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. 2 YDC Newsletter June 5, 2009 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 Interested in receiving the Newsletter via e-mail? If so, send an e-mail to us at email@example.com & write “Subscribe” as the subject. If you currently receive a paper copy of the newsletter, also share your name and address so that we can update our distribution list.