Assisted-living facility at Mill Run gets facelift, expansion
Residents of National Church Residences at Mill Run, 3550 Fishinger Blvd. in Columbus, are enjoying nearly 10,000 square feet of new amenities at the remodeled assisted-living facility.
Among the additions are a private dining room, a pub, an entertainment room, a Koi pond and a movie theater with an 80-inch viewing screen.
The renovations include a new stained-glass window built into a small sanctuary at the facility.
Jeff Lint, 63, a Clintonville resident, created the stained-glass piece in memory of his mother, Birdine, who resided at the facility for about two years until her death in October.
Lint worked at commercial glass companies before using his skills to craft custom-made pieces through his one-man company, the Art of Jeff Lint.
The stained-glass window is called "Godseye," a blend of a Native American tradition and Eastern mandolin designs.
It utilizes blue goldstone, obsidian and semiprecious gems. Genuine four-leaf clovers are encased in small pieces of glass at the corners of the piece.
The $3.5 million project to renovate and expand National Church Residences at Mill Run is the first update to the facility since it opened in 1995.
The additions increase the size of the campus to about 63,000 square feet.
The expansion increased the number of apartments from 75 to 83, including six new "Memory Care" units for residents with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Tom Rafferty, a resident at National Church Residences at Mill Run, said he had been impressed with the facility even before the renovations.
"I've always felt welcome here. It's a great facility with great amenities and staff," Rafferty said.
National Church Residences is a nonprofit organization that provides health care and supportive services for senior citizens of all income levels, according to a company press release.