New $4.4M elderly housing complex in Calcasieu Parish

VIDEO: New elderly housing in Calcasieu Parish

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday morning to celebrate a new $4.4 million elderly housing complex in Lake Charles.

The ceremony was held at The Whispering Hope Elderly Housing Complex on Griffin Street and the corner of U.S. 171.

Participants of the event were able to tour the largest of four elderly housing facilities in Calcasieu Parish.

"One day the wind was just blowing and blowing and it sounded like the wind was saying you need to help somebody, help our senior citizens they must have hope." said Bernardo de la Rionda with Calcasieu's Counsel on Aging. "All of a sudden we said, 'that's the name, whispering hope.' So this is why we have whispering hope so everybody can have hope to do what they really want to do and have peace, love and happiness."

The new elderly home offers 41 one-bedroom homes to residents 62 and older. The energy-efficient apartments also include on-site management, water and sewer paid emergency pull cord system and a laundry facility on site.

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