by Samara Postuma
The Guardian Angels Senior Housing project of Albertville is officially underway as the groundbreaking took place last Wednesday, Oct. 9.
More than 100 people attended the ceremony and several officials shared words with the group present about how meaningful the project is.
Dan Dixon from Guardian Angels started the afternoon ceremony off by explaining the theme of the center that will be called Engel Haus. “It will be a delightful Bavarian theme both inside and out complete with a clock tower,” he said.
The center will provide independent senior living as well as assisted and memory care living providing many new jobs, upwards of 60, within the community.
“It takes a village to develop a senior center and we are so thankful for the tremendous support from the city of Albertville,” Dixon said.
“Engel Haus is a necessary improvement for our community,” Albertville City Administrator Adam Nafstad said, when it was his turn to thank those involved with the project.
“As your state senator, I’m so proud,” Minnesota Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer said, further noting that seniors want to be where their kids are and this is where the young families are.
Those present took groundbreaking photos and then celebrated with coffee and German cake at nearby Cedar Creek Golf Course.