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Seniors in West Seneca Celebrate their New Home; Apartment Wait List Speaks Volumes

Resolved court case allows seniors to live in affordable apartments at former Houghton College campus

What: Celebration for People Inc. Walnut Senior Living in West Seneca


When: Friday, May 8, 2015, at 2 p.m.


Where: 804 Union Road, West Seneca (between Seneca Street and East and West Road)


Who: Congressman Brian Higgins, People Inc. President and CEO Rhonda Frederick and staff from the U.S.

Department of Housing and Urban Development will share remarks to celebrate the collaboration. Tenants will share their personal stories and what it means to live in their hometown.


Why: People Inc. worked through the court system and partnered with the West Seneca Town Board to resolve any initial concerns to build a 46-apartment unit building for seniors to live safely and affordably on the former Houghton College campus.

This new location, People Inc. Walnut Senior Living, marks the agency’s 19th Senior Living location as it responds to the needs of a growing elderly population, while helping seniors to have a meaningful life by living affordably and safely, along with providing support services as needed.
Although there were initial concerns, a need was recognized to provide this type of housing. “We proactively met with community members to avoid any misconceptions,” said Rhonda Frederick, People Inc. president and chief executive officer. “In fact, the success of this project has only shown that the need is evident as this new location has the highest wait list – actually enough to build two additional apartment buildings in the area.”

People Inc. Walnut Senior Living is home to independent seniors, age 62 and up, who meet the federally mandated income guidelines.

People Inc. is a not-for-profit health and human services agency providing programs and services to more than 12,000 people with special needs, their families, and seniors throughout Western New York. Since 1971, People Inc. has assisted individuals to achieve greater degrees of independence and productivity.

Western New York 1219 North Forest Road | P.O. Box 9033 | Williamsville, New York 14231 | Phone: 716.817.7400 | Toll Free NY 1.888.7PEOPLE | Fax: 716.634.3889

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