Wellspring Lutheran Services News

Wellspring to break ground on $7.5 million expansion in Saginaw

FLINT, MICH., May 31, 2016 — Senior living in Saginaw is about to get a significant facelift when Wellspring's Senior Living Campus begins construction on a large-scale renovation project in June. The $7.5 million project is designed to enhance the lifestyle and experience of our residents and families, expand our care and service capabilities, provide a work environment that helps employees grow and thrive, and strengthen our position as a leader in senior programming.

A groundbreaking celebration is planned in conjunction with the campus' 23rd annual Flag Day Celebration on Friday, June 10, at 10:00 a.m.

Both McBrite Independent Living and Shattuck Assisted Living will receive updated dining rooms, activity areas, repurposed common areas and revamped staffing areas. And it's all designed to enhance social interaction among residents, visitors and staff.

"Wellspring has always provided an exceptional senior living experience," said Vickie Parrish, executive director of the Senior Living Campus. "This renovation will allow us to expand our care and services while meeting the ever-changing needs of the senior population — both for today and for future generations." 
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One highlight of the expansion includes an addition of a 6,100-sq.-ft. dining room and kitchen at McBrite. The space will also provide both indoor and outdoor dining options. In addition, the grounds will be upgraded to incorporate a new walking path around McBrite, and connect with Shattuck in an all new green space. Residents at Shattuck will have a new grab-and-go café that features sandwiches and specialty ice cream.

The residents and their families, along with staff at Wellspring Lutheran Services' Senior Living Campus are excited about the plans and look forward to the new opportunity the renovations will offer once completed.

The Senior Living Campus currently has 99 independent living apartments, 129 assisted living apartments, 40 memory care apartments and 5 respite suites.

"This renovation is an opportunity for us to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve — and the people who are serving them. It's about understanding and anticipating the needs of an aging population," says David Gehm, president and CEO of Wellspring Lutheran Services.


Architects for the project are TSSF Architects Inc. of Saginaw. Construction management is being provided by Saginaw-based Spence Brothers. Lenders for the project include Fifth Third Bank and Huntington Bank.

Construction is expected to begin in June and is scheduled for completion in Spring 2017.