7 months ago ·

AHEPA Management Mourns Passing of Founder

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AHEPA Management Mourns Passing of Founder, Former President, Nick Smyrnis
DATE: January 19, 2022
CONTACT: Andrew Kaffes, akaffes@ahepahousing.org

 

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Smyrnis (at right) receives the ANHC Lifetime Achievement Award from then-ANHC President Angelo Kostarides.

AHEPA Affordable Housing Management Company (AMC) deeply mourns the passing of Nick Smyrnis, who was an original founder and former president of the company, announced AMC President and CEO Steve Beck.  Smyrnis also was a founder of AMC’s parent company, AHEPA National Housing Corporation (ANHC), and served as ANHC’s first board president.

“Our company is deeply saddened by the passing of Nick Smyrnis,” Beck said. “Nick is rightfully credited as being the father of AHEPA’s Senior Housing program, and we owe Nick a great deal of debt and gratitude as his vision and leadership are the reasons why we are here today. Our deepest sympathies are with the Smyrnis family.”

Smyrnis served as AMC president the time of the company’s founding in 1991 until his retirement in 2008.

Smyrnis also helped to establish AHEPA National Housing Corporation in 1983 to provide affordable apartment communities for low-income seniors administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program.  Today, ANHC, through its subsidiaries, is a nationwide provider of 87 affordable apartment communities and four affordable assisted living communities in 19 states, serving 5,500 seniors.

“Nick served as a mentor to those of us involved in the AHEPA National Housing program,” ANHC President Carl Hollister said. “He inspired the AHEPA family to provide more affordable, safe, and dignified housing to seniors through his passion, knowledge, and the outstanding example he set forth for us to follow. His passing leaves a void that will be impossible to fill. We will take what we learned from him, and we will honor his memory by continuing to grow our mission to serve more seniors in need. May his memory be eternal.”

In 2014, ANHC presented Smyrnis with its Lifetime Achievement Award. ANHC also sponsored a service dog for a veteran named, “Nick S.,” after Smyrnis and former ANHC Chairman Emeritus Nick Stratas, who passed away in 2018.

From 1979 to 1981, Smyrnis served two terms as Supreme President of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (Order of AHEPA), a Hellenic heritage fraternal service organization whose chapters are the nonprofit sponsors of the affordable apartment communities.

Smyrnis hailed from Indianapolis. He passed away on January 15, 2022, at the age of 98.

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8 months ago ·

AMC Completes 87 Covid-19 Vaccination Booster Clinics

 

DATE: December 22, 2021
CONTACT: Andrew Kaffes, akaffes@ahepahousing.org

AHEPA Management Completes 87 Covid-19 Vaccination Booster Clinics
In 2021, AMC helps administer nearly 8,100 Covid-19 vaccine doses

FISHERS, Ind.— AHEPA Affordable Housing Management Company (AMC) completed 87 Covid-19 vaccination booster clinics at AHEPA Senior Apartments communities nationwide, providing nearly 1,900 people with booster shots, announced AMC President and CEO Steve Beck.

The clinics were held on-site at AMC communities from mid-October to mid-December. Residents were also offered the opportunity to receive other immunizations, such as the flu shot.

shot1“Our service coordination team collaborated with national and local pharmacy chains and health departments to help protect one of our nation’s most vulnerable populations, especially as variants have surged,” Beck said. “I am proud of our personnel who ensured our residents continued to have safe access to the vital supportive services they need to live independently during the pandemic. It is a testament to their training and experience in the field.”

Booster Statistics

  • Residents: 1,722
  • Employees: 103
  • Volunteers: 71

shot2From January to May 2021, AMC completed 211 Covid-19 vaccination clinics at 85 of its communities where nearly 6,200 doses were administered as part of the CDC’s Pharmacy Partnership for Long-term Care Program. In total, AMC helped facilitate the administration of nearly 8,100 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in 2021 to residents, employees, and volunteers.

AHEPA Senior Apartments communities offer very low-income seniors over the age of 62 residential apartment-home living with voluntary supportive services they may need to continue to live independently as they age. The services may include meal services, case management, transportation assistance, public benefits programs enrollment assistance, fitness and wellness programs, housekeeping assistance, and health services.


About AMC

AHEPA Affordable Housing Management Company (AMC) is a mission-driven, nationwide provider of affordable independent senior living and affordable assisted living communities. It has developed and manages 87 affordable independent senior living communities in 19 states that are administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 202 program.

AMC, through its subsidiaries, Hellenic Senior Living, Inc., and Hellenic Management, Inc., owns and manages four affordable assisted living communities with 532 units located in Indiana.

AMC is a subsidiary of AHEPA National Housing Corporation (ANHC) and is based in Fishers, Ind.

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10 months ago ·

Service Coordinator Nolet Appointed to Haverhill’s Housing Task Force

FISHERS, Ind.— AHEPA Affordable Housing Management Company (AMC) congratulates Lucinda Nolet, a service coordinator at AHEPA 39 Senior Apartments, Haverhill, Mass., who earned an appointment to serve on the City of Haverhill’s Housing Task Force. Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini appointed Nolet on August 13, 2021.

“We commend Lucinda on her well-deserved appointment to serve on the city’s Housing Task Force,” AMC President and CEO Steve Beck said. “The Task Force will assess the city’s affordable housing needs, and Lucinda is extremely well-qualified to serve. She is passionate about the issue and the residents we serve. She will be an asset to the Task Force.”

“I thank Mayor Fiorentini for the opportunity to serve, and I am really pleased to be involved with the Task Force,” Nolet said.

Service coordinators ensure residents are linked with the supportive services that allow them to live independently and age in place.

AHEPA 39 Senior Apartments is a 54-unit affordable supportive housing for the elderly community administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Section 202 program that serves very low-income seniors aged 62 and over. It is located at 40 Buttonwoods Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01830.

About AMC

AHEPA Affordable Housing Management Company (AMC) is a mission-driven, nationwide provider of affordable independent senior living and affordable assisted living communities. It has developed and manages 87 affordable independent senior living communities in 19 states, totaling 4,467 units, that are administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 202 program.

AMC, through its subsidiaries, Hellenic Senior Living, Inc., and Hellenic Management, Inc., owns and manages four affordable assisted living communities with 532 units located in Indiana.

AMC is a subsidiary of AHEPA National Housing Corporation (ANHC) and is based in Fishers, Ind.

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10 months ago ·

Thorpe Awarded Leading Age Indiana’s “Caregiver of the Year”

DATE: October 7, 2021

CONTACT: Andrew Kaffes, akaffes@ahepahousing.org

Thorpe Awarded Leading Age Indiana’s “Caregiver of the Year”

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FISHERS, Ind.— AHEPA Affordable Housing Management Company (AMC) congratulates Dawn Thorpe, a qualified medication aide at Hellenic Senior Living of New Albany, who received LeadingAge Indiana’s “Caregiver of the Year” award at LeadingAge Indiana’s Fall Conference, Sept. 28, 2021.

“We congratulate Dawn on this well-served honor bestowed by an industry-leading organization,” AMC President and CEO Steve Beck said. “Dawn is committed to resident care and safety, and it is great to see her passion and excellence recognized by industry leaders and her peers. She represents the best of our team and provides an example for all to emulate.”

AMC Vice President of Operations LaChele Henkle-Weaver, Director of Nursing Jed Bowles, and HSL of Albany Executive Director Jill Robbins, accompanied Dawn at the conference.

Hellenic Senior Living of New Albany is a 125-unit affordable assisted living community located at 2632 Grant Line Rd, New Albany, IN 47150.

AMC owns and manages four affordable assisted living communities, totaling 532 units, in Indiana under its Hellenic Senior Living brand.

About AMC

AHEPA Affordable Housing Management Company (AMC) is a mission-driven, nationwide provider of affordable independent senior living and affordable assisted living communities. It has developed and manages 87 affordable independent senior living communities in 19 states that are administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 202 program.

AMC, through its subsidiaries, Hellenic Senior Living, Inc., and Hellenic Management, Inc., owns and manages four affordable assisted living communities with 532 units located in Indiana.

AMC is a subsidiary of AHEPA National Housing Corporation (ANHC) and is based in Fishers, Ind.

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10 months ago ·

AHEPA Management Adds to Its Affordable Assisted Living Management Portfolio

DATE: October 4, 2021

CONTACT: Andrew Kaffes, akaffes@ahepahousing.org

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AHEPA Management Adds to Its
Affordable Assisted Living Management Portfolio

Company projects to nearly double in size by year’s end

 

FISHERS, Ind.—AHEPA Affordable Housing Management Company (AMC) reached an agreement with Gardant Management Solutions to assume management of Hellenic Senior Living of Mishawaka, a 136-unit affordable assisted living lifestyle community, effective Oct. 1, 2021, announced AMC President and CEO Steve Beck.

The transaction completes AMC’s transition to become the management company of the four affordable assisted living communities it owns in Indiana under its Hellenic Senior Living brand. AMC manages the communities through its subsidiary, Hellenic Management, Inc. (HMI).

“We are excited to meet our goal to expand our management portfolio of affordable assisted living communities in addition to being their owner,” Beck said. “Affordable assisted living is the biggest secret in the country. Our residents are provided with quality round-the-clock services that help them to maintain their independence by assisting with their activities of daily living in a safe, dignified, and affordable residential setting. We look forward to providing a level of service at HSL of Mishawaka that matches some of the finest communities in the country.”

HMI offers low-income seniors, 62 and older, access to affordable and safe residential apartment-home living with the availability of personal assistance, medication administration, and a variety of support services, such as meals, housekeeping, laundry, socialization, and transportation. Residences are one‐bedroom or studio apartments, which include a handicap-adaptable full bathroom, individually controlled heating and cooling, an emergency call system, and a kitchenette.

In addition to Hellenic Senior Living of Mishawaka, AMC owns and manages Hellenic Senior Living of Indianapolis, Hellenic Senior Living of New Albany, and Hellenic Senior Living of Elkhart, the latter of which AMC assumed management, August 1, 2021. AMC’s affordable assisted living portfolio totals 532 units.

Hellenic Senior Living of Mishawaka opened in August 2020. It is located on four acres at 1540 S. Logan St., Mishawaka, IN 46544.

According to Beck, despite the challenges imposed by the pandemic, AMC projects to double in size in 2021, going from 300 employees to an expected 550 by the end of the year.

“A shortage of dignified affordable housing for our nation’s vulnerable seniors and access to the supportive and assisted living services they need to age in place and independently exists across the nation,” Beck said, adding the company’s nationwide waitlist exceeds 4,100. “Our company is positioned for growth to meet the needs of this expanding demographic. During the pandemic, our occupancy rate remained steady at 98.5 percent, and our resilient team has done a fantastic job to provide great service to prioritize the health and safety of our residents, including the facilitation of on-site vaccination clinics.”

In September, HUD awarded $16.7 million to AMC to construct two multifamily affordable elderly properties in Des Moines, Iowa, and South Bend, Ind.

About AMC

AHEPA Affordable Housing Management Company (AMC) is a mission-driven, nationwide provider of affordable independent senior living and affordable assisted living communities. It has developed and manages 87 affordable independent senior living communities in 19 states that are administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 202 program.

AMC, through its subsidiaries, Hellenic Senior Living, Inc., and Hellenic Management, Inc., owns and manages four affordable assisted living communities with 532 units located in Indiana.

AMC is a subsidiary of AHEPA National Housing Corporation (ANHC) and is based in Fishers, Ind.

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11 months ago ·

AHEPA Management Announces Two HUD Awards

DATE: September 24, 2021

CONTACT: Andrew Kaffes, akaffes@ahepahousing.org
                                                                                                                                                           

AHEPA Management Announces Two HUD Awards for
New Multifamily Affordable Housing for Seniors

Projects will be built in Des Moines, Iowa and South Bend, Indiana

 

FISHERS, Ind.—AHEPA Affordable Housing Management Company (AMC) is proud to be the recipient of two U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program grant awards totaling $16.7 million to support the development of new affordable multifamily rental housing for very low-income seniors in Des Moines, Iowa, and South Bend, Ind., announced AMC President and CEO Steve Beck.

The award for the 100-unit Des Moines project is $8.9 million.

The award for the 80-unit South Bend project is $7.8 million.

“The need for affordable housing, especially for very low-income seniors, is great,” Beck said. “Each of our existing affordable elderly housing communities in Des Moines and South Bend have significant waitlists. We are excited and proud to be able to help meet this need with a significant addition of new units in Des Moines and South Bend administered by the HUD Section 202 program.”

Beck added, “I commend our team, and we look forward to working with HUD, federal and city officials, our financing partners, and local AHEPA sponsors to complete these vital projects that will bring safe and dignified affordable housing to Des Moines’ and South Bend’s vulnerable seniors.”

Carl Hollister, chairman of AMC’s parent company, AHEPA National Housing Corporation, stated, “AHEPA is a service organization of Greek Americans and philhellenes that has always sought to give back to the community since its founding in Atlanta in 1922. As volunteers serving on our local housing boards, AHEPA members are proud to be doing their part to help care for our nation’s vulnerable seniors. Congratulations to the board members of AHEPA 192 in Des Moines and AHEPA 100 in South Bend and to the AMC team.”

About AMC

AHEPA Affordable Housing Management Company (AMC) is a mission-driven, nationwide provider of affordable independent senior living and affordable assisted living communities. It has developed and manages 87 affordable independent senior living communities totaling 4,467 units in 19 states that are administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 202 program.

AMC, through its subsidiaries, Hellenic Senior Living, Inc., and Hellenic Management, Inc., owns and manages four affordable assisted living communities with 532 units located in Indiana.

AMC is a subsidiary of AHEPA National Housing Corporation (ANHC) and is based in Fishers, Ind.

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1 year ago ·

Fishers Company Acquires Assisted Living Centers

FISHERS – Fishers-based AHEPA Affordable Housing Management Co. (AMC) has reached an agreement with Gardant Management Solutions in Illinois to take over management of two assisted living communities located in Indiana. The deal will be effective March 1, according to AMC President Steve Beck.

Through its newly-launched subsidiary, Hellenic Management Co., AMC says it will assume management of Hellenic Senior Living of Indianapolis and Hellenic Senior Living of New Albany.

“We are excited about future opportunities for growth and that optimism begins with reaching an agreement with Gardant to assume management of these two fine communities,” Beck said. “We have strengthened and solidified our internal resources and capabilities, including adding sales and operating platforms, to manage affordable independent and assisting living communities effectively. Gardant has been a good partner to aid us through the transition.”

Both communities opened in February 2018 and each one is a 125-unit community located on four acres. AMC says the communities offer seniors of all incomes residential apartment-home living with the availability of personal assistance, medication administration and a variety of convenience and support services.

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1 year ago ·

AHEPA Management to Operate Two Affordable Assisted Living Communities in Indiana

FISHERS, Ind. — AHEPA Affordable Housing Management Co. (AMC) has reached an agreement with Gardant Management Solutions to assume management of two affordable assisted living lifestyle communities located in Indiana, effective March 1.

Through its newly launched subsidiary, Hellenic Management Company, Fishers-based AMC will assume management of two affordable assisted living communities AMC owns, Hellenic Senior Living of Indianapolis and Hellenic Senior Living of New Albany.

“We are excited about future opportunities for growth and that optimism begins with reaching an agreement with Gardant to assume management of these two fine communities,” says Steve Beck, AMC president and CEO. “We have strengthened and solidified our internal resources and capabilities, including adding sales and operating platforms, to manage affordable independent and assisting living communities effectively”

“Affordable assisted living is the biggest secret in the country,” adds Beck. “Our residents are provided with quality round-the-clock services that help them to maintain their independence by assisting with their activities of daily living. ”

Both properties opened in February 2018 and each one is a 125-unit community located on four acres. They offer seniors of all incomes residential apartment living with the availability of personal assistance, medication administration and a variety of convenience and support services, such as meals, housekeeping, laundry, socialization and transportation.

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1 year ago ·

Earned Media Placement – Feb. 15th

Vaccine Distribution Media Blitz

Earned Media Placement | Jan. 4 to Feb. 10

Newspapers & News Websites

On-Air Broadcast | Local On-Air Broadcast |

National

Approximate 1.41 million audience.

Earned placement in eight of Top 50 U.S. media markets; and 14 of the Top 100 (see right-hand column)

“AHEPA Apartments” image(s) carried by Associated Press in Yahoo! News (World Traffic Rank: 10 | Most popular U.S. news website) and ABCNews.go.com (Rank: 30)

PR Newswire service (paid news release placement) Pickup: Associated Press, Market Watch

  • AP distributed to 1,000 media outlets, including: C-SPAN, CBS News, New York Times, Fox News & more.
  • 5,515 views | 64 engagements
    • Both metrics exceed industry benchmarks

KMOV-TV CBS 4, St. Louis | 10 p.m. news segment 3.7 rating (near 48,000 persons)

WPMI-TV NBC 15, Mobile, Ala. | 22 second on-air broadcast announcing AMC clinic dates | Home page placement

60 Minutes (1/31/21 broadcast | 9 million viewers)

Top 100 Media Market Placement

3 | Chicago (includes Merrillville, Ind.)

9 | Boston

11 | Phoenix, Ariz. (includes Flagstaff, Ariz.)

22 | Portland, Ore.

23 | St. Louis

36 | West Palm Beach, Fla.

37 | Cincinnati

49 | Winston-Salem, N.C.

57 | Mobile, Ala. – Pensacola, Fla.

63 | Dayton, Ohio

68 | Des Moines, Iowa

75 | Columbia, S.C.

81 | Madison, Wisc.

99 | Tri-Cities (Va./Tenn.)

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1 year ago ·

Earned Media Placement Snapshot

Vaccine Distribution Media Blitz







Earned Media Placement | Jan. 4 to Feb. 1

Newspapers & News Websites

On-Air Broadcast | Local

On-Air Broadcast | National

Approximate 1.41 million audience.

Earned placement in seven of Top 50 U.S. media markets; and 12 of the Top 100 (see right-hand column)

“AHEPA Apartments” image(s) carried by Associated Press in Yahoo! News (World Traffic Rank: 10 | Most popular U.S. news website) and ABCNews.go.com (Rank: 30)

PR Newswire service (paid news release placement) Pickup: Associated Press, Market Watch

  • AP distributed to 1,000 media outlets, including: C- SPAN, CBS News, New York Times, Fox News & more.
  • 5,515 views | 64 engagements
    • Both metrics exceed industry benchmarks

KMOV-TV CBS 4, St. Louis | 10 p.m. news segment

3.7 rating (near 48,000 persons)

WPMI-TV NBC 15, Mobile, Ala. | 22 second on-air broadcast announcing AMC clinic dates | Home page placement

60 Minutes (1/31/21

broadcast | 9 million viewers)

Top 100 Media Market Placement

3 | Chicago (includes Merrillville, Ind.)

9 | Boston

22 | Portland, Ore. 23 | St. Louis

36 | West Palm Beach, Fla. 37 | Cincinnati

49 | Winston-Salem, N.C.

57 | Mobile, Ala. – Pensacola, Fla. 63 | Dayton, Ohio

68 | Des Moines, Iowa

75 | Columbia, S.C.

99 | Tri-Cities (Va./Tenn.)

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