Honoring Our Past . . . Building for the Future
Frasier recently held a celebration and blessing of our Master Plan expansion our 20-acre campus. The event, entitled “Frasier Forward,” kicked off their $90+ million construction project as well as the ceremonial demolition of their old (flood-damaged) Assisted Living building.
According to FEMA, Frasier was the largest single corporate entity in Colorado most impacted by the 2013 flood. We recognized our progress since the flood, by entering into the construction phase and commemorating “Frasier Forward” on Saturday, October 14.
Over 300 people attend the festivities that included speeches from Boulder Mayor Suzanne Jones, State Representative Edie Hooton, Reverend Karen Howe, Frasier Board of Trustees Past Chair Jon Kottke, Frasier President and CEO Timothy A. Johnson, Frasier Chaplain Bob Ritzen, Frasier resident (and past Colorado State Representative and State Senator) Dorothy Rupert, and Frasier resident Alex Herzog.
A highlight of the event was the ceremonial demolition of the Frasier old Assisted Living building. Residents, guests, and staff alike were delighted with the opportunity to take “swipes” of the old building from huge excavators.
“Truly, Frasier’s past is the foundation that inspires our future dreams. After the devastating 2013 flood that greatly affected us, a new genesis of our Master Plan began to take shape. It’s been four years of planning and working with the residents, staff, the City, and our Master Plan partners, to arrive at this point – and we couldn’t be more pleased for the future of Frasier, ” stated Frasier President Tim Johnson.
Frasier’s Master Plan expansion includes 98 additional independent living apartments, a new Arts and Education building, an expanded Wellness Center, and extensive renovations of dining venues. As Colorado’s only CARF-accredited continuing care retirement community, Frasier has been dedicated to helping seniors enjoy vibrant and fulfilling lives since 1960.
For more photos, visit our Facebook page then click on photos, then the Frasier Foward Fun album.