Residents Keep Their Cool With New Air Conditioning


For years the residents, staff and board of Joseph’s Home have longed for the day when all resident rooms and common areas would have air conditioning. On sweltering summer days, the indoor temperatures in many rooms can become uncomfortably high, which creates an unnecessary challenge for residents who need rest and reduced stress to heal.

Thanks to generous funding support from The Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation, The Higley Fund, a supporting organization of the Cleveland Foundation, and The Nord Family Foundation, that dream is now a blissfully cool reality.

Over the course of a month, a contractor installed necessary electrical upgrades before cooling units were installed in the walls of each room. Their installation required cutting holes through exterior walls for each unit. On August 5, 2013 the units began cooling residents.

See pictures of the work in progress on our Facebook page. Look for more photos and details about this project in our Fall 2013 newsletter.