1969

Inspired to Explore an Idea

Charma & Chuck Welch identified the need for a home-like atmosphere for their disabled daughter, Charmie. Founders assembled and Long-Term Care, Inc. was incorporated.
1970

A Gift

Property donation agreement struck with Amos Campbell ensuring the lifetime care of his daughter Evelyn and the naming of The Center in memory of his wife, Mary Talley Campbell.
1974

Ground Breaking

Construction begins; $1.368 million (1974)
1976

MCC Dedication Day

MCC Dedication Day May 23, 1976.
1981

Golf

Charmie Welch Invitational Golf Tournament was established for fundraising.
1985

Dedication of the Charmie Welch Memorial Wing

Charmie Welch Wing is dedicated. New spaces include the Learning Center, the Jean-Louis Vermeil Physical Therapy/Physical Development Area, and the Joseph J. Picciotti, Jr. Hydrotherapy Center.
1985

A First

Heated pool with movable floor installed; the first in the nation.
1989

Reclassification

License changed from skilled nursing to ICFMR—Intermediate Care for Mental Retardation, later renamed ICF/IID—Intermediate Care for Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities—to better reflect its purpose.
1989

Help is on the way

Medicaid coverage is approved for qualifying MCC residents, after years of advocacy.
1990

For the Children

Children & Youth Program was initiated to provide recreational and social experiences for young people with special needs.
1997

Adding on

EZee Wing, named for a founder, Barbara Z. Holmes, was completed and dedicated; $3.1 million.
2007

Keep on Growing

All-Star Room expansion doubles space for Resident and community programming. Also, Snoezelen Room for sensory stimulation added, thanks to the generosity of ADK Sorority.
2009

A Cozy Feel

Neighborhood Concept launched a smaller, community-focused, and less clinical approach to care and services.
2018

Filling In

Comfort Zone and Farmhouse Lane infill project added a serving pantry, treatment room, and the Great Room, a shared common space.
2019

Renovations

Lobby, conference room, and public space upgrades completed.
2020

Expanded Technology

COVID pandemic has a silver lining: use of new assistive technology and communication tools ensures programs can continue and Residents remain connected.
2021

A Plus

Children & Youth PLUS program launches, designed specifically for those 21 and older who have aged out of State programs.
2022

More Expansion

Physical Therapy/Physical Development Area renovation doubles its footprint and adds equipment, office, and therapy spaces. ($2 million).
2023

Room Additions

The Capital Projects Fund in the American Rescue Plan Act grants The Center $6.4 million for resident room renovations and expansion. Project completion is expected by 2026.
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