Maxia Apartments part of Tyronza community

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Tribune News Staff

Now in its 21st year, the Maxia Apartments in Tyronza has served the residents of Tyronza in their elderly years with the basic needs of life.

The complex, located at 176 Mullins St. in Tyronza currently has 22 residents who are elderly, handicapped or disabled. The apartments' rent for residents is based on income and assistance is available for those who need it. Apartment manager Patricia Barton told the Tri-City Tribune that the residents at the complex have many activities in which they are involved. Barton said, "We have monthly birthday parties for our residents and we will have entertainment for them in July. During the year, we have a huge Thanksgiving dinner and a Christmas party and we also play bingo."

Residents at the facility will also work this year on fundraisers to help with making their apartment complex more enjoyable. Barton told the Tri-City Tribune that the complex had a booth at the recent Stars and Stripes Jubilee, where a quilt will be raffled off to buy sofas for the lobby at the complex.

As for their work with other senior-related centers in the Tri-Cities area, Barton said that some of the residents at the Maxia Apartments go to either the Lepanto or Marked Tree Senior Center to visit. Of her tenants, Barton said, "We have some good tenants here."

Those seeking information about the Maxia Apartments should contact Patricia Barton at 487-2555.

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