Fairmount celebrated its 50-year Anniversary on Monday, February 19, 2018, with residents, families, staff, past and current Board members. A short program that began at 2:00 p.m. included a welcome by President/CEO Jerry D. Lile, followed by several speakers: Fairmount Board Vice Chairman Ernest H. Hahn, Pennsylvania Representative Keith Greiner, and LeadingAge PA President Ronald L. Barth. Following the program, residents and staff gathered to enjoy light refreshments and to participate in the fellowship and camaraderie that are such an integral part of Fairmount Homes.
Before and after the program, a scrolling slide presentation documented Fairmount’s growth from a small “rest home” with one building and 82 beds, to Fairmount as it exists today, with 51+ acres on two adjoining campuses that include 52 cottages, 58 apartments, 74 Personal Care spaces, 114 Health Care beds, Rehab services and Fairmount at Home, a home care service. A total of 330+ residents live on campus and are served by over 300 team members.
Of special interest to many attendees was a collection of artifacts and pictures from “the olden days” that included a framed copy of the original Articles of Incorporation, a flyer announcing Fairmount’s opening, and pictures of the first Administrator and Director of Nursing.
Thank you to everyone both on campus and in the local community who have played a part in Fairmount’s growth and success over the past 50 years, and we look forward to seeing what is in store for the next 50 years. Happy Anniversary, Fairmount!
Once again, growth is in Fairmount’s future. The preliminary groundwork has been completed for the new, four-story, Wheat Ridge Apartments project, with groundbreaking planned for the summer of 2018. The building will be constructed in the space between the Wheat Ridge Personal Care building and the Home Messenger/Muddy Creek Farm Library (where the annual Benefit Auctions have been held).
The four-story building, designed by RLPS and constructed by Paul Risk Construction, will offer 11 apartment floor plans, each with its own private patio or balcony. Sizes will range from a 510-square-foot studio to a 1,416-square-foot, two-bedroom unit with two full bathrooms. Each common area in the building will include a gathering room with a full kitchen, a dining room, library and wellness room. Storage areas, will be available on the lower level.
This is a great time to investigate the benefits of joining the Fairmount community, especially with the opportunity to live in a brand-new apartment. Let’s begin the conversation. Contact Mitch at 717.354.1810 or mitchellh@FairmountHomes.org.