The Iron Range’s newest assisted living facility is up and running. Northland Village – Buhl’s Assisted Living Community began welcoming its first residents the first week of February. It joins Northland Village in McGregor, Minnesota, which opened in April 2007. To celebrate Buhl’s grand opening, Northland Foundation recently hosted a festive ribbon cutting ceremony and open house.
Cutting the ribbon in Buhl are (l to r): Tom Renier, Rep.
Tom Rukavina, Trustee Marieta Johnson, Karie
Simpson, Buhl Mayor Craig Pulford, County
Commissioner Steve Raukar, and Marvin Vuicich of
American Bank of the North.
Tom Renier, Northland Foundation President, opened the ribbon cutting ceremony, noting Northland’s longtime commitment to older adults in our regoin.
Marieta Johnson, Virginia resident and Northland Foundation Trustee, voiced the Board’s support for and excitment about the new facility. Karie Simpson, Operations Manager for Northland Assisted Living, welcomed everyone and introduced Buhl’s RN/Manager, Mary Archambeau.
Among the many dignitaries and financing partners present at the ribbon cutting was District 5A State Representative Tom Rukavina, who proclaimed Northland Village a prime example of a successful public-private partnership.
The public-private collaboration to which he referred included an Iron Range Resources grant for site improvements, land donated by the City of Buhl, and construction financed through Northland Foundation equity and a loan from American Bank of the North.
On Super Bowl Sunday, the public open house saw a steady stream of visitors who toured the 20-unit facility and met staff members.
“We are so pleased to open our doors and help new residents move in,” said Simpson. “It’s a beautiful place that people will be proud to call home.”
Northland Village in Buhl still has some suites available. For more information, visit www.northlandvillage.org.