Tomorrow is a big day for the Green House Project in Maryland — after several years of hard work by Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation (GOVANS), they are breaking ground to build the state’s first Green House Project homes on the grounds of Baltimore’s old Memorial Stadium. The ground breaking ceremony will also be broadcast live over the internet for GOVANS residents who are not able to go outside to participate, and we are invited to join them at www.GEDCO.org.
GEDCO to Break Ground on the First LEED Silver Certified Skilled Nursing Facility in the State of Maryland. The Green House Residences at Stadium Place Following a national model THE GREEN HOUSE® Project which creates small, intentional communities for groups of elders and staff to focus on living full and vibrant lives. This Model is a radical departure from traditional nursing homes and assisted living facilities – altering facility size, interior design, staffing patterns, and methods of delivering skilled professional services. Each Green House home is unique, but all are intimate spaces, with warm interior designs and staff that help elders live better and with more independence. In a Green House home, elders receive a high level of personalized and professional medical care and support with daily living, without feeling that their lives are being disrupted or overtaken. The Green House model replaces large, impersonal, nursing facilities with inviting, comfortable, social living spaces that research shows help elders to live happier, more satisfying lives. Architecture: Warm, Smart and Green (LEED Silver for this Project) Green House homes look and feel like homes – because that’s exactly what they are.
I’m personally excited because I live just blocks from Stadium Place in northeast Baltimore and I will be joining Dr. Bill for the ceremony. I’ll try to stream the ceremony to ChangingAging.org using my iPhone if I get a strong enough signal. Stay tuned!