Golden Inn & Village in Santa Ynez honors own Class of 2016 with anniversary celebration


Nineteen seniors at The Golden Inn & Village celebrate their fifth year as residents of the housing community during an anniversary celebration held Friday in Santa Ynez. “Graduating” seniors toss up their caps in celebration.

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Carol LaRue, one of 19 original residents of the Golden Inn & Village in Santa Ynez, holds up her mortarboard which she decorated and wore during the anniversary celebration held Friday.

Nineteen residents at the Golden Inn & Village were thrown a graduation ceremony of their own Friday to mark five years since the housing facility opened its doors and welcomed the senior group.

The Golden Inn & Village — home to 62 low-income and very-low-income seniors — was established by the Rona Barrett Foundation in November 2016, also when the 19 original residents moved in.

“We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Golden Inn & Village than to honor the original residents who were here the day we opened our doors,” said Rona Barrett, CEO and founder of The Rona Barrett Foundation… (more)

Read Article: Santa Ynez Valley News
By Lisa André, Jun 21, 2022
Photos, Len Wood

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