Ribbon-cutting makes Linden’s opening official

Jon Riewer, CEO of Eventide Senior Living, wields an oversized scissors as employees and the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors cut the ribbon at The Linden. (Photo/Nancy Hanson)

Managers and residents of Eventide Senior Living gathered at the entrance to its newest facility, along with a crew of the Fargo-Moorhead Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, to cut the ceremonial ribbon and officially open The Linden.

The senior living facility on Eighth Street South marks the latest addition to Eventide’s range of facilities for elder residents in Moorhead. The new three-story addition includes 73 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments along with 18 designated for memory care.

The addition adjoins the 96-unit building constructed 20 years ago and formerly known as Linden Tree Circle; the entire complex now shares the Linden name. Dining, housekeeping and other services are available for residents who want to add them to their contracts, along with new commons areas – a restaurant-style dining room, a BYOB pub, a theatre, an exercise room and a sunny courtyard at the facility’s center.

CEO Jon Riewer pointed out that Eventide has expanded dramatically since its beginning in 1951 on the Eighth Street site, then a farmer’s onion field. In addition to The Linden, the south Moorhead campus includes the Eventide on Eighth long-term care center, Eventide Living Center Apartments and the headquarters of Eventide Home Care and Hospice. The organization recently sold The Fairmount in downtown Moorhead. Other Eventide facilities are located in Fargo, West Fargo, Jamestown and Devils Lake.

“Does this mean we’re done growing? Is this it?” Riewer asked the crowd. “The answer to that question has never been ‘no.’”

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