Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Marks the Completion of Skilled Nursing Unit 5 Renovations

July 14, 2016 by Morningside Ministries
Unit 5 Ribbon Cutting
Board member Rev. David Reed, President and CEO of Morningside Ministries Alvin Loewenberg and two donor representatives watch Manor resident Frances M. cut the ribbon, officially marking the completion of renovations at Unit 5 at The Manor.

On July 14, a special ribbon cutting ceremony took place at The Manor to celebrate the completion of renovations throughout skilled nursing Unit 5.

Beginning with an opening prayer by Morningside Ministries Chaplain Dennis Smith, the celebration followed with remarks by President and CEO of Morningside Ministries Alvin Loewenberg and a full tour of the renovations inside Unit 5.

The Unit 5 renovations hold special meaning because they were funded entirely by gifts from local foundations, businesses, churches, individuals, and even Morningside Ministries residents. It is thanks to their generous gifts – which amounted to a total of $1.3 million – that residents in Unit 5 can now enjoy a brand new, three-room bathing spa and spend their days comfortably in their bedrooms with new mattresses, overbed tables, drawers and television sets. Here is a complete donor list:


Renovating the skilled nursing unit has been the most extensive project at the 55-year-old senior living community of The Manor, which provides around-the-clock skilled nursing care and rehabilitation to senior adults and, to date, houses 169 residents. The renovations at Unit 5 directly benefit a wing of the Manor that is home to 82% low-income residents, further underscoring Morningside’s commitment to serve those in need.

“At a time when we are preparing and enhancing our non-profit senior living communities for the growing number of seniors in need of skilled nursing or long term care, the kindness of our generous donors enabled us to make a difference in the lives of those who need great nursing care in a quality environment,” said Alvin Loewenberg.

The renovation of Unit 5 is the first phase of a larger Manor renovation planned to enhance the quality of life for hundreds of residents. For more information about how you can make a gift to The Manor or another Morningside community, please visit our giving page.