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Media event: Groundbreaking of VNA of Florida’s first-ever

When: 9 a.m. Thursday, July 25
Where: Future site of Grand Oaks of Jensen Beach, 125 N.W. Jensen Beach Blvd. (northwest corner of Jensen Beach Boulevard and Green River Parkway)
Media contact: Ike Crumpler (772) 201-9996

VNA of Florida breaking ground on its first Martin County assisted living community, hoping to hire up to 50 employees

JENSEN BEACH—At 9 a.m. July 25, the Visiting Nurse Association of Florida will host a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its incoming assisted living community—the first one in Martin County by VNA of Florida and only the second assisted-living community in the history of the 38-year-old medical nonprofit.

Approved in 2011 by a 5-0 vote of the Martin County Commission, Grand Oaks of Jensen Beach will be located at 125 N.W. Jensen Beach Blvd., and feature 62 suites, including a Memory Care wing.

“VNA of Florida got its start in Stuart, so to open an assisted living community here in Martin County is the realization of a long-held goal,” said Jennifer Crow, director of marketing and communications for VNA of Florida. “People are looking for elegant, enjoyable and safe places for themselves or their parents. We’re hopeful that the trusted reputation we’ve established over the decades will give people confidence in the caliber of service they’ll receive at Grand Oaks of Jensen Beach.”

Crow said the VNA of Florida is also looking forward to contributing to the economy. She estimated the facility eventually employing up to 50 people. Currently, VNA of Florida employs more than 700 people—some 400 of them nurses—across the 12-county service area it covers. VNA of Florida also owns and operates the 37-bed assisted living community Grand Oaks of Okeechobee.

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Grand Oaks of Jensen Beach’s upscale setting—complete with Key West-inspired architecture ringed by a 120-foot-long front porch—will cater to residents of every manner of ability while encouraging healthy, social engagement and interaction. Residents can choose from several mind and body wellness classes, go on events created by the full-time activities director and rely on transportation to and from appointments. Residents will also enjoy chef-prepared meals, an outdoor fireplace, a movie theater, library, fully stocked bar, ice cream parlor and beauty salon, among others features.

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Since founding in Stuart nearly 40 years ago, VNA of Florida has treated more than 2 million people and received multiple national awards for its home-healthcare. In 2012, VNA of Florida received the prestigious Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems honor, which surveys the patients of more than 1,800 home-health agencies and distinguishes those in the top 20 percent of patient satisfaction rankings.

The Visiting Nurse Foundation has provided more than $1 million in essential health care to people in need. The Florence Nightingale Express, a 38-foot mobile medical clinic, visits hundreds of remote locations and treats thousands of people who can’t afford or access care.

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