ENGLEWOOD — The grand re-opening of Brookdale Englewood at 95 West Wenger Road was held on July 13 at 5 p.m.
The ceremony was open to the public, in which people could tour the newly renovated senior living center, and help themselves to the available food after the ribbon cutting.
Tambi Spirk opened the ceremony by sharing some facts about the renovation that occurred at Brookdale Englewood.
“We removed over 12,000 square feet of wall paper,” noted Spirk, which was received with laughter from the crowd.
“We purchased 62 new pieces of artwork,” continued Spirk.
Fifty gallons of paint were used, and over 60 yards of a brand new walking path were added to the courtyard.
Nearly 3,000 hours of labor were put into the renovation, mostly after hours, so as to not disturb the residents.
Spirk continued with a story, recalling a time she was working late, and ended up stuck in her office due to plastic that workers had used to cover her door during the painting process not knowing she was working at her desk. After a while of waiting, she was cut out of her office and was able to go home.
Mayor Patricia Burnside and members of the Northmont Area Chamber of Commerce helped to hold up the ribbon and proceeded to cut it, officially re-opening the center.
Mayor Burnside went on to say, “this is just another example of helping Englewood continue to look good all the time,” even mentioning her love for the American flags that were placed at the entrance of the community.
“What keeps Englewood looking good is when businesses remodel, and assisted living places remodel, when Northmont builds new buildings, and homeowners take pride in their property, and I’m very proud to be mayor of Englewood; it’s just a great place to live,” stated Mayor Burnside.
Spirk introduced Heather Gates, the executive director of Brookdale Englewood, who went on to welcome and thank everyone for coming to celebrate the reopening, and gave special thanks to the chefs and the other Brookdale communities from Centennial Park, Piqua, and Troy.
“We are blessed here at Brookdale Englewood to have such a beautiful staff and wonderful residents, and so we thank you for coming out,” concluded Gates.
The center was open for touring until 7 p.m.
Emily Robertson is a 2017 graduate of Northmont High School and can be reached through Englewood Editor Ron Nunnari via email Rnunnari@aimmediamidwest.com