Braintree and Bedford, MA (September 21, 2021) – Bedford Green Apartments, a 55+ veterans’ supportive housing community managed by Peabody Properties, a group of award-winning property management and real estate firms, recently celebrated its five-year anniversary with a community celebration that featured live music, raffle prizes and dinner.
Bedford Green Apartments is one of four permanent supportive housing developments managed by Peabody Properties; it was designated as such by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and is dedicated solely to housing formerly homeless veterans. These housing communities are excellent examples of the private, non-profit, and government sectors coming together to fix a societal problem successfully, namely permanent affordable housing for homeless veterans.
Bedford Green Apartments has built a strong sense of community over the last five years, both among the residents and staff and with the greater Bedford community. Residents have enjoyed summer celebrations, holiday parties, iPods for Wounded Veterans events, and Boston outings. Over the years, residents have also attended a Lowell Spinners game and participated in honor flights to the Washington Memorial, the Strongwater Farm (of Tewksbury) Equestrian Therapy Program (and Strongwater Farm Golf Tournament), and VA2K Walk for Veterans. The Bedford Green Game Room, established after the community’s first year, continues to host a monthly billiards tournament as well, and the community also enjoys a resident-run guitar group and a community garden managed in collaboration with Bedford VAMCs CHOIR (Center for Healthcare Organization Implementation Research).
“Bedford Green is a truly special community,” said Jacquelyn Cope, resident services manager with Peabody Properties. “We were so glad to have the opportunity to come together and celebrate this remarkable milestone.”