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EdenNews: March 2015 Newsletter
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Older Adults and Homelessness

The median age of the homeless adult has been on the rise for the nearly three decades and is now 50 years old. What would you do if you worked hard all of your life only to suddenly lose your job and home due to illness, rent increase, or divorce?
 
Belle Terre, LafayetteThis month's podcast guest is Margot Kushel, MD, a UCSF researcher whose work is aimed at understanding the causes and impacts of homelessness on adults. Dr. Kushel unpacks some common misconceptions of homeless adults for us and underscores the importance of a home on health in this month's Affordable Housing Podcast.
 
Eden currently owns and manages 30 senior affordable housing properties, and we are tirelessly working to develop more. We understand the great need and advocate for policies that encourage building homes where older adults can age in place and not on the street. We are excited for the grand opening of Monteverde Senior Apartments in Orinda on Thursday, April 9 and invite you to join us in celebrating the first new senior affordable development in Orinda in 30 years.


Linda Mandolini
President

It’s not just about housing . . . it’s about people.
 
FIND BELOW:     New Affordable Housing Podcast     |     Monteverde Grand Opening
                             Finalist for Best Places to Work in the Bay Area     |     Upcoming Events
 Affordable Housing Podcast by Eden Housing
Older Adults: The New Homeless

It’s a trend that no one likes to see - an ever increasing number of older Americans who find themselves homeless after a lifetime of honest work and supporting themselves.

Joining host Joanne Greene is Dr. Margot Kushel of UCSF who is studying older adult homelessness and its impacts as Principal Investigator for the HOPE-HOME research study (Health Outcomes of People Experiencing Homelessness in Older Middle Age).

Click here to listen to the podcast.

Join Us: Thursday, April 9 in Orinda
Grand Opening of Monteverde Senior Apartments
 
Monteverde Senior Apartments

 

Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.

2 Irwin Way, Orinda, CA 94563 

RSVP: MonteverdeGO.eventbrite.com
Monteverde provides 67 affordable rental apartments for seniors in the City of Orinda. Built on the site of the old Orinda Library in the downtown area, Monteverde is nearby BART, community services, restaurants, and stores.

Monteverde features a large community room with a kitchen, an exercise room, a library/computer learning center, and a large courtyard with a community garden. This innovative development will support long-term independent living for lower income seniors in a healthy, safe environment.


Please RSVP by April 3rd.
RSVP: MonteverdeGO.eventbrite.com

Thank you to our funders and sponsors!
•   City of Orinda      Contra Costa County      Union Bank   
•   Housing Authority of Contra Costa County   
•   Orinda Community Foundation / Ernest and Lola Poll Trust   

Eden Housing: Finalist for Best Places to Work


Eden is honored to be named a finalist for San Francisco Business Times' Best Places to Work in the Bay Area! We are excited to attend the celebration ceremony on April 14 and to find out where we ranked within the top 25. Check out the announcement: http://bizj.us/1ergad
Upcoming Events
Eden staff will be presenting at and/or participating in the following conferences and events.

April 7-8, Seattle: NHC Solutions for Housing Communications

April 17, Santa Clara: Housing Trust Silicon Valley Investor Briefing and 15th Anniversary
 
April 27-29, Sacramento: Housing California Annual Conference
 
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