LSC holds Blessing of the Build for Trinity Village Independent Living

HICKORY­­, N.C. — Trinity Village, a Lutheran Services Carolinas (LSC) senior living community, has been a vital part of Hickory for over 60 years. Now, it will expand its services to offer independent living senior apartments.

“This community has embraced LSC and allowed us to continue to serve and grow. It has taken our church family and community family to make that happen,” LSC President and CEO Ted Goins said. “The dream has always been to do this, and now we are seeing it happen.”

Trinity Village Independent Living will offer faith-based, nonprofit, and reasonably priced independent living senior apartments designed to meet the evolving needs of our aging population, providing them with a vibrant and fulfilling living experience. This community will offer a wide range of amenities and services tailored to support independence and well-being. The project will begin with 72 one-and-two-bedroom apartments on Springs Rd. on the campus of Trinity Village.

LSC officially broke ground on the apartments in October and celebrated this milestone with a Blessing of the Build on Wednesday, Nov. 29. The ceremony included speeches from The Chamber of Catawba County President/CEO Lindsay Keisler and City of Hickory Mayor Hank Guess.

Keisler remembers attending a listening session years ago where community members discussed the need for additional senior housing in the county. She commended LSC for recognizing this need and filling it.

“May this new venture provide more than just housing. May it provide a sense of community, quality of life, safety, stability, and most importantly a place to call home,” Keisler said.

Mayor Guess added that the City of Hickory’s goal has always been to grow its population, grow jobs, and increase its tax base. He said projects like this one are a tremendous part of that.

“I get asked from time to time, what is the key to our success. The key to our success is our people. We have some of the greatest people anyone can ever ask for,” Hank said about the Hickory community. “We want to congratulate everyone who has had a part in this. We are so grateful to everyone here. We want to extend our welcome and continue our partnership and relationship.”

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Senior Pastor Chris Webb ended the ceremony by officially blessing the construction site.

“We give you thanks, O God, as we set apart this land to your glory and praise. We ask your blessing for those who labor in the design and construction of the homes being built on this ground, for those who have spent countless hours planning for its building, and for those who have given of their time to enable this apartment independent living facility to be built,” Webb prayed. “Prosper this work to the glory of your holy name.”

LSC has served the Catawba County area for over 60 years with Hickory’s two premier health care communities, Trinity Village and Trinity Ridge, providing skilled care, rehab, memory care, and assisted living. LSC is also a founder and partner in the vital PACE At Home program, serving Medicaid/Medicare-eligible elders in their own homes.

These apartments will allow LSC to serve the entire continuum for elders in the area.