Residents At Parkside Manor In Brookline Say They Have No Air Conditioning – CBS Pittsburgh
November 29, 2021 | by Noah Franklin
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Residents gather in front of Parkside Manor in Brookline.
“We need help, we have people here who are being supplied with oxygen, heart diseases who have difficulty breathing,” said Paulette Zaleski, who lives at Parkside Manor.
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This group told KDKA that it was cooler outside than inside.
“Our thermostats are now up to 90 degrees and we have a hot week,” said Zaleski.
According to the residents, the eight-story building with over 80 seniors has no air conditioning and no end in sight.
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“I can’t sleep at night, it’s just overwhelming. You get out of the shower and before you dry yourself off, you’re just fine, it’s just terrible, ”said the resident Rosemarie Sapsara.
Local residents told KDKA they were tired of being told over and over that it was going to be fixed.
“They just feel like you’re a nag all the time. We’re seniors, but we’re not stupid, ”said Beverly Piacquadio.
KDKA reached out to owner company National Church Residences for answers. A spokesman told KDKA that the air conditioning was only replaced two years ago, but started to behave this summer in the heat.
That spokesman went on to say that supply chain problems caused a backup for the part it needed, but hope to have it here and replace it by Monday.
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The company forwarded a statement to KDKA:
“During this challenging situation, our employees are doing everything they can to keep our Parkside Manor residents safe and provide them with the support they may need during this time. Currently, all of our residents are safe and the staff have checked their wellbeing. We will continue to make this our top priority and keep our residents informed of the repair status until the problem with the chiller is resolved. In the meantime, we would like to thank our residents for their patience. “