H2O Does It Again

Lakewoods' H2O service oganization would be a wonderful role model for schools all across the country. The program is so diverse in its work reaching all across Cuyahoga county. "Help To Others" is exactly that and they are involved with generations from babies and children at the Cleveland Clinic's Ronald McDonald House to our elderly population living in retirement centers and many sites in between.

I feel truly blessed that years ago Celia Dorsch and Nora Steele chose Crestmont North Nursing Facility to partner with as one of the groups (sites) they "help." During the school year Lakewood High School students participate and visit Crestmont North and in the summer we get to spend time with the middle school H2O campers.

The following is a letter sent to Emmie Hutchison, Director of the H2O program in the Lakewood Division of Youth:

I would like thank all of the staff, sponsors/donors, adult volunteers, counselors and H20 campers for a summer of interesting and fun visits at Crestmont North Nursing Facility. Once again this year H2O has completed its successful mission to promote friendship among two generations of Lakewood residents. Our residents who range in age from 60 to 96 years young look forward to those Thursday morning visits each week and there is nothing like youth to revitalize and make one ponder being young again.

Thank you, campers for treating our residents like your own grandparents and we hope we are affiliated with the greatest youth volunteer program in the whole country- H2O- for many summers to come.

Sincerely,

Liz DelMonico, Bonnie Greenberg and all of our grandmas and grandpas at Crestmont North Nursing Facility

Bonnie Greenberg

I was the Activities Director at Crestmont North Nursing Facility for eight years and am now happy to be the Activities Assistant there.

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Volume 8, Issue 17, Posted 10:20 PM, 08.07.2012