By Leah Sander
WINONA LAKE — Those living in Grace Village Retirement Community’s Assisted Living now have a renovated dining area.
A ribbon-cutting was held on Tuesday, Aug. 3, for the facility’s revamped Assisted Living dining room. Grace Village staff and residents and Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce members were present.
“It has been a long time coming,” noted Grace Village CEO Justin Kimbrell before the ribbon-cutting. He said the pandemic slowed the process.
“We’re really excited to modernize within our community,” he continued. “We had over $71,000 raised for this project, which is amazing.”
That came from grants and individual donors, Kimbrell later explained to InkFreeNews.
Kimbrell thanked Amy Haab, the architect with Culver Grown who worked on the project. He also thanked donors and staff.
The room hasn’t had a major revamp since the late 1980s, Haab told InkFreeNews. It included changing lighting, painting and adding a buffet counter and fireplace and new furniture and artwork.
The room’s popcorn ceiling and carpeting were removed, and the hallway outside the dining room was redone.
The redesign reflects Winona Lake with a lot of blue tones. Haab said the project took about eight weeks.
“I just hope that it brings some brightness … I mean it’s been a gloomy year, so this is just such a cool area that I hope (residents are) really proud of,” Kimbrell said. “Dining is important, so I think it being in a cool setting, it just helps (make) it even better.”