I met with Theresa Shillingford today, a behaviorist employed at Enable, Inc. She expressed how efficient my proposal will be to the residents. She also expressed to me the recent change in the funding policy for Enable. Up until recently, Enable received funding from the state for community exercise and events but the recent change to Medicare has shorten a huge sum of those fundings. Now most activities the residents do are funded by themselves or by their families. Theresa also believe that my idea to involve the community in a volunteer manner will help the residents and Enable, Inc will be happy to be a part of carrying this out. Since most of the idea involves active activities, it can be achieved simply by engaging the public in volunteer work. The population to be addressed are, students, healthcare professionals that can offer free education on the various types of exercise to practice with the residents. She agreed to be a point of contact for me, when I decide to present the finished proposal to Enable, Inc.
I taught my third and final lesson at DC Prep. Our lesson plan is a little bit challenging for them but I learned to quickly react and change the plan. I am thankful for my partner who is always so calm and thoughtful. It has been a great experience of teaching.
Packaged and cooked food for kids at the school
Fun team to work with, as well as talking with the kids at the school
Volunteered with the Joyful Food Market in Morris Elementary School.
Today we assisted in cooking, helped created a recipe, promoted the market, checked in shoppers, and cleaned the market.
I worked to distribute canned goods and produce to those in Southeast who need assistance
We cleaned out pots of plants that were dead/hadn't grown, collected compost from Anthropology and brought it to the roof, and cleaned up around the room for the end of the semester!