Dear John Clarke Community,
I am thrilled to announce that Karen Piacentini has recently joined our Board of Directors. Karen is a former executive at United Health Care and her expertise in health care and as a board advisor will greatly benefit John Clarke Senior Living. Please see her full bio in this newsletter.
I am delighted to report that we have applied for and received several grants this month. We are grateful to the following organizations for their generous support of our John Clarke Senior Living:
The Champlain Foundation: $90,0000 for roof replacement.
The Fred M. Roddy Foundation: $13,844 for the purchase of mechanical lifts and
Newport Fed Bank: $4,000 staff support from The Schwartz Center for Compassionate
The van Beuren Charitable Foundation: $3,750 for Diversity and Inclusivity Training.
John Clarke Senior Living is a charitable, non-profit, 501c(3) organization. Most of our revenue comes from the State of RI and pays only about ninety cents for every dollar we spend. We rely on support from our donors to provide capital for meaningful physical plant, programing, and educational opportunities. Please consider us when thinking of making your charitable donations.
I want to thank the residents of the Independent Living community for their patience and fortitude during the flood that occurred on the 19th. We had a sprinkler main break at about 7:30pm on Saturday that was discovered about a half hour later. Nine apartments have been evacuated and several more were affected. The recreation room, laundry room, corridors and foyer will all be under construction as well. It will take several weeks to repair the damage and we will continue to rely on everyone’s tolerance and patience while we restore the building.
We have many exciting activities planned this month so be sure to check out the calendar.
Joan M. Woods, CEO