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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Asbury Park breaks ground for future expansion

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  • As part of Asbury Park’s 50th anniversary festivities, the organization celebrated with a ground breaking ceremony Nov. 16 as they broke ground for Asbury Park’s next 50 years. Asbury Park is at 200 S.W. 14th St. in Newton. Following the ceremony, they had an open house at their newest Universally Designed Patio Home. The new construction project includes replacement of Asbury Park’s existing assisted living building with a new 36,466 square-foot assisted living facility; two additional Green House Homes for individuals requiring 24-hour skilled nursing services will be built; and the first floor of Asbury Park’s Health Care Center will be remodeled to include a Post-Acute Care Unit. USDA Rural Development provided an $11 million Community Facilities Direct Loan, a $4.45 million Community Facilities Guaranteed Loan, and a $702,500 Rural Economic Development Loan. Emprise Bank in Wichita and Butler Rural Electric Cooperative Association partnered with USDA Rural Development to make funding available for the project. Law-Kingdon Architecture and Hutton Construction have been selected to complete the project. In preparation for the demolition and construction to begin, offices and a work room were relocated from Aspen Assisted Living to Cottonwood Assisted Living on Oct. 26. For security purposes, all entry doors into Aspen will now remain locked. The main entrance into the facility is now temporarily located under the burgundy-red awning in the Health Care parking lot at 200 S.W. 12th St.

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