News, Events & Updates from
The Green House Project
Coronavirus Update
Due to concerns about the uncertainty of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), The Green House Project has taken steps to postpone two upcoming workshops: one at John Knox Village in Pompano Beach, Fla., on March 25 & 26, and the other at St. Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich, R.I., on April 1 & 2.

We are currently exploring the logistics of conducting a virtual workshop in the near future and will provide these details as they become available.
New Green House Homes
Break Ground in Colorado
An expansion project began last month at the Loveland (Colorado) Housing Authority’s Mirasol Senior Community that will add three new Green House homes for a total of nine residences at the community.

The groundbreaking event, which took place on Feb. 14, celebrated the success of a $1.5 million dollar capital campaign.

This innovative design project has received numerous accolades and a wide range of support throughout Northern Colorado and continues to set the pace for long-term care in Colorado,” said Jeff Feneis, executive director of the Loveland Housing Authority. “Some of our local elders may have been faced with moving away from family and friends,” Feneis noted, “but the Green Houses will afford them the opportunity to remain in their home community.”

The first new residents are expected to be able to move in by Fall 2020, and all three new buildings should be complete by the end of the year.
New Green House Homes Set to Open
Two new Green House homes at  Londonderry Village in Palmyra, Pa., will soon open, marking the 299th and 300th homes opening for The Green House Project family!

You can follow the progress on their Facebook page HERE .

We will publish updates on their grand opening and housewarming in this newsletter as they become available.
Green House Partner Makes
National News
The Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea, Mass., home to 12 Green House homes, recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary.

Adding to the celebration was a beautiful segment on the Today show that aired on Mar. 1! (See story and a link to the right.)

When the community opened its doors in 2010, it was first urban model Green House skilled nursing facility in the country and the only nursing home to dedicate residences for individuals living with ALS and MS.

Today the Leonard Florence Center for Living cares for more individuals with ALS than any other place in the world. 

Meet the architect with ALS who designed an accessible...

Steve Saling is a former architect living with ALS. Determined to make life better for those living with the neurodegenerative disease, Saling helped create a high-tech smart home built for ALS patients. NBC's Jo Ling Kent has this week's Sunday...

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March 26: Sexuality and People Living with Dementia
Anne Ellett, MSN, NP, will examine the basic sexual needs of people living with dementia and discuss the importance of recognizing that the onset of dementia does not have to signal the end of a healthy sex life. 

This webinar has been approved by the Maryland Nurses Association for one (1) contact hour.


April 7: Diversity and Inclusion in Senior Living: An Imperative for Providers
Jennifer Jimenez Maraña, MEd, PhD, director of Diversity and Inclusion at Broadmead, a life plan community located in Cockeysville, Md., will discuss her role at the 40-year old company and the implications it has for senior living as a whole. She will lead attendees in a discussion of what diversity and inclusion means, particular as it pertains to the field of senior living, and why it is that providers need to pay attention to the issue from both a strategy as well as a human resources perspective. 

April 9: Ain't Nothing Like the
Real Thing!
Anne Ellett, MSN, NP, will examine the importance of recognizing that people living with dementia (PLWD) have the ability (as well as the right) to live in a social environment that offers opportunities for real relationships and normal social experiences with real animals, real children, and real people. 

This webinar has been approved by the Maryland Nurses Association for one (1) contact hour.

Workshop Update
Due to the uncertainty of the coronavirus, The Green House Project is postponing the upcoming development workshops scheduled at John Knox Village in Pompano Beach, Fla., on March 25 & 26, and at St. Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich, R.I., on April 1 & 2.

We are currently exploring the logistics of conducting a virtual workshop in the near future and will provide these details as they become available.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but look forward to your participation in the upcoming virtual workshop.

Please follow us on Facebook HERE for updates!
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Whatever amount you are able to give is greatly appreciated.