Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on December 20, 2022. The Mayor of Kingston, Radio Kingston, the Board of Directors, the Founders, a few members of Jim & Lisa’s family, and many volunteers were all present. Click on a picture to enlarge it and scroll through manually. (Images created by Jessica Jameson Photo www.jessicajameson.com.)
CFD is poised to complete renovations and open Jim and Lisa’s Circle Home to accommodate two residents at a time under hospice care. This is what we’ve been visualizing for nearly a decade—a safe, comfortable dwelling to offer people who want and need a home, not an institutional facility, in which to live out their last months and days.
The ground floor of Jim & Lisa’s Circle Home offers ample space for socializing, reading, conversing, and relaxing—it’s a welcome reprieve for visitors who want to spend time with their loved one. With round-the-clock staff and volunteers managing our residents’ needs, their family members and friends can utilize the full kitchen, dining room, family room, and elegant living room to simply spend time together. A small enclosed garden with a koi pond makes for a pleasant outdoor visiting area, as well.
Two spacious, second-floor bedrooms with a shared bath in between are being brought up to American Disabilities Act standards, and an elevator will help to make the entire upstairs space accessible to our residents and their visitors. A staff office and sitting room across the hall (with a separate kitchenette for preparing snacks and safely storing pharmaceuticals) assures that 24/7 caring attention is being paid to our residents. A third bedroom welcomes family members coming in from out of town. They can take advantage of these overnight accommodations when needed. A quiet niche nearby invites contemplation and restoration.
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