The Crossings retirement center rep addresses Mon Commission

MORGANTOWN — A representative of The Crossings at Morgantown addressed the Monongalia County Commission on Wednesday during an otherwise brief and uneventful regular meeting.

Kelly Drayer, director of sales and marketing for the future independent-living, assisted-living and memory care facility, said it should officially open in October at 2996 Point Marion Road.

Drayer requested a future meeting during a commission work session and offered to provide a tour of the construction site.

She explained that the facility would eventually be licensed for five levels of care, and that when the facility opens initially, the process of memory care and assisted living licensure would begin.

In other news from Wednesday’s meeting, Commission President Tom Bloom said a fortunate turn resulted in improvements in the networking between those assisting the area’s food insecure.

A rapid-response checklist has been created that will allow area agencies to take advantage of leftover food following large events.

Bloom explained that a group of school nutrition vendors staying at the Waterfront Mariott over the weekend ended up giving nearly $5,000 worth of food to the Pantry Plus More program — a nonprofit that makes food, hygiene products and other resources available to kids at school.

During the collection it was noted that there was also a variety of prepared food, but because nobody knew exactly who to contact, it ended up being thrown out.

Bloom noted that any organization, hotel or venue interested in donating  food — whether it be week day or weekend — should contact United Way Family Resource Network Manager Beth Elyard at or Janette Lewis, United Way community impact director, at

Bloom, who helped initiate the Pantry Plus More program, said the Waterfront Mariott is a partner of the program.

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