September News Round-Up: What's New at Wakeland?
September 28th, 2016
COMING SOON: TALMADGE GATEWAY
Construction is buzzing along at Talmadge Gateway, Wakeland and City Heights Community Development Corporation's new community of 60 studio apartments that will provide permanent supportive housing for seniors in San Diego's historic Talmadge neighborhood. Workers recently poured nearly 75 truckloads of concrete on the second floor podium deck at the property, which should be ready for residents in the summer of 2017. Special thanks to our general contractor, Allgire, for their swift and careful work on this very special project.
ANZA VETERANS HONORED
The City of Riverside's 9/11 Day of Service Committee paid tribute to veterans living at Wakeland's Home Front at Camp Anza community with a lunch during this year's commemoration of the September 11th terrorist attacks. After a flag-raising ceremony and tribute to fallen heroes of September 11, 2001, volunteers from the Olive Garden served residents a tasty meal. Wakeland gives special thanks to Riverside Councilman Jim Perry and his staff for bringing this event to our residents.
YOUNG READERS REWARDED
Ten young students from our City Heights Ten communities recently 'graduated' from a new program that helps budding readers develop a lifelong love of literature. The Readers in the Heights program provided youngsters between the ages of 6 and 9 with a library card, daily reading practice and free lunch for four weeks during their summer vacation. Each of the new grads also received school supplies and 10 books to start (or supplement) their personal library. In total, 38 children graduated from the program, which is organized by Wakeland's partners at City Heights Community Development Corporation with funding from the United Way and other community groups.
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