May 21, 2012
New groups focus on community service and marketing
Hopewell's program offerings are often changing, tailoring to the resident's needs, current season and staff and volunteer contributions. Maple sugaring consumes staff and residents in the early spring (but it's well worth the hard work!), and the summertime is filled with trips off property (like the Indians game we attended last week).
A relatively new group led by Heather, a Hopewell volunteer, takes residents to locations all over Northeastern Ohio lending their talents and time volunteering. Most recently, the group visited Beatitude House in Warren, Ohio which is a transitional housing facility for women and children. Hopewell residents assisted in planting flowers and vegetables, trimming hedges, cleaning out beds and helped the children plant marigolds, gifts for their moms for Mother's Day! This Saturday they will head to Geauga Humane Society's Rescue Village where they will help mulch trails.
Another group in the early stages of development is the "Hopewell Marketing Group" (choosing a more creative name is one of our first tasks). The main goal of the group is to assist in marketing Hopewell through traditional and social media, even launching a Hopewell YouTube channel to present our program from a resident's point of view.
The varying interests and personalities of our residents and staff are what make our community special, we all bring something unique to each day!Back to Blog