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Site Work Begins for New DeWitt Community

posted on Saturday, December 5, 2020

Fieldstone sign

Site work began this week at the future home of Fieldstone of DeWitt, a senior living community slated to replace the existing Westwing Place, also of DeWitt, in positively impacting the quality of life of older adults in Clinton county and surrounding areas.

The community -- the second to be built by WellSpire, a partnership of WesleyLife and Genesis Health System -- will offer Assisted Living, Memory Support, Short-Term Rehabilitation, and Long-Term Care for older adults when it opens in 2022.

The community, which will be located north of 11th Street off Maynard Way in DeWitt, is a project of WellSpire, a joint venture of WesleyLife and Genesis Health System. The project has been supported by a successful capital campaign led by the DeWitt Community Hospital Foundation, which provided an initial gift of $1 million and has engaged the DeWitt community and surrounding area in the opportunity to champion the development.

More than $3.6 million of the $5 million project goal has been raised to date.

The 95,000-square-foot building on a 14-acre campus will be developed on a foundation of health and well-being designed to enhance the lives of its residents, clients, and team members, leaders said. The total cost of the project is estimated at $27 million. Graham Construction of Des Moines is the project’s general contractor, and Pope Architects of St. Paul, Minnesota, is its designer.

“We are humbled by the response of members of the DeWitt community on this critical project, and it is our hope that the new community will be a point of pride for the city and for Clinton County for generations,” Chad Vogel, Vice President of Philanthropy for WesleyLife, said.

"The leadership of Robin Krogman of the Hospital Foundation cannot be understated. She has been key in integrating us with this thriving community and reinforcing everything Fieldstone will bring to a deserving population. We are grateful to be a part of this wonderful community and look forward to building relationships in the area for many years to come.”

To learn more or contribute to the support of the project, please contact Vogel at cvogel@wesleylife.org or (515) 271-6703.

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