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Loretto e-xtra! Electronic Newsletter
Winter 2012 Edition
Loretto’s The Bernardine has been awarded an $8,587,883 million Assisted Living Conversion Program (ALCP) grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support a multi-year project to renovate 39 units of affordable housing and install an additional elevator. This award is a capstone to a multi-year project that is transforming The Bernardine into a residence that will better meet the accessibility needs of older adults and at the same time create a warmer, friendlier and safer living environment.
Loretto also won a $3.6 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to develop 24 new apartments in Van Buren to serve a frail elderly population. The new building will be constructed next to Loretto’s O’Brien Road Senior Apartments, which opened in 2009.
Loretto Health and Rehabilitation Center received a $333,000 grant to improve energy efficiency. As part of the 10-year $4.5 million energy conservation plan, Loretto Health and Rehabilitation Center will use a $333,000 award from the National Grid Custom Incentive Program to enhance energy efficiency and reduce annual operating costs. The project includes installing high energy efficient heat recovery wheels, high performance energy efficient lighting, and variable frequency drives on main air handling units to reduce energy consumption and eliminate wasteful air exchanges. This will help to reduce the annual operating costs of Cunningham Skilled Nursing and Fahey Rehabilitation Facilities by approximately $368,000, or 30 percent, while significantly reducing the environmental impact of these facilities and improving the quality of life for both residents and staff.
Loretto is pleased to announce the launch of its new website www.loretto-cny.org.
The new website is a complete redesign, featuring improved navigation, design and content. Some of the website’s new features include a resource section for visitors- complete with comprehensive long term care information , a news section and a care and communities section for users to better understand Loretto’s continuum of care.
As people continue to live longer, the need for elder care services will continue to grow. Loretto invites the community to visit the For Our Family and Friends section on the website, which features frequently asked questions, choosing care, elder care definitions, obtaining services, suggested readings and other resources.
Design is by Pinckney Hugo Group.
Click here to tell us what you think of the new site. Your feedback is very important to us!
Loretto Foundation's Young at Heart Faces of Loretto 2012 Benefit Calendar Features Intergenerational Theme
Just in time for the new year, the Loretto Foundation has produced its new “Young at Heart” Faces of Loretto 2012 benefit calendar to raise additional funds for Loretto programs and services.
This year’s calendar introduces another key facet in the gem that is elder life at Loretto – intergenerational connections. The “Young at Heart” Faces of Loretto 2012 benefit calendar captures the undeniable magic that happens when children, students and other young adults selflessly share their time, talents and affection with older adults in their lives and community – and vice versa.
“Among the many highlights of living and working at Loretto are the compelling intergenerational relationships that abound in all of our residences and programs,” says Sally Berry, Loretto senior vice president for policy and program development. “Whether these young people are family members of our elders, children of staff, volunteers or, occasionally, residents, these warm relationships enrich lives across the generations – all involved benefit and are forever changed.”
Since its inception in 2007, the Loretto Foundation’s annual Faces of Loretto benefit calendar has introduced dozens of remarkable elders in the Loretto family of care to the Central New York community. Their professional portraits and accompanying life-journey stories have inspired many to support Loretto’s not-for-profit healthcare programs and services for older adults including those for vulnerable and low income seniors. In addition to cherished Loretto residents and program participants, Faces of Loretto calendars have also featured their family members, friends, caregivers and volunteers – all of whom are integral to the quality of life achieved at Loretto.
The “Young at Heart” Faces of Loretto 2012 benefit calendar was produced with the charitable support of Omnicare, Bailey Haskell, & LaLonde, Fust Charles Chambers, LLP, Hiscock & Barclay, LLP and ACMG Federal Credit Union. Calendar photography is by Laura Brazak, design by Warne/McKenna Advertising and printing by Quartier Printing.
To purchase a calendar, click here.