Unity Health celebrated the expansion of its senior living community Friday.
The Village offers senior apartments, an expanded assisted living facility and now a 20-apartment memory care unit with services for seniors with dementia.
It was a $22 million project, helped by a donation from the Bell family.
The Village was the first-of-its-kind facility when it was first built back in 1990. It's still unique in that it offers everything from independent living all the way up to nursing services on a hospital campus.
"A lot of times as you get older, you live a little bit in denial. You think that's never going to happen to me. Maybe it won't. Maybe I'm a lucky one and that won't happen to me. But I think as you live here people come in and they are in their full faculties and they're able to get around well. But sometimes before too long, there is something that comes up that leads them to need assisted care," said resident Dick Skinner.
It costs about $2,100 to $5,200 a month to live here depending on the kind of care needed.
Seniors have their own apartments, can decide on different meal plans, have transportation and doctors make house calls.