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SUMMIT PLACE Ground Breaking


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     Rich Creek Mayor Gary Eaton is shown welcoming the attendees to the Summit Place groundbreaking ceremony held on Thursday, May 30, 2013.


Left to Right:  Rich Creek Mayor Gary Eaton, Riverview Nursing Home Board Chairman James Tyler, Riverview Nursing Home Board Member Howard Spencer, Community Housing Partners CEO Janaka Casper, Riverview Commons Inc. President Jim Topping, Riverview Nursing Home Board Member Butch Mullins, New River Valley HOME Consortium Project Manager Elizabeth Willis, Giles County Administrator & Riverview Nursing Home Board Member Chris McKlarney and Giles County Board of Supervisor Chairperson Barbara Hobbs

Rich Creek, Virginia, May 23, 2013- The Town of Rich Creek, Giles County, Riverview Commons, the New River Valley HOME Consortium, and Community Housing Partners will celebrate the start of construction of Summit Place with a groundbreaking program at 11am on Thursday, May 30 at the site, 116 Old Virginia Avenue, Rich Creek. All are invited to be a part of the beginning of this exciting new opportunity for the New River Valley.

Summit Place will provide residential supportive living for people 62 and older. It will be the most affordable supportive living community in the New River Valley with fees based on an all inclusive sliding income scale. Supportive services such as meals, assistance with daily living, transportation to various locations, and planned social activities will be included. Summit Place will have 23 single rooms with private bathrooms and common living and dining areas, allowing residents a combination of individual privacy and community activity. It is owned and operated by Riverview Commons, Inc., with management assistance and oversight provided by the Riverview Nursing Home, an established non-profit 501(c) (3).

This residential community was designed to supply the New River Valley with a high quality affordable option for healthy aging. It is being funded through the New River Valley HOME Consortium, the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (VDHCD) Community Development Block Grant program, the VDHCD HOME program, and private foundation funds.

The groundbreaking will include brief comments by Butch Mullins, Giles County Chamber of Commerce and Riverview Board Member; Tina King, Executive Director, Area Agency on Aging; Gary Eaton, Mayor of Rich Creek; Barbara Hobbs, Chair, Giles County Board of Supervisors; Janaka Casper, President and CEO, Community Housing Partners; and Elisabeth Willis, New River Valley HOME Consortium.

Summit Place is scheduled to open in spring 2014. Applications will be available later this year.

*Click here to visit Summit Place Webpage for more information*

For more information contact:

Kristen Snyder, Community Outreach Coordinator                       



Jim Topping

President, Riverview Commons, Inc.



Posted on Jun 19 2013 by Pam
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