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Newport Housing Authority honored for wellness partnership

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The Housing Authority of the city of Newport was awarded a National Award of Excellence by the Countrywide Affiliation of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) for The Donovan Manor Wellness Partnership.

Rhonda Mitchell, executive director of the Housing Authority, shared that as a result of an progressive collaboration with a 501c3 group of Housing Authority residents, identified as the Hello-Lo Neighborhood Association, whose President Thomas Sheehan, a resident of Donovan Manor and a member of the Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners, along with a variety of other people in the Hi-Lo Neighborhood Affiliation, correctly applied for $50,000 in grant income by way of the Van Beuren Basis, the North Foundation, the R.I. Basis and Lender Newport, with the assistance of two generous volunteer grant writers, Mark Malkovich and Dennis Sheehan, in buy to completely renovate an growing older health club place to produce an expanded wellbeing wellness centre for people. Using the knowledge of Hi-Lo Board member, retired University of Rhode Island Affiliate Director of Athletics Kim Bissonnette, the exercising room was redesigned to accommodate new workout equipment. The machines was specifically targeted to the requirements of the residents thus encouraging its use by people with a large variety of physical qualities.  The renovated room permits for physical exercise courses with greater equipment and in a a lot more welcoming place, which includes a yoga course area in the multi-intent room.