Stonehill Communities Opens New Service for Those with Memory Impairment

Stonehill Communities is excited to announce the opening of its Assisi Village expansion. The new building offers 14 assisted living apartments with memory care services for those with early to mid-stages of memory impairment and an additional 10 traditional assisted living apartments. The first residents moved in this January and apartments are still available. Services are personalized for each individual, and include help with daily activities and support for both the resident and their family. The construction project also expanded other areas of Assisi Village including a state-of-the-art kitchen, dining room, gathering spaces, and a new Chapel on the 2nd floor.

This new service fills a community need by expanding the memory care programming to those who need this service at an assisted living level. Stonehill previously offered long-term memory care at the Health Center and found a growing need for additional service levels.

“We are honored to meet this need and provide a full array of services on one convenient campus,” stated Stonehill Communities’ President and CEO, Gretchen Brown. Those living on the Stonehill campus are given priority as their needs change and they can move between services on the campus as needed.

This project was made possible in part by a $5,000,000 gift from the Stonehill Benevolent Foundation and a $3 million capital campaign.

“We are filled with gratitude for those who have reached out to support this project. Every donation is truly a gift that will impact the lives of residents. Dubuque has a strong philanthropic culture and we are blessed with many long-time donors,” stated Executive Director of Development, Amy Schauer.

The capital campaign committee, chaired by volunteer Paula Friedman, hopes to meet their goal by February 28, 2021.

Anyone interested in more information about the new apartments or the capital campaign can visit www.stonehilldbq.com.

-Article originally appeared in the February 2021 issue of the Golden View newspaper. Article submitted by Amy Schauer and Christel Tatro.