A West Michigan senior care community is kicking off a fundraising campaign to provide more living space for its residents. Resthaven Care Community is asking the public’s help in raising $5 million over the next three years as the number of seniors is growing at a considerable rate. According to a 2014 United States Census Bureau report, the population of people over the age of 65 will double in number to nearly 80 million by 2050.
“So we know that with the Baby Boomers reaching retirement age, there is going to be a huge need for facilities to care for those who can no longer stay in their homes,” Glenn Lowe, the Director of Development at Resthaven Care Community said.
A Resthaven press release states the campaign funds will help build two new 12-unit households, provide a new 10 unit cottage, and bring improvements to their care center—but most importantly, Resthaven will be able to continue to provide care for those who can no longer afford it.
“We have always been committed to taking care of people even if they should deplete their financial resources, because of either the level of care or the longevity of their life. And we just continue to have a deep commitment to care for people till life’s end,” he said.
Opening in 1945, Resthaven is the oldest and only non-profit senior care facility in Holland.