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Dedication Mass and Blessing at Ancora Memory Support

Parma, OH - July 16, 2019 - On Tuesday, July 16, the Most Rev. Bishop Nelson J. Perez, Bishop of Cleveland, celebrated a Dedication Mass in the new Portiuncula Chapel in Ancora Memory Support at Mount Alverna Village. The Mass was followed by a blessing of the rehabilitation and life enrichment center, both on the Mount Alverna Village campus in Parma.

"It’s important that we stop and thank God for the many blessings he bestowed on us,” said Sister Joseph Marie Zenda. “Today is a historic day for our community and it’s exciting to come together and reflect on the beautiful legacy we created together."

Approximately 150 people gathered to mark the event and see the result of this project. It included the construction of a new memory support assisted living; development of a unique, person-centered memory program; expansion of the in- and out-patient physical therapy space; and creation of a life enrichment center that can simultaneously accommodate several small groups or one large-scale community activity.

According to Mount Alverna Village Executive Director Patrick Welsh, “Many people will benefit from these enhancements. They include seniors who live on and off campus, their family members and friends. We’re now one of the most comprehensive and integrated senior living communities in the area.”

Ancora Memory Support will officially open to residents in August 2019.