On August 1, the Genacross Lutheran Services’ sale of Bethany Place senior community in Fremont, Ohio, to Alpine House of Fremont, LLC, became official. Alpine House has been operating this location as its own property since July 1.
“We are excited to announce that the residents living at Bethany Place will continue to be served with housing and services by the new owners,” said Amanda Schroeder, Senior Vice President of Home & Community Based Services. Alpine House has plans to convert the entire building to assisted living by January 1, 2023.
Since purchasing Bethany Place in 1999, Genacross operated the market-rate apartments for older adults who might not qualify for lower income housing. Service coordination was offered to help residents age in place. In 2014, the continuum of care was expanded to include assisted living apartments, which enabled residents to remain living at Bethany Place as their needs changed.
“The Genacross Board of Directors was interested in finding a new provider who would invest capital into the building while continuing to serve older adults,” President/CEO Rick Marshall explained. “As a result of the sale, Genacross will be able to focus on investing in other communities we serve.”
“We have been blessed with more than 20 years of serving the Fremont community through the senior living services provided at Bethany Place,” Mrs. Schroeder added.
Genacross will continue to meet the needs of individuals around Fremont in multiple ways. Affordable independent living apartments for older adults are available at Covenant Harbor senior community in Oak Harbor and Luther Meadow senior community in Gibsonburg. Genacross at Home will also continue to provide home health care to patients in the comfort of their own homes in Sandusky and Ottawa counties.
More than 160 Years of Helping Others
Genacross Lutheran Services, which has its headquarters in Toledo, Ohio, has been serving people in need since 1860. Today, more than 3,500 people of all ages throughout northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan benefit from Genacross programs and services that foster compassionate care and wellness in many areas of life. Genacross Lutheran Services is a nonprofit, Christian organization that employs about 700 people and is supported by nearly 170 Lutheran congregations across the region. For more information, please visit GenacrossLutheranServices.org.