Byron Health Center breaks ground on new facility

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Byron Health Center celebrated the start of construction on their new building with a Ground Breaking Ceremony Wednesday, October 10th at the new location of the Byron Wellness Community campus at the corner of Lake Ave and Beacon St (1661 Beacon St).

Posted: Oct. 10, 2018 10:39 PM
Updated: Oct. 10, 2018 10:39 PM

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concern. october tenth is a significant day for byron health center. to start, it's the birthday of their namesake irene byron.on her birthday the health center thought it would only be fitting to break ground for their new home.something fox 55's jentill neal says one resident couldn't be more happier to be a part of. >"for many years byron health center's been sitting on lima road but today marks a new beginning for their new home on lake avenue.">1:19-1:26"if you have an elder, family member who needs care, if you can't take care of them, bring them out here."glen fisher is a third year resident of byron health center.he and his friends at byron attended the groundbreaking ceremony seeing all the people involved in the funding and construction of where their new home will be in 20-20.:46-:54"we have a lot of people who are sponsors and family members of people of byron."without them the 38 million dollar project wouldn't happen.it will consist of five single story neighborhoods and a two story neighborhood where assisted living will be.it took years of preparation leading to this day to this location where the president and ceo says neighbors in the area have been long time helpers.> 1:13-1:28"if you look at crossroad to the north of us, they've been a part of our community providing services that they've provided for over 100 years. you look at salem church to the west of us and they too have been in our community serving folks for over 100 years."whether it's on lima road or lake avenue fisher has no doubt his needs will be met.>:29-:34"they take good excellent care of me." when it's complete he'll be one of 170 residents in the place.1:08- 1:09"it makes me jump with joy."2:24-2:46"our residents literally live with us for decades. i have a resident here today that was at the ceremony that has lived with us for thirty eight years, so when i say it's critically important that we build a community that feels like a home, i hope people start to understand why because they're not just visiting."in fort wayne, jentill neal fox 55 news
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