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Tidwell, Ashford Residents Join Heart of Service’s Annual Backpack Drive

It’s more than a backpack. It’s a fresh start.  Wallick’s volunteer committee Heart of Service held its annual backpack drive, but with a twist. In August, the committee had over 1,000 school items delivered to The Ashford on Broad, where residents eagerly awaited to help stuff backpacks for 200 children that live in Wallick’s affordable […]

Wallick Expands Presence to Iowa

In May, Wallick Communities closed on the acquisition of Wapello Woods Apartments, a 46-unit, Section 8 multi-family community in Ottumwa, IA. Wapello Woods is the company’s first community in Iowa and Wallick has partnered with Young Management Corporation, which will oversee operations at the apartments. Only a short car trip from the Des Moines River, […]

Congressman Stivers, Senator Kunze Among Others Attend Sturbridge Grand Opening

  On Tuesday, The Ashford at Sturbridge in Hilliard, OH opened its doors to nearly 100 community members, residents, and business partners for its grand opening celebration. Several state and local officials were in attendance as well. Senator Stephanie Kunze, The Ohio Senate Congressman Steve Stivers, US House of Representatives, 15th District of Ohio Kevin […]

Kentucky Housing Corporation Awards Wallick $1.43 Million in Housing Credits

Recently, the Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) awarded Wallick $1.43 million in 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC). Of those tax credits: $780,000 will be used to develop Cornerstone Crossing, a soon-to-be 50-unit, new affordable senior community in Elsmere, KY. $650,000 will fund the redevelopment of Liberty Manor, one of Wallick’s multifamily affordable communities in Liberty, […]

Hurricane Maria Victims Find Refuge at Highland Village

In 2017, disaster struck Puerto Rico when Category 5 Hurricane Maria ravaged through the Caribbean island, leaving nothing but destruction in its wake. Regarded as the worst natural disaster to affect Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria robbed citizens of food, power, income, and worst of all, their homes. Earlier this year, Jennifer Dranschak of Kasai North […]

Heart of Service Spreads Holiday Joy at Ashford Communities

With the holidays can come joy and cheer, but also snow and frigid temperatures. And for that reason, Wallick’s volunteer committee, Heart of Service, devised a plan to keep The Ashfords’ senior residents warm and cozy this chilly season by organizing a blanket drive. With the help of Wallick’s associates, Heart of Service collected 153 […]

Wallick Unveils $7.1 Million Memory Care Community at Grand Opening Celebration

After 18 months in development, The Grove at Oakleaf Village of Columbus officially opened November 15 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by local officials, project partners and congressional representatives. The Grove Columbus –a $7.1 million project—is Wallick’s second memory care facility for seniors with age-related dementias. When fully occupied, it will employ up to 40 […]

Wallick Associates Build the Dream of Home Ownership with Habitat for Humanity

Affordable, decent housing is one of the most basic human needs; however, so many families and seniors within our own neighborhoods and beyond are still without a place to call home. Like Wallick, Habitat for Humanity (Habitat), a global nonprofit housing organization, works to end poverty by providing safe, affordable housing. For two years now, […]

Wallick Welcomes Sen. Hornback, State Rep. Rand & Other Officials to KY Grand Reopening

Senator Paul Hornback and State Representative Rick Rand were among several officials to attend the grand reopening celebration for three of Wallick’s affordable apartment communities in Kentucky. Locust Ridge (72 units), Highpoint Senior Apartments (44 units) and Bedford Village (40 units) recently underwent rehabs after Wallick was awarded over $1.1 million in tax credits from […]

Wallick Promotes Paul Koehler to Chief Administrative Officer

It’s Wallick’s pleasure to announce Paul Koehler has been promoted to Chief Administrative Officer. In this role, Paul will oversee budget, operations and strategic planning for Wallick’s IT, HR, Advertising & Marketing and Project Management departments. In 2014, Paul joined Wallick as Chief Information Officer to lead the Company’s IT team in addition to identifying […]

Grand Reopening at Cypress Commons after $7 Million Rehab

Wallick Communities has completed a $7 million renovation at Cypress Commons, a 44-unit affordable multifamily housing community in Middletown, OH. A grand reopening celebration was held at the community on October 17. Renovations at Cypress Commons began in 2017 after the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) awarded Wallick close to $500,000 in 9% low-income housing […]

Here’s a Sneak Peek of The Ashford at Sturbridge

It was going to take a lot more than chilly temps and drizzly rain to stop Wallick’s business partners from catching a first glimpse of The Ashford at Sturbridge, the Company’s latest affordable assisted living community. Over 50 guests eagerly arrived at Sturbridge last Thursday for the Community’s first event since Wallick broke ground last […]

Construction on The Grove Columbus Wraps Up

The Grove Columbus is Wallick’s second memory care community that will provide housing and care to seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia-related illnesses. This $7.1 million community will be composed of four neighborhoods that can support up to a total of 56 residents. Designed to accommodate seniors as they progress through the stages of dementia, each […]

Wallick’s Development Team Announces Change

It’s Wallick’s pleasure to announce that John Leonard has taken leadership of the company’s development team, in addition to our construction team. Since 2016, John has successfully led Wallick Construction, and under his guidance, the company has seen project after project completed on-time and on-budget. Now, John will lead both business units and oversee projects from concept […]

Andrew Piletz Joins Wallick as Director of Marketing, Senior Living

Meet Andrew, our new Director of Marketing for Senior Living. He leads the marketing and strategy for our senior living communities which includes: positioning, brand strategy, and lead generation. Andrew joins Wallick Communities after spending eight years at Abbott Nutrition. In his previous role as Senior Brand Manager, Andrew led the direct marketing efforts for […]

Congressman Bill Johnson Speaks at Lawrence Manor’s Grand Reopening

On Thursday, Congressman Bill Johnson was in South Point, OH to visit Lawrence Manor Apartments, an affordable senior community commending its recent renovation and grand reopening. Lawrence Manor is one of several communities owned or managed by Wallick that Congressman Johnson has visited within the last four years. In partnership with the Ohio Housing Finance […]

The Ashford on Broad Ranked First Among Columbus Assisted Living Communities for Resident Satisfaction

The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, a division of the Ohio Department of Aging, has released results of the 2017 Long-Term Care Resident Satisfaction Survey. This survey, conducted through face-to-face interviews with residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities, assessed residents’ satisfaction with an array of subjects related to their care and […]

Wallick’s Senior Living Operations Announce Change

To strengthen support for its growing portfolio of affordable assisted living and memory care communities, Wallick has promoted Stephanie Hess to Vice President, Senior Living Operations. In this role, Stephanie’s main responsibility is overseeing Wallick’s senior living communities, which include The Ashfords (Broad, Mt. Washington and Sturbridge) and Oakleaf campuses (Toledo and Columbus). Additional dedicated […]

Wallick Ranks Second on Cincinnati MHA’s Preferred Developer List

On Tuesday, the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (Cincinnati MHA) Board approved Wallick Communities as one of six preferred developers that the organization will partner with over the next couple years to help reposition the existing public housing stock in its portfolio. Wallick was one of eleven firms that responded to the Request for Proposal. Upon […]

63 Individuals Hired at Job Fair Held by Resident Resources Network

An innovative approach to the traditional job fair led to more than 60 low-income, underemployed and hard-to-place jobseekers to employment opportunities. Held in March by Resident Resources Network (RRN), a nonprofit established in 2011 by Wallick Communities, this job fair strayed from more traditional methods by bringing the event to jobseekers and the community in […]

Three Residents Awarded Jack Wallick Scholarships

Congratulations to the following residents, who have been awarded the Jack Wallick Memorial Scholarship for 2018: Brittany Durham: A resident of Fair Park Apartments in Sardinia, OH, Ms. Durham will attend Kaplan University to attain a bachelor’s degree in business.   Earnestine Jones: Ms. Jones lives at Garden View Acres, located in Toledo, OH. She will […]

The Grove Columbus Hosts First Event Since Groundbreaking

Dozens of business partners and community members eagerly arrived at The Grove at Oakleaf Village of Columbus last week to catch a quick tour of the progress that’s been made over the past year. The Grove Columbus will be Wallick’s second memory care community that will provide housing and care to seniors with Alzheimer’s and […]

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