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Methodist Homes
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1520 Cooper Hill Road
Birmingham, AL 35210
(205) 951-2442

Dear Fair Haven Family and Friends

September 20, 2017

How blessed we are that Fair Haven has been able to go through an amazing revival! As we near substantial completion of the project, there will again be a lot of activity on campus. Areas that have been closed off and inaccessible to residents and their guests will be opening in just a few weeks. This will reunite everyone into one single identity, a belonging to the whole Fair Haven family.

September Spotlight…Construction Progress

We’re just about ready to welcome our new residents to the new independent living apartments as well as the new assisted living apartments, open the restaurant and more! Here’s our expected timeline of opening events:
Oct. 2 – New assisted living apartments are complete and available for new residents to join the households
Oct. 9 – New independent living apartments are complete and ready for residency
Oct. 9 – The Fair Haven Restaurant re-opens
Oct. 15 – The Chapel re-opens (it will go through a brief closing for the stained glass window installation later)
Oct. 16 – The new Ice cream parlor & bistro will be open and ready to serve you
Oct. 23 & 24 – Move dates for the new SCALF household (specialty care assisted living)
Late October – Completion and commencement of new campus security features, including property fencing, gated entry/access points, a 24-hour manned guard house, and 24-hour security monitoring
Nov. 17 – Open House & Dedication Celebration, 11:30 am ribbon-cutting ceremony, with refreshments, tours and live entertainment following

We will now turn our full attention to the existing nursing neighborhoods, removing the nurses stations to make way for kitchen and dining spaces that resemble home! Although most of the exterior work is essentially complete today, some work continues, such as the exterior façade of the exiting independent living, fence completion, the installation of the guard house, and the new landscaping.

Grand Living Room about to have the art installed. Refurbished sun/shade balcony off the Grand Living Room.

The shopping district, which includes the Nearly New Shop, the Beauty/Barber Shop and the Gift Shop. A peek into the new independent living kitchen, with stainless steel appliances, quartz counter tops, tile back splash and custom cabinetry.

Chapel Update: Thank you to ALL of you who responded to the Chapel Team’s plea to raise needed funds for our Chapel renovation. All of the stained glass windows have been sponsored, but we still have some chairs available for sponsoring at $350 each, with engraved plates to honor someone of your choosing. Of course, all gifts toward this project are greatly appreciated! Thank you for your kind and generous response. The Chapel will be complete by the Nov. 17th open house event.

I look forward to sharing with you again next month as our journey continues, and hope to see you very soon! Thank you for your continued support of Fair Haven.

Very truly yours,
Christopher W. Tomlin
President & CEO
Methodist Homes of Alabama & Northwest Florida