Janelle and Coco’s Story

Janelle-picBefore Janelle and Coco moved in their new apartment, they both lived with Janelle’s daughter and grandson. “I just needed a place of my own. I had looked at some places, but I couldn’t afford a nice apartment,” Janelle said. She had almost lost hope when a friend told her about new elderly apartments being built behind Walmart. “I immediately called. I think I was number 3 on the waiting list, because they hadn’t even broken ground yet.”

Janelle knew this was her new home. On Monday, July 20, 2015, Janelle and her rescued Chihuahua, Coco, were the first residents to move into South Pointe Place, a 50-unit complex for low-income seniors. “It’s been so nice. I never got to meet anyone especially someone my own age, so I’ve enjoyed meeting new friends.” One new friend is another resident, Kay. “We found out we both lived with our daughters right down the road from each other, but we had no idea. Now, we are good friends.” These two ladies are having fun and enjoying their new apartments. Each one-bedroom apartment also includes a galley kitchen and living room, and a community room along with a spacious outdoor patio on the 3rd floor allows for more socialization. “We are both kitchen buffs, so we like to take turns cooking and talking.” If needed, the complex also includes support services for any medical or social needs, which gives seniors, like Janelle, a place to live independently and comfortably. “I’m living in 7th heaven. This is perfect for me.”

 

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