PCHA Celebrates Older Americans Month

May is officially “Older American’s Month” and the Pinellas County Housing Authority is making plans to recognize and celebrate its senior residents. This year’s theme is Connect, Create, Contribute. PCHA seniors are invited to take part in an Ice Cream Social and make greeting cards for “Cards for Hospitalized Kids”, a non-profit organization.

Crystal Lakes Manor Community Center

4100 62nd Avenue North, Pinellas Park

Friday, May 17, 2019

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Communities that encourage the contributions of older adults are stronger. For additional information on Older Americans Month, visit https://oam.acl.gov

Americans with Disabilities Act Conformance – Section 508

The Pinellas County Housing Authority is committed to ensuring that persons with disabilities have equal access to our website information. We are currently updating our website to improve its accessibility in accordance with the revised standards defined in Section 508 as they pertain to Information and Communication Technology (ICT)  and more specifically the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level A and Level AA Success Criteria and Conformance Requirements. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we comply with standards. We are almost there. Our accessibility website makes great strides in this direction.

If website formats interfere with your ability to access information please contact:
Angela Clute for any reasonable accommodation
727.443.7684 extension 3125
aclute@pinellashousing.com

PCHA to Host Pinellas County’s Farm Share

Pinellas County Commissioners joined by community partners will host a free product and food distribution event on Friday, April 12, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the parking lot of the Pinellas County Housing Authority. The event is scheduled to run until 11:00 a.m., or while supplies last. Anyone in need of assistance with grocery necessities is welcome to attend.

Farm Share is a non-profit organization dedicated to the distribution of nutritious foods to those in need. It serves as a link between farms with surplus produce and social service agencies in Florida and throughout the southeastern United States.

Pinellas County’s involvement in the Farm Share program is a part of a continuous effort to ensure public well-being by distributing healthy foods to citizens most in need. The giveaway will feature drive-thru and walk-up distribution of fruit, vegetables and other nutritious food. The agency fair will feature county departments as well as other community organizations providing information to residents.

For information about the upcoming produce giveaway, please call Pinellas County Marketing & Communications at 727-464-4600. For information on Farm Share, visit www.farmshare.org.

PCHA Participates in Homeless Veterans Stand Down

PCHA staff at the Veterans Stand Down event

The Pinellas County Housing Authority participated in the Stand Down for Homeless Veterans event on March 30, 2019. The event was held from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center, located at Bay Pines VAHCS, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., Bay Pines, FL  33744.

The Stand Down event aimed to assist homeless Veterans in numerous ways; first by providing housing information as well as many other resources, screening for substance use disorders and PTSD, providing flu shots, educating Veterans about their VA benefits, enrolling Veterans for VA benefits and healthcare services, fostering an environment of camaraderie with other Veterans, informing Veterans about community resources available to them; including job and educational resources, and lastly, by providing an opportunity for our Veterans to feel appreciated.

If you are a property owner with available housing for homeless veterans or a Veteran who may benefit, please contact Carrie Meo-Owens at (727) 398-6661 extension 15366

Magnolia Gardens Assisted Living Unveils New Corner Café and Spring Courtyards

On Friday, March 22nd guests and residents attended the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Corner Café at Magnolia Gardens Assisted Living community.   All in attendance were honored to have 100 year old U.S. Veteran resident, Mel Smith, lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the ceremony.

Guests and residents enjoyed delicious pastries and scones by Chef Mike, and coffee, tea and lemonade from the Corner Café.  The Corner Café’ is open to residents all day, every day and is replenished several times a day.  There is no charge for the snacks, fresh fruit or drinks.

After the cutting of the ribbon, guests and residents strolled in the newly landscaped courtyards complete with a gazebo, fountain and a variety of spring flowers.  Live entertainment followed in the activity room where residents sang along with musician Bill Floyd, a regular favorite at Magnolia Gardens.

“It was a wonderful event!” said Phillip McCollum, Administrator of Magnolia Gardens.  For more information about Magnolia Gardens Assisted Living community, please visit our website at https://www.magnoliagardensalf.com/ or visit our Facebook Page.