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Governor Shumlin Awards $450k to Brattleboro for Bradley House Renovations

Governor Shumlin Awards $450k for Bradley House Renovations

Brattleboro, VT—Governor Peter Shumlin awarded $450,000 yesterday to the Town of Brattleboro for renovations and an expansion of Bradley House, a Level III Residential Care Home located on Harris Avenue. The planned renovations will enhance the property’s capacity, accessibility and safety.

The award, recommended by the Vermont Community Development Program (VCDP); and confirmed by Vermont Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Patricia Moulton; was presented by the Governor at a Bradley House ceremony. Approximately 50 people were on-hand to witness the presentation of awards to Brattleboro and six other recipients.

Cindy Jerome, executive director of Bradley House, said the money will be used to address safety, accessibility and quality-of-life issues. “It’s difficult for some residents to climb in and out of our current tub showers, and many residents share bathrooms. Soon, every room will have its own bathroom, including an accessible shower. The work will also add a new commercial kitchen and resident dining room, seven new resident rooms and increased energy efficiency.”

Cathedral Square, a Vermont non-profit known for developing and operating affordable housing for seniors and people with disabilities, is providing development services, including securing necessary funding. Cathedral Square’s Director of Development, Cindy Reid, said the project benefits the community in many ways. “The renovations will bring safety and comfort to current residents, and the expansion will serve a critical need for residential care in the region for an aging population. The expansion will also add 3.5 full-time jobs.”

Work on Bradley House is expected to begin in November, 2016 and finish by December, 2017. Questions about the project should be directed to Cindy Jerome (802) 254-5524, info@bradleyhousevt.org Information about the most recent VCDP grants can be found at http://accd.vermont.gov

About Bradley House
Formerly known as Hilltop House, Bradley House is a State of Vermont Level III Residential Care Home. In December, 2015, Bradley House merged with Holton Home, a Residential Care Home established in 1892. Residential Care is the ideal setting for individuals who are still independent, but who may benefit from assistance with the activities of everyday life, while aging in place. www.BradleyHouseVT.org

About Cathedral Square
Cathedral Square is a non-profit organization created in 1977. The organization develops and operates communities for seniors and individuals with special needs. Cathedral Square’s mission to support “healthy homes, caring communities and positive aging” begins with providing service-enriched housing to over 1,154 residents. Cathedral Square owns and/or manages 30 housing communities, each uniquely designed to provide safe and secure apartments at an affordable price. www.cathedralsquare.org Cathedral Square administers the SASH (Support And Services at Home) model statewide as part of Vermont’s Blueprint for Health. SASH is a care management model harnessing the combined strength of social service agencies, community health providers and non-profit housing organizations to support more than 5,000 Vermonters in aging safely and healthfully at home. www.sashvt.org


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