Some good news in Arkansas…
“One size doesn’t fit all,” Congressman John Boozman, a strong advocate for improvements to senior care, told a group gathered to celebrate the first shovels of dirt turned for the Green House Assisted Living project in November. “These are the kinds of projects that really do change people’s lives.”
Now that the finishing touches are being put on the exteriors of the first four Green Houses, a stateof-the-art assisted living environment at Legacy Village, the calls are rolling in. For the past several months, visual progress on the Green Houses has prompted a growing list of seniors and their loved ones to inquire about what will be the first project of its kind in Arkansas.
The Green House model was developed by Dr. Bill Thomas, a nationally recognized geriatrician dedicated to eliminating institutionalstyle nursing homes in America. The Green House success story began with the opening of Thomas’ pilot project in Tupelo, Miss., in 2002. There are now 10 such projects across the country.