1 of the 15 Community Living homes that Sunbeam Centre operates has been renovated and is welcoming three new individuals to Sunbeam’s family. With this new renovation, Sunbeam has 92 currently living at the Community Living Homes.
Cornridge Home, which is located in Waterloo, has been under renovation for four months and move in day began Monday, April 16th.
Each of the three young adults moving in was able to choose their room.
Dana Love, Community Living Supervisor of the Cornridge home, shared “One young man wanted the room with the little nook but he also wanted a double bed. The room in question could only fit a single bed, but there was another that could fit a double. The choice had to be made, and after some deliberation, he chose the room with the nook. His collection of vacuum cleaners and musical instruments will be able to be stored on the new open shelving for his enjoyment.”
Another individual moving into the new space is a young woman who is over 18 and faced the need to move out of her current home which only supports youth. The move from the youth home threatened to separate her from her younger sister, but Sunbeam has taken measures to ensure that the two sisters are able to stay together. They have both chosen their rooms in the Cornridge Home and are looking forward to moving in. “Family is very important to us at Sunbeam, and because of that we worked hard to ensure these sisters could stay together” says Bob Butella, Sunbeam Centre’s Executive Director.
Like we all do when we move into a new home, these young adults have had the opportunity to fill that space and make it their own. The individuals moving in have been out shopping, where they picked out their own bedding, lamps and one comfy chair to go by the window in one of the rooms.