Ken and Barb called Framingham their home for decades; they were married there, raised their family there, participated in church groups, VA groups, and more. They relocated to the Cape for their retirement but after twenty years, several bad falls, and a stroke, they felt less mobile and more isolated from their family back in Framingham. With the historic surge in housing prices, how could they afford to move back to the MetroWest area? Their whole extended family was thrilled when they received word that The Coolidge at Sudbury would become Ken and Barb’s new home!
Since 2000, the median home value in Framingham increased almost 63% and the area median rent increased by approximately 45%.* Lack of affordable options in Framingham and other suburban cities and towns prevents seniors from staying in the communities they call home and cuts them off from support networks that are critically important to their health and wellbeing. BBH is committed to addressing this issue by working with cities and towns to build quality affordable housing that meets the specific needs of the their rapidly growing senior populations.
Although Ken and Barb were apprehensive about making the change, they are very happy to be back in MetroWest.“Giving up the house is tough after 19 years, but we’re having fun,” says Ken. “Other places we looked at in our price range didn’t compare, and the staff makes sure everything runs so smoothly here.”
“We are quite happy,” Barb tells us, “We immediately got involved when we moved in.” In fact you’ll find both Ken and Barb using the fitness center, organizing resident potlucks, and helping their neighbors run errands and carry groceries up from the lobby.
Here at BBH, we are so excited to be preparing to break ground on the second phase of our Coolidge at Sudbury. Look for more news soon as we move forward with creating 56 additional places to call home for people like Ken and Barb. Read more resident stories here!
*City of Framingham’s Housing Plan, June 2014