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New senior living center getting interest

Jan. 08, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

ROME TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- About 40 people have signed up to live in the new $13.5 million senior living complex currently under construction in Rome Township near the Lawrence County Fairgrounds.

"We've gotten about 80 inquiries, and we have about 40 deposits so far," said Stacie Stoll, director of sales and marketing for Chancellor Senior Management, based in Columbus, Ohio.

The 87-unit complex off County Road 107 is scheduled to be open this spring. Construction on the project started last September.

The project is called Wyngate at RiversEdge. It will have 28 independent living apartments and 59 assisted living apartments. The cost for the upscale senior living complex is $1,895 per month for independent living. The cost for the assisted living units is based on the level of care provided, Stoll said.

Anyone interested in the senior living complex can contact her at (740) 867-2500.

Cabell Huntington Hospital will operate an urgent care facility at the 8.5 acre site, Stoll said. A family physician, home health, physical therapy, lab work and imaging services also will be provided by the hospital.

The urgent care center and related health care services are not only to serve Wyngate, but the Rome Township community as well.

The complex will have between 35 and 50 employees and have a payroll of more than $1 million, Stoll said.

"It's still on schedule," said Lawrence County Commissioner Bill Pratt. "We have a growing number of seniors, and there is a need for senior housing. This will help fill the gap. I've gotten all kinds of calls about it. It is a private pay facility and not funded through Medicare or Medicaid."

The project is similar to the company's Wyngate Inn of Barboursville.

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