All Care Nursing graces Broad Street headquarters with statue

Originally Published on Thursday, December 08, 2011By Thor Jourgensen / The Daily Item LYNN '” A 16-foot-tall sculpture erected next to the All Care Visiting Nurses Association's new Broad Street building symbolizes theagency's mission to extend a helping hand to families who need medical care in their homes, Association President Shawn Potter said Wednesday. Created by Haverhill artist Dale Rogers, the sculpture features a silver stainless steel gate built around a bronze-colored steel keyhole. Potter braved Wednesday's rains to watch a crane lower the sculpture onto a corner of the lot at Market and Broad streets where the VNA is building its new headquarters. More than 150 VNA employees will start working in the building in mid-January and Potter hopes by then to think up a name for the sculpture. He said All Care's planners included an outdoor artwork in the plans for the new building as a way to recognize the downtown neighborhood surrounding Market and Broad streets as an area where artists live and work. 'We thought that with all the artists in the city, we should do it,' he said. Potter said Rogers' keyhole design is intended to symbolize All Care's mission as an organization providing home-based health care. But he said the sculpture also symbolizes the agency's role in helping make Market Street a growing commercial gateway into downtown. Work started a year ago on All Care's new headquarters and Potter said contractor Suffolk Construction is on schedule to complete the project in time for the planned Jan. 13 opening day. The new building will feature a curved glass front facing the ocean and Boston,...