City Council members unanimously approved the placement of a 17-foot-tall stainless steel abstract sculpture by New York artist Albert Paley in the median of the winding thoroughfare, just north of 115th Street.
The $7.5 million project would add skilled nursing and rehabilitation services to the complex, which currently provides memory care. Tutera Senior Living & Health Care, the Kansas City-based company that owns the facility at 12340 Quivira Road, said the 34,000-square-foot expansion will add 38 private suites, four couples suites, a rehabilitation gym, a new dining area and other amenities. The existing memory care facility will also be renovated.
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CommunityAmerica Credit Union formed the foundation and is teaming with Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas for a first program. They will provide counseling, access to a personal financial coach and other support.
Parnell, which specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing veterinary medicine products for companion and farm animals, established its area operations with a handful of employees about two years ago at 9401 Indian Creek Parkway.
A handful of fire departments and districts in Johnson County use volunteers to help keep the fire service running smoothly. Although those volunteers might pay their bills by working at an insurance brokerage firm or a remodeling business, they spend hours and hours each month doing the job of a paid firefighter.
Laney Boeger of Leawood gave $2.90 she raised from a lemonade stand to Marillac, an Overland Park treatment center for children and adolescents challenged with psychiatric conditions. Employees at Marillac were so touched by Laney’s modest donation that they started a Lemonade Challenge on the nonprofit organization’s website, encouraging the community to match her amount.
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, at 5801 W. 115th St. in Overland Park, welcomes everyone from toddlers to seniors to participate in activities that make it Johnson County’s largest and most diverse community center.
Eric Kessler, the bioscience director for the Blue Valley School District’s Center for Advanced Professionial Studies, has been honored for his work in incorporating environmental education in the classroom.