Mayor & City Manager help break ground for new senior assisted living facility
On Wednesday, Mayor Beth Weldon and City Manager Rorie Watt joined other community leaders at the ground breaking of Riverview Senior Living, an assisted living facility. “For many years, Juneau has needed additional housing for our senior citizens. And it’s finally becoming a reality,” Mayor Weldon said at the event. Here are more of her remarks:
“Riverview Assisted Living will provide nearly 100 assisted living and memory care beds for our community’s elders. It opens up a whole new opportunity for seniors to remain in their home community of Juneau as they grow older. Riverview Assisted Living will also provide more than 50 full-time jobs for our community. Those jobs will include paid internship opportunities for students working toward their CNA, or certified nursing assistant, certificate.
This project is made possible by a public-private partnership between the CBJ and Torrey Pines Development Group. The project would not have been economically feasible without public support, in the form of cash investments and property tax abatement.
I’d like to send a big thank you to Sioux Douglas and her group, who worked tirelessly for more than a decade to get this project off the ground. I’d also like to thank the Juneau Economic Development Council for arranging for a study, which demonstrated the great need for this assisted living facility, and the Juneau Commission on Aging, for all their work on this project.”