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Housing for Seniors Opens in Ocean Park

February 07, 1988

The Liffman House, a newly constructed cooperative senior apartment community in the Ocean Park area, has opened under sponsorship of Alternative Living for the Aging, a nonprofit organization that provides housing alternatives for older people.

The complex, located on 4th Street between Pico and Ocean Park boulevards, consists of six two-bedroom/two bath apartments renting for $396.

Janet Witkin, ALA's executive director, said units are designed for two seniors or couples older than 62 years of age, each having a private room and bath and shared kitchen--a concept designed to encourage the "buddy" system.

Liffman House, ALA's fourth senior residential community, has a community room and laundry facilities as well as resident parking. ALA, headquartered in West Hollywood, also offers a roommate matching service that has paired more than 2,200 seniors in shared housing situations, either in their own houses or apartments.

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