DSP Carla and Janice return to volunteering at Summa Health Systems!
During the pandemic, volunteer services at Summa Hospitals were halted. Summa stayed in touch with their volunteers and over the last year, Summa has been inviting and encouraging them to return. DSP Carla has diligently reviewed the information Janice was receiving from Summa about returning. Janice had a lot of worries about going back in a public space, but with Carla by her side, she returned confidently in May 2022!
For information about volunteer opportunities at Summa check out: https://www.summahealth.org/about-us/about-summa/volunteering-at-summa
In March 2022 Ardmore Direct Support Professional Linda Tenney was awarded the Summit County Board of Developmental Disabilities Dottie Schrum Culture Award.
Linda has been a DSP at Ardmore Inc. for 22 years. She consistently helps people to live the life they want, is a steady and trusted presence for people as well as co-workers. When Linda arrives for her shift , people often have their coats on ready to let her know where they want to go, they know she will be ready and willing!
The culmination of her time at Ardmore has always been good, person- centered supports. Thank you Linda!
Bob and Joe are working on completing the Summit Metro Parks Spring Spree for 2022. Direct Support Professionals at Ardmore have been supporting the guys with their hiking sprees for over 20 years now!
Find out more about how you can participate in the Summer Spree and 100 Year Centennial Tour at summitmetroparks.org
We are pleased to announce a new monthly recognition award at Ardmore Inc. The TaDa Award is celebrating achievements big and small that are happening throughout the organization. The awards will be given for attaining personal goals, increasing community involvement, learning a new skill, or even acts of kindness!
Congratulations Sean Burkett and Case Coordinator Vern Appleton who received the Ta Da award in July. Sean, along with his wife Holly, recently purchased his first home. Vern has been working side by side with Sean for 11 years now to support him in achieving his goals. Congratulations to both gentlemen!
On February 14th 2022 was Ardmore Employee Recognition Day! Travel mugs filled with goodies were given to each person who works at Ardmore. At a meeting recently, one family member commented that this was the happiest she had ever seen her daughter and how much she appreciated the staff at Ardmore. Thank you to all of the Ardmore Employees who are Empowering People to Discover a Life They Choose and Love!
Direct Support Professionals provide supports to find and maintain friendships with people. Pat and Barb met through a lunch club group in 2019. Even through these challenging times, the staff have helped them find ways to connect and stay in touch.
Ardmore employees and the people we support were given the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine today thanks to Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board and Summit County Health Department. Thank you to all of the people who chose to be vaccinated for their dedication and commitment to slowing the spread!
Creative process means the process of generating new ideas, making connection between ideas and producing an art work based on those ideas.
We love sharing the end results of that process with the supports provided at Ardmore! Check out our Facebook page for more amazing photos and stories.
John and Brooke are using Legos to create.
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