Cathedral Square Assisted Living This community offers the benefits of assisted living at a choice location overlooking Lake Champlain in downtown Burlington. Conveniently located near the University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen Health Care, the community offers 28 assisted living units designed to be affordable to households wit... More Information.
*In February, Cathedral Square hosted its first Calcutta night at the St. John’s Club in Burlington to support Ruggles House. The event raised over $9,500 to help support Ruggles House operational costs.
*In April, residents, family members and staff gathered at Heineberg Senior Housing (HSH) to celebrate its 20th Year Anniversary by honoring the original residents still living at Heineberg. All of the original residents were announced and they all received a bouquet of flowers. Everyone enjoyed cake and ice cream and looking at pictures from the early days of HSH.
*The groundbreaking for the Grand Way Commons Expansion project in South Burlington began in early spring. The expansion will create an additional 28, one-bedroom apartments and more community spaces for residents. Open Houses and Tours were held in November and December 2010 for January 2011 leasing.
*Cathedral Square was presented a safety management award by MEMIC, its workers’ compensation carrier. Cathedral Square, along with five other organizations were selected out of the 20,000 nationwide clients that MEMIC insures. Kay Jarvis, Director of Human Resources, accepted the award on behalf of CSC at the awards ceremony held in Portland, Maine in June.
*In September, the United Way Heroes Program recognized the Grand Way Commons meal program with an honorable mention at the 9th Annual Hometown Hero Awards Ceremony. The meal program has been a huge success with residents doing the food shopping, clipping coupons, preparing the meal, serving the meal, and clean-up. . This program has drawn an average of 30 people each week that include residents and staff. The resident volunteers received a $500 award, a recognition plaque, Flynn tickets, and a hero bear donated by the Vermont Teddy Bear Company..
*CSC welcomed three new board members in September:
-Hunt Blair, a prominent member of the community and serves as the Director of Divisional Healthcare Reform.
-Judy Higgins, a key member that understands the technological complexity of Medicaid management and human services.
-Alice Rouleau, a Vermont native that recently retired from Middlebury College.
-Barbara Gay, an active community member who is familiar with issues surrounding the elderly.
*HUD announces a $754,859 Recovery Act Green retrofit award to Cathedral Square. The U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator Richard A. Walega announced in Boston on August 19, 2010 that Cathedral Square Senior Living in Burlington, VT has been awarded $754,859 to complete energy efficient renovations with Recovery Act funds. These renovations will not only generate many necessary upgrades to 107 affordable apartments, but they will also create jobs and save money for residents. The award is part of HUD’s Green Retrofit Program for Multifamily Housing, created for the first time through the Recovery Act. The Green Retrofit Program is providing $250 million nationally to reduce energy costs, cut water consumption and improve indoor air quality. “This funding is improving the quality of life for Cathedral Square residents, in addition to lowering energy costs and creating quality green jobs,” said HUD New England Regional Administrator Richard A. Walega. The Green Retrofit Program will help Cathedral Square cut heating and air conditioning costs by installing more efficient heating and cooling systems, and to reduce water use by replacing faucets and toilets. These Recovery Act funds also produce other environmental benefits by encouraging the use of recycled building materials, reflective roofing and non-toxic products to reduce potentially harmful ‘off-gassing’ of harmful fumes.
*Cathedral Square was awarded the 2010 MetLife Foundation award and $50,000. This prestigious award recognizes cutting edge practices in green building, resident services and excellence in management practices. The MetLife Foundation award was presented in October 2010 at Cathedral Square’s Assisted Living Residence in Burlington, Vermont. We celebrated the installation of the largest array of solar panels in Burlington along with special guests Senator Patrick Leahy, HUD Regional Administrator Richard Walega and a packed room of residents, partners, donors, Board members, and friends. On November 2, 2010, Enterprise Community Partners recognized Cathedral Square’s award at a reception in Los Angeles where 5,000 nonprofit providers of long term care services attended the annual meeting of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA). Cathedral Square was one of four recipients of this prestigious award. The other recipients are from Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; and Oakland, California.
*Lise MacDonald, Property Manager/Resident Services Coordinator (RSC) for Fourwinds and Heritage Lane received the 2010 Vermont Multi-Family Housing Site Manager of the year. She was presented the award at the VHMA conference on November 4, 2010.
*Cathedral Square held its annual United Way employee campaign in November and raised over $4,300 in pledges.