Walnut Hills holds Resource Fair, with ice cream added in

Walnut Hills holds Resource Fair, with ice cream added in

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Walnut Hills picked the perfect day on July 21 to hold its Ice Cream Extravaganza and Resource Fair.

Blue skies and tropical temperatures made way for spoonfuls of ice cream, information on local community resources and learning what Walnut Hills, located on Olde Pump Street in Walnut Creek, has to offer. Transportation was provided around their campus, ferrying visitors via golf cart or shuttle bus to the different locales. Smiles filled the sidewalks as folks were scooped up for the next stop on the tour.

There were five stops of interest where visitors could tour. Community resources were set up at each point, where local ice cream vendors were present with sweet treats for sampling. Stops included the outdoor pavilion close to the assisted living area and an independent living home in The Meadows. An assisted living suite located at The Commons was open for touring, along with the therapy gym at the Transitional Care Unit.

Mindy Miller, longtime life enrichment director at Walnut Hills, served up Mudd Valley Ice Cream from Walnut Creek Cheese to a small crowd. Miller’s Creamery, Schloneger’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream, Smith Dairy and Velvet Ice Cream took part in the day.

“What separates us from others is our staff,” Miller said. “They go above and beyond.”

Pomerene Mobile Health Unit was onsite with information on its services, and staffers handed out small first-aid kits for the car and spray hand sanitizer. Blood-pressure checks were available. The Holmes County Sheriff’s Department also was present and collected out-of-date medications.

Other groups that participated in the day were Love INC., LifeCare Hospice, Holmes County Veterans Office, HealthPRO/Walnut Hills Therapy Department, Darb Snyder Senior Center, Interim Healthcare, Hummel Insurance, Smith Funeral Home, Wayne Holmes Health, Crossroads Hospice, Garaway Senior Center and Springhaven Counseling. Each booth was rich with information on planning senior living years.

The goal of the event was to open the Walnut Hills grounds and invite people in to see, explore and taste a bit of what the community has to offer.

“We wanted to introduce people to the campus and show people what we have to offer,” Miller said. “We wanted to teach them something new about Walnut Hills they may not have known. Our campus is wonderful, and so is our staff.”

For more information on Walnut Hills, call 330-893-3200.