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Groundbreaking Held for Legacy Village at Salt River

SRPMIC President Delbert W. Ray Sr., stands next to a large photo rendering of the coming Legacy Village. The medical licensed facility hosted a groundbreaking on January 18. Ray was a guest speaker at the event.

An assisted-living community will be taking form soon along the western edge of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

A groundbreaking for the Legacy Village at Salt River, a medical licensed facility, at Pima Center took place on January 18. SRPMIC President Delbert W. Ray represented the Community at the groundbreaking and shared comments at the event.

“On behalf of the Community, I just want to welcome Legacy Village to Salt River,” Ray said. “We are excited about going forward. We see a need for this kind of facility. It benefits not only our Community, but surrounding communities.”

The $30 million, 230-unit project could create more than 175 jobs. Of the 230 units, 130 will be personal care units and 100 will be directed care. About 30 of the directed care units will specialize in memory care, according to a Pima Center news release.

Legacy Village at Salt River will “feature the most comprehensive resident care and resident comfort elements offered in the assisted living industry,” according to the news release. It will have two dining rooms and bistros, a beauty salon, a theater and game rooms, a swimming pool and meeting space.

The facility will sit on the northeast corner of East Via de Ventura and Pima Road. The 232-acre Pima Center business park is north of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.

Legacy Village at Salt River will be Western States’ third property in the Valley. The other two are located in Mesa and Avondale.

Western States Regional Director Jay Robb said he is grateful for his company’s relationship with SRPMIC. “I think this is a great project to share on. We were looking for opportunities for creating new jobs and sharing culture as well.”

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