Construction is set to begin on a new senior housing development in Xenia, Ohio, a market short on quality senior housing options. National Church Residences will break ground on a 51-unit mid-rise at Legacy Village, located at 695 Wycliffe Drive, on Friday, August 10.
The event will include remarks from Xenia Mayor Sarah Mays and Matt Rule, senior vice president of development at National Church Residences, as well as other dignitaries from the area.
This special event will feature an open house from 4-6 p.m. with tours showcasing the newly renovated areas of the main building, including assisted living, as well as new model homes for independent living. Those who attend can see firsthand what this beautiful and historic community has to offer seniors who are searching for a fulfilling, healthy lifestyle. Then it is time to get out the shovels for the ground breaking ceremony at 6 p.m. A free concert will follow at 6:30 p.m. featuring the award-winning, blue grass band from Xenia, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers. In addition, some popular food options from the region will be available, including Gibbs Ole-Tyme Hamburger Wagon (West Carrollton), goodies from the Purely Sweet Bakery (Beavercreek) and finally, cool off with some homemade ice cream from Young’s Jersey Dairy (Yellow Springs) to help celebrate this classic summer evening. Throughout this fun-filled evening, WBZI Classic Country Radio will broadcast live from the campus and give away prizes.
- 4 p.m. – Community tours and WBZI live radio remote broadcast
- 6 p.m. – Groundbreaking ceremony
- 6:30 p.m. – Concert, prizes, food and dessert trucks
This event is FREE and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to watch the concert. Limited seating will be available. If there’s a severe chance for rain, the event will move to the Legacy Village Community Center at 1201 Livingston Lane.
The legacy of good work on the campus dates back to 1869, when the Ohio Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphans Home was established. The facility was commissioned by President Abraham Lincoln on land donated by Ohio Civil War soldiers. It originally served children who lost their father in the conflict, but the community continued to grow and operate as an orphanage for more than a century. Over the years, this bustling community included a farm, hospital, residences, chapel, school and many other buildings. In 1978, the home’s name was changed to the Ohio Veterans’ Children’s Home and in 1996 the last graduating class received their high school diplomas. Eventually, Legacy Village Retirement Center was built on a portion of the 253 acre campus in 2009. National Church Residences assumed ownership of the senior community in January 2011. It is now a 48-acre senior living community with 36 patio-style, single-family homes, as well as 52 assisted living apartments.
About National Church Residences
National Church Residences serves more than 42,000 seniors through its array of housing and health care services. The not-for-profit organization is driven by a vision of advancing better living for all seniors, enabling them to remain home for life. With 340 communities in 26 states and Puerto Rico, it is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of affordable senior housing and the largest manager of service coordinators. It also offers residential senior communities, home and community-based services, and permanent supportive housing for the formerly homeless and disabled. For more information, visit www.nationalchurchresidences.org.