Friendship Towers Expansion Groundbreaking

On Tuesday, May 21st at 10 am, Sayre Christian Village broke ground for an approximately 21,ooo square-foot addition to the assisted living Friendship Towers Apartments in Lexington, Kentucky. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new addition will be held at Friendship Towers on Sayre Christian Village’s campus located at 580 Greenfield Drive.

Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton and Karen Venis, Executive Director of Sayre Christian Village spoke about the positive impact that SCV has on the community and how growth for SCV is good for the city. They were joined by District 4 Councilmember Susan Lamb and Sandy Dunahoo from the office of the Governor.


“The highlight of the ceremony for me was awarding Paul Frederick, Mac Webb and Jean Gregory Honorary Site Supervisors and giving them their own hard hats to keep. These current assisted living residents have been waiting for this dream to come true for over 11 years!” said Venis.

The Expansion Includes:

• Café
• Restaurant-Style Dining Room
• Kitchen
• Multipurpose Room
• 8 Two Bedroom Apartments
• 7 One Bedroom Apartments • Great Room
• Resident Lounge• Wraparound Porch
• Inner Courtyard
• Gazebo
• Covered Porch

New and Current Spaces Will Have Upgrades

Apartment LayoutEach apartment will have a full size kitchen, washer and dryer, and be designed to meet the needs of the changing adult population. In addition to the new expansion, existing areas in Friendship Towers Apartments will also be revitalized with new décor and refreshed apartments. In the current space, an exercise area, chapel, game room, and an updated beauty salon will be added.

The population of individuals who are 65 years of age and older is projected to increase nearly 85% in the Bluegrass Region during the next 20 years. The new addition to Sayre Christian Village’s Friendship Towers is projected to be completed in the spring of 2020, to help meet the growing health needs of aging adults in Lexington.

How Do I Learn More About Assisted Living? 

We would love to invite you to take a tour and have lunch with us! Come see the new finishes that have been picked out, see the expansion site, tour the current spaces and visit with our team. Follow

us on social media because we will constantly be updating you with snippets of news and insider info as we progress.

Sayre Christian Village is the only faith-based nonprofit continuing care retirement community in Fayette County. We provide independent living, assisted living, transitional short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing services, and dementia care to 375 older adults. The organization operates on a beautiful 27-acre campus in Southeast Lexington and has served the needs of older adults for over 35 years.

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