Business and community leaders gathered on Wednesday, February 27 to celebrate the groundbreaking to redevelop Langton Place Transitional Care Suites. Ceremonies were held in the chapel of the existing community located at 1901 West County Road D in Roseville, MN.
Roseville Mayor Dan Roe thanked those present and shared his excitement for the project, saying, “We’re proud to have Presbyterian Homes & Services’ Langton Place as a long-time corporate resident of the community and contributor of all that is good and wonderful in Roseville.” Roe added, “On behalf of the city, we congratulate you as you break ground and look forward to the next steps as we continue to partner with you.”
Jon Fletcher, Vice President of Project Development for Senior Housing Partners, recalled the history of Langton Place, which is housed in what was once the building of Lake Johanna Middle School. Formerly named Presbyterian Homes of Roseville, the campus opened in 1985 as a long-term skilled nursing care center. Langton Place was renamed in 2011 to connect the care center’s 14-acre setting with its geography near Langton Lake Park. This new construction project began in December 2018 with completion anticipated in winter 2020.
“This redevelopment is moving beyond the concept, deals and construction and into the next phase of becoming a new community,” said Fletcher, “We believe we have a higher purpose. It’s not just about checking boxes or building units, it’s about creating communities of fellowship that honor God by enriching the lives and touching the hearts of older adults,” he said.
When complete, Langton Place will offer 50 short-stay transitional care suites in a high-hospitality setting to serve those who are in transition from either home or hospital. Comprehensive therapies and services, with an array of amenities on site, will promote healing and help people regain independence after surgery, injury or illness. “We’re preparing to move into a brand new, specially designed, technologically advanced, stylish campus that will serve our community for decades and give our guests better outcomes than ever before,” said Mat Bedard, Langton Place Campus Administrator. “New guests checking in will be awestruck by how beautiful it is. That will be matched by the skill and kindness of the staff and the PHS culture to help them feel restored,” he said.
“Every day we welcome guests who may wonder, ‘What is the future for me? Will I stay here forever, what about my spouse and home?’” said Bedard. He invited the audience to imagine the level of anxiety of a man who is recovering from a stroke and his daughter as they enter through the door, uncertain about the prospects of recovery. “But pretty soon he feels himself getting stronger and stronger. His daughter is texting relatives all over the country, ‘You wouldn’t believe what Dad did today!’” Bedard added, “What we do here is help people turn their lives right-side up after really tough situations so that they can go back to hopeful, prosperous lives.”
For more information about Langton Place, contact Elisabeth Bartlett at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tracy Thornton at email@example.com or call (651) 631-6225. To learn more, visit: www.langtonplace.org.