Rockynol Dedicates Courtyard

Posted on September 28, 2006 in In The News

A spacious new courtyard dedicated today at Rockynol, a west Akron continuing care retirement community, will enhance residents’ quality of life, allowing residents requiring a secured environment to safely enjoy time outdoors.

Located in the Ledges at Rockynol, the courtyard is Rockynol’s first capital improvement project made possible entirely through private donations. The project was funded by a $65,000 grant from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation and $30,000 in other private donations.

“We are immensely grateful to the Orr Family Foundation and our individual donors, whose generosity has afforded our residents with an enhanced quality of life and continuous enjoyment of the outdoors,” said Rockynol’s Leslie Belfance.

The Ledges at Rockynol is a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center that serves as home to those residents with the most advanced health and physical needs on Rockynol’s campus. The Ledges has capacity for 72 residents to live within the structured environment and the staff care for residents with varying degrees of health.

The new courtyard was designed with a home-like environment in mind that works in tandem with Rockynol’s progressive, enriching approach called the Eden Alternative. The Eden Alternative works to meet residents’ needs while keeping peoples’comfort, dignity and security in mind.