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"NALCREST NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LETTER CARRIERS' RETIREMENT COMMUNITY"

WHATThe "Nalcrest National Association of Letter Carriers Retirement Community" provides senior housing to retired United States Postal Service (USPS) letter carriers.
WHYTo provide affordable senior housing to retired USPS workers in a vibrant community surrounded by their peers.
WHERENalcrest. National Association of Letter Carriers (NACL) Founder- NALC President, William Doherty.
Florida, USA.


Program Description


"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."
-nalc.org/news/precord/Articles /

"'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.' "
-online.wsj.com.
"They love the bulk mail because that bulk mail pays their pension."
-WSJDigitalNetwork No More Mail, Dogs: Retired Postal Workers Rest

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.”
source:nalc.org

USPS and NALC Letter Carrier Alert Program - Due to their regular, daily presence USPS letter carriers watch for signs that something is out of the ordinary with an elderly or disabled person living alone. Letter carriers are trained to look for signs such as accumulating mail and unattended pets at the residences of senior citizens.

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