The Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village in Sister Bay has surpassed its $5.2 million goal by $400,000 for the first phase of its Partners in Compassion campaign. Phase I includes the construction of a 24-unit assisted living building.
The new building will offer residents a choice of studio, one- or two-bedroom units. Common areas are planned for dining, chapel services, activities, exercise and programs. There will also be a wellness/therapy center for residents and community members.
The groundbreaking for the assisted living building is expected to take place in late summer or early fall. The community is now working with architects, consultants and government officials on agreements and obtaining needed approvals.
"Thank you for your generous support of this first phase of our campaign," said Michele Notz, administrator. "We value our relationship with you and will continue to keep you informed as we move toward the completion of our $8 million campaign goal."
The Partners in Compassion campaign team is already working to raise the remaining $600,000 needed to meet the $1 million phase II goal to build short-term post-acute suites/private rooms. Phase III includes converting all rooms to private rooms at the care center. This final phase has a fundraising goal of $1.8 million.
The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society owns and operates 240 facilities across the country. The Good Samaritan Society is the largest not-for-profit rehabilitation and senior care organization in the United States. The Good Samaritan Society's mission is to share God's love in word and deed by providing shelter and supportive services to older people and others in need, believing that "In Christ's Love, Everyone Is Someone."