Monday, February 4, 2013
The committee recently witnessed its newest leaders taking the oath of office.
The Aime J. Forand Housing for the Elderly, a facility of the Johnston Housing Authority, welcomed its new leaders recently with an official swearing-in ceremony, reports the Johnston Sunrise. Housing Authority Executive Director David Russo gave the oath of office. Beverly Williams, Delores Petruska, Catherine Santoro and Lorna Zoglio were all sworn into office. To see photos from the ceremony, click here.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Residents of the Aime J. Forand Housing for the Elderly and Disabled facility gave hand-knitted baby clothes and other needs to representatives of the Rhode Island nonprofit during a ceremony Monday.
Some Rhode Islanders may have had Monday off with the Victory Day holiday, but members of the tenants association at Aime J. Forand Housing, managed by the Johnston Housing Authority, were in action. As part of their meeting, the tenants made a presentation of much-needed baby items to board members from Project Undercover, a Rhode Island nonprofit organization that helps families with children from 1 to 7 years of age. Forand residents Florence Patriarca and Gerry Giarusso knitted caps, booties, and sweaters, and other tenants pitched in to provide diapers and other items. In the accompanying video, Project Undercover board members Jeannine Vachon, a retired colonel from the Rhode Island National Guard, and 1st Vice President Frank …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
The Aime J. Forand Tenants Association held its annual Clambake on June 7.
The clambake and outing tradition continued at the Forand Circle facility of the Johnston Housing Authority in Thursday, as residents of the Aime J. Forand Tenant’s Association gathered for their annual clambake on a gorgeous afternoon. Nearly 70 tenant gathered to share the excellent menu, which included lobster, chowder, steamers, and other barbecue favorites. JHA Executive Director David M. aRusso praised the Forand Tenant’s Association in providing such opportunities for socializing. “The JHA is pleased with the true team spirit exhibited by the tenant’s association. This group of enthusiastic seniors is incredibly motivated to host and sponsor enriching activities for the residents,” aRusso explained. “Aime J. Forand Tenant’s …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The Johnston Housing Authority held its annual May breakfast on May 31, complete with installation of new officers for the Pell Manor Residents Association and two state legislative grants.
Residents of Pell Manor sat down for the traditional May breakfast this year — on the very last day of May. Joined by Mayor Joseph Polisena, state Sen. Frank Lombardo and Rep. Stephen Ucci, Johnston Housing Authority Executive Director David M. aRusso, Town Councilwoman Eileen Fuoco, School Committee Member Robert Lafazia, the leadership team of the Forand Tenant’s Association, and members of the staff of the JHA, the crowd of more than 50 residents and friends dined on a full menu of breakfast favorites at Pell Manor. The weather cooperated with bright sunshine, and the morning held some pomp — and some surprises, as well. Mayor Polisena formally installed into office the new leadership team at Pell, headed by William Santilli, …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Theresa Esposito, who lives at the Aime J. Forand residence. celebrated her 100th birthday on Jan. 10.
In a room filled with neighbors, staff and administration of the Johnston Housing Authority (JHA), Johnston’s community leaders and friends, a smiling and quick-witted Theresa Esposito celebrated her 100th birthday on Jan. 10. The birthday party, sponsored by the Johnston Housing Authority, provided a chance for many of Theresa’s fans and friends to wish her well. Mayor Joseph Polisena and Rep. Deborah Fellela (D-Johnston) took time from their very busy schedules to share in the festivities, held at the Aime J. Forand Manor on Greenville Avenue. The Mayor presented Theresa with a Town Citation and posed a question: “Any regrets — anything you wished you could have done, but did not, marry a rich guy, perhaps?” he asked with a twinkle in …
Sunday, October 23, 2011
The local senior living community held a pasta and meatball supper for residents and their families on Oct. 19.
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Sunday, October 23, 2011
Residents of Aime J. Forand Manor held their first annual pasta and meatball supper on Oct. 19, the beginning of what Forand Association President Americo Izzo said he hopes will be a new tradition. According to Johnston Housing Authority Administrative Assistant Carol Costa, the event sold out, packing the community room with familiy and friends to enjoy each other's company and the great Italian music. “We are so happy that so many residents and family member will be in attendance at the event,” Izzo said. “It is always so nice to get together and break bread as a community. We hope this first annual supper becomes a long-standing autumn event."
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Martha Church was appointed to the local board on Oct. 11 at town hall.
In a brief ceremony this morning at Johnston Town Hall, Mayor Joseph M. Polisena formally appointed Martha Church to the position of Resident Commissioner for the Johnston Housing Authority. Church succeeds longtime commissioner Mary T. Grant, whose term recently expired. "This is a bittersweet day," JHA Executive Director David M. aRusso said in a statement, noting the outgoing Grant's award of a Thomas Anton Award for Exemplary Service to Public Housing by the Public Housing Authority of Rhode Island three years ago. “Mary served the needs of her fellow residents with zeal and energy through her term on the board, [and] Martha will be a great resource to her fellow commissioners and a strong voice for the 728 Johnston residents that …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Rep. Stephen Ucci secured a $1,000 legislative to complete the new addition.
Memorial Day 2011 is one holiday that the Pell Manor Tenant Association will not forget, as they not only honored American veterans and military personnel, but also held a ribbon-cutting for a new patio that residents will be able to use this summer. Rep. Stephen Ucci (D-Cranston-Johnston) secured a legislative grant for the Johnston Housing Authority to purchase new outdoor decor and furniture for the patio. Carol Anne Costa, Pell Manor's administrative assistant and property manager, explained that the association "did some brainstorming" on how best to use the outdoor space. "This will enrich the association," Costa explained, pointing out the new gazebo, grill, chairs and umbrellas. Costa added that the new outdoor space was a "team …
Sunday, March 6, 2011
A look at the top stories from JohnstonPatch for the week ending March 4.
Dedication to Andrew Greene: Following a vote by the Town Council, the young adult room at the new Marian J. Mohr Library will be named after Andrew Greene, and active participant in library programs before he died in 2007 at the age of 13. The new library is scheduled to open on April 9. St. Rocco Raptors Advance To State Finals: The Catholic school's sixth-grade girls' basketball team finished their season with a 12-2 record following their win over Fr. John V Doyle School of Coventry on Feb. 26. Their coach, Dave Raposa, credited the young ladies with a strong sense of camaraderie and teamwork. JHA Says Proposed Cuts Will Harm Its Work: Officials at the Johnston Housing Authority said that a proposed bill in the U.S. House, known as H.R…
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Costa serves as administrative assistant and property manager at Pell Manor on Plainfield Pike.
For many people and their families, the prospect of growing older leads to lots of anxiety — Where will they live? What if they need assistance, but not a nursing home? Carol Costa, administrative assistant for Johnston Housing Authority and property manager for JHA's Pell Manor on Plainfield Pike, seeks to provide answers. "One of the big efforts we make for our elderly disabled is what we call 'live in place,'" Costa explains. "That means they get to live in a safe environment — it keeps them healthy, and it keeps down costs." Costa also says that people with elder relatives should encourage them to apply for JHA help — "even if they don't think they'll need it" — as soon as they turn 62. "There's a three- to six-year-waiting list, so I …