Archived News & Events, June 2020

06.26.2020

Community Restaurants Show Support for Merakey AVS

Thanks to the Robinson Lions Club , residents and staff members in Merakey AVS homes in Western PA are receiving meals while continuing to practice social distancing! Through the Lions Club’s generosity, we received gift certificates from both Papa John's Pizza and the Bronzehood Grille & Bar in Robinson! Pictured below are happy recipients of the meals at the Pine, Regina and Wildwood homes.

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Merakey AVS
Merakey AVS
06.26.2020

Making Masks for Merakey Employees and Individuals

Merakey employees, family members and friends continue to make homemade masks for our frontline workers and the people we support! We are grateful to all who are helping by sewing, donating material and supplies, and collecting and distributing masks!

Volunteers who have made and donated 100 or more masks include: Christine Brandon, Joanne Campbell, Sue Carothers, Chris Clark, Marlene Clayton, Lisa and Frank Falcione, Lynne Gross and family, Brenda Kriley, Janet Kukuruda, Madison McMonagle, Lola McKoy, Nancy Natalie, Anna Sangl, Barb Schoedel, Judy Tress, Pattie Tress, Elaine Vater-Swetkis, Maryann Walker, Laura Wiles, and volunteers from the Covid-19 Pittsburgh and Allegheny County masks for people

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Merakey AVS
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Merakey AVS
Merakey AVS
06.26.2020

Lifesharing Informational Session – July 6, 6 – 7 p.m.

Join Armstrong-Indiana Behavioral and Developmental Health Program, Community Living and Learning, Merakey and Fayette Resources for an informational Zoom meeting from the comfort of your own home to learn more about “Lifesharing” and if it is right for your family!

Click here for more information about the virtual meeting.

06.26.2020

Merakey AVS Residents Show their Crafty Side

Merakey AVS’ Nyetimber and Oak Haven homes recently got Cricut® machines. Everyone is busy making homemade crafts, including cards for their loved ones. David and his housemates are also gardening and making t-shirts for their favorite sports teams. Ilene has been making cookies, painting window murals and recently celebrated her birthday.

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Merakey AVS
Merakey AVS
Merakey AVS
06.18.2020

Enjoying the Spring Weather

The ladies at Merakey AVS’s Keister I home have been enjoying the beautiful weather, painting flowerpots and planting flowers.

Enjoying Spring Weather
Enjoying Spring Weather
Enjoying Spring Weather
Enjoying Spring Weather
Enjoying Spring Weather
Enjoying Spring Weather
06.18.2020

What is…Having Fun at Merakey AVS?

Friends joined together to put their communication and sign language skills to the test in a friendly game of Jeopardy! Vicki won the first daily double in the “name that sign” category by knowing the sign for “I love you.” Megan and Val did really well in the “name that picture” category. Lisa got the biggest win of the day by getting the daily double for the word TACO! All the ladies had a great time testing their knowledge and skills!

AVS Jeopardy!
AVS Jeopardy!
AVS Jeopardy!
06.11.2020

PVGP is Changing Lanes this Year Due to COVID-19

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP), presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation, announced that it is switching gears in 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PVGP has cancelled its July 17-26 Race Week.

The PVGP is still planning to host its Waterfront Car Cruise on July 21 and the Countryside Tour to Jamison Farm on July 23. In the months ahead, the PVGP will work with their car club partners and sponsors to launch a series of driving tours, car shows and fundraisers to continue to support charities who have been hit hard during this pandemic.

The full event will return in 2021, with Corvette as the Marque of the Year. Save the date…July 16 – 25, 2021.

Merakey Allegheny Valley School is extremely grateful for its partnership with the PVGP. As a beneficiary charity since the first races in 1983, Merakey AVS has received proceeds totaling nearly $3,000,000 from the annual event, including $175,750 from the 2019 extravaganza. Merakey AVS is eager to continue to partner in new ways this year, and to returning to the fun and excitement in 2021!

Visit www.pvgp.org for more information.

PVGP 2020