Joan Collins Publicity (608) 222-2899
Groundbreaking ceremonies at 10 a.m. on May 10 signify the start of a $7.5 million expansion at Attic Angel Place, 8301 Old Sauk Road, Middleton, to accommodate the changing needs of seniors seeking more independence.
A three –story, 42,000 square foot addition at Attic Angel Place will include an easy-access rehabilitation center on the first level, with 10 assisted living units on both the second and third floors.
The current rehabilitation center will be moved and expanded to provide more convenient and assessable physical, occupational and speech therapy for people who have recuperated in the health center and can return home with outpatient therapy services. It includes drive-up access and eliminates long walks to the rehabilitation facility.
The addition of 20 more assisted living units, to bring the total to 56, is a direct response to the needs of the community, according to Mary Ann Drescher, president of the Attic Angel Association. More people are seeking assisted independence with a home-like environment which includes cost effective care services, as needed, she said.
The Attic Angel Place expansion also includes converting double rooms at the skilled care health center into single rooms, so all 44 units are private. Drescher said single rooms are the overwhelming preference among potential residents and their families when seeking skilled nursing accommodations. .
Community Living Solutions, Appleton, the design builder, is also renovating and expanding existing activity spaces, dining areas and bathing spas at Attic Angel Place, built 12 years ago. Expansion will be completed next March.
Attic Angel Place, a not-for-profit organization, also includes 74 apartments with services and a 20 unit memory care facility. The nearby Attic Angel Prairie Point neighborhood, offering 112 senior living homes, completes the continuum of care from independent residences through skilled nursing health care.
The Attic Angel Association, composed of 580 dedicated volunteers, called Attic Angels, who are leading the ongoing Capital Campaign.
More information at http://www.atticangel.org or call (608) 662-8900.
Groundbreaking Schedule (For Media)
10:15 a.m. Program Begins in the Courtyard
Welcome: Dale Wortley, Chair, Attic Angel Association Board
Invocation: Pastor Gary Hein, Attic Angel Community Chaplain
Greetings from our Honored Guests:
From Community Living Solutions, our Design Builder – Tom Martin
>From the City of Madison, our Alder – Paul Skidmore
>From our Neighbors, Junction Ridge Neighborhood Assn –Marty Keller
>From our Capital Campaign Co-Chair – Barbara Tensfeldt
The Groundbreaking – With golden shovels, we “begin the build.”
Cheryl Beiersdorff, Chief Administrative Officer, Attic Angel Community
Derek Buckley, Chief Operations Officer, Attic Angel Community
Mary Ann Drescher, President, Attic Angel Association Community
Buck Gabelman, Capital Campaign Committee Member
Marty Keller, Junction Ridge Neighborhood Association
Pam Lee, President, Attic Angel Place Health Center Resident Council
Tom Martin, President, Community Living Solutions
Tom Murray, President, Attic Angel Place Households Resident Council
Alder Paul Skidmore, City of Madison
Barbara Tensfeldt, Capital Campaign Co-Chair
Dale Wortley, Attic Angel Association Board Chair
Closing Remarks: Mary Ann Drescher, President, Attic Angel Community