After seeing the need for affordable housing for seniors and building a community where they can thrive, Family Eldercare raised $5.6 million in private and public funding to open the beautiful Lyons Gardens community. Surrounded by the culture of Austin, and nestled safely in a community setting, this 54-unit senior housing community is an award winning model of what aging-in-place should be. Residents live independently in one-bedroom apartments and have access to a large community building and an expansive interior courtyard.
Located at North Pleasant Valley and Webberville Road in Central East Austin, this convenient location is only a block from Conley-Guerrero Senior center, across from the Rosewood Zaragosa Medical Clinic and across the street from public transportation access.
Residents have access to:
A professional Service Coordinator to assist with a variety of needs such as basic benefit management and accessing healthcare services as well as providing education and support to family caregivers.
Educational and social programs
Elevators and handicapped accessible walkways/hallways/doorways
Lyons Gardens’ residents are active in planning social and recreational activities including:
Craft Sales and more
Large Community Room ? available for residential activities and parties
TV/Game/Reading Room ? large screen TV, games and books available
Computer Lab ? resources for technology learning offered on occasion
Handicapped accessible raised gardens
Playscape available for visiting grandchildren and families
Large shaded pavilion equipped with two gas grills
Interior walking path
Gated parking and security gates onto property
A community housing development board oversees Lyons Gardens. One-third of the board members live in the surrounding neighborhood in addition to resident representatives. The Lyons Gardens board includes experts in the field of housing and elderly issues.