Wallick Participates in Columbus Pride

The Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival and March celebrated 38 years of LGBTQ Pride this past weekend with the theme “The Power of Pride.” The city was filled with rainbows and cheerful people, including Wallick associates.

Along with friends and family, associates were welcomed to join Wallick in the festivities. Wallick’s DEI+B committee hosted a tent where associates took turns talking with people and handing out Pride bracelets and pins. They also organized t-shirts for everyone to wear and banners, signs, and flags to hold while marching. Our associates were among the 13,000 marchers who showed their Pride support up and down High Street on Saturday.

For Nick Sampsel, Wallick’s Financial Analyst, Saturday was a positive and encouraging experience.

“Pride was a blast! You couldn’t help but feel good seeing everyone cheer and wear their most colorful outfits,” Nick said. “With all the craziness in the world, it was a breath of fresh air to see so many people come together to celebrate ideas of peace, love, unity, and respect. Shoutout to Wallick for being involved in the parade, the organizers that made it happen, and all the wonderful people that made it out. It was truly a special day!” 

Scot Henshaw, Business Office Manager at Oakleaf Toldeo, made the trip to Columbus to participate in Pride.

“It meant a lot to see so many supportive coworkers from different sectors come out to support Pride,” said Scot. “It made me very happy to hold up our banner and walk with a company that recognizes how much diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging mean to all our associates and those we serve. I look forward to seeing more of the work we are doing and the impact that it will have.” 

Wallick Awarded Two Tax Credit Deals

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) awarded Wallick Communities $1, 250,000 in 9% low-income housing tax credits to finance the construction of The Landings at Delta Crossing, which will provide a high-quality, safe housing option for seniors in Maumee, OH. Delta Crossing will have one and two-bedroom apartments – a total of 60 units.

OHFA awarded Wallick an additional $760,000 in tax credits to fund the rehabilitation of Greentree Apartments, a multifamily community in Cincinnati, OH with a total of 50 units with two-, three-, and four-bedroom options.

Thank you to OHFA and our partners for their unwavering support in the development of these pivotal communities.

Wallick Acquires Two Ohio Communities

Wallick recently acquired two affordable apartment communities in Ohio, Stow Kent Gardens and Overbrook Park.

Stow Kent is nestled in Stow, OH, about 45 minutes northeast of Akron. The Section 8 community has 85 apartments and serves families and seniors.

Overbrook Park resides in the city of Chillicothe, OH. The community consists of 50 two and three-bedroom townhomes, also serving families through the Section 8 program.

Not only do the acquisitions of Stow Kent Gardens and Overbrook Park expand Wallick’s Ohio portfolio, but they also expand our mission of opening doors to homes, opportunities, and hope. It’s our greatest pleasure to welcome these communities and residents to our family.

Join Wallick at Columbus Pride Festival

Wallick Communities is proud to participate in the Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival & March on June 18, 2022. Come see our DEI+B Committee as they represent the company during the march and pass out water and other goods at Wallick’s sponsored tent.

FESTIVAL

Where: Goodale Park

When: June 18 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

What: With over 200 nonprofit and corporate vendors, 2 performance stages, a community wellness area, a DJ/dancing pad, and a plethora of community resources–there will be something at the festival for you.

 

MARCH

Where: Broad St. & High St. (the procession will travel north on High St. toward Goodale Park)

When: Saturday, June 18, 2022 | March Step Off at 10:30 a.m.

Wallick Uses Latest Technology to Connect with Seniors

Here’s a sneak peek of Wallick Senior Living’s (WSL) latest ad.

Cora Gillespie is a Memory Care Coordinator at The Ashford of Grove City. Like Cora, many of WSL’s memory care staff use innovative methods to connect residents to what interests and fulfills them.

One of those means includes piloting the state-of-the-art tool called iN2L, also known as It’s Never Too Late. iN2L is a touch-screen system that offers content-driven engagement to support social interaction, cognitive and physical exercise, and memory support. Most importantly, it serves as an avenue for caregivers and families to connect with their aging loved ones.

Catch WSL’s ad that airs on NBC4 starting May 9.

New Homes, Bright Outlook: Wallick Featured in Affordable Housing News

Resident Success Story: New Country, New Kitchen

When Mr. and Mrs. Roman moved to the mainland of the United States from Puerto Rico, they were excited to move into their new apartment at Batavia Village near Cincinnati, OH. After coming from so far away, they did not have one kitchen utensil or food item.

Thanks to Wendy Cappelano, the Service Coordinator at Batavia Village, the Roman family had their needs assessed on the day of their move-in. Mildred Hernandez, a leasing agent at Wallick, assisted Wendy with interpreting and helped the Romans choose items needed to establish their kitchen.

A local non-profit organization, Inter Parish Ministry, has a program called Fresh Start Kitchen. The goal of the Fresh Start Program is to provide families with the necessities to stock a kitchen with the food and supplies needed for a home.

Mr. and Mrs. Roman were able to choose pantry, freezer, refrigerated, and basic food items and essential kitchen items such as plates, bowls, glasses, baking pans, cleaning supplies, utensils, and small appliances. Now, they have a well-stocked kitchen to create healthy meals!

Saving on the initial cost of stocking a kitchen is huge, and the Romans are so appreciative of all that was given to them. They don’t know how to say thank you enough and even bring yummy food and Puerto Rican coffee to Wallick’s Batavia office!

Resident Success Story: He’s Wirth It

Highpoint’s resident, Mr. Wirth, was having difficulty taking care of himself at home due to his lack of mobility and weakness, which had unfortunately already caused several falls. He needed assistance with personal care and walking.

The property manager and service coordinator at Highpoint got a rollator to help Mr. Wirth walk and go to the grocery store, a bath chair to assist with showering, and a homemaker to help around the home.

The Homemaker Program is funded through a grant from the federal U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support low-income elderly or disabled adults to be more independent while meeting their daily living needs such as household chores and personal care.

Thankfully, Mr. Wirth now has housing stability and can comfortably stay in his home.

Applewood Village Recognized as the Best of Newark

Applewood Village was selected as the Best of Newark Award winner in the Apartment Building category.

The Newark Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Newark area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. Those chosen by the Newark Award Program have excellent customer service, community involvement, and contribute to Newark being a great place to live, work, and play.

Newly renovated, Applewood Village offers 1-, 2-, 3- and 4- bedroom garden apartments and townhomes in Newark, OH.

Congratulations to Applewood Village and all those who help make it an award-winning place!

 

KHC Awards Wallick 9% LIHTC Award

The Kentucky Housing Corporation announced their 2022 9% low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) Awards. Of the 33 applications submitted, only 13 applications received an award. Wallick received a 9% LIHTC reservation of $1,394,000 under the “New Supply – Urban” pool for Four Pointe Apartments. This award represents the largest tax credit award in Wallick’s history.

This community will be a new 82-unit development consisting of 18 one-bedroom, 46 two-bedroom, and 18 three-bedroom units serving families in Richmond, Kentucky. Wallick also partnered with several excellent organizations in the community, including AppHarvest, an applied technology company building some of the world’s largest high-tech indoor farms in Appalachia including a new 60-acre indoor farm currently under construction just 15 minutes from the project site, the New Opportunity School for Women, an organization that works hand-in-hand with under-resourced Appalachian women to overcome barriers, God’s Outreach of Madison County Foodbank, and the Blue Grass Community Foundation.

Wallick’s Development team would like to thank everyone who helped make the application for Four Pointe Apartments possible.

Wallick Associates Help Refugees Find Homes

In partnering with Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services (ETSS) and Homeport, Wallick is proud to help house as many as 75 refugees from Afghanistan.

The first five households completed applications at Marsh Run at the beginning of January, and two brothers have already found their new home at Blacklick Crossing. This month, three families or individuals will be moving into Marsh Run in addition to three new residents at Georges Creek. Homeport owns and Wallick Communities manages Marsh Run, Blacklick Crossing, and Georges Creek.

Thank you to Homeport and our Wallick associates for making this possible!

Wallick Closes on Fenner Ridge Apartments

In mid-2020, Wallick received Low Income Housing Tax Credits from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) to finance Fenner Ridge Apartments located in Hillsboro, OH.

In December, Fenner Ridge reached another milestone: its closing. Initial work at the site has begun, and construction will continue through December 2022.

Fenner Ridge is a new affordable property for families in Highland County. The community will include 56 units in three walk-up buildings and offer one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.

Wallick Closes on Meadow Valley

Last Thursday marked Wallick’s closing of Meadow Valley, a soon-to-be constructed senior living community in Traverse City, Michigan.

This is the first phase of the Traverse City project, which includes the construction of a Senior Living Facility that will contain 104 Licensed Beds (60 assisted living beds, 44 memory care beds) and 50 Independent Living Units. Phase 1 will also include 20 Independent Living cottages that Wallick anticipates to close on in early 2022.

Conceptual planning for Meadow Valley began in December 2018 and construction began in October 2021.  The scheduled completion date is April 2024.

Thank you to Wallick’s Development team, Wallick Construction, and all of our partners who are helping bring this community to life.

Wallick Acquires Three Affordable Communities

Wallick Communities recently acquired three affordable apartment communities: Salem Acres, Findlay Commons, and Cooper Crossing Apartments.

  • Salem Acres Apartments offers 2- and 3-bedroom apartment homes for families in Salem, Ohio. The community has 45 apartments and serves families through the Section 8 program.
  • Findlay Commons offers 2- and 3-bedroom garden and townhome apartments for families in historic Findlay, Ohio. The community has 50 apartments and serves families through the Section 8 program.
  • Cooper Crossing offers 2- and 3-bedroom garden and townhome apartments for families in South Point, Ohio. The community has 44 apartments and serves families through the Section 8 program.

Not only do these acquisitions grow Wallick’s already large presence in Ohio, but also expand its mission to open doors to homes, opportunities, and hope. The company is beyond words to welcome the new associates and residents to the Wallick family.

Wallick Awarded 1.2M in Housing Credits

Wallick recently received a 9% tax credit award. The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) Board of Directors approved a reservation of credits for 17 developments: one being a reservation of $1,200,000 in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and a $500,000 Development Fund loan for the preservation of Franklin Cove Apartments.

This Wallick-owned asset has a total of 108 units (48 1-BR, 60 2-BR) for families, as well as seniors 62 and older. Fully accessible units will be available throughout the property for individuals of any age. It is located in Johnson County, 30 minutes south of Indianapolis.

We are pleased to have Resident Resources Network providing their services at Franklin Cove of connecting residents to supportive services.

Thank you to IHCDA for its unwavering support for the preservation of Franklin Cove Apartments.

Wallick Communities announces first projects in North Carolina and Detroit

Wallick Senior Living Commemorates Veterans Day

Yesterday was the yearly holiday honoring America’s veterans for their patriotism and willingness to sacrifice and serve. Several senior living communities at Wallick celebrated this day and their own veterans.

The Ashford on Broad invited their veterans for a time full of dessert, champagne, and sharing their unforgettable stories with each other. The staff honored the veterans with a red rose and flag, gift bags with handmade ornaments that contained soldiers and flags, frames made for each veteran with their pictures to create an American Heroes wall to honor each veteran calling AOB their home.

An unveiling of a mural honoring the 15 veterans living at The Ashford at Sturbridge was how the community commemorated Veteran’s Day this year. The mural will be the focal point of the community, with scenes representing each branch of service and incorporating photographs of each veteran. These 14 men and one woman represent the Navy, Army, Airforce, and Marine Corps with service in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Teacher, Lexi Schmitt, created the Veterans Day mural. The American Legion of Hilliard led the community in the Pledge of Allegiance, and each veteran was presented with a certificate and flag pin honoring their service.

NBC4, a Columbus, OH television station, joined the Veteran’s Day festivities at The Ashford at Sturbridge.

These were two of many exciting and humbling events held throughout the country yesterday.

Wallick Celebrates The Crescent Grand Opening

On Thursday, many joined us in celebrating the grand opening of The Crescent at Oakleaf Village in Toledo-Sylvania, Ohio. The afternoon began with CEO, Amy Albery, giving the warm welcome.

Remarks were then said by several notable guests:

  • John CrandallSylvania Township Trustee
  • Mayor Craig StoughCity of Sylvania  
  • State Senator Theresa GavaroneSenate District 2  
  • Stephanie HessSVP, Senior Living Operations, Wallick Communities 
  • Monsignor Michael Billiangave the invocation 

Afterward, there was a ribbon-cutting, followed by tours, food, and welcoming the public on-site to commemorate the start and success of this community.

Thank you to all who were there to attend! For those who missed out but would like to watch, click here for a link to the celebration speeches.

The Crescent is an all-inclusive, independent living community with 54 units. Learn more about The Crescent here.

Mayor Rita Ali Tours Parkwood Commons

The mayor of Peoria, IL, Dr. Rita Ali, visited Parkwood Commons on October 6, one of Wallick Communities’ five affordable apartment communities in Peoria. Led by Jonathan Stonebraker, Wallick’s assistant regional vice president, Mayor Ali toured several apartment units and the community’s clubhouse, including a community room, on-site laundry facility, computer center, kitchenette, and management offices.

Currently, the State of Illinois lacks nearly 300,000 affordable rental homes. Parkwood Commons is one of the only affordable apartment communities for large families in Peoria, as the community offers 5-bedroom units. With Parkwood Commons’ rehabilitation, Wallick’s investment in the City of Peoria is now $70 million. It includes the recent restoration of 478 other apartment homes at Parkview Estates, Hurlburt House, Schlarman House, and Reservoir Estates.

Parkwood was built in the early 1970s, and until Wallick acquired the community, there had not been any physical updates or renovations since its construction. After nearly two years of work, Wallick completed its $19.4 million rehabilitation of Parkwood Commons in May of 2021.

Now, Parkwood has 100 total units spread across 50 buildings with two, three, four, and five-bedroom apartments. Significant rehab work was done in each apartment, including new plumbing; energy-efficient windows and doors; low-flow toilets, showerheads, and faucets; new kitchen cabinets and appliances; new light fixtures and ceiling fans in the living room and dining rooms; new water heaters; new hard-wired fire detection units in all areas; and new central HVAC.

Wallick Closes on Tenth Senior Living Community

Last Friday marked the closing of The Ashford of Beavercreek, a soon-to-be constructed senior living community in Beavercreek, Ohio.

This new development will have 22 private and shared memory care suites with 32 beds, and 82 studio, and one- and two-bedroom assisted and independent living suites for up to 120 residents.

The 104-unit community will be a single building with a three-story assisted and independent living wing, and a single-story memory care wing. A shared center area will link the two, featuring seating areas, activity rooms, a fitness center, beauty salon and barbershop, art studio, formal and private dining rooms, and a grab-and-go bistro that will have a dual purpose as a pub for happy hours and informal resident socializing.

When fully occupied, The Ashford of Beavercreek will create up to 51 new, full-time jobs in Beavercreek that include nurses, personal care assistants, maintenance techs, housekeepers, cooks, and marketing and administrative staff.

Construction will begin in October 2021 and is expected to be completed by the spring of 2023.