Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Cross Keys to dedicate new Wellness Center, apartments.

Cross Keys Village-The Brethren Home Community in New Oxford, Pa., will dedicate the new Harvey S. Kline Wellness Center and Harmony Ridge West Apartments on May 29. An Open House for the facilities will be held the next day. The public is invited to both events.

The wellness center is named for the Church of the Brethren clergy member who served as administrator and president from 1971-89. Harvey and Ruth Kline now live at Cross Keys. The wellness center portion of the project is being funded by private donations, currently totaling more than $2.5 million.

The 127,000-square-foot project includes 56 apartments; a wellness center with pool, exercise room, cardio equipment room, changing rooms, and salon/spa; and a community center expansion with café restaurant and spaces for recreation, meetings, business, and activities of all kinds.

The dedication ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. Friday in the front Harmony Ridge West parking lot, and the open house will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. throughout the building. The guest speaker for the dedication will be Larry Minnix, president/CEO of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, the national association representing nonprofit retirement communities, nursing homes, assisted living, and other senior service endeavors.

New villagers began moving into the apartments on April 13, with the other facilities beginning operations at various times in May.

-- Frank Buhrman is director of public relations for Cross Keys Village-Brethren Home Community.

Source: 5/07/2009 Newsline Extra

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