Weekly Feature

2018-10-11 / Business

The GreenFields celebrates 20 years, plans expansion

The Niagara Lutheran Health System celebrated the 20th anniversary of The GreenFields Continuing Care Community Oct. 2, according to GreenFields staff.

Plans are under way to expand the facility to better meet the demand for their healing services as well, with details still in the works.

The Niagara Lutheran Health System began in 1956 as the Niagara Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center at 64 Hager St. on Buffalo’s East Side.

In 1990, the organization began operating the Niagara Lutheran Delaware Home at 1040 Delaware Ave., in addition to the Hager Street facility.

Development of The Green- Fields campus started in the mid 1990s, when Niagara Lutheran’s board of directors focused on developing a continuing care community where various levels of senior care would be provided on a single campus.

Jan. 1, 1996, marked the incorporation of the Niagara Lutheran Health System, with Jurgen Arndt as president and CEO.

Later that year, the 52-acre Mang family farm on Broadway in Lancaster was purchased as the location for The GreenFields campus.

The first phase of the project was a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center.

Construction began in 1997, GreenFields staff said.

On Oct. 2, 1998, 120 residents from the Niagara Lutheran Delaware Home were moved into their new home at GreenField Health and Rehabilitation Center.

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