Re­tire­ment Hous­ing Foun­da­tion Cel­e­brates An­niver­sary

Escalon Times - - NEWS -

A spe­cial evening of mu­sic, food, speeches and fun was hosted at the Escalon Her­itage House se­nior hous­ing com­plex, part of the 55th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion for Re­tire­ment Hous­ing Foun­da­tion, which over­sees the lo­cal com­plex.

Hosted on Mon­day, April 23, the gath­er­ing brought to­gether res­i­dents of the se­nior com­plex along with many from the com­mu­nity, Re­tire­ment Hous­ing Foun­da­tion pro­gram of­fi­cials, lo­cal dig­ni­taries and more. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the City of Escalon and the Escalon City Coun­cil at­tended as well.

A bar­be­cue din­ner was served, mu­sic was pro­vided by a DJ, an ac­cor­dion­ist and some lo­cal church singers and the fes­tiv­i­ties were open to the com­mu­nity. Mem­bers of the Escalon Sun­rise Ro­tary Club were on hand to help serve up the din­ner.

“We had close to 100 peo­ple,” Site Man­ager Dolores Ma­teo said of those turn­ing out for the cel­e­bra­tion, which in­cluded many res­i­dents of Her­itage House.

The lo­cal se­nior com­plex was built in 1987 but is part of the Re­tire­ment Hous­ing Foun­da­tion, RHF, net­work and was able to join in the an­niver­sary party.

There are 42 hous­ing units at Her­itage House, the bulk of them sin­gle per­son units, added Ma­teo.

A hand­ful of speak­ers took to the mi­cro­phone to in­form the crowd about the RHF pro­gram, its his­tory and its suc­cess lo­cally. The RHF has more than 190 ‘com­mu­ni­ties’ across the coun­try that pro­vide hous­ing for more than 22,000 peo­ple.

“It was a lot of fun,” Ma­teo said.

PHOTO BY MICHAEL CHAP­MAN

Among the dig­ni­taries on hand for the Re­tire­ment Hous­ing Foun­da­tion an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion at the Escalon Her­itage House was RHF Board Pres­i­dent Rev. Lav­erne R. Joseph, cen­ter, along with other pro­gram of­fi­cials and in­vited guests.

PHOTO BY MICHAEL CHAP­MAN

Escalon Sun­rise Ro­tary Club mem­ber Jor­don Freitas of­fers a few words at the re­cent cel­e­bra­tion mark­ing the 55th an­niver­sary of Re­tire­ment Hous­ing Foun­da­tion, which op­er­ates the Her­itage House se­nior com­plex in Escalon.

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