MT. COMFORT — After four years of progress and partnerships, Randall Residence at Hancock Gateway Park had its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony, welcoming members of the community and sharing information about what the independent and assisted living facility has to offer to members of Hancock County.

Christopher Randall, CEO of Randall Residence, said that Hancock County is home to many people and there should be no reason for them to have to leave the county to find the amenities they need that are also provided at Randall Residence.

“We want to welcome the community in and maintain those connections for our residents,” said Randall at the grand opening ceremony. “They’ve grown up in this community — some of them – and want to maintain those relationships.”

The residence offers 176 units for senior living, including 32 cottages, 58 independent living apartments, 60 assisted living apartments and 20 memory care suites.

Michael Mattingly, principal and co-founder of Avenue Development, spoke at the grand opening ceremony and said approximately four years ago is when they met with leaders from Hancock Regional Hospital to discuss their vision for the area.

“When you listen to the story and you understand the vision that they had been putting in motion, the conviction to be a part of this was really unmatched,” Mattingly said.

The residence also includes a fitness center, clubhouse, craft corner, theater, salon and barber shop, chapel, a calendar of events and more. Assisted living provides extra care such as three meals a day, 24-hour nurse supervised care, emergency alert system, transportation and more.

The memory care offers the amenities listed with a higher staffing ratio and a secure environment.

Amanda Bryan, Director of Sales for Randal Residence, said that Randal Residence doesn’t just help serve the community of Hancock County but as well as other adjacent areas such as the east side of Indianapolis.

“I think it’s something a little bit different than what is already in Greenfield and in Hancock County,” Bryan said. “It’s an opportunity for folks to really live the rest of their lives in somewhat of a luxury feel.”

Bryan said that there have been residents living in the cottages since August and started moving residents into the independent living apartments on Nov. 27 and on Monday they moved-in the first assisted living resident. In January, they will open up the rest of the assisted living and memory care.

Bryan said the family of the assisted living resident told her since moving him into the residence they have seen him happy, something they haven’t seen in years since he had lost his wife.

“I think to be able to bring that type of joy to someone who maybe felt a little lonely and bring him into our family has been really special,” Bryan said.

Steve Long, president and CEO of Hancock Health, said that the Hancock Gateway development is a result of the vision by the board of Hancock Regional Hospital and Hancock Health. Long said that their motto is “What a blessing it is to work in a place where we love people for a living.”

“And when we got to know the folks at Avenue Development, and we got to know the folks at Randall Residence, we see that that is exactly the vision and mission they have as well,” Long said. “So the work that we do together on this campus for the benefit of the people in Hancock County will be incredible.”

During the grand opening ceremony Avenue Development and Randall Residence presented a donation check to Hancock Health Foundation for $10,000.

For more information about Randall Residence at Gateway Park, call 317-707-9931.