Sheldon, Iowa — Just over one year ago, Village Northwest Unlimited cut the ribbon on two new residential homes on the Village campus that marked the first phase of a three phase construction project. The second phase is now complete, and the Village held a ribbon cutting this (Friday, June 17th) morning for the two homes comprising Phase 2.
Sheldon City Manager Scott Wynja spoke at the ribbon cutting, on behalf of the Mayor and City Council.
Sheldon Chamber & Development Corporation President Rick Nordahl urged people to come see the new homes.
Sheldon Ambassadors Club President Skip Tanner presented Village Northwest Unlimited with a plaque containing a portion of the ribbon from the ribbon cutting to commemorate the occasion.
Village President and CEO Barry Whitsell called this an exciting time for folks at the Village.
The new homes have six bedrooms, and a half bath for each individual living in the home. In addition, the new homes are designed specifically to serve the needs of people with physical disabilities. The doors and the hallways are designed to be wide enough to accommodate people in wheelchairs. Each of the bedrooms, bathrooms and the bathing area are equipped with lift systems so that residents can be safely transferred and staff lifting will be minimized. He says the homes have an open floor plan so residents can move freely around the home. To accommodate the medical needs of the people served, the homes will be staffed with a registered nurse and each home will have a medication administration area. Each home is approximately 5,000 square feet.
Whitsell says residents will begin moving into the new homes this coming Monday.