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Governor Sununu and Community Leaders to Gather November 4 for Easterseals NH Champlin Place Groundbreaking Ceremony

Easterseals NH to celebrate 65-Unit Affordable Apartment Community in Rochester

Manchester, NH – Easterseals NH will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for Champlin Place on Friday, November 4, at 3:30 pm at 13 Healthcare Drive in Rochester, near the future site of the nonprofit’s first affordable apartment community for adults 62 years of age or older. 

“Easterseals New Hampshire is breaking new ground in more ways than one on November 4,” said Maureen Beauregard, Easterseals NH President and CEO. “Champlin Place is our first large-scale housing project. What’s more, we’re building with the intent to create a home and a community for older adults where they are empowered to age in place with dignity. It comes when the need for housing options like this is great. We’re so grateful to everyone who has helped us move to the construction phase.”

Easterseals NH leadership will gather with Champlin Place developers, partners, and other stakeholders for the groundbreaking ceremony. Architectural renderings of the community will be on display. Beauregard and other leaders will give remarks and share the vision for the planned community.

Champlin Place is designed to meet the needs of residents 62 years of age or older who need affordable housing and can live independently. The 60 one-bedroom and five two-bedroom apartment homes are located in a three-story, secured-entry building on grounds adjacent to the 300-acre William H. Champlin Forest and close to the supportive services of Easterseals NH’s Adult Day and Homemakers and Health Services programs.

Every apartment at Champlin Place has an income limit, with 25 homes reserved for households whose gross income is not more than 30% of area median income. Features include elevators, indoor mail delivery, a community room, a social room, on-site parking, an outdoor leisure space, and accessibility and mobility accommodations.

Easterseals NH is now accepting pre-applications for Champlin Place, with occupancy planned for late summer 2023. Contact Marie at 603.621.3556 or mpoole@eastersealsnh.org to request an application.

Development partners for Champlin Place include Development Synergies, Norway Plains Engineering, Market Square Architects, Resilient Buildings Group, and Hutter Construction. Funding partners include: New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, The New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority, Evernorth, and Citizens Bank.

What: Easterseals NH Champlin Place Groundbreaking Ceremony

Who: Easterseals NH President and CEO Maureen Beauregard, Board Chair Andrew MacWilliam, and other dignitaries will give remarks and share the vision for the planned community. Speakers include:

  • Governor Chris Sununu
  • Mayor of Rochester, Paul Callaghan
  • Rochester City Manager, Blaine Cox (non-speaking role)
  • Katy Easterly Martey, representing the NH Community Development Finance Authority
  • Rob Dapice, representing New Hampshire Housing
  • Evernorth
  • Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Senator Maggie Hassan (as yet unconfirmed)
  • Representative Ann McLane Kuster and Representative Chris Pappas (as yet unconfirmed)

When: Friday, November 4, 2022, at 3:30 p.m.

Where: 13 Healthcare Drive, Rochester, NH 03839. Parking on-site; event indoors at the former Frisbie surgery center located near the apartment site.

Photo/interview opportunities with speakers should be arranged in advance by contacting Meredith Elkins at the phone number or email above. Video and photography of the event are encouraged.

About Easterseals New Hampshire

For more than 86 years, Easterseals New Hampshire has provided exceptional services to ensure that people of all ages with varied abilities and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in their communities. A leader in social services for individuals with disabilities, Easterseals NH employs 1,600 individuals and provides essential services and on-the-ground supports to more than 23,000 people each year with 11 core programs throughout the state. Visit easterseals.com/nh.

View of Easterseals NH Champlin Place: A 65-Unit Affordable Apartment Community in Rochester.

Easterseals NH Champlin Place: A 65-Unit Affordable Apartment Community in Rochester

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