2016-10-27 / Faith Community

St. Clare Ribbon-Cutting

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, state and local dignitaries, including Gov. Gina Raimondo and Rhode Island Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin, will cut the ribbon St. Clare- Newport's new 122,000-square foot expansion at 309 Spring St., on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

The ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. with remarks by administrator Mary Beth Daigneault; Jeff Lipshires, Vice President, Behan Bros., general contractor; Newport Mayor Jean-Marie Napolitano; Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed; Raimondo; and a blessing by Bishop Tobin.

Guided tours of the building, paid for through a $15.8 million loan, will be available for attendees. “This event marks the culmination of a long journey for St. Clare-Newport,” said Daigneault. “We want to thank the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, Bishop Tobin, our Advisory Board, our construction team and our wonderful staff, residents and family members who have all played a part in helping us realize our vision to be the future of senior living in Newport.”

The facility, the first of its kind in Newport County, will offer a continuum of care for elders. Seniors may start out in an independent living apartment and transition to assisted living services while remaining in the same apartment.

The new three-story structure includes assisted and independent living apartments, a memory care unit, an adult day health program, a rehabilitation unit with a salt water aqua therapy pool, and a restaurant-style dining room and recreational space.

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