November 7, 2017
Fall Activities at NHS/AVS PHMC
The individuals and staff members at NHS/AVS Patricia Hillman Miller Campus (PHMC) are having a fun filled fall. October started with the PHMC Oktoberfest on the 4th. The event included a carnival with games and activities that included a very popular petting zoo! Individuals, staff, and family members participated in activities throughout the day, which was capped off by a staff talent show and dance in the Sensory Garden. Special thanks to the Program Department for organizing the day, Lintons Food Service Management for providing the great lunch, and the Walter F. and Ellen H. Nicoden Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation for underwriting the petting zoo.
During the week of October 16, a food drive was held to benefit the Hope House in Crafton. Joe and Molly collected a bounty of donations at the Western Region monthly manager’s meeting. Thanks goes out to all that donated at the manager’s meeting, as well as staff at PHMC including: Letreda Wyatt, Betty Ann Schwab, Donna Scalise, Lindsay White, BJ Fortuna, Claudia Ranalli, Denise Strader, Tanya Wade, Lori Zulka, Mary Curtz, Felicita Mukupa, Colleen Dolgos, and Michelle Miller. We didn’t forget that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! A “Wear Pink” day was held on October 20 with random drawings for any staff that wore pink. Winners were Tricia Ray, Cindy Betz, Iris Higgins, LaVonne Henderson, Oraina Mack and Talazia Posey. Staff were also encouraged to get their mammograms as early detection is so important. To all that are or who have battled breast cancer, we wish Hope for the Fighters, Peace for the Survivors and Prayers for the Taken.
As winter approaches, PHMC looks forward to the holidays and another fun filled season!