WHAT WILL CITYPLACE BE?
CityPlace will be a community of moderate-income seniors and young adults with disabilities. It will consist of 15-20 affordable, efficient, single, duplex, or triplex homes. Each will be 500 – 900 sq. ft., accommodating one or two people. All homes will include outdoor living space, private and common, enhancing the perception of a spacious dwelling. “In-Home Technology" will provide daily medication and other reminders, remote monitoring, and easy communication for residents on an as-needed basis.
WHERE WILL CITYPLACE BE?
CityPlace will form a “pocket neighborhood” set in the midst of the urban core of downtown Wilmington, NC close to destinations that matter to its residents.
Restaurants, the library, the riverfront, and events venues will all be easily accessible on foot or by free trolley. The “walking score” of the location will be at least 80 and the surrounding neighborhood will include the necessities and amenities that contribute to a convenient and stimulating lifestyle.
The free public trolley or City bus will be nearby, and bicycle will be an option for reaching many destinations. Residents who are unable to use the public bus will qualify for DART, the City's van service for disabled or frail Wilmingtonians.
WHAT ELSE WILL BE IN THE CITYPLACE NEIGHBORHOOD?
Common areas in the CityPlace neighborhood will include a community room and kitchen for educational activities and large gatherings, bedroom suites that can be reserved by residents for visiting friends or family, a multipurpose room for residents’ interests including music and art, a dog park, and office space for Support Services.
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT CITYPLACE?
CityPlace will be distinct from all other neighborhoods in Wilmington because it will include onsite supports. The goal is to enable residents to remain safely and successfully
in their own homes throughout their lives. An
array of supports, ranging from intermittent referrals or trouble shooting, to intensive problem-solving and planning, will draw upon the vast knowledge and inventory of resources of the support leader - who will be available to the residents of CityPlace on an as-needed basis. The seniors and the young adults with disabilities of CityPlace will have the supports they need to make their house a home for a lifetime.
SPECIFICALLY, WHAT SUPPORTS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO SENIORS?
For seniors who have questions or needs regarding
Insurance or benefits
and many others...
CityPlace will provide "Options Counseling" to all seniors who need it. Options Counseling will put information, recommendations and referrals at their fingertips on dozens of topics and areas of concern. A trained expert support leader will be available on-site to help identify areas in which they may need assistance to stay in their homes as they get older.
In-Home Technology will aid communication and offer reminders as needed.
Click again on the "Our Vision" button above for a detailed description of Options Counseling and In-Home Technology.
SPECIFICALLY, WHAT SUPPORTS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO YOUNG PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES?
Young people with disabilities will have both In-Home Technology and a support leader to provide "Supported Decision Making" whenever it is needed. In-Home Technology and Supported Decision Making, taken together, will offer important cues, coaching, and problem solving to enable the young adult to live safely at home.
Click again on the "Our Vision" button above for a detailed description of In-Home Technology and Supported Decision Making.
Our vision is a work in progress.
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