The KingsPath Senior Living development on 125 Commerce Drive in Belle Plaine will now be known as Spero Belle Plaine. It will remain an independent senior living facility.
KingsPath Senior Living was owned by Spero Senior Ministries and managed by The Lutheran Home Association. Mayor Christopher Meyer, CEO of The Lutheran Home Association, sent this statement to the Belle Plaine Herald regarding the change.
“The name change is due to The Lutheran Home Association stepping down as the management company for the property. We will continue to partner with the new organization as we best serve the needs of the community and current and future residents.”
Now that The Lutheran Home Association is stepping down, a new management company called Koru Health is taking over, but the building will still be owned by Spero Senior Ministries.
There are currently two staff members working for Spero Belle Plaine, Executive Director Kyle Ochsner and Community Sales Manager Sara Gersenehl. Ochsner said there won’t be any major changes for the residents right now, but he hopes to expand the offerings to the community in the future.
“Our focus going forward is to really build a community here. We don’t want just a place to live independently, independent from other people, but a place where people come together to share coffee, share stories, share their experiences, share faith in Bible studies, celebrate their birthdays together, and really build a family type of community at Spero,” he said.
He hopes to make food services, caregivers, and house cleaning services available to the residents.
On Nov. 11, Veterans Day, Spero Belle Plaine also announced that they, in partnership with its management company, have filed paperwork with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to offer more services to area senior veterans.
Spero Representative Andy Lange said that “there are still more steps to take down this path, but once the VA has registered Spero Belle Plaine and Spero Lakeville, we will have the privilege to welcome even more of those who have served our country in the armed forces. Our motto ‘Home with Heart’ truly comes through in this mission.”
Spero Belle Plaine has 55 one and two-bedroom units and serves seniors ages 55 and better. At this time, 22 units are occupied.