Springs Rehab and Nursing offers Fun Day for Kids

More and more we are learning that health and safety do not exclude fun. And it’s an even more special mix when the fun is shared across generations. At the Springs rehabilitation and nursing center in Ashwood this will come through during their second annual Kids Fun Day. Director of Community Life, Sally Maloney told AMR about the groups and individuals making it possible to give valuable information, education, laughter and smiles all in one place.

“We’ll be having several different sponsors. Bath County Sherriff’s department will be here with their drug awareness program. Safe Homes will have a children’s counselor, and their outreach coordinator here. We’re having toy drawings all day, and then at the end of the day we’re giving away two Huffy trikes. There are lots of donations of toys. We’ll be serving lunch.

And then we’ll also have Charles Garrett who will be our bubble master for the day.

And he has great big bubbles that he makes, and the kids really enjoy that.”

And as they’re making fun memories, the kids can also be reminded about simple, important lifetime habits.

Allegheny Highlands Dental, Dr. Little’s office is bringing over toothbrushes to hand out to the kids, and to answer dental questions . . .

With the music and the petting zoo . . .

It’s hard to imagine what more could be added to make a fun Saturday, other than possibly comfortable temperatures and a little sunshine. This Fun Day is for children, their adults, and some community elders who they may already know well, or be meeting for the first time.   It takes place at the Springs Rehabilitation and Nursing center from 10:00 until 2:00 on Saturday, September 22nd.   Sally reminded listeners,

“So we plan on having a wonderful day that day, and just invite the whole community in.”



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Bonnie Ralston

Bonnie Ralston is the Assistant Station Coordinator at WVLS and a Highland County news reporter. She began volunteering at Allegheny Mountain Radio in the fall of 2005. In 2006 she became an AMR employee and worked in Bath County for eight years as the WCHG Station Coordinator and then as the news reporter there. She began working in radio while in college and has stayed connected to radio, in one way or another, for more than thirty years. She grew up in Staunton, Virginia, while spending a lot of time on her family’s farm in Deerfield, Virginia. She enjoys spending time outside, watching old TV shows and movies and tending to her chickens.

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