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From the Ground Up: The Arbors at Lakewood

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Owner/developer: Americare
General contractor: K-C Construction Co. (Afton, Okla.)
Architect: Larry D. Nelson
Engineers: A Civil Group LLC (Columbia), civil; Larry D. Nelson, structural; Strickland Engineering (Jackson), mechanical, electrical and plumbing
Size: 8,930 square feet 
Estimated cost: $1.56 million
Lender: None
Estimated completion date: April 1
Project description: According to Mandy Gunzenhauser, administrator of The Arbors at Lakewood, the 14-room secure assisted-living facility will serve individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The Arbors is adjacent to Americare’s 29-room Lakewood residences, 4685 S. Robberson Ave. The Arbors, which has a staff trained to help people with memory issues, offers single- and double-occupancy rooms, Gunzenhauser said. According to, Americare operates five senior-living centers in Springfield, and offers assisted living services in 77 communities in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Mississippi and Tennessee.[[In-content Ad]]


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