See North Main’s new LEED-certified building May 26

img_0833_3Please join the North Main Street Project  for an advance tour of the newly renovated Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island facility at 1085 North Main Street on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 pm. Our preview will provide an inside look at one of Rhode Island’s few and perhaps only LEED-certified building rehabs, with the architect, builder and client all on hand to share their experiences. Our thanks to Executive Director Diana Franchitto for this great opportunity.

Home & Hospice Care provides compasionate end-of-life care for more than 400 terminally ill people and their families at any one time. HHCRI nurses visit more than 200 of these families at their homes and a slightly smaller number at nursing homes around our state. They currently can care for up to 10 patients at their current home on George Street in Pawtucket.

The new center will provide peaceful private rooms for 24 patients as well as showers, dining areas, quiet spaces and rest areas, so that families will be comfortable spending extended time at the facility. About half of the building space will used as administrative offices and as work and meeting space for their clinical care nurses, who spend most of their days on the road.

This project fulfills three key goals of the North Main Street Project. First, it adds an important new service to our area and strengthen’s the Summit nieghborhood’s claim to be a neighborhood for every stage of life. It restores and re-activates what has been dead space for many years. And, by recycling an old building into a LEED-certified facility, it models the neighborhood’s environmentally progressive vision for North Main.

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