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New ownership turns rundown senior community around in Brownsburg

Posted at 7:23 AM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 11:19:02-05

BROWNSBURG — Its a change we told you about months ago an independent living community for seniors under new ownership and upping the rent prices for residents, leaving its seniors to pay up or move out.

But now we're learning the new ownership has been welcomed by many residents who say before the change they were living without basic necessities like hot water or heat.

"The difference is over 100%," said Marietta Holtel.

She’s lived in her apartment for four years and she’s excited about the renovations happening at Northfields Senior Living Redfined.

It was starting to become sort of an eyesore,” said Brownsburg Fire Territory Public Information Officer Kevin Byron.

The Brownsburg Fire Territory praised the new owners on Facebook saying before they noticed residents living in poor conditions.

"Several of the units didn't have heat, several of the units didn't have hot water, several of the hallways didn't have heat either,” said Byron.

Since taking over, Core Redevelopment is updating the entire facility. From the hallways, the common areas and even the units.

"This is just the start we hope to everyday make things better,” said Marci Seal, executive director of the community.

The company did raise the rent which not every resident could afford.

“I don't have the number off the top of my head of how many chose to leave but we have had several,” said Seal.

Working for you, RTV6 reporter Kelsey Anderson compared the prices of other senior communities in the area that offer similar amenities like three meals a day, weekly housekeeping and transportation to and from appointments. Which are all offered to residents here. And despite raising the rent they are still under market value.

And for those who stayed, the price bump is worth it.

"They care about us and want us to know that they want us to be happy that this is our home,” said Holtel.