"NALCREST NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LETTER CARRIERS' RETIREMENT COMMUNITY"
"First opened to residents in 1963 Nalcrest contains 500 apartments in 66 buildings. It is self-supporting and is operated under the supervision of a board of trustees headed by NALC President Bill Young. Most, but not all, residents are part of the NALC family."
"'This is a no-dog community,' said Mr. Rose, a retired mailman from Hollywood, Fla. 'That's because if you're a letter carrier, you've had experience with dogs. In my career, I was bit twice and chased about 100 times.' "
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Retirement homes for former USPS letter carriers feature garden-style apartments with low rents ranging from approximately $400 - $ 550 per month. Rental fee includes water, sewage, trash removal, basic cable TV, interior and exterior maintenance and use of recreational facilities. Community activities such as golf, large outdoor pools, shuffleboard tennis courts, baseball field, and fitness classes are also available. The Retirement Community is located on a lake.
Retired letter carriers can contribute to their own community by joining project planning, community service or senior social groups.
The "Nalcrest National Association of Letter Carriers Retirement Community" is open to NALC members in good standing and those who continue to pay union dues after retirement.
Trial stays are allowed for NALC members to check out with a three nightly rental of apartment.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) mail culture is still respected with most senior residents of the "Nalcrest Retirement Community" supporting their own on site post office instead of sending email.
Perhaps it is no surprise that the "Nalcrest National Association of Letter Carriers Retirement Community" has a policy of “No pets allowed.”
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