Growing Our Presence in Atlanta: Introducing Health Care Outside of Ohio

National Church Residences broke ground this week on its sixth Atlanta-area property, Panola Gardens, located in DeKalb County, Ga.

During the ground-breaking ceremony, Michelle Norris, senior vice president of business development and public policy, said, “A project really needs believers and we are so grateful to partner with so many of them.”

Panola Gardens, an affordable senior housing community, will offer on-site health care. We are partnering with DeKalb Medical Center, whose Hillandale campus is near the site, to offer medical services onsite for residents.

“We are very excited about this collaboration because it marks the first time that National Church Residences is offering health care in a community outside of Ohio,” said Ms. Norris.

Housing with health care services is National Church Residences’ vision to allow seniors to remain in their homes longer and age in place.

When completed, it will offer 84 one-bedroom apartments for low-income seniors. The building is expected to be completed in August 2014.

from left, National Church Residences Senior Vice President Michelle Norris, Lou Walker Senior Center Director Darryl Blackwell, DeKalb Medical at Hillandale Administrator Susan Harris, Georgia Department of Community Affairs Office Director Laurel Hart, NorSouth President Dave Dixon, National Church Residences Project Leader Sarah-Elizabeth Langford, National Board Residences board member Eric Borders and Foley Design CEO Bill Foley
From left: National Church Residences Senior Vice President Michelle Norris; Lou Walker Senior Center Director Darryl Blackwell; DeKalb Medical at Hillandale Administrator Susan Harris; Georgia Department of Community Affairs Office Director Laurel Hart; NorSouth President Dave Dixon; National Church Residences Project Leader Sarah-Elizabeth Langford; National Board Residences board member Eric Borders; Foley Design CEO Bill Foley