Last week the Denver Post ran an article on a senior housing community that specifically caters to retired teachers and administrators in Denver’s public schools. While anyone over 55 can live there, preference is given to those who worked previously for Denver’s Public Schools. The Denver Educational Senior Citizens, Inc. (DESCI building) opened in 1961 and residences cost between $278 a month for a studio to $600 a month for a two-bedroom apartment, including utilities. The project was started in the 1950’s and because teachers salaries were (and still are) poor along with low pensions. Rules of the facility: General hygiene and proper grammar are also requirements for living in the facility, just like being in school.
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