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November 16, 2010 > Senior housing to break ground in Fremont

Senior housing to break ground in Fremont

A groundbreaking ceremony to begin construction of a 98-apartment complex for senior citizens is slated for today, Tuesday, November 16. Peralta Senior Apartments, located on Peralta Boulevard just east of Fremont Boulevard in Fremont, is expected to open in early 2012 with 98 one- and two-bedroom apartments for low income seniors The development will also include 9,035 sq. ft. of clinic and day center space for On Lok Lifeways, a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) provider offering medical, social and supportive services to frail seniors to help them age in place.

Peralta Senior Apartments is designed as an environmentally-sensitive development constructed with sustainable building methods and features designed to ensure energy-efficiency and sustainability. An on-site community room, landscaped central courtyard, and raised gardening beds for resident use will be included in the new facility. Identification of needs and a connection to community-based services will be provided by the City of Fremont Human Services Department - Senior Support Services Division.

This $37.8M development is the result of a partnership between Eden Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Fremont, City of Fremont, County of Alameda, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, California Department of Housing and Community Development, StopWaste.Org, Union Bank, N.A., and Enterprise Community Investment, Inc.

Hayward-based Eden Housing, a long-term owner-operator of its developments has, since its inception in 1968, developed 5,688 housing units and 61,100 square feet of adjoining commercial/retail space in 80 properties.

About 25% of Peralta Senior Apartments will be "frail elderly" who can elect On Lok Lifeways services, all-inclusive care. On Lok Lifeways began nearly 40 years ago to serve vulnerable seniors in Chinatown and North Beach (San Francisco). On Lok Lifeways provides seniors with primary and preventive care, nutrition, prescription drugs, physical therapy, social services and other acute and long-term care.

For more information about Peralta Senior Housing, visit

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