NEW: Jenkins Living Center, Mother of God Monastery sign  letter of intent to partner on new senior living community  (Audio)
Jenkins CEO Loren Diekman and Sister Terri Hoffman of Mother of God Monastery sign a letter of intent Wednesday to study development of a new senior living community on the Harmony Hill property in Watertown.

October 28, 2020
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.—A major announcement was made this morning regarding the future of senior living in Watertown.

The Sisters of Mother of God Monastery and the Board of Directors of Jenkins Living Center announced they’ve signed a letter of intent to study the feasibility of development a new senior living community on the Harmony Hill property.

A news release says it will be a, “village like setting that will offer a variety of independent living options along with state-of-the-art services for rehabilitation, assisted living, memory care, skilled care and hospice care.

KWAT News asked Jenkins CEO Loren Diekman about the unique timing of this announcement, which comes in the midst of a global pandemic….

Diekman explains how the long term care industry has changed, and the need to adapt to those changes…

Sister Terri Hoffman….

She explains why Jenkins is a good partner on this project…

Within the next few months, a feasibility study will be completed and a master site plan will be developed.