NORTH JACKSON - The Antonine Sisters are nearing completion of the Antonine Village, a new $9 million assisted living and memory care center.
The new facility is planned to complement the group's 23-year-old adult day care facility in what has been described as a peaceful, residential setting. It is targeted for a November opening.
The Antonine Village campus at 2675 N. Lipkey Road is being built around a secure courtyard and will include 50 apartments, including 21 for adults with memory impairment and 29 for assisted living.
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This is an artist’s rendering of the Antonine Village being constructed in North Jackson.
"This is an important extension of our mission to serve the elderly in Ohio," said Sister Marie Madeleine Iskandar, local superior of the Sisters.
"We are responding to needs that have been voiced over the years by families and friends of our day care clients. We are very pleased with the support we have received to develop this facility in our quiet, pastoral environment," she stated.
The Antonine Sisters have operated the adult day care center at the North Lipkey Road site since 1991 and also serve at the nearby National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon.
The new Antonine Village will provide 24-hour nursing care, three prepared meals a day, housekeeping and laundry services, social activities and other services for assisted living and memory care residents. Religious service and pastoral care will be available as well.
"As with our day care center, our service at Antonine Village will be based on Christian principles," Sister Madeleine said. "That will include providing compassionate care for older and disabled adults while promoting their independence and dignity."
The Antonine Sisters in North Jackson are a seven-member community of Maronite Catholic religious women and the only United States location of the Antonine Sisters. Established in the 18th century in Lebanon, today the Antonine Sisters Congregation has locations in France, Australia, Canada, Cyprus and the United States.
The Congregation is inspired in the tradition of St. Anthony, the 3rd-century Egyptian monk who is recognized as the father of organized Christian monastic life.