Groundbreaking Ceremony Held July 11 at Thorne Crest

Posted on: July 18, 2014

For 40 years the Albert Lea community has come to depend on the quality and service offered by Thorne Retirement Community. On Friday, July 11, Thorne Crest broke ground on an ambitious 11 million dollar renovation project to create a Thorne Crest for the future! When complete Thorne Crest will be home to a brand new fitness/wellness center, pool, bistro, expanded and remodeled dining, new assisted living and memory care, all while maintaining the services residents have come to expect

In addition to these changes you will find thoughtfully appointed common spaces create a sense of ‘community’ and encourage the development of meaningful relationships with friends old and new.  Shanna Eckberg, Administrator stated  “We are very much looking forward to all the changes. Seniors today, and those of the near future expect more, we want to meet and exceed those expectations” The renovations are expected to be completed over the next 12 months.

The Thorne Crest Groundbreaking Ceremony was featured in two local news broadcasts as well.  

To see KTTC's coverage of the event, click here.

For KIMT's story, click here.

The Albert Lea Tribune also covered the event and featured some photos, which are viewable here.

A gallery of Artist's Renderings of the new Thorne Crest is featured below.

Thorne Crest Retirement Community is a not for profit provider of senior housing and healthcare serving the greater Albert Lea area for 40 years.