Avondale offers senior citizens housing option
Dublin's National Church Residences Avondale held its grand opening last week.
The new senior community at 5215 Avery Road had some seniors living in apartments early this year, but celebrated the completion of the $16.6 million project with a grand opening Aug. 9.
The new community is mixed income, offering rental assistance programs to low-income seniors.
Avondale has 100 one- and two-bedroom garden and cottage-style apartments, a community center and National Church Residences Center for Senior Health.
The senior community also includes walking trails, a library, fitness center and media center.
"Because Avondale provides all the clinical support of a long-term care community to residents living in their homes, it bridges the gap between independent and assisted living," Regional Manager Ryan Foster said in a news release from the company.
"It serves as an alternative option for seniors who aren't quite ready to give up living independently, but would still benefit from added services," Foster said.
"This model is consistent with our mission to allow residents to age in place."
A home and community services team is offered for home health care, rehabilitation therapy, scheduled transportation and meals.
The community's Center for Senior Health can provide adult day care in a secure environment with meals, activities and nursing assistance.