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Published on May 06, 2015

Avera Prince of Peace Celebrates Grand Opening

SIOUX FALLS (May 6, 2015) – Avera Prince of Peace Retirement Community in Sioux Falls will celebrate the grand opening of its new addition with a public open house 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, at 4513 Prince of Peace Place. The two-story, 117,000-square-foot addition is the largest long-term care construction project in the history of South Dakota.

The $25 million addition houses 90 beds – 64 in long-term care, 26 in rehabilitation, and 20 additional assisted living suites. Avera Prince of Peace also has 32 existing assisted living apartments as well as independent living apartments. The rest of the existing building will be repurposed.

The new addition features all private rooms in an atmosphere that fosters a sense of home and community.

The centerpiece of the building along the front hallway is “Main Street.” Amenities and services including a deli, bank, pub, salon, general store and information desk are located in a setting that serves as an outing for residents and their families, without ever having to leave the campus. Resembling a downtown main street, the area serves as a public square for residents and visitors. Details such as street lights, a clock, building facades and quartzite finishes reflect downtown Sioux Falls.

The new chapel at Avera Prince of Peace was supported by donations of more than $3.1 million through a “Focus on Faith” campaign. “Religious heritage and faith are important to so many of the individuals and families we serve,” said Justin Hinker, Administrator of Avera Prince of Peace Retirement Community.

The new chapel, in a centralized location, serves both Avera Prince of Peace and Dougherty Hospice House residents and families. The chapel is more than twice the size of the existing chapel, and seats approximately 200. It features historic stained glass windows from an Avera McKennan Hospital chapel, and a state-of-the-art sound system.

“This new facility allows us to serve older generations with honor and dignity. Updated features provide an added measure of comfort, safety and quality of care,” Hinker said. “We at Avera Prince of Peace are proud of our full range of quality lifestyle options for senior living and hospice services. This project meets the growing and changing needs of both today and tomorrow.”

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