According to an article on the RepublicanHerald.com, the City of Pottsville’s Code Enforcement Office recently approved plans for a two-story addition to the east wing of Providence Place Retirement Community in Pottsville. The new wing will be an unsecured unit for early-onset Alzheimer’s residents who have no tendency to wander.
The new addition will be a two-story building with 18 unsecured rooms for residents requiring memory support. Memory suppoer is a program of mental exercises designed to prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s. The addition will also include a dining room and an activity room and porch on the north side overlooking the parking lot. It will add 18 units to the facility.
Groundbreaking is scheduled to begin in April. According to a building permit on the front door of the facility, the estimated cost of the project is $1.2 million. Due to the expansion, Providence Place might need to hire about 15 people.