Center Open House Set for this Saturday

Dennis Evanosky    Alameda Point Collaborative Executive Director Doug Biggs invites the public to tour the future Alameda Wellness and Medical Respite Center on McKay Avenue this weekend. Above, Biggs stands in front of plans for the center still under review.

Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) is hosting an open house at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Alameda Wellness and Medical Respite Center on McKay Avenue. APC will present the draft Good Neighbor Policy and provide updates on the design and development of the project. A question-and-answer session will follow along with a brief tour of the facility. 

This facility will not operate as a homeless shelter, rather it will provide housing and general care for highly vulnerable homeless elders with complex medical conditions. In addition the center will care for homeless patients recently released from hospitals who have medically complex conditions or who are undergoing intensive medical treatment. 

Once open, the center will function as a senior housing facility with medical services and recuperative care. It will also act as a resource center with offices for case workers and outreach workers to meet with newly homeless Alamedans and those at risk of becoming homeless. 

Registration is requested but not required. Registration will help APC ensure that enough hand-outs and seats are available. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/alameda-wellness-and-medical-respite-open-house-tic....