Berglund Construction recently marked a significant milestone in their commitment to enhancing community facilities with the grand opening of Opportunity Enterprises' brand-new 16,000-square-foot respite center. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was a momentous occasion that celebrated the completion of a $6.7 million project aimed at providing respite and support for individuals with disabilities and their caregivers.
Situated on a picturesque 158-acre wooded site, the state-of-the-art facility is a testament to Berglund Construction's dedication to quality construction and their passion for creating spaces that make a positive impact on the community. The center features a variety of amenities designed to cater to the unique needs of its residents and their caregivers.
Among the highlights of the respite center are its themed bedrooms, which offer a warm and inviting atmosphere that harmonizes with the surrounding natural beauty. The earthy color scheme brings the outdoors inside, creating a serene and calming environment for those who visit.
One of the standout features of the facility is the stunning handicap-accessible kitchen. This expansive culinary space is not only functional but also serves as a hub for gathering, cooking lessons, and entertainment. It promises to be a place where residents can bond over delicious meals and learn valuable culinary skills.
The center boasts 21 beds for overnight stays, ensuring that individuals with disabilities have a safe and comfortable place to stay when needed. In addition to the bedrooms, there is a recreation room for leisure activities, a relaxation room for unwinding, and a sensory room designed to provide sensory stimulation and relaxation.
One of the most unique aspects of the respite center is the fully accessible treehouse, which was built in partnership with Nelson Treehouse, known for their work on the popular cable television show "Treehouse Masters." This treehouse offers residents a one-of-a-kind experience, allowing them to connect with nature while enjoying breathtaking views from above.
Opportunity Enterprises, the organization behind this incredible initiative, has been dedicated to providing social and daily living services to individuals with disabilities and their families for over 55 years. With more than 350 staff members and hundreds of volunteers, they serve over 1,000 people with disabilities in Northwest Indiana.
The new respite center is specifically designed to offer caregivers much-needed respite and support, furthering Opportunity Enterprises' mission to maximize self-sufficiency and enrich the quality of life for individuals with disabilities.
For those interested in learning more about Opportunity Enterprises or supporting their noble cause through volunteering or making a donation, please contact them at (219) 464-9621 or visit their website at oppent.org.
The grand opening of this respite center marks a significant step forward in providing essential care and support for individuals with disabilities and their caregivers in the community. Berglund Construction, in partnership with Opportunity Enterprises, has once again demonstrated their commitment to creating spaces that make a positive difference in the lives of those they serve.