• September 27, 2023

Cathedral Square Receives Grant for Memory Care Garden from Co-operative Insurance

Standing in the memory garden at Memory Care at Allen Brook in Williston, manager Colleen Lee holds the check presented by Annette Hannah (right) of Titus Insurance Agency as Beth Alpert (left) of Cathedral Square and Allen Brook resident Carole Barrett look on.  Courtesy photo.

Vermont Business Magazine The nonprofit affordable-housing provider Cathedral Square has received a $1,750 gift from Titus Insurance Agency and Co-operative Insurance Companies as part of the Co-op’s 2022 Community Grants program.

The grant will be used to enhance and maintain the therapeutic gardens at Memory Care at Allen Brook in Williston, a Cathedral Square residential community in Williston for Vermonters with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The gardens include a closed-loop walking path and a gazebo and are specially designed to promote calm and tranquility.                                                                                                                              

“We are tremendously grateful for this gift and eagerly awaiting spring so we can start work,” said Allen Brook manager Colleen Lee. “The gardens play an important role in the therapeutic experience here and will benefit from the upgrades this grant will make possible,” she added. “This is why this gift is important to us.”

“We think Cathedral Square does great work in our community,” said Annette Hannah of Titus Insurance. “We’re proud to support their efforts.”

Co-operative Insurance Companies established its Community Grants Program in 2004 to support community projects in Vermont and New Hampshire. Through this program, Co-op partners with its agents and directors to provide funds for capital campaigns and operational support throughout the two states.

“Groups like Cathedral Square are meeting needs in the same communities that Co-op serves,” said Lee Dowgiewicz of Co-op Insurance. “We think it’s important to do our part as neighbors to help them out, and this grant program is one more way we can do that.”

Cathedral Square was one of nine organizations in 2022 chosen to receive a Co-operative Insurance Companies Community Grant.

Established in Burlington in 1977, Cathedral Square is a leading provider of affordable housing with services for older Vermonters and people with disabilities. It operates 26 housing communities in Chittenden and Franklin counties and administers the award-winning SASH® (Support and Services at Home) program, which it created 10 years ago, throughout the state.

Co-operative Insurance Companies has been meeting property and casualty insurance needs since 1915, offering farm, home, auto, business, and other insurance to people in Vermont and New Hampshire. The member-owned company is committed to members with fast and fair claims service, loss prevention expertise, and local operations. The company has headquarters in Middlebury, Vermont, with regional claims offices and more than 100 agency locations across Vermont and New Hampshire.

Titus Insurance Agency has provided personal, commercial and farm insurance through high-quality insurance carriers since 1979.

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT. Cathedral Square. 2.14.2022 https://www.cathedralsquare.org