New Staff

The Jefferson Center is excited to announce that we have welcomed two new staff members to our team this quarter to better serve our community.

Stephanie Macedo is a vibrant and outgoing mother of three from New England who has worked in the health care industry for over 12 years. She moved to West Virginia in 2009 and dedicates her life to helping others. She likes to travel and has an adventurous spirit. We are pleased to add her talents to our Habilitation team!

Jame Thomspon is a local from Bunker Hill WV who has worked in the health care field for many years. She is passionate about helping others and is also a dog breeder and animal enthusiast. She loves gardening and rescues animals in her spare time. We are so excited to add her talents and her kind heart to our Habilitation team.

 

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New Client

Brian Newlin

We couldn’t be more excited to add a new client to our talented group of consumers. Brian is quite possibly one of the happiest guys we have ever met. Never without a smile on his face, Brian enjoys learning new words and is working on his reading skills. He’s quick to lend a hand when help is needed, and is hard working if not a little quiet. He enjoys watching scary movies and game shows while at home. He also really enjoys reading the TV guide and talking on the phone with his mother. We can’t wait to teach him new skills and help him become more independent in the community.

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Its already June and summer time is finally here.  The JCCOA Jefferson Center is taking donations for our Christmas basket raffle and would greatly appreciate donations for our Car Wash Basket and our Beauty and Pamper Basket.  Some ideas are air fresheners, tire cleaner, car wax, small bucket, a robe, slippers, candles, or anything you think would make our baskets enjoyable to whomever wins it. 

Purchasing tickets for our raffle is extremely easy and affordable.  You can pick up a ticket for $10 at the JCCOA Senior Center or at the JCCOA Jefferson Center.  Each ticket will give you a chance to win one of the many baskets that we raffle off in December.  Also, if you do win a basket, your ticket goes right back in the drawing box and you have a chance to win another one.  How can you beat that price for all those chances? 

 

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What We Have to be Thankful For: Our 2018 Year in Review

We have a lot to be Thankful for this year at the Jefferson Center.

Some of our favorite moments of the year are reflected in the photographs below.

Special thanks to: Frank Roach and all the volunteers at the National Fish Hatchery for providing a fun outdoor environment to fish and picnic; to the entire staff at the Senior Center for all the fun events; to Dr. Bert and the Precious Memories band for bringing the gift of music into our lives; and to our consumers and their families for teaching us how to truly enjoy life and for all the blessings large and small they share with us every day.

Making Stone Soup in January

 Making Chocolate dipped Strawberries in February

Fishing at the National Fish Hatchery in May and September

 

Enjoying Live Music at the Senior Center With Dr. Bert and the Precious Memories Band

Visiting our Friends at Jefferson High School in May

Picking Cherries at Orr’s Farm Market in June

1920’s Gangster Party at the Senior Picnic in September

Talent Show and Awards Ceremony in September

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Fall Weather

We would like to once again remind you that it is the time of year where it is starting to get a little cooler outside so you may want to bring in a light weight jacket or sweater for your loved ones. Please be sure to mark their items with their name or initials.

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New Staff

Meghan Thompson

We’d like to give a big warm welcome to Ms. Meghan.  She started working with us last month and has become a part of the Jefferson Center family. She is a little quiet but she is a very hard worker when it comes to getting things done in and around the center. In Meghan’s free time she enjoys going to the ball field to cheer on her little sister who plays baseball.

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Lending a Helping Hand Achievement Award

Achievement Awards

We are pleased to announce our achievement award winners this month for Lending a Helping Hand.

With outstanding volunteerism and the motivation to always help, even when no one asks.

With great pleasure we announce that:

Willy R.

Jacob L.

Will S.

have achieved something great!

Lending a Helping Hand Achievement Award

Lending a Helping Hand Achievement Award

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Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, JCCOA Jefferson Center will operate under the Jefferson County School System for closings and delays due to winter road conditions.  This does not include any other closings of delays, only those delay that are caused by hazardous driving conditions due to winter precipitation.

 

If Jefferson County Schools are operating on a one or two hour delay due to winter road conditions, JCCOA Jefferson Center will be operating on the same delay.

 

If Jefferson County Schools are under early dismissal or closed due to winter road conditions, JCCOA Jefferson Center will do the same.

 

If your transportation services are provided through JCCOA, you will need to make different transportation arrangements for days with delays and early dismals.  The JCCOA will not pick up clients on a one/two hour delay but will drop them off in the afternoon.  On days of early dismissal due to winter road conditions guardians are responsible for picking up clients.  If your transportation services are provided through JCCOA, you will need to pick up the client at the JCCOA Jefferson Center.

 

If the JCCOA Jefferson Center will be operation on a delayed schedule or closed, the voice message on 304.728.1076 will be updated to include this information.  For early dismissal guardians will be notified by phone to pick up the client.  You can also listen to your local news/radio station to learn of delays and closures for Jefferson County Schools.

 

Please be sure to be proactive during this time of year, if they are calling for a storm and you use JCCOA transportation services please be sure you can make arrangement for early pick up in case of early dismissal.

 

Closures outside of the Jefferson County School year

In case of a closure outside of the Jefferson County School year due to weather/power outage, the JCCOA Jefferson Center voice message on 304.728.1076 will be updated to include this information.  When possible guardians will also receive a phone call to inform them of closures when outside of the Jefferson County School year.

Thank You,

Haley Laird

JCCOA Jefferson Center Director

304.728.1076

JUST A REMINDER******

WHEN JEFFERSON COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED OR DELAYED DUE TO COLD WEATHER ONLY, JCCOA JEFFERSON CENTER WILL OPERATE UNDER ITS NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS(9AM-3PM).

 

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New Staff: David Bynane

The JCCOA Jefferson Center would like to welcome our new staff, David Bynane. David, a single father of two, joined us at the end of November and arrived just in time to help us celebrate the holidays. He is a busy man and also works in our In Home Health Department, though he always makes time for family and friends. He has a great sense of humor and keeps us laughing and happy all day long.

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In the news this month we are gearing up for Halloween We will be going to the Senior Center to watch a SCARY MOVIE.  We are  going to Wilson’s Wild Animal Park to see & feed the animals and we will be going on a hay ride and picking a pumpkin as well.We also will be going to the Senior Center for a Halloween party / Costume party and to hear the Precious Memories Band. We are ready to get are scare on for the month of October.

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