A ground breaking ceremony for the third phase of Sunflower Gardens Senior Residences in Valley Center, occurred on December 6, 2017. The new phase will include 28 additional apartments, bringing the total to 70 apartments for senior living. A new shelter room, with back-up generators and a small area with walking paths are included in the construction.

Fred Bentley, Director of Rental Housing Development for Kansas Housing Resources, Corporation, which provides low-income housing tax creditors for the project said, “there is an ongoing need for this type of housing, and we’re just happy to be a part of this.

Byron Adrian, Mennonite Housing President, reiterated that “once we started talking about adding additional units, it didn’t take long for the waiting list to grow.”

Among the dignitaries attending was Sherdeill Breathett, Mennonite Housing Board Chair as well as Valley Center Mayor, Laurie Dove, who gave an overview of what additional housing for seniors can do for the community. “This allows aging residents to stay in the vicinity of their hometown, church and family.”

Sunflower Gardens Phase III Ground Breaking