Fair Haven to unveil the results of its $42.5 Million Expansion with Ribbon Cutting and Open House on Nov. 17, 2017


Fair Haven has completed its $42.5 million construction and renovation project to become Alabama’s largest continuing care retirement community, and the first in Alabama to fully implement the innovative Household Model for resident care.

The Household Model replicates the look and feel of life at home in the community setting. A front door with doorbell is the first clue that Fair Haven’s households are nothing like traditional hospital-like facilities. Once welcomed inside, you will see are a large living room with fireplace, sunroom, den, therapeutic spa and more, with a real home kitchen where meals are prepared and served, just like home. Visibly missing from the household settings are nurses stations, med carts and other institutional equipment that do not reflect home.

On Friday, November 17, 2017, there will be a Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 11:30 a.m.  An Open House and refreshments will follow from noon to 2 p.m. Parking shuttle to door service begins at 10:30 a.m. from Morningstar Storage, Publix, and Winn-Dixie.

Those schedule to take part in the ceremony include:

  • Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett, Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • Mr. Robert L. McKee III, Board Chairman of Methodist Homes of Alabama & Northwest Florida (Fair Haven’s parent organization)
  • Mr. Christopher W. Tomlin, President and CEO, Methodist Homes
  • ​Mr. Hunter Williams, newly elected Birmingham City Councilor of District 2

All North Alabama United Methodists are invited to enjoy live music, a variety of refreshments, ice cream in the ice cream parlor, beverages in the bistro and tours of the new independent and assisted living apartments. ​

Fair Haven, a Methodist Homes of Alabama & Northwest Florida retirement community, is located at 1424 Montclair Road, Birmingham, AL 35210, and offers seniors a full spectrum of housing and care options including independent living, assisted living, short-term rehabilitation, and long-term nursing care. Several partnerships with UAB provide for a medical director, an onsite medical clinic, and an onsite dental clinic at Fair Haven.

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