Several additional independent living clusters of apartments were constructed on site over the next few years.
Golden Years Homestead expanded beyond the Fort Wayne area in 1987. They joined forces with churches in Michigan to develop Great Lakes Christian Homes, a 100 unit independent living facility with complete ancillary services.
Concurrent with the development in Michigan, a 16-bed dementia special care unit was established at Golden Years in 1989. Due to the enormous need for this type of care, another 16-bed unit for special care services was completed in November 1994.
As the demand for independent retirement living grew, Golden Years Homestead expanded to meet the need. Thirty-eight villa-style units opened in late 1997 on a 5-acre tract just east of the main campus.
God has provided countless blessings. Golden Years Homestead is grateful to so many who through their vision and perseverance have helped make this home the ministry that it is today. The desire of the leadership is to continue dreaming, allowing God to accomplish great things.