$3.5 million memory care facility breaks ground Friday

Silverado Memory Care will break ground on a $3.5 million facility at 4400 Columbine Drive in Bellingham on Friday, Sept 11.

The company is holding a site dedication at 11 a.m. that will include brief remarks, a champagne toast and photo opportunities, the company said in a press release. City officials, Silverado leadership and members of the Alzheimer’s Society of Washington–whose offices will be located at the new site–will also be on hand to celebrate the project.

The facility, which is the company expects to open late 2016, is designed to care for people with a range of memory-impairing conditions including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lewy body and other types of dementia. The 41,000-square-foot facility on four acres will have 80 beds.

In addition to supporting as many as 80 new healthcare jobs, Silverado expects construction to employ 100. The company is working with local teams, including architect James Brown with Wattenbarger Architects, Craig Parkinson with Cascade Engineering, and Dawson Construction Inc. as a project consultant.

For project updates, visit Silveradocare.com/Bellingham.

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