A Partnership Between Seton Hill University and the Owners of Penn Towers Apartments in Greensburg Proves Beneficial for Displaced Seniors

Monday, July 30, 2007

Penn Towers Apartments is home to 97 senior citizens and a few physically disabled younger residents. When the owner was approached by their electrical service provider regarding the need for a 12-16-hour planned power outage, the owner partnered with nearby Seton Hill University to provide a comfortable environment for those tenants who did not have family or friends to stay with. According to Manager Gregory Foust of Crossgates Management, Inc., residents were provided opportunities for walking tours of the university campus, breakfast, lunch and dinner for two days, rooms with televisions and computers, and entertainment on a movie screen. Even 92-year-old resident Emma Torretta, who had just returned to her apartment a week earlier from a hospitalization, found pleasure in relaxing in the university parlor working a word search puzzle. Other residents commented that they had a wonderful time at the university, and very much appreciated the partnership built by Manager Foust. The electrical service provider was able to complete their work ahead of schedule, and residents were able to return to their apartments by 6:40 pm the next day.

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Penn Towers Apartments.
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