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Lumberton welcomes new independent living community

LUMBERTON, MS (WDAM) -

The much anticipated Azalea Gardens in Lumberton is ready for occupancy.

A grand opening for the 48-unit independent living community on Camp Ave. was held Thursday morning. The facility is open to low to moderate income seniors 62 and over who make less than 60-percent of the area median income. Seniors who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina get top priority for the units.

Each unit contains two-bedrooms, one-bath, a fully equipped kitchen, and a washer and dryer. There are several other amenities on the property, to include a community meeting room, a media room, and two outdoor pavilions.

Mayor Ben Winston and Ward-Three Alderman Quincy Rogers are expecting big things for the city with the addition of the community.

"We're looking for the long term it's going to be a springboard and take off with this business," said Winston. "it will supply a lot of the needs of the community."

"This a facility that we have long needed," said Rogers. "We hope this is one  of many to come."

Thirteen-units have already been rented, with tenants beginning to move in next week. For information on leasing contact the leasing office on the property.

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