Citizens who express an interest in the Presbyterian Homes of Georgia Continuing Care Retirement Community proposed for Rocky Branch Road in Oconee County are being sent materials about an existing facility, Presbyterian Village in Austell, west of Atlanta.
Michelle Morris, director of marketing for the Cobb County complex, said materials are not available yet for the Oconee County facility and that the Austell materials are illustrative of what will be provided when the local facility is being marketed.
The Austell Presbyterian Village is operated by one of eight nonprofit organizations headed by Frank McElroy Jr. of Quitman, in Brooks County on the Florida border. Despite the name, the organizations claim no formal relationship to the Presbyterian Church.
The package of materials for the Austell facility is colorful and contains pictures of mostly gray-haired people smiling and interacting with each other.
Residents of the cottages in Austell pay an entrance fee ranging from $305,000 to $419,000 and monthly rent of $2,180.
For more information on the Austell facility and on the corporate structure for PHG, go to Oconee County Observations.