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New apartments are a Mother's Day gift for seniors

Posted at 6:03 PM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-11 18:03:55-04

CINCINNATI -- The Friday opening of Marlowe Court apartments gave seniors such as Angie Smith a gift some of them had not received in years: An affordable, welcoming place to live.

"I didn't know how I was going to do it when the doctors told me I couldn't work for a while," Smith, who has a disability that prevents her from working, said.

For her, finding the complex was the "grace of God."

Many other seniors in Greater Cincinnati are still waiting for their shot at grace, Episcopal Retirement Services CEO Laura Lamb said. Her company opened the complex with 53 spots and quickly found itself inundated with many times that number of applicants.

"We had 450 people apply for 53 apartments," she said. "That shows you the demand and the need here."

Watch the video above to hear from new residents like Smith and learn more about Episcopal Retirement Services.