Hiawassee Park Senior Living Community of Georgia Baptist Retirement Communities overlooks Lake Chatuge in Towns County. A recent groundbreaking ceremony signaled new construction and upgrades to the property for residents. BRCG/Special
HIAWASSEE — North Georgia will soon provide some new housing options for those living out their golden years.
Baptist Retirement Communities of Georgia held a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 8 for Phase III of its Hiawassee Park Senior Living Community. At the end of construction, 50 more cottages will offer both one- and two-bedroom living areas for those with a minimum age of 50 years who are able to live independently. “Additional renovations and expansions of the current clubhouse will also bring a larger kitchen and dining facilities, exercise room and pool, as well as office suites,” said Sharalene Roper, vice president of Baptist Retirement Communities.
Present for the occasion were Shannon Watson, president of Baptist Retirement Communities; Roper; members of the Board of Trustees for Baptist Retirement Communities, representatives of the architectural firm, building contractors, Towns County officials, and Hiawassee Park Senior living residents and staff.
“We are a place of faith and community that more seniors will soon call home as our family continues to grow through this project,” said Watson.
Baptist Retirement Communities of Georgia is an agency of Georgia Baptist Mission Board. The group’s mission statement says it works to “strive, for generations to come, to continue the legacy of enriching the lives of senior adults by empowering each individual to flourish while aging in grace within a Christian environment.”
Baptist Retirement Communities of Georgia serves more than 400 senior adults in three locations: Palmetto, Decatur, and Hiawassee.
Scott Barkley serves as editor of The Christian Index.