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As part of campus expansion, new private suites open at Messiah Village

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Messiah Lifeways has opened two new skilled nursing areas at Messiah Village with 32 private suites as part of a large campus expansion project.
Messiah Lifeways has opened two new skilled nursing areas at Messiah Village with 32 private suites as part of a large campus expansion project. - (Photo / )

Messiah Lifeways has completed part of a $77 million expansion project at its sprawling Messiah Village in Upper Allen Township.

The owner of the Cumberland County continuing care retirement community held an open house on Sunday for two new skilled nursing buildings that will each house 16 residents.

The Greenwood and Engle buildings are each about 12,500 square feet and feature private suites, a growing trend among long-term care facilities. Messiah is converting other semi-private nursing rooms on campus to private units.

The new buildings have a private dining room with an open kitchen area, a great room, a front porch-style lobby area and a spa room.

Greenwood and Engle, which cost about $7.8 million to build, are the first in a series of new buildings on campus. The $77 million expansion that is underway also includes two other buildings, Village Square and Hopewell, which are expected to be open in late fall, officials said.

Village Square will add 84 apartments, plus wellness and enrichment centers, a new campus day spa, a welcome center and two new restaurants.

Hopewell, meanwhile, will add 26 apartments with outdoor spaces and a dining room. It also will have a connecting bridge to Village Square.

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