The Greater Area New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, alongside local senior living community Rio Terra, celebrated the groundbreaking of the expansion of cottages at Rio Terra Senior Living.
Rio Terra will build 36 cottages on the land directly behind the current community and will feature a clubhouse and heated pool. Bill Morton, long-time resident of Rio Terra and the community of New Braunfels, spoke at the ceremony along with Sharon Wild, Executive Director of Rio Terra and Michelle Rainer, Regional Director of Operations for Sagora Senior Living, Rio Terra’s management and operating company.
Resident Bill Morton has had his hands in many different sections of business in New Braunfels over the years, including buying a textile mill that saved over 800 jobs, being a part of a small group who started Oakwood Baptist Church and was a member of the board at McKenna hospital. After Bill lost his wife, uncertainty led him to consider leaving Rio Terra, but after the announcement of the cottages, Bill was the first to reserve a cottage and is looking forward to starting a new chapter at the age of 80. “I have been to many groundbreakings, but this is the first one I have had at my home.”
Rio Terra cottages will be available beginning this winter.