NCCH & Bike the US for MS Partner to Build Memories, Home Improvements
On June 14, 2017 volunteers and cyclists from Bike the US for MS, a fund raising group dedicated to raising money and awareness for the treatment and cure of Multiple Sclerosis, took a break from their 4,295 mile journey from Bar Harbor, ME to Seattle, WA. They stopped by one of our NCCH homes to help out with some home improvements & yard work to beautify the property where the great ladies with MS live.
"It makes me feel good inside. You see so much negativity on the news & it's great to be looking out the window & seeing all these people helping."
North Coast Featured in Magazine
North Coast Accessible Homes is featured in a full page article in Mimi Magazine, distributed to tens of thousands of homes across Northeast Ohio.
Stories of our ability to help older adults and people with disabilities remain independent in their own homes are already generating calls from those interested in Accessibility Modifications.
Please, share the article with someone you know who wants to stay in their own home as long as they can!
Our NCCH Annual Golf Tournament is two months away!
On Monday, July 17, dozens of foursomes will gather at Sand Ridge for one of the finest outings in all of NE Ohio – all to support the mission of North Coast Community Homes. There is still time to register and join the growing list of Corporate Sponsors who have our sincere thanks!
Corporate Underwriter – Wrap-Tite Company
Major Donor – Moen Corp.
Corporate Foursomes – Chemical Solvents, Inc., CPI-HR, Juniper CRE, Mansour Gavin LPA, Oatey Corp., The O’Brien Law Firm LLC, Signum, Inc., Swagelok Corp.
Corporate Twosomes – Huntington Bank
Platinum Sponsor – Ciuni & Panichi
Gold Sponsors – Medical Mutual
Silver Sponsors – Glass Doctor, Gillmore Security, Humbert Sanitary, RKS Cleaning
Hole-in-One Sponsors – Ogden Post Consulting, Kilgore Trout, Scheidt Financial Services, Paul Blumberg/Howard Hanna
NCCH Resident Honored by County
A North Coast Community Homes resident is among 11 individuals honored by the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Steve Peoples received the “I Make a Difference” award this week at a luncheon ceremony attended by hundreds of guests at Windows on the River in downtown Cleveland.
Steve and his peers are employed in the community through Solutions at Work (S.A.W.), a partner agency of the County Board which supports the hiring of people with developmental disabilities. In presenting the award to Steve, CCBDD Superintendent Kelly Petty had high praise.
A Death in Our Family
Our North Coast Community Homes family had the sad occasion to say goodbye to one of our own recently, as long time resident Robert "Bobby" Jeppe died at the age of 47. Robert lived in one of our homes in Bay Village, and had been with us more than 23 years. On his application to become an NCCH resident in the early 1990's, Robert had indicated his desire to "be more independent," and that is just what he found as a member of our family.
At the memorial service at Robert's home, his mother Mabel said of North Coast Community Homes, "You gave him a chance at life. Robert made a life for himself on his own, and you were a big part of that. I'd say it was a miracle." His sister, Diana Janosik, felt the same way. "North Coast was a big part of his independence," she said, "and our family is grateful."
Friends and caregivers joined family members at the service, where Robert's love of Cleveland sports, especially the Cavs and Browns, was recalled. "Every time the Cavs won he got really excited," Robert's housemate Laverne told the gathering. Robert, who used a wheelchair, attended one of the Cavs games in the Eastern Conference Finals during their 2016 championship season.
His direct care providers from Our Lady of the Wayside and the hospice team which helped care for Robert in his final days agreed "there was just something about that man." Here at North Coast Community Homes, it was our honor to have played a role in Robert's quest for independence and fulfillment. Thanks to his own efforts and the help of many people, it appears he achieved it. May he rest in peace.
"In my home, I can make my own decisions."
North Coast Community Homes has provided solutions to many families over 30 years, and that is what gave confidence to Michele Humphrey, when caring for her brother became too physically demanding. “My Mom was introduced to North Coast, and that was one of the best things that happened.”
She clearly remembers the day many years ago her brother, Raynelle Teague, became an NCCH resident on the West Side. “Now he has independence,” Humphrey confirms, “living where he’s able to make decisions. He is able to do things through North Coast again that he was not able to do at home.” Raynelle flashes his agreement with a broad smile and an easy laugh.
“Sometimes I get a little jealous and envious of Ray,” his sister admits, “because he gets to experience life on a whole new level. My family has peace. We know he is in good hands and is happy.”