Construction begins on site of Independent Living Cottages at Bethany

Construction begins on site of Independent Living Cottages at Bethany

Add back the freedom to live as you choose – in a place you know and love

STATESBORO, Ga., March 29, 2019 – The Board of Bethany Assisted Living, Inc. is excited to announce the groundbreaking and construction of the Independent Living Cottages at Bethany, an addition to the Community of Care that is currently offered at The Lodge at Bethany.

Located across from Bethany Way, construction has already begun on the property and is scheduled for completion in December 2019. The Cottages will focus on Resident engagement and connectivity in a unique, comfortable, and secure environment. Using new technology and an innovative approach to maintenance-free living, The Cottages will offer a distinctive experience for a new generation of Seniors.

“Bethany has been synonymous with exceptional care for nearly 100 years. The Lodge is the Flagship of the Bethany Community of Care and provides the highest quality of Assisted Living services, both traditional and memory care,” said Billy Trapnell, former Mayor of the town of Metter and past-Chair of the Lodge at Bethany Board of Trustees. “We anticipate The Cottages will be an extension of that provision.”

Featuring all of the amenities expected of a Senior Living Community, The Cottages will offer Residents full access to the many amenities of, and preferential admission into, the healthcare services provided at The Lodge at Bethany-the only Assisted Living Community in Statesboro and Bulloch County-when and if the need arises.

The Cottages will offer eight single-story Cottages featuring spacious open floor plans, including a fully-equipped kitchen and laundry with stainless steel appliances, as well as a Resident check-in system and camera recordation for increased Resident security, 320 square foot enclosed garage, with unique features including pocket doors, a coffered ceiling in the living area, and windows that bring the outside in.

“This has been the hope and desire of Bethany for almost 100 years,” said Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Edwin E. Akins. “As we embark on a new direction for Bethany with The Cottages, we believe it will be an extension of quality and exception care for those who reside with us but in a different format.”

In keeping with the Mission of Bethany that began in 1923, The Lodge at Bethany CEO & Administrator Becky D. Livingston, says that the vision of the Board has, and will continue to be, to “invite others to engage in a faithful and joyous Community of Care.”

“Continuation and extension of this vision with the construction of the first Independent Living Cottages specifically designed for Seniors 55+ is another way to build the Senior Community of Care by adding Independent Living to the continuum of services provided by Bethany,” she said. “We pre-leased 4 of the 8 Cottages prior to breaking ground, underscoring our believe that Statesboro and Bulloch County, as well as surrounding counties, will embrace this newest addition to the Bethany family and will come to appreciate the true meaning of ‘Community Redefined.’”

Further details of The Cottages, including pre-leasing are available and can be obtained by calling 912.764.7960 (The Lodge at Bethany) or visiting the website at

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