November 11, 2022

U.S. Senator Braun Visits Indianapolis Community

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.—U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) visited AHEPA 232 Phases I and II Senior Apartments of Indianapolis, Ind., November 9, 2022.

“We are thrilled to welcome Senator Braun to our affordable senior living community in Indianapolis,” AHEPA Senior Living (ASL) President and CEO Steve Beck said. “We applaud his commitment to Indiana’s older adults, and his interest to learn about our mission to provide seniors with the safe and dignified affordable housing and quality supportive services they need to thrive. We thank Senator Braun for choosing to visit our community and for spending time with our residents, board members, and personnel.”

“What a pleasure it was to get a behind the scenes look at the operations of the AHEPA Senior Apartments in Indianapolis,” Senator Braun said, following the visit. “It was really heartwarming to see such a special group of people operate a fantastic community for Hoosier seniors. Taking care of our elders is an essential piece to ensuring a prosperous society. Thanks for the tour!”

AHEPA 232 Phases I and II are a 122-unit community located at 7355 Shadeland Station Way. It is owned by AHEPA 232, Inc., and managed by ASL, both nonprofits. Angelo Kostarides is the AHEPA 232, Inc., board president.

ASL manages four affordable independent senior living communities in Indianapolis, totaling 272 units, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program.

“On behalf of our Board of Directors and local housing boards, we have been delighted to welcome many public officials to our communities, and we are most pleased to welcome Senator Braun,” AHEPA Senior Living Chairman Ike Gulas said. “Celebrating its centennial anniversary, AHEPA is at its heart a service organization comprised of volunteer Greek Americans and Philhellenes who aspire to give back to their communities. Their visits mark a special moment for our mission-driven company, and it contributes to the bold vision of our founders who chose to give back by sponsoring quality affordable housing for seniors.”

In addition to U.S. Senator Braun, ASL has welcomed several U.S. government officials to its communities recently. In May 2022, U.S. Rep. Frank Mrvan (D-IN) visited AHEPA 78 VI in Merrillville, Ind. In March 2022, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge, U.S. Reps. Al Green (D-TX), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), and Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX) toured AHEPA 29 Senior Apartments campus of Houston. Last year, U.S. Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-IN) also visited AHEPA 232 Phases I and II in Indianapolis, and the late U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) visited Hellenic Senior Living of Elkhart, an affordable assisted living community.

AHEPA Senior Apartments communities offer very low-income older adults over the age of 62 residential apartment-home living with voluntary supportive services they may need to continue to live independently as they age. Through service coordination, the services may include meal services, case management, transportation assistance, public benefits programs enrollment assistance, fitness and wellness programs, housekeeping assistance, and health services.

About ASL

Serving more than 5,000 older adults across the United States, AHEPA Senior Living (ASL) is a mission-driven, nationwide provider of affordable independent and assisted senior living communities. Since 1980, it has developed and manages 87 affordable independent senior living communities in 19 states administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program.

Through its subsidiaries, ASL owns and manages four affordable assisted living communities with 532 units in Indiana.

ASL is based in Fishers, Ind.

PHOTO CREDIT: John Kofodimos