Nason recognizes volunteer of the year
ROARING SPRING - Nason Hospital recognized Dorothy Mellott of Loysburg as the 2014 Volunteer of the Year.
Mellott received a certificate and other gifts as the Volunteer of the Year from volunteer coordinator, Linda Ritchey.
Dorothy Mellott (left) receives a certificate and other gifts as Nason?Hospital’s Volunteer of the Year from volunteer coordinator Linda Ritchey.
Mellott has given more than eight years of service to Nason Hospital. She has volunteered in the outpatient lab, outpatient surgery, medical records and Nason Auxiliary and has helped with numerous volunteer projects.
She is retired from the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Md. She enjoys reading and traveling in addition to her volunteer work.
A carry-in dinner and awards program was held on April 17 at the Martinsburg Church of God Fellowship Hall. Awards and gifts of appreciation were given to all volunteers.
The theme of the event was "Volunteers Take Care of the Little Things."
Series addresses exercise, child obesity
"I Am Moving, I Am Learning" will be offered by the Penn State Extension office from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Child Advocates of Blair County, 319 Sycamore St., Altoona.
All parents, foster parents, child care providers, teachers and other service professionals are encouraged to attend the training facilitated by Jacqueline Amor-Zitzelberger, Better Kid Care Extension Educator.
The workshop discusses the growing problem of obesity in children and provides solutions for caregivers to encourage children to get up and move.
Participants will learn to use music and movement to motivate kids to increase their heart rate and move their bodies. Dress comfortably and be prepared to move.
The workshop is part of a statewide Better Kid Care child care provider training program presented by Penn State Extension. Preregistration is required at www.PAkeys.org or by calling the extension office at 765-7878.