Christian Care Communities Receives $235,000 Gift

Community Room at Christian Health Center West to be Named in Honor of Bettie L. Johnson

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY (September 19, 2016) – Christian Care Communities today announced a $235,000 gift from prominent Louisville businessman Charlie Johnson in honor of his late wife, Bettie L. Johnson, a tireless educator, philanthropist and visionary advocate for older adults in West Louisville.

“We’re extremely honored and thankful for Charlie Johnson’s charitable gift that generously forgives a loan that helped make it possible for Christian Care to acquire the Christian Health Center West in 2011,” said Mary Lynn Spalding, President and CEO of Christian Care Communities. “His gift underscores Bettie’s advocacy and work on behalf of older adults and bolsters our efforts to further invest in and grow West Louisville’s only skilled nursing care center.”

In recognition of Mr. Johnson’s generous gift, the community room at Christian Health Center West (1015 West Magazine Street in Louisville) will be named and dedicated in honor of Bettie L. Johnson on Wednesday, September 28 at 9 a.m., and the community is invited to attend.

“In the new Bettie L. Johnson Community Room and throughout Christian Health Center West, Bettie’s legacy of caring will continue to be carried on by our staff and volunteers who care for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of residents and their families during what can be a difficult chapter of life,” said Spalding.

Located in the heart of West Louisville, the 92-bed Christian Health Center West provides long-term, skilled nursing care and physical, occupational and speech therapy. In addition, an Adult Day Center on-site provides personal care, nursing care, meals and activities in a home-like setting.

Founded in 1884, Christian Care Communities is Kentucky’s largest faith inspired non-profit provider of senior living and long-term care with communities in Bowling Green, Corbin, Grayson, Hartford, Hopkinsville, Lexington, Louisville, Midway, Nicholasville, Owensboro and Taylorsville.

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