Miami Jewish Health Systems Further Expands Reach In Broward County By Opening Third Independent Living Facility For Low Income Seniors

June 13th, 2013 By Jackie Larena-Lacayo

MIAMI – Miami Jewish Health Systems, will host a Ribbon Cutting ceremony and Open House on May 7th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. for the newly constructed Douglas Gardens North III building located at 707 SW 88th Avenue in Pembroke Pines. This 75 apartment building was constructed through a $10.5 million grant received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) specifically designated for low-income seniors.

“In conjunction with our mission of delivering high quality healthcare, our goal is to provide affordable housing for those who are in need, particularly our low-income seniors in our community. Douglas Gardens North provides safe, affordable homes. In addition, we are pleased to expand our presence in Broward County with this new project,” stated Jeffrey Freimark, President and CEO for Miami Jewish Health Systems.

Douglas Gardens North resides on a 25 plus acre campus in Pembroke Pines where three low-rise buildings will provide spacious, one-bedroom apartments and an active senior community center for the independent elderly living on a limited income.

The new building is LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified as it was constructed under the principles of a green building certification system that employs strategies to improve environmental performance.

“We are satisfied that this project was truly ‘Going Green’ because it did have less of an impact on the environment. We implemented a series of environmentally-sustainable features throughout the entire construction phase. For example, excess drywall, concrete wash-off, metal and underbrush were all specially collected and distributed to various recycle centers in the area that specialize in putting these materials back into products to be used once again,” said William R. Holmes, Director of Douglas Gardens Senior Housing.

To enjoy the standard of living that this modern apartment building offers, at least one member of the family needs to be 62 years or older. Eligibility according to income is determined each year. For more information about Douglas Gardens North, please call 954-704-3464.

Miami Jewish Health Systems hired C.C. Hodgson Architectural Group to design the building and Coral Gables, Florida-based Beauchamp Construction Company served as general contractor.

About Miami Jewish Health Systems

Miami Jewish Health Systems is one of the most innovative healthcare providers in the United States. Treating approximately 10,000 people of all ages, ethnicities and religions annually, this not-for-profit organization, formerly known as Miami Jewish Home and Hospital, offers community-based, residential and on-campus medical programs. The 73-year-old institution draws patients from across the nation and around the world for its pioneering Centers of Excellence that include: Rosomoff Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center, Brucker Biofeedback Center, Memory Center, Rehabilitation Services at Miami Jewish Health Systems’ Nursing Facility and the Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). More information on Miami Jewish Health Systems is available at www.miamijewishhealth.org.

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