Keepsakes, Feb. 7

Published 9:04 am Wednesday, February 7, 2018

EMRMC recent births

Recent births at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center include:

Jan. 29 – A boy, Gunnar Lee, to Katie Rader and Robert Watkins of Lancaster. A boy, Wyatt Lee, to Jessica Parker of Harrodsburg.

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Jan. 30 – A girl, Emma Jane, to Nicole and Jimmy Arnold of Springfield.

Jan. 31 – A girl, Westyn Harper, to Payton Jackson of Harrodsburg and Justin Brown of Danville. A girl, Amaya Eugenia Pearl, to Anita and Benito Vela Jimenez of Harrodsburg.

Feb. 1 – A a boy, Mohammed Silas, to Tori Morris and Mahmoud Al Saloum of Danville.

Feb. 3 – A boy, Jerome Christopher, to Mary and Nathaniel Weaver of Crab Orchard.

DKG giving back 

Jan Bradshaw, from left, Carrie Mays, Sandy Reigelman, Mimi Becker, Pat Rockas and Delta Kappa Gamma State President Kathy Zwanzig wrap books to give to students at Kentucky School for the Deaf on Valentine’s Day.

Delta Kappa Gamma is an organization for women who are active or retired teachers. The members work on projects to help individuals and causes at the local, state, national and international levels.

 At their February meeting, the members from Boyle and Mercer Counties enjoyed being together and worked wrapping books which will be given to students at the Kentucky School for the Deaf in Danville on Valentine’s Day. 

Also, the women educators voted to make a donation to the Heart of Kentucky United Way in honor of the Community Tutoring Initiative  which is part of Mercer Transformation. Students in grades first through third are tutored by high school and adult volunteers in the after school program, which meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Colette Smith is the executive director of  the CTI which will be held at Campbellsville University at 1150 Danville Road in Harrodsburg,  starting Tuesday. 

To volunteer or help make a donation to United Way or Mercer Transformation, call Smith at (859) 612-7695. For more information about Delta Kappa Gamma, call Adele Greenburg at (859) 734-2051. 

Morning Pointe

Pulling the heartstrings of his peers was John Hughes, resident at Morning Pointe of Danville, who played the fiddle for the seniors at the senior living and Alzheimer’s memory care community as Janet Thacker, LPN, watches Hughes in awe as she listens to melodies recalled by memory.

Volunteer Kyle Bailey accompanies John Hughes on piano as Ellie Vandivier turns the pages of the songbook.

Music is a therapeutic experience at Morning Pointe, as residents enjoy being serenaded by sound as part of the life enrichment and Meaningful Day programs.