Our Grayling office building at 204 Meadows Drive underwent significant expansion and renovation earlier this year. The open house will be the first opportunity for the community to view the improvements.
Northern Lakes CMH expanded into space previously occupied by the District Health Department #10, and added 2,800 square feet of community meeting space, integrated health space where primary health care providers may meet with people, and an elevator to facilitate access for people with physical handicaps. The building was constructed by CMH in the early 1990s.
We are also celebrating our 10th anniversary as the Northern Lakes CMH organization, after the merging of North Central and Great Lakes CMHs in 2003. In addition, it is a happy coincidence that this is also the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Community Mental Health Act of 1963!
There will be historical displays, including a special 22-panel collage that traces 3000 years of seldom-told history for persons with developmental and mental health disabilities. From antiquity to the present, the 40-foot display brings viewers through an illustrated timeline that shows society’s attitudes and their effects on the lives of people with disabilities.
Tours begin at 4:00 p.m. and there will be brief remarks at about 4:30. We hope to see you in the Grayling community this week!