In Ashburn, Volunteers Team Up To Build Accessible Housing For Seniors With Disabilities.
Envision Unlimited, a nonprofit organization that has served people with disabilities across the state for over 70 years, is building Accessible Housing For Seniors.
ASHBURN — An accessible housing facility that caters to seniors with intellectual and developmental disabilities is coming to Ashburn.
Envision Unlimited, a nonprofit organization that has served people with disabilities across the state for over 70 years, will build an ADA-compliant home that will serve six to eight senior residents. The home, 2651 W. 83rd Place, will look like any other house in the neighborhood, organizers said, with a backyard patio, raised garden beds and a front porch.
The home creates a supportive space for people with special needs outside of a nursing facility, Mark McHugh, president, and chief executive officer at Envision Unlimited, said.
“People with intellectual and developmental disabilities have the same desires, rights and interests to live in a community setting as you and I,” McHugh said. “The central part of our mission is to help people have as much choice in their lives as possible, to live as independently as they can and to be included in their community choice. This particular home is going to allow people to age in place.”
… Six residents are expected to move into the home when it opens in time for Christmas, McHugh said. Construction will begin in May.
The home will have features like a butterfly garden and cherry tomatoes that neighbors can pick as they walk by, Turner said. It will be a “lovely place to live,” she said.
Ashburn was the perfect place for this home, McHugh said…
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