WYANT WOODS EMPLOYEES, RESIDENTS DONATE CLOTHING AND PREPARE FOOD FOR THE HOMELESS IN AKRON

Date Apr. 10, 2014

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WYANT WOODS EMPLOYEES, RESIDENTS DONATE CLOTHING AND PREPARE FOOD FOR THE HOMELESS IN AKRON

(Akron, OH, April 10, 2014) ― Unfortunately, most people forget about the homeless in the community during the colder months, leaving them to battle the harsh winter weather without sufficient clothing. Over the past eight months, nearly 200 employees and residents at Wyant Woods Care Center in Akron have raised money to purchase winter hats, gloves and scarves for the homeless people in Akron; they also prepared and served meals to the homeless prior to distributing these essential winter garments.

Eric Hutchins, Executive Director at Wyant Woods, says that the facility raised money through fundraisers, like selling candy bars in-house and a holding a meatball-making contest. As a team, Wyant Woods employees and residents were able to purchase approximately 100 hats and gloves and about 50 scarves to distribute to the homeless people of Akron through two key community outreach organizations, the Peter Maurin Center and ACCESS.

“At the Peter Maurin Center, we packed lunches and made sandwiches for approximately 65 individuals,” Hutchins said. “Then we visited people under the Y Bridge in Akron, a place where homeless typically congregate, and handed out meals along with new hats, scarves and gloves.”

At ACCESS, a women's shelter in Akron, the employees helped serve lunch, then allowed the women and children of the shelter to select hats, gloves and scarves of their choice. Employees also served meals to the homeless people at Haven of Rest, a social service organization providing emergency and residential care to the disadvantaged people of the community-at-large.

Wyant Woods Care Center, part of the CommuniCare Family of Companies, is a skilled nursing and Alzheimer's special care center that offers quality skilled, behavioral health, geriatric rehabilitation and intermediate nursing services. The care center offers specialized therapy programs geared toward promoting maximum independence and the highest quality of life possible for its residents.

About CommuniCare:
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, CommuniCare Family of Companies is a privately held, multi-faceted healthcare management company. Centers are independently owned and operated as a part of the CommuniCare Family of Companies. Currently, CommuniCare owns and manages numerous world-class nursing and rehabilitation centers, specialty care centers and assisted living communities throughout Missouri, Maryland, Ohio and Pennsylvania. For more information, visit communicare.com.

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