Friday will be the day to be in Port Carling. At 1:30pm there will be a major fundraising announcement for the Brock and Willa Wellness Centre project. The Wellness Centre will be located on 13 acres of land on West Street that will eventually house the Port Carling Nursing Station, Andy's House Hospice Centre and the Port Carling Lions Club Seniors Retirement Home. The nursing station will be similar to the Ruth Dare Nursing Station in Rosseau, but larger and will have rooms available on the lower level for special services, such as a diabetes clinic; mental health support; preventive health/exercise, etc. Andy's House will be a palliative care facility through Hospice Muskoka and will have a family suite, quiet room and specially designed rooms for patients and full time medical staff. From the facility there will also be a view of the water. The Lions Senior Retirement Residence will have a combination of one and two bedroom apartments, of which some will be designated attainable units. There will also be a common room (available for community use as well) with a washroom and small kitchen including fridge, stove, etc. The Seniors Residence will be placed on the property on the side closest to Foodland where residents can easily walk over for groceries. It is the Lions' hope as well to have a community garden.The public is invited to attend that the announcement on Friday, which will also serve to kick-start fundraising efforts for the new centre.