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Home > Mercy News > Groundbreaking ceremony set for June 24 for HallMar Village project
Published on June 14, 2021
Mercy Medical Center, in a joint venture with Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS), will break ground for the new HallMar Village senior living and care community on Thursday, June 24. (Groundbreaking event details below.)
This new senior living community will provide a full range of housing and services for the rapidly growing population of older adults in the region. When completed in spring 2023, HallMar Village will be an advanced, medically integrated community — including innovative, specialized care for those living with dementia — and provide healthy living unlike other options available today. Senior Housing Partners, the project development arm of PHS, is the developer.
HallMar Village will be situated on 42 acres of land in northeast Cedar Rapids — east of the C Ave. Extension and northeast of Robins Road — at 9000 C Ave. NE.
In addition to a long-term care community, HallMar Village will also include independent living and residential apartments, as well as an expansive town center with a chapel; dedicated community room; conservatory with plants and natural light year-round; restaurant-style dining and a casual bistro; state-of-the-art wellness center; salon/spa and a theater. Outdoor features will include patios, gardening space and walking trails.
The community will also incorporate the grounds of the former Echo Hill Presbyterian Church, which will now be the Chris & Suzy DeWolf Family Innovation Center for Aging and Dementia. The DeWolf family provided the $2 million lead gift for the project, citing the Center’s potential to transform the lives of individuals living with dementia. The Innovation Center will be a hub of research, training and education, where best practices in aging and dementia are discovered, tested and evaluated to help those living with chronic conditions, including dementia, live their lives with purpose.
Lead gifts for HallMar Village senior living and care community include $1.5 million from Wayne and Nan Kocourek and $1 million from Bruce and Judy McGrath.
HallMar Village will replace the existing Mercy Hallmar residential care facility, which opened in 1960 at Mercy Medical Center.
For more information on HallMar Village, visit www.mercycare.org/hallmarvillage. Individuals interested in learning more about living options at HallMar Village may call Annie Pollock at 319-249-9763.
What: Groundbreaking ceremony for HallMar VillageWhen: 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, 2021Where: The Chris & Suzy DeWolf Family Innovation Center for Aging and Dementia at 9000 C Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA (grounds of the former Echo Hill Presbyterian Church)Who: The public is invited to watch the groundbreaking ceremony live on Facebook @MercyCedarRapids. (Members of the media are invited to attend the on-site, in-person event.)