Groundbreaking set for development for seniors

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An Oct. 4 event will mark the official groundbreaking for The Hampton at Salmon Creek, a development with 43 rooms — 25 semi-private and 18 private — for seniors with memory issues such as Alzheimer's disease and dementia. At 11 a.m., the facility's developers and operators from Olympia-based Koelsch Senior Communities will celebrate the construction start with local business leaders at the project site, 2305 N.E. 129th St., Vancouver.

The $8.5 million project is expected to open in June 2013. Koelsch Senior Communities will also hold an afternoon event at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the company's already established senior-living complex in east Vancouver at 1617 S.E. Talton Ave. The afternoon event will celebrate that facility's newly remodeled courtyard.