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Lakewood Landing officially opens

Katherine Combs and her husband Leonard were the first residents of the facility and moved from Fargo to be in Mandan. Bala (far left) is reciting a poem from Katherine (front right).

Katherine Combs and her husband Leonard were the first residents of the facility and moved from Fargo to be in Mandan. Bala (far left) is reciting a poem from Katherine (front right).

On Tuesday, Lakewood Landing in Mandan opened their doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication.

The event featured guest chef Timothy Rosendahl, formerly of Disney World Paris, to serve a buffet of goodies. Also present for music and entertainment was Darrell Brackel, the mild mannered man from Mott, on his guitar.

Mayor Arlyn Van Beek was also in attendance at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

It’s great to see this facility come into the community so we can keep our elderly citizens at home, in Mandan.”

The personal care facility broke ground in September 2012 and recently completed construction on the two story facility with 30 one and two bedroom apartments equipped with their own washer and dryer and heated garage. There are also 44 private studio apartments, a two-story atrium, three dining rooms, a fitness room and a spa.

Susan Bala (far left) and her business partner Mark Payne (far right) cut the ceremonial red ribbon to officially open Lakewood Landing in Mandan.

Susan Bala (far left) and her business partner Mark Payne (far right) cut the ceremonial red ribbon to officially open Lakewood Landing in Mandan.

Susan Bala partnered with Mark Payne to create the facility after surveying the market and realizing there is a need for assisted living facilities in Mandan.

Bala said, “Many of the facilities in Bismarck-Mandan were full, so coming to Mandan was an easy choice when we heard about the great economic initiatives through the city.”

There are already 12 residents at the facility and they are looking for more to register. Housing options start at around $2,500 per month and go up from there.

Guest chef Timothy Rosendahl, formerly of Disney World Paris.

Guest chef Timothy Rosendahl, formerly of Disney World Paris.

“At Lakewood Landing we provide a wide spectrum of care at every stage in life. We want to create a sense of community yet still give people their independence,” said Bala.

Photo caption: Katherine Combs and her husband Leonard are the first residents of the facility and moved from Fargo to be in Mandan. Bala recited a touching poem on behalf of Katherine during the dedication ceremony.