Posted by Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook on 03/25/2015

People on the Move - B'nai B'rith Homecrest House

County Executive Isiah Leggett and the Department of Health and Human Services awarded Homecrest House $5,000 to support the services provided in its Edwards Building for handicap accessible public bathroom doors.  The Edwards Building is a non-profit, non-denominational, mission based rent and service subsidized community for very low-income seniors.

The idea for this grant request was suggested by Elizabeth “Betty” Zake, a nineteen year employee at the Edwards Building who saw a need for handicap access bathrooms.

Donna Tucker, Assistant Executive Director and Manager of the Edwards Building and Joe Podson, Executive Director said, “It’s a wonderful thing to have such a caring staff who are looking for new ways for us to improve our community”.

The Edwards building offers Personal Care Services for Montgomery County low-income seniors and depending on the person’s income and assets they can qualify for subsidy with their rent and personal care.

B’nai B’rith Homecrest House is an interfaith, nonprofit senior residence located at 14508 Homecrest Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20906. Nestled amidst 10 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with its own lake, the three buildings of Homecrest House provide 235 apartments for independent senior living and 42 apartments for personal care services.  There are also a limited number of apartments for adults with physical mobility challenges.  Homecrest apartments are eligible for subsidies to assist seniors with limited incomes. For more information contact Maria Karavangelos, Marketing and Development Director, at 301-598-4000, Extension 79.

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