Benjamin Rose Unveils New Apartments for Seniors
The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging unveiled 36 newly renovated one-bedroom apartments for low-income seniors at Margaret Wagner House in May 2012. Click here for video of the ribbon cutting.
The Margaret Wagner Apartments, as 2375 Euclid Heights Blvd in Cleveland Heights, first opened in 2003 in BRIA's former nursing home. The original 24 apartments occupy the fourth and fifth floors of the building and are a mix of one-bedroom and studio apartments.
The Margaret Wagner Apartments are supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Section 202
- Margaret Wagner House opened in January 1961 as a "rest home"
- Was named for BRIA's first Executive Director
- Stopped operating as a nursing facility in 1997
- Became home to Concordia Care (now McGregor PACE) in 1997
- Houses the BRIA Adult Day Program and East Side Partial Hospitalization Program on the Garden Level
- Margaret Wagner Apartments opened in summer 2003, with 18 one-bedroom units and 6 studio apartments
- The apartments are supported by HUD 202
- Margaret Wagner Apartments II, the current project, includes 36 new one-bedroom units
- Ribbon Cutting! BRIA Property Subsidiary Board Chairperson Pat Frutig with residents Mary Little and Lydia Jenkins.
- President/CEO Rich Browdie and Chairperson of the Board Muffy Kaesberg welcome the crowd to the open house.
- Open house attendees.
- Resident Mary Little opened her home to be toured.
- Resident Lydia Jenkins shared her home and homemade pound cake with open house guests.
- Margaret Wagner Apartments are located at 2375 Euclid Heights Boulevard in Cleveland Heights.