Letter To The Editor
The Board of Trustees, residents and staff of Jennings Terrace Senior Living and Healthcare Community want to express our gratitude for the tremendous community support we received for the new replacement roof for the Kemmerer Annex Nursing Care facility.
The Kemmerer Annex has a 60-person capacity to serve intermediate/skilled nursing and memory care for our area seniors. The annex was built in 1985 and the original roof exceeded its warranty and stretched the limits of patching and repair.
Our “Raise the Roof” Campaign began in the summer of 2011 with a $15,000 grant commitment from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley. The Jennings Terrace Auxiliary provided $5,000 from the proceeds of their 2011 Harvest Pancake Breakfast & Bazaar. The roof project was awarded $25,000 from the federally funded City of Aurora Community Development Block Grant Program and $10,000 from the Kane Riverboat Fund Program. The remaining $24,000 to complete the 23,000-square-foot roof project came from Jennings Terrace resident families, friends and businesses.
Jennings Terrace is very thankful that our grant providers, our auxiliary and our generous donors value our services and hope all will continue to support our mission in future facility improvements.
Lynn Akers, President
Jennings Terrace Board of Trustees