Completed renovations on another facet of Good Shepherd Fairview Home’s campus-wide renovation project were displayed on Tuesday, August 16 at a rededication ceremony hosted by Good Shepherd Communities management, staff and Board of Directors. Local officials in attendance were NYS Senator Fred Akshar, NYS Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Broome County Executive Debbie Preston and City of Binghamton Mayor Rich David.
The “Little Garden” was redesigned and rebuilt as part of a larger $5,000,000 renovation project on the Good Shepherd Fairview Home campus. The project included infrastructure renovation with a new heating system, furnaces, and energy-efficient windows installed. Independent living apartments were upgraded with new flooring, modern kitchens and bathrooms, including walk-in showers. Main dining areas, libraries and other common spaces were also renovated.
A variety of community and state grants helped fund the project, including The Decker Foundation; The Hoyt Foundation; Good Shepherd Communities Foundation; First Niagara Bank Foundation; and the Gaffney Foundation. Additionally, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo facilitated funding through a New York State Assembly Capital Grant.
The exterior design includes a covered patio, water feature, gazebo and improved walkways and stairs. The “Little Garden” was dedicated in the name of Ms. Eleanor Little, a Good Shepherd Fairview Home administrator, who spent 26 years supporting residents at Good Shepherd Fairview Home.