Clinton Care Center In the News
Message from the Manager
We are no longer with Hasslen's but with Amy Schwabe from Trossen Wright Plutowski Architects, PA. Still waiting to secure financing from USDA--Hoping we hear soon and if so will hopefully be able to break ground in 2020.
New unit will continue to be licensed for 22 but will only have 20 rooms: 2-2 bedroom; 5-1 bedroom; 4-studio deluxe; 8-Studio and 1 guest room. All rooms will have a handicapped accessible bathroom with shower in it. Will also feature a fireside room, sun room, large commons area and the Clinton Clinic (managed by OAHS) will be attached to the building on the north end.
CLINTON CARE CENTER BOARD CONSIDERS OPTIONS FOR LARGE DONATION RECEIVED
NOTE: This article was written for The Northern Star Newspaper. We’d like to share it here as well as to not miss any of our friends.
The Clinton Care Center was recently the recipient of a very generous gift of $750,000 from the estate of Delhart and Elvira Anderson. What a wonderful opportunity to be able to share with the community. The Board of Directors of the Care Center wish to thank the estate of the Andersons for their generous donation.
In looking at what was the best way to use some of the funds received from the donation, the Board asked the staff to put together a list of things that were needed at the Care Center. At the February Board meeting, the Board looked at the list that was put together and decided at that point that because of the large list of needs, it may be best to look at options to build a new facility rather than putting so much money into a building that would still be an old building with updates, and that more improvements would continue to be needed in the near future. At that time, the Board made the decision to look at options for a new building.
The Board has recently contracted with Jeff Stromgren of Rice-Stromgren Architects of Minneapolis and Hasslen Construction of Ortonville to come up with an architectural design and plans to build a new Senior Living Facility in Clinton.
There will be a Community Meeting to allow members of the public to see the plans and look at the options that are being discussed. At that time there will be an option for members of the community to become shareholders of the corporation. The annual meeting of the shareholders of the corporation will be held in June and at that time the decision to move forward with the new building will be decided by the members.
The current plans being reviewed include four different types of rooms in a Senior Living Facility; four studio apartments; four studio plus apartments that would include a wall dividing the bedroom area from the living area; four one bedroom apartments and ten two bedroom apartments. These apartments would be available for independent or assisted living. The Care Center is currently licensed for 22 tenants that would require assistance. The board is looking at options for seniors that would also be independent living housing apartments. There would also be a shared garage for parking for the apartments. The current Care Center facility would be demolished following building of the new facility.
Also included in the plans are to incorporate a new clinic facility in the new building. Ortonville Area Health Services is currently leasing the clinic building in Clinton which is owned by the corporation and they are highly in favor of the idea. The current clinic building would be put on the market to be sold if the plans move forward.
The Clinton Care Center is owned and managed by the Clinton Community Clinic, Inc. which is a non-profit corporation. Members of the board are Jim Kaye, Dan Morrill, Rondi Lillehaug, Sandy Vold, Ileta Herberg, Bruce Moberg, and David Stotesbery. The Care Center Manager is Kim Muenchow.