The Good Neighbor Society in Manchester broke ground on its Rehab to Home expansion Wednesday.
CEO Matt Carpenter says the new expansion on the northeast side of the campus will have several features.
Carpenter says the current physical therapy space is only 625 square feet – and with around eight therapists working with sixty patients, it’s just too small of a space.
The expansion is also expected to add seven or eight jobs in dietary and nursing. Construction gets underway this month, with hopes to have the project completed by October 1st of next year. But it does come with a price tag.
As we told you Tuesday, the City of Manchester will serve as a conduit to help the Good Neighbor Society secure a lower interest rate through the bank to finance up to three-point-five million dollars. And as Carpenter mentioned, the goal is to raise the remaining one million through a fundraising campaign – with over half of that amount raised so far. If you’re interested in pledging a donation, you can contact Matt Carpenter or Jessie Tibbott at the Good Neighbor Society. He says they’re really grateful for all the support from the community.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon to mark the start of the project.
photos courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH