Low-income seniors get assisted living facility

Date Added: 06-09-2006

With contributions from the Nevada Housing Division and the city of Las Vegas, Silver Sky, an assisted-living facility for low-income seniors, officially opened. Read the excerpt below. Las Vegas Business Press - Las Vegas,NV Tuesday, September 05, 2006 BY IAN MYLCHREEST Teamwork was the name of the game last week when Silver Sky, an assisted-living facility for low-income seniors, officially opened. All the elected officials and other stakeholders emphasized that the project would not have succeeded without the cooperation of many. The 90-bed facility is the brainchild of the Model Assisted Living Advisory Committee, which was created to tackle the problem of affordable housing and care for frail seniors. State Sen. Barbara Buckley (D-Las Vegas) said she first understood the need for such a facility when she was walking her district and saw the difficulties facing impoverished and often widowed seniors. Then she decided that another study was pointless and that the committee should focus on creating a model that could be replicated across the state to answer the need for the rapidly expanding and aging population of seniors in Nevada. It took many players for Silver Sky Assisted Living Facility for Seniors to be erected in Summerlin. The complex deal included an $800,000 gift from Harrah's as well as loans from a number of banks and a 10-acre site along Summerlin Parkway, which was deeded to the project by the Bureau of Land Management. That was a first for the agency, but another parcel has already been allocated for another facility in the northwest valley on Deer Springs Way and Durango Drive. Read the entire article: http://www.lvbusinesspress.com/articles/2006/09/05/news/news03.txt