Officials broke ground for a new assisted-living addition to the Winchester Meadows campus on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 1.
Managing Partner Gib Wood said the new 32,000-square-foot facility will have 32 beds, with one-bedroom, two-bedroom and studio apartment options available.
Wood estimated the new structure will be in service this time next year.
“We will provide a little bit more care than we provide with the current operation,” Wood told the News Journal.
Currently, Winchester Meadows, located at 3751 W. 10th Street in Sedalia, is licensed for 50 beds for assisted living and 52 apartments in the independent living area of the complex, designed for those age 65 or older.
But, he stressed, all the units at Winchester Meadows are technically apartments.
“One of the reasons we’re building this is because we have no openings right now, we have a wait list,” Wood said when asked about availability at Winchester Meadows.
“But,” he added, “I encourage people to get on that wait list, because openings do happen every now and then.”
Contact the facility at 827-8900 for more information.
Also attending the ceremony along with several residents and Winchester staff were local and state officials (State Rep. Dean Dohrman), Mayor Elaine Horn, SFCC President Joanna Anderson, Jordan Anderson with Scenic Development, LLC., EDSPC Executive Director Linda Christle, David and Emma Curry, former Sedalia City Councilwoman Pam Carter, as well as Winchester Meadows Assisted Living Administrator Rhonda Gaylord and Winchester Meadows Independent Living Director Jean Hood. Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia News Journal.