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NBA Celebrates Housing Milestone in Colorado Springs

From "Communication Ministries" <>
Date Fri, 21 Jun 2002 9:37:4 -0500

Date: May 30, 2002
Disciples News Service
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Contact: Melinda Mains
Phone: 317-713-2496
on the Web:

National Benevolent Association
Contact: Bob McCarty
(314) 812-1712

SAINT LOUIS, May 30, 2002 -- The National Benevolent
Association will celebrate the opening of two senior
housing facilities in Colorado Springs with a
ribbon-cutting ceremony, reception and facility tours June
8 at 10 a.m.

The celebration will take place at 3475 American Drive,
located just west of the North Academy Boulevard and Austin
Bluffs intersection, in conjunction with Colorado Gov. Bill
Owens' and Colorado Springs Mayor Mary Lou Makepeace's
respective proclamations of June 2 - 8 as "National
Benevolent Association Week."

"This marks an important milestone in the history of NBA,"
said Cindy Dougherty, NBA president. "For the first time
anywhere in the country, we've established a senior housing
triad to address a community's ever-increasing need for
retirement-living options."

Colorado Springs became the first city in the country to
serve as home to all three types of retirement-living
properties operated by the nonprofit association when NBA
Lifestyles of Colorado Springs opened May 8. That facility
features 112 one- and two-bedroom apartments designed for
middle-income adults 55 and older.

Fifteen days earlier, the association opened NBA Village at
the Bluffs, a 51-unit property featuring one-bedroom
apartments for low-income older adults 62 and older. It's a
HUD-financed property developed in partnership with First
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Colorado Springs.

NBA Village at Skyline rounds out the NBA senior housing
triad in the Springs. Located at 2365 Patriot Heights
across the street from Bear Creek Park, it opened in 1989
and offers a variety of independent-living, assisted-living
and skilled-nursing options for older adults.

A fourth facility, NBA Colorado Christian Home Tennyson
Center for Children & Families, has provided services for
children for nearly 100 years. Located at 2950 Tennyson
Street in Denver, it's the first certified residential
treatment center for abused and neglected children in
Colorado and is the largest treatment center for children
ages 5 - 12 in the Rocky Mountain region.

A St. Louis-based nonprofit organization founded in 1887,
NBA serves more than 24,000 individuals annually through
more than 90 facilities and programs nationwide. For more
information about NBA, visit the NBA Web site:

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