Island Living receives loan to develop senior housing in Bird Island


BIRD ISLAND — Island Living, a community-based nonprofit founded for the purpose of providing senior housing in Bird Island, was recently awarded a loan through U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Loan Program to begin improvements in the community, according to a news release from the organization.

Island Living is proceeding with the design of a 15-unit building for assisted living and memory care for seniors to be located on land currently owned by the city.

Island Living will provide apartment-style living with meals and other services provided for the residents, keeping Bird Island seniors in the community close to family and friends.

Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at
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