News Flash

City Administration

Posted on: March 30, 2022

City of Lake Wales and area partners lend a helping hand to seniors, home improvements and repairs

PR_City of Lake Wales and area partners lend a helping hand to seniors, home improvements and repair

The City’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) revisits its Legacy Housing Rehabilitation Program designed to help homeowners 65 and older in the Northwest Neighborhood with a variety of services, such as roof repairs, exterior painting, light construction and lawn cleanup.

The program is supported by area partners including Keystone Challenge Fund, the Lake Wales Police Department, Aetna, Medicare, Lowes and Roosevelt Academy.

“There’s a lot of seniors in need of help,” said CRA Project Manager Darrell Starling. “The program helps seniors who are not physically capable or financially able to tackle big projects at home,” he added.

The area partners supply construction materials and paint supplies, and volunteers complete the work. The Lake Wales Police Department sources many of the volunteers through its “Be the Change Program.”

“Volunteers from last year’s Legacy event said they look forward to helping this year because it makes them feel rewarded,” Lake Wales Police Department Sargent Ed Palmer said.

Students at Roosevelt Academy are also getting involved in the program. They are using their skills building raised planters for seniors to grow flowers and plants.

Seniors interested in service must apply on or before June 2 by 5 p.m.

Applications may be submitted by standard mail to CRA Project Manager Darrell Starling at 201 W. Central Ave. Lake Wales, FL 33859, or by email to


For more information, contact (863) 678-4182 Ext. 252.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City Administration

Yard Preperation Before A Storm_social_image_052622

Yard Preparation Before a Storm

Posted on: May 26, 2022
Road Advisory_Notice_Park Avenue Conenctor Trail_042122

Road Advisory - Park Avenue

Posted on: April 21, 2022
City in a garden_socail_image 3_041422

City in a Garden - Comprehensive Plan

Posted on: April 15, 2022
Easter egg hunts_social_image_2022

Easter egg hunts in the city

Posted on: April 5, 2022
Road Closure_Notice_Third Street will be closed permanently between E. Crystal Ave._033122_em

Upcoming Roadway Closure

Posted on: March 31, 2022
Road Closure_Notice_Third Street will be closed between E. Crystal Ave. and E. Park Ave. starting Mo

Upcoming Roadway Closure

Posted on: March 31, 2022
City in a garden_socail_image 1_031822-01

City in a Garden - Lake Wales History

Posted on: March 24, 2022
Tmobile grant_socail_image_V2_031722

Join us and celebrate the good news.

Posted on: March 18, 2022
Black history month_Dr Wiltshire_socail_image_021422

Celebrating Dr. Joseph Ashby Wiltshire

Posted on: February 25, 2022

4th Annual Black History Month Luncheon

Posted on: February 20, 2022

2022 Election notice

Posted on: February 1, 2022

Meeting Notice

Posted on: January 31, 2022

Open call for mural artists, $10,000.00

Posted on: January 24, 2022

Road Closure

Posted on: January 24, 2022