May 19, 2010
Groundbreaking Ceremonies for Walton South and Planer Mill Village
Augusta, GA—If you have a disability because of an injury or age, many times you could still live independently, if only you had the right home modifications. But what if you aren’t able to make these changes, due to cost or other reasons?
Walton will hold two groundbreaking ceremonies within a week of one another, to celebrate the construction of two new affordable and accessible communities designed to provide apartment homes where persons with disabilities and seniors can live more independently.
- On Friday, May 21 at 10 a.m., Walton Rehabilitation Health System will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for Walton South, 511 Richmond Hill Rd., South Augusta, a new apartment community for persons with disabilities.
- On Thursday, May 27 at 10 a.m., Walton will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for Planer Mill Village, 325 Planer Mill Rd, Harlem, a new apartment community for seniors.
The two new communities join Walton’s 11 other independent living communities, which provide homes for persons with brain injuries and other disabilities, as well as seniors. Apartments in these communities are ADA-compliant and fully accessible, featuring wider doorways, roll-in showers, wheelchair-accessible sinks and curbless sidewalks. Walton’s independent living communities represent a partnership between Walton and HUD.
Beth Miller, Vice President of Walton Community Services
Dennis Skelley, President and CEO of Walton Rehabilitation Health System
A resident of one of Walton’s other accessible/affordable independent living communities
Other local dignitaries
Groundbreaking ceremony for Walton South
Five one-bedroom and eight two-bedroom units for those with disabilities
511 Richmond Hill Rd., South Augusta
Friday, May 21 at 10 a.m.
Groundbreaking ceremony for Planer Mill Village
15 one-bedroom units for seniors
325 Planer Mill Rd., Harlem
Thursday, May 27 at 10 a.m.
Locally, there is a great need for accessible/affordable housing for those with physical disabilities or for seniors who are able to live independently with minor home modifications. Walton’s community services are helping to meet that need by providing accessible and affordable housing in partnership with HUD.
Media Contact: Danielle Wong Moores, Public Relations Specialist, 706-434-0150
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