Nazareth Living Center Groundbreaking

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet | Nazareth Living Center Groundbreakin

St. Louis, Mo. – With the turning of several shovels, Nazareth Living Center, 2 Nazareth Lane, began construction of the Village at Nazareth, new independent living apartment homes for area seniors on its 16-acre campus.

The proposed three-story plus ground level building will feature attractive landscaping designed to preserve the privacy of the residents and area neighbors. Each apartment home in the Village at Nazareth will have a full appliance package in the kitchen and laundry including pull-out shelving.  In addition to serving area residents, some Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet will reside in the Village at Nazareth and they look forward to sharing the new apartment homes with area residents. 

The ground blessing and groundbreaking ceremony was conducted at 1 p.m. on July 25 on the west lawn of Nazareth Living Center.  Sr. Suzanne Wesley, CSJ, representing the Carondelet Sisters of St. Joseph; Dennis Aceea and Chris Boldt, Benedictine Health System; Sr. Fran Maher, CSJ, Nazareth Living Center Board of Directors, were joined by Lu Westhoff of Nazareth Living Center and participated in the official ceremony. Read Sister Suzanne's remarks.

Nazareth Living Center has retained the services of The Lawrence Group as the project architect, Northstar Management as the construction manager and PARIC CORPORATION as the general contractor.

Construction is anticipated to be completed mid-year 2013. “With this expansion of services, our campus will provide a full continuum of service, from independent living apartments through nursing services,” said Lu Westhoff, Administrator of Nazareth Living Center. “Our goal is to position NLC to provide high quality care on a campus that supports families and the individual aging in place.”

Nazareth Living Center is a Catholic, nonprofit assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation community.  The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and the Benedictine Health System serve as ministry partners in providing holistic care for women and men of all faiths, races and socio-economic backgrounds.  For more information, go to

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