Ribbon Cutting for Renovation at Normandie Ridge

A ribbon cutting ceremony held Thursday, Feb. 12 marked the opening of new dining, nursing and rehabilitation space within the Skilled Nursing Center at the Normandie Ridge Senior Living Community, 1700 Normandie Drive.

Albright Care Services Chief Operating Officer Doug Flasher delivered opening remarks which included thanking the project’s general contractor, Kinsley Construction Company, and RLPS Architects, followed by a prayer led by David Brinker, chaplain of Normandie Ridge.

Albright President and Chief Executive Officer Shaun Smith continued the message of gratitude while thanking the residents and staff for their patience and ability to adapt to the transforming surroundings during the three construction phases.

Normandie Ridge NCC Renovation Ribbon Cutting
Left to Right: Julie Craft, Normandie Ridge nursing home administrator; Kaitlin Stough, Kinsley Construction; Jan Wagner, Kinsley Construction; Corporate Operations Officer Doug Flasher, Albright Care Services; Virginia Yessler, Normandie Ridge resident; President and Chief Executive Officer Shaun Smith, Albright Care Services; Craig Kimmel, RLPS Architects; and Jean Myers, Normandie Ridge resident and Albright Care Services board member.

Smith dedicated the space to the “past, present, and future residents of Normandie Ridge”, and said the renovation would enhance Albright’s mission of exceptional care and abundant living.

The renovated space includes two new dining facilities, a conference room, fireplace lounge, recreation space and updated nursing station, all designed to better meet the needs of both long and short term residents.  The updated design matches the exceptional level of care provided at Normandie Ridge, while helping residents to feel at home.

The new dining facility includes a country kitchen and traditional dining space with tables that surround a fireplace.  The country kitchen offers a casual dining atmosphere with a bar area where residents can watch food being prepared, a way to stimulate the senses. The recreation space leads into the Serenity Garden and offers a piano for entertainment, while the conference room provides space for care planning, family gatherings, staff meetings and other multipurpose use.

Normandie Ridge Senior Living Community is owned and operated by Albright Care Services, a faith-based non-profit corporation that serves all of central Pennsylvania. Albright also owns and operates RiverWoods Senior Living Community in Lewisburg, Living Independently For Elders (LIFE) sites in Williamsport, Lebanon and Lancaster, and manages Warrior Run Manor, a HUD-approved housing complex in Watsontown. For more information on Albright, visit www.albrightcare.org