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Margaret Chase Smith House Celebrates 20th Anniversary

20 years ago, in May 1998, the Margaret Chase Smith House opened its doors in our states capitol. While a lot has changed over the last 20 years, there's one thing that has not: the Margaret Chase Smith House puts people first; their clients, their caregivers, and their community.

On May 29th the Margaret Chase Smith House (MCSH) celebrated with a cookout, resident and Volunteers of America staff enjoyed the nice weather and celebrated the program’s accomplishment. Gilda, who moved in in 1998, took a moment to share her experience at the MCSH with housing manager Edward Rolfe prior to the event. “It’s been a pleasant experience being her over the past 20 years. I’ve met many interesting and wonderful people along the way,” she said. “Thank you for letting me be involved in this community and journey.” Bea, seen cutting the cake in the photo below, was at the event and happy to be there stating that she’ll be staying at MCSH “as long as she can!” Bea and her husband moved in to MCSH in June 1998.

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Also in attendance was Volunteers of America Northern New England former CEO, June Keogel. “I am delighted to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of the Margaret Chase Smith House. I remember the dedication and our excitement to be providing affordable housing for seniors in Augusta. The facility still looks just as beautiful.” Keogel said “To see seniors being able to live somewhere affordable, safe and secure does my heart good. Our seniors deserve this. My hope is that every senior has somewhere to call home.”

Dedicated in honor of the late Maine senator, Margaret Chase Smith, the Margaret Chase Smith House is Located in Augusta, and has 44 one-bedroom units of high-quality, affordable housing for low-income elderly people, with disabilities and other needs.The property also features amenities such as a secure entry, formal sitting room and a spacious community room. To learn more about the Margaret Chase Smith House please call 207-373-1140.