The Spires at Berry College, a continuing care retirement community on the campus of Berry College, has welcomed its first residents. The community began construction in October 2018 and has opened 55 of the 144 apartment home units. The 26 free-standing cottage homes opened Monday. More than 70 percent of the community is pre-sold at this time. The community will open the Apartments East, Longleaf Lodge and Magnolia Place Healthcare Center on Oct. 1.
Opening The Spires in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic was a challenge. All guests and team members must complete a health check to enter the community, and everyone is required to wear a face mask in all common area spaces and practice social distancing. Hand sanitation stations are readily available throughout the campus and housekeeping team has been sanitizing all common area spaces and high touch areas three times a day.
Following up on our sheriff’s candidates’ forum, NAMI Rome is hosting another online forum to answer questions from our community. This time, the focus is on explaining exactly what mental health court is, what it means for our community and why it’s important. Superior Court Judge Jack Niedrach and Karen Tovey will be joining us for a Zoom call and the community can join via Facebook Live @namiromegeorgia tonight at 7.