Business Bites: Brookdale under new ownership; Blue Feather holding ribbon cutting; Home and Garden Show approved for March; Seeking Recovery treatment center is moving

Iris Senior Living

Brookdale Great Falls is under new ownership.

Compass Senior Living, based in Eugene, Ore., is the new majority owner and manager of the 61-unit senior independent living community that will now operate under a new name, The Iris Senior Living, according to a release.

The purchase was finalized Jan. 25 and officials from Compass Senior Living will be onsite for the transition this week and on a regular basis moving forward, according to the release.

“All employees will continue their employment under the new management including Executive Director Nicole Scott,” according to the release.

For questions about the transition, residents, families and employees may contact Scott at 406-727-0447.

Compass was founded in 2013 and currently operates 35 independent, assisted living, and memory care communities in 10 states, according to a release.

Blue Feather Chiropractic

Blue Feather Chiropractic is holding a ribbon cutting Feb. 9 for their location at 2 5th St. N., Suite 206. They’ve been open in that location for nearly a year and the company “is a holistic based chiropractic office that uses the most up to date techniques in chiropractic to treat various muscular, skeletal and chronic pain conditions without any twisting, popping, or cracking.”

Home and Garden Show

The Home Builders Association of Great Falls has submitted their event plan to the Cascade County City-County Health Department for the Home and Garden Show to be held March 26-28. Katie Hanning, director, said that CCHD had approved the plan on Jan. 28 with some restrictions and more details are forthcoming.

Seeking Recovery

Seeking Recovery is moving to 600 Central Plaza Suite 408 on Feb. 1.

JoAnn Malone opened the addiction treatment center on the first floor of 501 Central Ave. in March 2020 with just her and one other counselor. Malone is a licensed addiction counselor.

Addiction treatment center moving into 501 Plaza in downtown Great Falls

Shortly thereafter, COVID-19 hit and it was Malone, her husband and 25 clients.

Now, Malone said she has a receptionist, five counselors and will be a hiring a case manager at the end of the month to keep with with demand as she now has more than 200 active clients. She’s also hired a Native American cultural educator who is tying culture into recovery and just finished a 12-week Native American intensive outpatient treatment program that they’ll be starting again soon, Malone said.

The increase in clients is causing Malone to double her office space to 3,000 square feet, she said.

Enlightening Minds

Enlightening Minds, an addiction and mental health treatment program, was previously located at 501 Central Ave., but moved creating space for Seeking Recovery.

They have since moved again to 800 7th Ave. N. and will host a ribbon cutting on Feb. 23.