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					            YDC Newsletter           Youngstown Developmental Center
                     Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
 Ted Strickland, Governor                                                             John L. Martin, Director
 Vol. 369                                                                                       June 5, 2009

     Picnic Recap                                                               Cash for Cans
YDC’s annual Memorial Day                                                    Each year the Mahoning
Picnic was once again a great                Blood Drive                     County’s      Green      Team
“kick off” to the summer                The American Red Cross               sponsors a recycling contest
season. A large turnout of              will be conducting a blood           for   regional    organizations
guests joined YDC consumers             drive by appointment only at         called Cash For Cans. The
and staff for an afternoon of           YDC on Wednesday, June               competition encourages the
fun. The weather was great              10
                                            th
                                               from 11:00am-4:30pm           organizations    to    promote
and the assortment of racing            in the CT building’s game            recycling by collecting and
themed activities seemed to             room.      Employees, their          recycling aluminum and bi-
keep       most      everyone           family members, and other            metal cans.
entertained.                            “friends” of the Center in our
                                                                             Throughout        the      year,
                                        readership are welcome to
                                                                             consumers, staff, and friends
Members of the local Korean             participate.    We need 20           of the Center drop off various
War        veterans         group       donors to meet our goal.             products for recycling in the
coordinated a memorial and                                                   CT’s       recycling      room.
flag presentation service at the        In order to donate blood you         Consumers in turn sort, crush,
beginning of the event. The             must meet the following              and package the items for
fun continued from there with           basic requirements:                  delivery to the local recycling
pine car races followed by a                                                 center. Consumers are paid
traditional picnic luncheon.            Be at least 17 years old            market      value     for    the
House 12’s pine car spear                 Weigh at least 110 pounds         recyclables.
headed by Jamie Burkey, was             Be in good health the day
the fastest car in the line up!         of the blood drive                   This year YDC collected 509
                                        Possess an appropriate              pounds of cans. The $249.02
After lunch, a local DJ provided        id to present before                 that was earned by this
live music while wheelchairs            donating (i.e. a driver’s            initiative will be deposited into
outfitted with a race-car like          license)                             the I and E Fund for spending
cover were used for wheelchair                                               on consumer entertainment.
races.          An     afternoon        A sign up sheet for this
performance by a local jazz             event is currently posted at         We wish to thank
ensemble       concluded      the       Switchboard.                         those           who
festivities.                                                                 supported us by
                                                                             dropping off items
                                                                             in the bins around
A poster featuring some of the
                                                                             campus and in the
Kodak Moments from the
                                                                             CT        building’s
picnic is currently on display in                                            recycling room.
the CA building lobby.
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With Appreciation
Mr. Steve Jones’ term on the                     Welcome                                 Cookout
YDC       Citizens’    Advisory          YDC welcomed a new face               The folks from House 12
                                                  th
Council recently ended and we            on June 4 .                           wasted no time in planning
wanted to take a moment to                                                     their first cookout of the
thank him for his contributions.         While he is originally from           summer. On Saturday, May
                                                                                  th
Steve’s dedication to this               Mahoning             County,          30 they planned a special
facility and to the individuals          Kerrington C. has been                luncheon featuring chicken
living here will always be               living at the Gallipolis              kabob skewers with potatoes,
appreciated.     Many of you             Developmental Center for              onions, green peppers and
know Steve because he                    the past few years. He’s              mushrooms.
entrusted us with the care of            now the newest member of
his daughter, Jennifer, for              House 9.      Kerrington can          Corn on the cob and fresh
many years. His mother still             be best described as a                watermelon rounded out the
sends cards to the House #7              colorful and energetic young          menu.       TPW Amanda
ladies; so thanks again Steve            man.       He’s quite the             Flowers conceived the meal
for your time, your dedication,          conversationalist and he              and while the men all had a
and for sharing your family.             also      enjoys      playing         hand in the cooking of their
                                         basketball and other sports.          kabobs, her primary assistant
                                                                               chefs were Joe K. and Gary
Health & Wellness                        Kerrington indicated that             S.
Mill Creek Metroparks in                 he’s glad to be back in the
Mahoning County has a variety
of free and low cost health and
                                         area and has several family
                                         members in the area that he
                                                                                  Welcome Back
wellness activities scheduled                                                  Kim Toohey has officially
                                         is looking forward to visiting.
during the month of June. A                                                    assumed the duties of
flyer listing these events is                                                  Operations Director at YDC.
currently      available     for            New Furniture                      Her first day was Monday,
                                                                                      st
employees at Switchboard.                The guys of House 3 are               June 1 .
                                         enjoying the new soft sided
The activities take place at             furniture which was recently          Kim is quite familiar with YDC
various times and on various             delivered.                            having worked here before
days of the week, thus                                                         having accepted appointment
affording   opportunities for            The new furniture features            as the Program Director at
employees working all three              padded siding for added               WDC.
shifts.                                  comfort and style.     Each
                                         piece was carefully selected          Kim noted “It’s nice to be
                                         to compliment the existing            home and I am looking
           Quote                         color scheme and layout of            forward to working with
“I will prepare and some day             House 3.                              everyone to provide good
my chance will come. “                                                         service to our consumers.”


           -Abraham Lincoln
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