Mayor Gorton Celebrates Friendship Towers Groundbreaking

Elise Hinchman


Mayor Gorton Celebrates Friendship Towers Expansion Groundbreaking


Lexington, KY – May 23, 2019 – On Tuesday, May 21st at 10 am, Sayre Christian Village broke ground for a 15,840 square-foot addition to the assisted living Friendship Towers Apartments in Lexington, Kentucky. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new addition will be held at Friendship Towers on Sayre Christian Village’s campus located at 580 Greenfield Drive. Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton and Karen Venis, Executive Director of Sayre Christian Village spoke about the positive impact that SCV has on the community and how growth for SCV is good for the city. They were joined by District 4 Councilmember Susan Lamb and Sandy Dunahoo from the office of the Govenor.


“The highlight of the ceremony for me was awarding Paul Frederick, Mac Webb and Jean Gregory Honorary Site Supervisors and giving them their own hard hats to keep. These current assisted living residents have been waiting for this dream to come true for over 11 years!” said Venis.


The expansion will include the following,

  • Café
  • Restaurant-Style Dining Room
  • Kitchen
  • Multipurpose Room
  • 8 Two Bedroom Apartments
  • 7 One Bedroom Apartments
  • Great Room
  • Resident Lounge
  • Wraparound Porch
  • Inner Courtyard
  • Gazebo
  • Covered Porch


Each apartment will have a full size kitchen, washer and dryer, and be designed to meet the needs of the changing adult population. In addition to the new expansion, existing areas in Friendship Towers Apartments will also be revitalized with new décor and refreshed apartments. In the current space, an exercise area, chapel, game room, and an updated beauty salon will be added.

The population of individuals who are 65 years of age and older is projected to increase nearly 85% in the Bluegrass Region during the next 20 years.  The new addition to Sayre Christian Village’s Friendship Towers is projected to be completed in the spring of 2020, to help meet the growing health needs of aging adults in Lexington.


Sayre Christian Village is the only faith-based nonprofit continuing care retirement community in Fayette County. They provide independent living, assisted living, transitional short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing services, and dementia care to 375 older adults. The organization operates on a beautiful 27-acre campus in Southeast Lexington and has served the needs of older adults since 1973.



Elise Hinchman    

Director of Marketing & Development

[email protected]

Sayre Christian Village

3775 Belleau Wood Drive

Lexington, KY  40517 // 309-648-7373