WAGS Volunteer Recognition Banquet
is being held Saturday
April 28th at 11am until 2 pm
at St. Matthews Episcopal Church
turn in your 2017 volunteer hours to Cindy Green by April 1st
all members invited and registration will be posted later
WAGS has a table to represent our organization. The show is March 15th through March 18th. There are still slots open for volunteers. Tami Harbolt has provided this link to organize time slots. There is no need to contact anyone unless you just want more information.
For convenience sign up through this link:
What is NEON?
Neon is our Volunteer management data base. Everyone is being asked learn to use the system in order to enter and keep your profile current and correct so that you may be contacted. Listed in your account is your name, current e-mail address, phone contact information, and more. You will be able to find the date to renew your membership, pay your dues and the re-certification date for your pet. Also listed will be your volunteer facilities (these may need some updating if you do not see yours contact Larry Curtis)
Another important function of NEON is to record all of the Volunteer hours that you as a member give to the community. These hours are necessary to receive larger donations, grants, and contributions. We want this data to be available for our 20th year Celebration event.
To SIGN IN to NEON (you must use your email and have a password)
To get your password contact Stacie Russeau and sign in either through our neon link https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/kywags/login.jsp or find it linked in our Members Only portal of our WEB Site www.kywags.org . Ask Anita Kotheimer for your WEB login and password if you have lost yours; or simply follow the instruction sheet that will be handed out at the February meeting.
Click on the NEON word in the yellow AND YOU WILL SEE THIS FOR NEON
Once you are in Neon you are now able to view a drop down menu called: What would you like to do! Select which item you want to view & click. View them all!
We are asking you to fill in your time sheet for 2017 hours and non-visit hours by checking “my facilities/time sheets”. When you have your personal time sheets they will show up at the bottom of your profile to fill in your 2017 visiting and non-visiting hours and submit them.
We need your help to update all of this information. There will be instructions at the February meeting and as well as live help with a computer if you need personal instructions.
For all of our Ambassador Teams who wish to continue visiting, each team must complete 20 visits every two years to maintain their certification. So what does this mean for you? We are wanting to see visiting and facility sign-ups increasing over the next year. There are currently 36 facility openings for new sign ups. The requests keep pouring in. Our active teams deserve honorable mention and we are welcoming new teams into our ranks. The more we expand our visiting base, the more we give back to the community.
At this time, we have more visit requests than we are able to fill and we need your help to bring our very special animals to those that need them the most! Just find the type of facility that seems well-suited to you and your pet, reach out to our facility committee, and they’ll help you get going.
Remember, you don’t have to visit alone. If you would like help and and want to experience the comradery of visiting with other teams or a Trained Aid, seek out a friend or make a new one at the next meeting! Whether they are currently visiting or just getting started, working with other WAGS members can provide confidence, support, and a deeper sense of community.
Our most important objective for 2018 is “confidence” in visiting. Not feeling confident? That’s ok, we have plenty of resources for you. Seek out our wonderful WAGS trainers – some of whom are even members! – or our senior members if you need some help or have questions. Try looking for members who live nearby, visit at similar or even the same facilities, or are in a similar step of the membership process and share an outing together. Maybe even consider taking a dog training class together with one of our recommended trainers to build or polish your skills.
Thanks to our updated website and our brand new Membership Portal we can stay connected like never before!
We invite and ENCOURAGE YOU to submit a request to Anita Kotheimer or Ben Cook to meet with us after the meeting for a FOCUSED INQUIRY about getting connected to other members and the WAGS family as a whole. We are thrilled to have you and are ready to provide support however we can.
We need at least 4 people to conduct the 101 class. Make reservations with Martha Raymer listed on your contact sheet.
NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR VISITATION
1. RIVERS EDGE NURSING HOME is a skilled nursing Facility in Prospect KY with approx 94 patients. Teams can either meet in community space or do one-one visits. Would like teams with dogs that do tricks.
2. MAGNOLIA SPRINGS LIVING CENTER is a senior living center offering assisted living and memory care.
3. EXCEPTIONAL SENIOR LIVING is a senior residential community in Prospect Ky offering personal care and memory care. Visitation can be flexible.
4. EPISCOPAL CHURCH HOME– The Life Enrichment Coordinator is requesting WAGS to this senior living, rehab and long term care facility.
5.ESSEX NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER – is an assisted living, skilled nursing facility. Hours are flexible. Vaccination record of dog is required.
6. THE ALTENHEIM IS LOCATED AT 936 BARRET AVE AND IS A SENIOR HEALTH CARE FACILITY RANGING FROM INDEPENDENT LIVING TO SKILLED CARE. THERE ARE 45 RESIDENTS.
7. SPANISH COVE – is an independent living development for senior citizens. Located off South Hurstbourne Parkway outside the Watterson south of Bardstown Rd. (7915 Canonero Way)
EXISTING OPPORTUNITIES FOR VISITATION
1.FRIENDSHIP MANOR in Crestwood is an assisted living, skilled nursing facility. Hours are flexible. Vaccination record of dog is required.
2. Masonic Home Is a skilled nursing and assisted living facility that is requesting pet therapy. Currently no teams visiting
2. MORNING POINTE is a senior living facility that is requesting more teams. Only 1 team is currently visiting
3 KIDs CLUB houses children ages toddler though school age that are medically fragile and disabled. It serves 3 locations. The administrator is interested in WAGS visits to increase socialization skills, self esteem, and emotional stability.
4. SIGNATURE AT ROCKFORD is a skilled nursing facility and rehab center WAGS will provide an additional option of quality of life
5. SYMPHONY AT VALLEY FARMS is a dementia-memory care center located close to Valley High School.5.JUST FAMILY ADULT DAY CENTER- Adult Day Care Center for adults with multiple disabilities
7. SPRINGHURST PINES – A assisted living facility.
8.BEEHIVE HOMES OF GOSHEN – An assisted living facility.
9. Gilda’s Club -Cancer support
10. James Brown Cancer Center – Gilda’s Club Cancer/Therapy/Research
11. Brooke Hospital (KMI) Halfway House for women & men in recovery
12. Emeritus Stonecreek Lodge Nursing Home
13. Golden Living Center (St.Matthews Manor) Alzheimer’s Care
14. Parkway Rehab & Nursing Center 5th Floor
15. Treyton Oak Towers Nursing Home
16. Bashford East Healthcare Nursing Home
17. Mattingly Center East Adult Training Facility
19. KOSAIR CHARITIES PEDIATRIC CONVALESCENT CENTER (WITHIN THE HOME OF THE INNOCENTS) IS A RESIDENTIAL FACILITY FOR MEDICALLY FRAGILE CHILDREN. WOULD LIKE VISITS IN THE EVENING.
20. CHRISTIAN HEALTH CENTER WEST IS ACROSS THE STREET FROM CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL AND THE YMCA. IT IS A SKILLED NURSING CARE FACILITY. PATIENTS EXHIBIT DEMENTIA, DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY ALONG WITH THEIR PHYSICAL DISORDERS.
21. STS. MARY AND ELIZABETH HOSPITAL IS A PRIMARY CARE HOSPITAL, UNITS OPEN FOR VISITATION ARE MEDICAL/SURGICAL, ORTHOPEDIC, TELEMETRY, AND REHAB.
22. ALTERNATIVE SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS IS LOCATED ON BARDSTOWN ROAD BETWEEN BEUCHEL AND FERN CREEK. THIS FACILITY PROVIDES ADULT DAY TRAINING SERVICES. AGE GROUPS ARE 25-66 YEARS OLD. ALL PATIENTS GO HOME LATE AFTERNOON. MANAGER WILL SET UP SMALL GROUPS FOR INTERACTION WITH WAGS.
THERE ARE MORE FACILITIES THAT HAVE BEEN SCREENED BUT HAVE NO VISITING TEAM. PLEASE CLICK ON VISITATION SCHEDULE WHEN IT IS EMAILED TO YOU BY STACIE RUSSEAU (MEMBERSHIP CHAIR) IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THESE FACILITIES EMAIL ROSLYNN CURTIS EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
ONE TIME ONLY
U of L Medical Meeting, Feb 9th, 2 pm, (University Hospital) see Anita Kotheimer
NON-MEDICAL VISITS NEW OPPORTUNITIES
1. St. LEONARD CATHOLIC SCHOOL is requesting pet therapy for their primary grades. Their classes are very small and individualized.
2. MIDDLETOWN LIBRARY is requesting pet therapy. Times are flexible.
3. HIGHLANDS-SHELBY PARK branch is requesting pet therapy for their struggling readers. They would like to rotate groups in 15 minute increments.
4. WESTERN LIBRARY would like to add teams for their reading program.
5. SOUTHWEST LOUISVILLE LIBRARY is interested in having teams come out and inform all ages, about the benefits of animal therapy.
6. Village of Park Duvalle would like for teams to come and educate the residents of the benefits of animal assisted therapy.
If you are interested in any of the Non-medical facilities please let Diane Atherton know email@example.com or 859-368-4133