Americare hopes to donate former Cobblestone Court building, land locally
With all residents of the now-closed Cobblestone Court Assisted Living facility transitioned to new homes, parent company Americare now is “actively pursuing” donation of the building and land to an agency or non-profit entity.
According to a press release from Americare Senior Vice President Patricia Cokingtin, Cobblestone Court officially ceased operations on March 4.
This came after a Feb. 3 announcement by Missouri-based Americare that it intended to consolidate its senior living operations in Sabetha by closing Cobblestone Court Assisted Living and instead offer skilled nursing services at Sabetha Manor.
At that time, Cobblestone Court was the home for 14 residents, who were given a 30-day timeframe to either relocate to Sabetha Manor or transition to another assisted living facility in the area.
Americare’s Chief Financial Officer Jim Reiker says that, as a result of acquisitions, the company has donated a number of buildings in other communities.
“When we have initiated consolidation of services in other communities, we have donated the recently vacated buildings to churches, school districts and transitional housing agencies, to name just a few,” Reiker said. “Our building donations have had a positive impact in other communities, and we would like to see the same in Sabetha.”
Reiker states the only stipulation is that the building cannot be used for any senior living or healthcare services.
Organizations interested in learning more about the Cobblestone Court building and land can contact Reiker by 573-471-1113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Amber Deters is Co-Editor of The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2005. She specializes in school board, election and legislative reporting, as well as photography and page and advertising design. Amber is a 2005 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in journalism and mass communications, print journalism sequence. She lives in Sabetha with her husband and three children.