According to the Lansing State Journal, a $14 million senior living facility in Dewitt is closing in on completion ahead of a projected April opening.

The facility, named Woodlands of Dewitt, represents the first partnership between Sparrow Health System, the Wirt Rivette Group, an assisted living developer and operator, and Sierra Homes of Michigan.

Woodlands of Dewitt will provide a continuum of living arrangements for senior citizens from independent living apartments to advanced, 24 hour memory care for patients with Alzheimer's disease and related conditions.

The facility also will include a fitness center, therapy pool, lounges and other amenities.

Sparrow's senior vice president for affiliate operations said, there is a great need in this community.

As people live longer and are healthier later into life, they're still experiencing those memory issues, said Nick Rivette, who is a representative of the Wirt Rivette Group.

Rivette also said, what we found is that memory care was in high demand. So when we look at other communities in Greater Lansing, there's long waiting lists and people are struggling to get in. So that's kind of why we wanted to build this quickly and get it operational.

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