Groundbreaking Ceremony for The Apartments at Cinnamon Park to Be Held on August 26th

The Apartments at Cinnamon Park will provide affordable housing for 25 low-income older adults in Longmont ~

LONGMONT, Colorado, July 28, 2021: Older adults facing economic insecurity–some of whom may have experienced homelessness–will move into the soon to be completed “The Apartments at Cinnamon Park” in Spring of 2022. To celebrate the groundbreaking of this two-story affordable housing community, Senior Housing Options (https://seniorhousingoptions.org/) will be hosting an outdoor groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, August 26th from 3:00-4:00 pm at 1335 Cinnamon Street Longmont, CO 80501. We invite the Colorado community to join us for an hour of celebration, tributes and testimonials. Those wishing to attend the event can RSVP to Tamar Berner – tberner@seniorhousingoptions.org or 303.595.4464, ext.14 by Monday, August 23rd.

Cinnamon Park Assisted Living, located next door to where The Apartments at Cinnamon Park will be built, is home to 48 older adults. The property was originally developed in 1984 by a group of local physicians. Senior Housing Options acquired the property in 1992 with the intention of building on the vacant land adjacent to the existing assisted living buildings. Senior Housing Options whose mission is to provide residential communities and caring services to enrich the lives of older adults in Colorado, is excited to further their mission in the Longmont community by creating 25 new affordable housing units for adults 62 and older.

Residents who will make The Apartments at Cinnamon Park their home, may have experienced homelessness. On a single day in the United States, an estimated 202,623 single adults experiencing homelessness are over age 50, and they may be uniquely vulnerable to becoming seriously ill during the pandemic crisis. In addition, people experiencing homelessness age faster than housed people. Research indicates they have physical conditions that mirror those of people 15-20 years older than them. According to the CDC, older adults age 65 and over are at higher risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19. (Source: National Alliance to End Homelessness) The Apartments at Cinnamon Park will provide a long-term affordable home to individuals, lengthening their lives and improving their mental wellness. It will provide independence to those who may currently be living with relatives or friends, or who have been forced out of their homes or apartments due to rising rental rates.

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