From YouTube: NewsMakers: Mary Marshall Assisted Residence
The official ground breaking for the first Affordable Assisted Living facility in Arlington County.
Building before us will be substantially renovated and it will provide housing, affordable, housing primarily to seniors who have mental health disabilities, and what we're going to do is renovate this, so it really functions like a home. The individuals will have their own units with kitchens or kitchenettes there'll, be some common space. Some community space they'll be an upper, be a place for games when.
This project, this property came on the market and it was a nursing, home or assisted living project before privately owned and privately run. That was just about the time we were looking fairly seriously at the need for supportive housing for many of the folks that the Department of Human Services served, who needed to age in place, age with dignity, age with increasing level of services but age, in a way that they could the live of high quality of life and still be part of our community.
Mother was a national expert in long-term care and issues of Aging, and so this would be the most fitting tribute you could possibly imagine she cared very deeply about this. She worked very hard in the state legislature and in the National Conference of State Legislatures to to work on issues of aging, with comfort and dignity, and, and so it was a passionate concern of hers and she would be so honored and we're all excited and I'm very honored. Everyone in the family.