Music is enjoyable and a form of communication. Drums were used to communicate across a distance by early man. Recently, science has proven music to be much more than pure enjoyment or communication. Listening to music has shown to benefit the human brain. It reduces stress and depression by lifting mood, boosting immunity and aiding social bonding. It has been shown to increase cognition by enhancing reading, reasoning and mathematical ability. It improves memory and has positive health outcomes for premature infants, autistic children, learning disabilities, those suffering emotional trauma, physical disabilities, pain, depression, Parkinson’s and more. Listening to music releases dopamine in the brain, the “feel good” neurotransmitter. Pine Valley staff received special training on the benefits of music and use it to enhance the lives of residents, and would like to share the positive effects of music with you. Why not do yourself some good and join Pine Valley February 14 from 1:30-3 pm for the Jim Gorman band in the Community Room. On March 18th from 2-3 pm, Brass in the Pines ensemble will play in the Community Room. Both events are free and the public is welcome.
Career Education Cooperative (CEC) Healthcare Partners continue conversations with State and Federal Agencies to advocate for 17 year old Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) Youth Apprentices to independently operate a patient lift.
At a time when the healthcare workforce is experiencing a crisis level of shortage, the Career Education Cooperative is providing the opportunity for local students from Kickapoo, Hillsboro, Riverdale, Ithaca, Richland Center, and Eagle Schools to start on a healthcare career path. Through the CEC program, 16 and 17 year old students are taking college-level nursing courses, completing their CNA, and working as a paid Youth Apprenticeship (for at least 450 hours) with local healthcare partners.
However well-trained and mature these students are as they enter the workforce to help address this healthcare workforce crisis, they are blocked from doing their complete job because of their age. A Department of Labor Ruling states students under 18 cannot independently operate a patient lift. The CEC healthcare providers are speaking up on how this ruling interferes with patient care, limits the hours high school seniors can work, and creates a barrier for getting seniors in High School started on a healthcare career track. CEC partners agree that training and employing high school students in the nursing field is a viable path in addressing the healthcare worker shortage crisis. CEC partners also agree that it will be best for health care providers, young nurses, and patients if the DOL ruling is changed.
On September 7, 2017, at Pine Valley Community Village, Joe Knilians, Director of WI Business Administration, brought Leslie Davies, U.S. Small Business Administration. They met with the following CEC healthcare partners to understand the issue better and help with the advocacy efforts to change the DOL ruling.
- Cory Nugent, Dycora, Nursing Home Administrator
- Sarah Buroker, Dycora, Director of Nursing
- Jessy John, Richland Renewable Energy Chemist and Career Education Cooperative Board Member
- William Bartlet, Schmitt Woodland Hills, Development Director
- Morgan Goodyear, CEC Student, Schmitt Woodland Hills, graduate of Richland Center High School
- Echo Bristol, Pine Valley Community Village, Nurse Manager
- Becky Dahl, Career Education Cooperative Co- President
Morgan Goodyear was a 2016-2017 Youth Apprenticeship student in the CEC program. She continues to work at Schmitt Woodland Hills while continuing her education at Southwest Technical College.
At the September 7th meeting, Echo Bristol demonstrated a patient lift to help Leslie Davies better understand the issue. Sarah Buroker shared with Leslie Davies, “as a Director of Nursing it is a noted value when nurses are able to actually work as a CNA prior to getting their nursing license.” The CEC provides this training and employment opportunity enhancing the experience of new nurses.
When: Sunday July 16th @ 1PM
What: Antique Appraisal completed by Mark F. Moran
Cost: $15/item and you must pre-register for a time slot which now can be done at anytime.
*If you wish to pre-register an item for this event you may contact Barb Detra.
*For more information regarding this event and a list of acceptable/excluded items please click on the attachment below.
*For more information regarding Mark Moran please visit his website MarkFMoran.com
Pine Valley would like to thank our cosponsor: WRCO- Fruit Broadcasting for another great job of advertising Pine Valley’s annual token hunt.
This year was the 20th anniversary and the basket value reached over $900!!
The token was found on day 5 by Patty Grell. The token was hid in North Park in the trunk of the little red car (children’s toy that springs back and forth).
Thank you to all who went out searching for the Token, we’re glad that we had some days of decent weather to cooperate with us during this exciting event so the people of
Richland County could get out and enjoy some outdoor time while it was nice.
Below is a list of our wonderful donors that help make this all possible.
Richland Center RX center
The Nail Salon
Added Touch Floral
Peoples Community First Bank
Suzanne @ Connie’s Creation
Shawn Stevens @ Connie’s Creations
JJ Walsh Jewelers
Life balance massage
Richland locker plant
BMO Harris Bank
Town and Country TV and Appliance