Wellness center replaces Lenape Heights Golf Resort in Armstrong County

MANOR TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – An Armstrong County resort that abruptly closed in February is set to be converted into a wellness center.

Lenape Heights Golf Resort will become Lenape Wellness Center in Manor Township later this summer.

Since closing in February, when some weddings began looking for new venues, work has been underway to prepare the venue to treat chronic psychological needs.

“They can live healthy, fulfilled lives, feel good and be happy. All of the things that human beings are meant to be,” said chief clinical officer Amy Rhoades.

She said the hotel will provide rooms for the estimated 40 to 45 patients the facility can accommodate. When it opens, the center will start with about 20 to 25 patients.

“We want them to feel like a second home and we want to provide all of that,” Rhoades said.

This week, the center conducted interviews for the 40 to 50 positions.

“We find a lot of talented people in the area, and that’s where we prefer to recruit our staff,” Rhoades told KDKA.

The location of the center allows patients to benefit from various forms of therapy and to have contact with the outside world. There are walking trails and a golf course that is used for treatments.

Rhoades hopes to recruit people from the community to help with golf instruction. She believes community involvement can help break the stigma of mental illness.

“When we involve them in our work and they can see it in action, there is less fear and less anxiety,” Rhoades said.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to register for a place at the moment. However, the management hopes that this will be possible soon.

The goal is to have everything finished in the next few weeks, hopefully by the end of the month.