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  • Adult Cosmetology Students Host Nail Painting Event to Benefit Second Harvest Food Bank
     

    Adult Cosmetology Students Host Nail Painting Event to Benefit Second Harvest Food Bank
    Student Shantae Benites, of Elyria, paints nails at the Oberlin Public Library to gather donations.

    December 17, 2014 -- Adult Cosmetology students volunteered their time to help support the Second Harvest Food Bank.  Students set up shop at the Oberlin Public Library on December 13th and offered hand massages and nail painting services in exchange for a non-perishable food item or monetary donation for the Food Bank. 

    It was a busy day!  They painted 43 pairs of hands and collected four large boxes of food and some money.

    This is a bi-annual event for the students who also paint nails during the Easter season.  “It’s a great opportunity to let students use their skills to give back to our communities by helping the Food Bank which does so much good throughout Lorain County,”
    stated Instructor Marge Daidone.

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  • Allied Health Sciences Students Brighten the Lives of Nursing Home Patients
     

    Allied Health Sciences Students Brighten the Lives of Nursing Home Patients
    Rebecca Murra, Bailee Reitz and Emily Shumaker, with residents from Wesleyan Village.

    December 16, 2014 -- Through a partnership with Lorain County Hospice of the Western Reserve, students in the JVS Allied Health Sciences (AHS) Program participate in volunteer training and clinical experiences at senior living facilities and nursing homes throughout Lorain County.  The students receive valuable service learning opportunities and senior citizens receive a legacy to leave to their families.

    Students volunteered at the following sites:  Elmcroft Senior Living, Villa Camillus, Wesleyan Village, and The Renaissance.

    After a three week training course with Hospice of the Western Reserve focusing on patient care, students are grouped in teams and volunteer at an assigned facility for 8 weeks.  During this period the students work with activity directors, staff, and adult volunteer mentors to assist patients in a variety of ways.

    One particularly poignant activity is helping residents create a legacy project; something tangible that the individual can leave behind to be remembered by.

    “This legacy project can take many forms,” stated Instructor Susan Wallace, “it depends on the needs, interests and desires of the patient.”


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