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8 EXTRACentral the Cincinnati enquirkr Friday, October n, 1991 Road report Waiting list reduced for handicapped. BY GINA GENTRY-FLETCHER The Cincinnati Enquirer WIN. .III. ,.,., I. ....... ' ' V kome Datients awaitintr nl;irpmpnt in - a r " - . . . . .. . I St. Joseph Home will soon get their "wish as arlministratnrc at tho fariliHr always continues to grow. For every child you accept into the home, there's always one out there waiting to be served." The expansion was part of the home's Touch of Love Campaign (TLC). a maior Droiect of .-.....'.- umi n l im, niv . . i . j Eaton Road remains closed at various locations between Gray Road and U.S. 27 to allow for roadway reconstruction and replacement of bridges and retaining walls. The project is scheduled for completion by Nov. 30. River Road will be closed at various locations between Gray Road and U.S. 27 through Nov. 30 for construction, bridge replacement and retaining wall construction. Kirchling Road at U.S. 27 is closed until further notice for reconstruction of the intersection there. Grpesbeck Road is closed until July, 1992 from Hamilton Avenue to Argus Road for installation of storm sewers, inlets and new traffic controls. Sunday's ceremony will celebrate completion of the third and final phase of the project, Sister Mariannesaid. That work included minor renovations in the administration and dietary departments and the swimming pool and construction of two cottages. In all, the expansion included building five residential cottages with eight patients each, renovations of other cottages, construction of an indoor water therapy pool, physical therapy center and an activity center. Serving children, adults St. Joseph is the only residential care facility serving patients from birth to adulthood. There are similar facilities in the area, but none that take patients as young as St. Joseph. Most of the patients infants to age 25 have developmental and functioning skills at or below the 6-month age level, which limits the availability of other homes for these children. The majority of residents come from Greater Cincinnati. The project was also needed to: Reduce the waiting list and allow patients living there to remain through adulthood. Provide space for patients who outgrow cribs. Correct safety concerns, such as enlarging narrow doors for easy exit in the event of emergency evacuations. Correct design of some rooms which made it difficult for care-givers in living or dining areas to watch residents in other areas of a particular unit. Correct heating and air-conditioning problems. Sister Marianne said now that the home has surpassed this hurdle, officials will begin discussing future projects. "I think one of our goals is that we want to (continue to enhance) ourselves as a teaching facility," she said. "Our next step is to look for a new mission. We always try to be best, and to be better, and not just be content with the status quo." oegin preparing space to house a few extra residents. The action comes after three years of planning and fund raising, and 13 months of construction for a multimillion-dollar expansion of the home at 10722 Wyscarver Road, on the Evendale-Sharonville border. As a result, the bulging waiting list at the home, a residential facility for severely handicapped children and young adults, will slowly be reduced. Medicaid pays for 33 residents to live there now, and 15 new residents will begin moving in before the end of the year. "We are family, and now we are ready to open our family to invite more into our home," said Sister Marianne Van Vurst, administrator. "It's not all the people on the (waiting) list, but it puts a dent in our list. The list fund raising, renovation Sister Marianne and expansion, Sister Marianne said. "It was a tremendous effort on behalf of the board members and the leaders in the community who went out and worked for us and for the children to make this fund drive so successful," she said. The group exceeded its $6.3 million goal, raising $6.6 million through donations from corporations and foundations, private contributions and staff efforts. A private dedication ceremony will be held Sunday, and an open house for the public will be scheduled next month, said Mark Serrianne, a member of the home's board of trustees. PAID ADVERTISEMENT Historical Society has a home Handymen pick work over play Delhi Township group to show off building at open house SPRINGDALE-Two local men chose work orders and ringing phones - rather than golf clubs or card games - to fill their retirement. Marvin Belkin, of Wyoming, and Arthur Neuman, of Fairfield, started the "Handyman Connection" last November. Their business, based in Springdale, provides low-cost home repairs throughout Greater Cincinnati. Both men said they enjoy working as much as leisurely retirement activities. "Retirees sometimes become prima donnas," and feel that they deserve to rest, Belkin said. "But Arthur and I feel differently because we're still vital young men - we don't feel like old men," Belkin said. Neumann agreed that their ages don't limit their ability to run the business. "When you're geared up, you're active your whole life," Neuman said. "And if you didn't know how old you were, how old would you To buy a brick Those interested in purchasing a brick paver should print the name for the paver and send a check to the Delhi Historical Society, 5174 Orangelawn Drive, 45238. Call 921-9095 to participate in "Buy a Piece of Delhi History." BY LYNDA HOUSTON The Cincinnati Enquirer When Shirley Althoff got involved with the fledgling Delhi Historical Society 15 years ago, she never thought the group would one day have its own building. But today, the society has a new home a circa-1860s house at 468 Anderson Ferry Road. There, the historical society's archives, including two books, will be stored and made available to the public. "I could never even believe we would have gotten a house," said Althoff, the society's curator. "I thought maybe eventually we'd get the back of a store." The society will hold an open house and ribbon-cutting at 2 p.m. Oct. 20. Because parking will be difficult, participants are asked to park at the Del-Fair Shopping Cen- is nicknamed "Flora Paradise of Ohio" for its many greenhouses. The two-story, six-room farmhouse is undergoing renovations, said Doris Zeiser, historical society president. Fund-raising efforts, painting and other improvements also continue. The "Buy a Piece of Delhi History" campaign, in which sponsors can buy items such as light fixtures and porch railings for the house, is going well, Zeiser said. The society also is selling brick pavers for walkways. For $35, patrons can have their names engraved on a paver. Each paver is limited to 14 spaces per line for two lines. "I can't believe it," Zeiser said. "We celebrated our 15th anniversary in September, and now we finally got some headquarters." Marvin Belkin watch a Arthur Ntuman write another work order at Handyman Connection, their home-repair buiinen bated ter on Anderson Ferry Road. Shuttle service to the open house will begin at 1:15 p.m. The house, donated by a developer planning to build condominiums nearby, was once home to the Witterstaetter family, one of the township's first florists. It's a fitting personal history because Delhi in springdale. As weij as wooing fjve or sjx ,jayS per tne men aSQ walk, play tennis and ride a stationary bicycle in the office. Neither would reveal their age. The men started Handyman Connection after Neuman, who was in charge of his condominium's maintenance committee, noticed that many people couldn't find workers for small home repairs and odd jobs, like hanging a curtain rod. Neuman and Belkin gathered a group of skilled retirees - people who can work do plastering, wallpapering, plumbing and electrical wiring. In addition to home repairs like fixing leaky faucets and laying hardwood floors, the workers' jobs have included wiring a dollhouse and assembling a train set, Neuman said. The men keep costs low by reducing overhead costs-they have no trucks, uniforms or secretaries-and eliminating the standard $30-$5O charged by other business just to come in the home, Neuman said. Belkin and Neuman man the phones and assign jobs lo the workers, who are paid by the job, not by the hour. Since starting the business with four full-time repair workers last November, Handyman Connection now employs 18 full-time craftsmen, - a staff that includes retirees and younger men. They are looking for more help. Also, they plan to soon sell Handyman Connection franchises in other cities, Belkin said. Belkin and Neuman say they plan to continue running the business for a while. "We're having too much fun to give up ... and then making money besides," Belkin said. CALL 771-1122 East End housing project delayed BY RICHARD LITHEN Enquirer Contributor For the second time in two months the East End neighborhood got some bad news about affordable housing. Plans for 24 new townhouses off Eastern Avenue have been put on hold until the developers can figure out how to deal with sewer and zoning problems. The project, called Kelly's Landing, would provide 24 low-and moderate-income townhouse units in the community just east of the Cincinnati Water Works in the 2560 block of Eastern Avenue. The three-bedroom units were expected to rent for between about $275 and $440 a month. Preliminary studies showed that sewer lines were in place, said John Schrider, attorney for the developers. But when Tom Warner of Family Housing Developers, one of the project's developers, went to the Metropolitan Sewer District offices, he found that there were no lines to service the property. Now the developers have to include a new sewer system in their plans. "We still hope to do something like Kelly's Landing it's just back to the drawing board," Schri der said. But they also have to find money. The developers had planned to finance the $1.5 million project through a federal tax credit program this year but will now have to wait until next year to apply, Schrider said. Current zoning of the property would not allow construction of the 24 townhouses. 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