published: Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Nu-Hope Elder Care partners with Lighthouse
I would like to thank the Lighthouse of Manasota for the opportunity to provide an invaluable summer mentoring work experience to a community teen. Recognizing disability does not mean inability, Nu-Hope eagerly partnered with the Lighthouse of Manasota's 2012 Transition Summer Program, which provides blind and low-vision students ages 14-22 with job site mentoring opportunities. This experience provides the student an opportunity to accomplish tasks and gain insight as to their individual interest for trade, college or workplace.
This year, our student is spending his intern experience working at our Sebring Thrift Store. This opportunity enables our intern to interact and actively engage with co-workers and customers while giving back to the older adults of Highlands County.
All net proceeds from our thrift stores provide critically needed funds, which are used as a "local match" for grants that provide services that delay or prevent nursing home placement.
Again, I thank the community of Highlands County for positively contributing to the lives of its community students and older adults.
Ingra Gardner, MA
Nu-Hope Elder Care Services, Inc.
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