2018: Geer to build modern new nursing home

The aging nursing facility at Geer in North Canaan will be replaced with a new, modern 120–bed facility. Geer is seeking comments and ideas from the public. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

NORTH CANAAN — Geer announced in November that it had received approval from the state to build a new 120-bed nursing facility to replace the aged and inefficient building on campus that was built in the 1960s.

Geer CEO Kevin O’Connell said that this is an important first step but the hard work is now just beginning. Money has to be raised, not just for building the new facility (which could cost between $20 million and $25 million) but also to do preliminary drawings and plans.

Of paramount importance, O’Connell said, is community input. 

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