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Tacoma Lutheran Home breaks ground for wellness center, pools

Post by C.R. Roberts / The News Tribune on April 29, 2009 at 4:32 pm |
April 29, 2009 4:32 pm

Look to October for completion of the Wellness Center at Tacoma Lutheran Home.


Built by Rushforth Construction at a cost of $1.7 million (or $2.24 million with fees and taxes), the center will comprise some 5,000 square feet and feature an exercise pool, spa pool and exercise room meant to benefit the 400 seniors who live on the Home’s grounds.


The pools will have a lift to assist those residents who night otherwise be unable to use them.


The Home celebrated the center’s groundbreaking yesterday at 1301 No. Highlands Parkway.


According to a release received today, President & CEO Paul Opgrande said, "Some might question why we are moving forward at this time when others are developing a wait-and-see attitude until the future becomes a little clearer. It certainly would have been possible for us to adopt that strategy. However, to do so would have not acknowledged our history. Tacoma Lutheran began at the end of a decade that included the Great Depression. Our founders had faith and boundless optimism that a venture such as this, not only was needed, but would be successful. Today, rooted in our own faith, we approach our mission and ministry with that same optimism, looking forward to the future, however that unfolds."

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