The B’nai B’rith Homecrest House in Silver Spring received a $60,000 grant from the state of Maryland for improvements to its Edwards Building, which provides services for low-income seniors.
Improvements will include replacing the carpet and flooring.
The house also recently received an unspecified grant from the Washington, D.C.-based Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation to help with medication and therapeutic massage costs.
Homecrest House is an interfaith, nonprofit senior residence on 10 acres of land, with its own lake. Three buildings provide 235 apartments for independent seniors and 42 apartments for personal care services. There also are some apartments for adults with physical mobility challenges.
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Opened in 1979 through the efforts of members of National Capital B’nai B’rith Lodges, Homecrest House is a not-for-profit, non-denominational community in Silver Spring, Md.
It consists of three multi-story apartment buildings (277 apartments), each reflecting a contemporary design and offering a variety of amenities.
Qualifying residents may receive subsidies for rent.
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Each of the B’nai B’rith buildings has dedicated staff that are continually looking for ways to enhance the lives of the residents, and being able to provide medication and therapeutic massage to the residents, as well as improving the aesthetics of the building accomplishes that goal.
People helping people, that’s what B’nai B’rith is all about. The success of our program cannot be measured by the number of apartment units we have built, because buildings are more than just bricks and mortar.
Our success is measured by the many lives we have touched and indeed, enriched.