Greenbrier Valley Lifecare, a nonprofit working to establish a retirement community in the Greenbrier Valley, has announced that a land site adjacent to Lewisburg is currently under study and negotiation.

The plan, according to the release, is to build 50 independent living cottages and apartments and community buildings. The second phase will build 25 assisted living and memory care units. 

The need is great, according to Greenbrier Valley Lifecare, as one in three people in Greenbrier County will be over the age of 65 by 2025. 

"Many people are living in retirement longer than their working years," the release said. "Additionally, they are living with one or more disabilities.

"A continuous care community (independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing care) will provide a better quality of life for those years."

Many folks have to relocate from the area to experience this type of community. The release said 50 to 85 acres of farmland is being explored for potential use. 

Greenbrier Valley Lifecare, formerly Continuous Care Retirement Committee, consists of representatives from various government, social, community service, medical, economic development and commercial agencies as well as interested consumers.

 

For more information, contact Sue Ducharme at 304-956-0036 or sueducharme@outlook.com.

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