June 21, 2018
South Cove Manor Completes $3M Capital Campaign

May 25, 2017 — South Cove Manor, a nonprofit rehabilitation and skilled nursing care community in Quincy, recently announced that it successfully completed a four-year, $3 million capital campaign to help finance a new campus.

The capital campaign, the first conducted by South Cove Manor (SCM) since its original structure was built in 1985, helped finance an 87,000-square-feet, 141-bed facility, that enabled the organization to increase capacity by 40%.

Total cost of South Cove Manor at Quincy Point, which opened three years ago, was $33 million.

Donations came from individuals, businesses, and foundations throughout the Greater Boston area.

“We were incredibly gratified by the outpouring of generosity from all corners of the community,” said Richard Lui, SCM board chair. “Corporations, small businesses, foundations, our resident family members, our staff, our board, and many, many friends stepped up with gifts of all sizes.”

The largest single donor to the campaign was the Charles H. Farnsworth Trust, Bank of America N.A., Trustee. Donations of at least $100,000 came from the Asian Health Care Foundation of Massachusetts, Cambridge Savings Bank, the Chin Family in honor of their parents Edwin Chin and Mary Gee Chin, the Gee How Oak Tin Association of New England, Kirin Produce Company, the Mabel Louise Riley Foundation, Helen Chin Schlichte, Ling Tang, and the Wang Foundation, among others.

Lui and Helen Chin Schlichte, a board member and co-founder of SCM, served as campaign co-chairs.

The impetus for the project grew from increased demand for services, as well as a desire to upgrade facilities to better support a more resident-centric model of care and significantly expand a rehabilitation gym and rehab capacity.

The new Quincy community is inspired by the 'Small House’ model of care, with communities of 14 – 18 residents each grouped around an attractive indoor courtyard and common area, a spokesperson said. All rooms are either private or semi-private, featuring generous windows and natural light.

"These small communities not only enhance care, but also enable us to customize treatment for specific populations," she said.

Other features of the new building include common areas, activity rooms on every floor; a Learning Center with Chinese language materials and internet access available to residents and the community, and outdoor gardens and walking paths for therapeutic purposes and resident enjoyment.

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