Left to right: Dave Heagy, IES, Donetta Jungo, Canon House Site Office Manager, and Canon House Building Superintendents, Bob Scott and Bill Dicks

Exterior of Canon House Highrise

Improvements to Canon House Highrise for the Elderly began one year ago when RACW’s Housing Department received a PHARE grant of $82,500 for emergency pullcord modernization and security enhancements. The pullcord system at Canon House was upgraded by IES for the contract price of $49,570. Work began May 15th and wrapped up May 26th quickly and efficiently thanks to the coordinated effort of staff and the residents of the 104 apartments affected. Common area pullcords were also upgraded.

The pullcord system previous alerted in-house staff when a cord was pulled. The system now directly alerts 911 to dispatch emergency personnel to the apartment. RACW’s commitment to safety for residents is of utmost importance. Security upgrades to come will also add to the protection and welfare of residents.

RACW staff that majorly assisted with this project included Canon House Site Office Manager Donetta Jungo, Canon House Building Superintendents Bob Scott and Bill Dicks, Housing Facilities Coordinator Tammy Mayton, and Senior Housing Director Janelle Yamber.

Canon House Highrise has 104 low income, elderly housing units located in downtown Canonsburg, PA. For more information about the facility, please click here.