$10 million assisted living community celebrates Travelers Rest opening

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Wednesday morning to celebrate the recent opening of Spring Park Senior Care, an 80-bed assisted living community in Travelers Rest.

Located on North Main Street adjacent to Greenville Health System's North Greenville Medical Campus, the facility – which represents a $10 million investment in Travelers Rest and will create an estimated 50 jobs – has a secure memory care unit and three wings of assisted living units.

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“This has been a dream of ours for three or four years, and we've finally brought it to fruition,” said David Little, owner of the facility's management company. “It's a very special place, and it's a blessing to be here.”

At the ceremony, S.C. Dist. 17 Rep. Mike Burns presented Little with a honorary certificate from the S.C. House of Representatives, saying that it was a "great day to be in Travelers Rest" before reading the recognition.

“From a small town standpoint it's difficult to put into words just how much a facility of this magnitude means to Travelers Rest,” Mayor Wayne McCall said, offering appreciation as well as congratulations to the entire Spring Park team of employees, residents, and investors.

“This is a momentous time for Greenville County, but it's especially momentous for the Travelers Rest community,” said Chuck Bundy, who represented the S.C. Dept of Commerce at the ceremony. “This kind of investment in the community makes a huge difference. You could be anywhere, but you've chosen South Carolina and you've chose Travelers Rest.”

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