Therapeutic Recreation Manager
The John J. Kane Regional Center in Glen Hazel and Allegheny County employees participated in the “Day of Caring” sponsored by the United Way and got an early start to Halloween on Oct. 22.
As part of Day of Caring, Kane Glen Hazel residents carved pumpkins in the morning and then gathered for a sing-along as volunteer Arlene Eberhardt played the piano for the group. County employees joined the staff at Glen Hazel as residents decorated the pumpkins.
“Our residents truly enjoy carving pumpkins and getting into the spirit of Halloween,” said Kathi Lindsley, Therapeutic Recreation Manager at Kane Glen Hazel. “Day of Caring is such an important event and it is great to see the employees of Allegheny County participating in an activity that really brings so much satisfaction to our residents.”
After the sing-along, residents gathered in the Kane Glen Hazel courtyard to assemble the fall display of jack-o-lanterns and scarecrows while sipping mulled apple cider.
“The courtyard was decorated to match the fall season,” Lindsley said. “The gathering capped a nice afternoon.”
The fall activities continued with a Steelers “tailgate” party throughout the Glen Hazel facility on Oct. 24 as the Steelers defeated the Miami Dolphins. Oktoberfest Just Desserts featured apple cider, apple pie and pumpkin flavored ice cream on Oct. 26.
For more information, contact Kathi Lindsley, Therapeutic Recreation Manager at Kane Glen Hazel, at 412.422.6919.