Cypress Village celebrates grand opening of new ambulance entrance with cookout for first responders


Cypress Village celebrated the grand opening of its new ambulance entrance March 28 by hosting a cookout to show its appreciation to local first responders.

The continuing care retirement community welcomed firefighters from Station 59 along with local police offers and emergency medical technicians. Also in attendance was Dr. Charles Moreland, who represented the office of Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry; and Terrance Freeman, who represented City Councilman Aaron Bowman.

“The cookout was our way to support, honor and most importantly thank the first responders for the job they do every day to protect and enhance our lives and the lives of all our residents” Executive Director Ty Morgan said.

Many of Cypress Village’s residents and associates also attended the event, enjoying the sunny weather and luncheon alongside the first responders, who assisted in the ribbon cutting of the ambulance entrance.

“This new entrance provides a secure, safe access for residents during their transfer to and from Cypress Village, as well as convenient access for transport teams,” said Nick Laliberte, director of security at the 120-acre community located adjacent to the Mayo Clinic.