Pictured are (from left): Putnam Acres resident Agnes Rice, Putnam County Commissioner John Love, Putnam Acres resident Henrietta Wischmeyer; Trilogy Health Services Senior Vice President of Operations Tim Cooper, Ottawa Mayor Dean Meyer, and Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce  Executive Director Amy Sealts. (Sentinel Correspondent/Becky Leader)
Pictured are (from left): Putnam Acres resident Agnes Rice, Putnam County Commissioner John Love, Putnam Acres resident Henrietta Wischmeyer; Trilogy Health Services Senior Vice President of Operations Tim Cooper, Ottawa Mayor Dean Meyer, and Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Amy Sealts. (Sentinel Correspondent/Becky Leader)
Groundbreaking ceremonies were held on Wednesday, August 14, for The Meadows of Ottawa, which will be constructed at 147 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa.  

A small crowd of county and village officials, Ottawa Chamber of Commerce officials and senior citizens gathered under cool, sunny skies to witness the event. Representatives were present from Trilogy Health Services,operators of 76 campuses in Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Ohio, including The Meadows at Putnam Acres. The Meadows at Kalida, The Meadows at Leipsic and the new Ottawa facility.

Services to be offered at The Meadows of Ottawa include short-term rehabilitation, adult day services, and respite care. The heath center will be able to house 86 residents in 50 private suites and 18 companion accommodations. Thirty-two additional residents may be accommodated in the assisted living and memory care neighborhood. The latter will be specially designed to serve those with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

Putnam Acres resident Henrietta Wischmeyer was on hand to plant a shovel on the site of the future Ottawa campus.

"It's an honor to be here for the Meadows of Ottawa groundbreaking ceremony  It's a great location and close to my family and friends. I'm excited to continue the great care I receive in the new, state-of-the-art campus."

The facility is expected to open during the fall of 2014.