Construction of McKibbin Center to start in June

first_img CDM Caregiving Services announced Friday that it will begin construction of the McKibbin Center in central Vancouver next month.Plans have been in place for years, but now the $3.485 million resource center for people who are aging or have disabilities is fully funded. The 9,720-square-foot facility will be built on part of the parking lot at Share’s Fromhold Service Center along Andresen Road. The McKibbin Center is named after community leader John McKibbin, who died in a plane crash in March 2016.A handful of donors helped purchase the land from Share in 2012, with the last several years being focused on raising money for building construction. CDM will move out of the building it currently leases at 2409 Broadway St. The new location is more centrally located for clients coming from Clark County’s east side.“We’re so grateful to have a place that will really be our own,” said Eric Erickson, executive of the nonprofit that provides adult day care, therapies and assisted living services.He estimates the new building will be complete in February. Its opening will fill a gap created by the recent closure of Innovative Services NW’s adult day care center. CDM took on many of those clients, shifting its focus from primarily just seniors to include younger people with developmental disabilities, Erickson said.“We’re trying to serve everybody,” he said. “Having the new building will make it so much easier because we’ll have basically double the amount of room.” click to enlargelast_img read more