Posts by Colleen Rice

Adapting to the Real World

How do you prepare students today for the jobs of tommorow? Medina County Schools are doing it every day with STEM and other outstanding programs preparing students for the real world. If you have not taken a tour at your local school district, we highly recommend taking the time to tour and get to know…

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Volunteer Drivers Needed

Newbridge Place is looking for volunteer drivers able to take residents on appointments. Voluteers drive fully-insured vehicles provided by Newbridge Place. Volunteers must be at least 25 years of age with a clean driving record. Call 330-948-8000 for more information. Learn more about Newbridge Place at https://newbridgeplace.org/.

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Pathways to Health

On Wellness Day, the Class of 2019, The Difference Makers, learned there are many pathways to health. In Medina County, there are many doors where help is available. From the Health Department and Free Clinic to our local hospitals to addiction resources, our community is working together to make sure everyone is receiving health care…

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“PIT” Crew Helps with County-wide Homeless Count

Project is a Leadership Medina County Class of 2019 Initiative Each year in late January, counties nation-wide participate in a count of their citizens, both sheltered and unsheltered, experiencing homelessness.  Known as the Point In Time, or “PIT”, count, the information is used to help the nation document progress towards ending homelessness, and help the…

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A Humbling Experience – Walking a mile in their shoes

Leadership Medina County spent Human Services Day walking a mile in the shoes of people living in poverty. The following are some comments from the day. I was a 10 year old during the poverty simulation and I watched how stressed out my “parents” were just trying to take care of everything. There wasn’t enough…

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20th Annual Commissioners’ Charity Ball Celebration with special guest Robin Swoboda

The Medina County Commissioner’s are hosting the 20th Annual Commissioners’ Charity Ball Celebration with special guest Robin Swoboda. The event will be held Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the beautiful Weymouth Country Club.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available. All sponsors receive prominent recognition at the ball. Please visit www.mcc-charityball.com for information regarding sponsorships and this year’s…

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Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Chapter Seeks Volunteers

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Chapter is seeking individuals who are interested in supporting the fight for Alzheimer’s first survivor. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Walk to End Alzheimer’s Planning Committee Participate on the Walk to End Alzheimer’s planning committee and help plan the Walk on Saturday, September 21,…

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Easter Seals Northern Ohio Seeks CEO

Proudly celebrating 100 years of impact across the country, Easter Seals helps individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives. Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals. In Northern Ohio, we offer pediatric, adult and senior care through our speech therapy,…

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