In the spring of 2017, we made the church aware of the financial issues facing the Green House ministry. The pastors, elders, Executive Director of Calvary Ministries, along with the board of the Green House, exhausted every resource to identify a way to maintain the business model and care structure Calvary put into place when we began to provide a memory care ministry.
It became clear to us that we had an opportunity to move the Green House ministry in a new and viable direction.
In November of 2017, the board of the Green House voted to make the following changes to their structure, care plan, and business model to ensure continued success in providing memory care to our community:
- The Green House is going to consolidate into a single house.
- The Green House Board developed a plan to expand Green House II to accommodate 17 residents.
- The consolidation allows the Green House to better align care, facilities, and financial opportunities, ensuring a long-term solution to providing this valuable ministry to our families and community.
In December 2017, the church voted to approve the purchase of Green House I. The church will assume the mortgage of Green House I upon final approval from the lender holder.
The Green House is planning to begin work on expanding Green House II and will have elders under one roof. This will allow our care staff to work together in the same house rather than separate houses. This will allow our elders to commune together and have more quality time with each other rather than never seeing one another. This gives you the opportunity to visit with other families and share common ground.
We are excited about what God is doing through our senior care ministry. Being able to minister to the families and elders on our campus is a blessing. And we look forward what God will do in the next chapter of senior care at Green House at Calvary.