Current News & Events

11.13.2020

Being Crafty During These Times

Being Crafty During These Times

Merakey AVS Administrator Stacey Speer shopped for crafts and activities for several Western PA homes. With help from Administrative Assistant Val Loy, they sorted and packed the activities for the individuals.

Staying [social distancing] in our homes is difficult for everyone,” commented Stacey. “We’re hoping the activities will help pass the day and uplift their spirits, especially during hard times.

Thank you to the Walter F. and Ellen H. Nicoden Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation/Community Foundation of Westmoreland Co. for funding this project.

10.30.2020

Reconnecting with Friends

Reconnecting with Friends

Nathan, Rusty, Mike, and Chris enjoyed a virtual visit through Zoom with Sister Jeanette and Luke from Sisters of St. Joseph in Baden, PA, where they frequently volunteered before the pandemic. They heard about everything going on at the convent and Luke showed them the chickens and coop that the guys helped to care for. Nathan, Rusty, Mike, and Chris talked about their upcoming Special Olympics games and the events they will be participating in. The guys teased Luke about how long his hair had gotten since the pandemic started. Sister Jeanette and Luke said they missed seeing the guys and can’t wait to have them back in the future!

10.30.2020

Fall Photo Shoot at Merakey AVS

London, from Merakey AVS, recently enjoyed the weather and changing leaves on a beautiful fall day by participating in a photo shoot at a nearby lake.

Fall Photo Shoot at Merakey AVS
Fall Photo Shoot at Merakey AVS