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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

NEWS RELEASE
News Bureau • Schofield Hall 201Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
fax: (715) 836-2900
'A Day in the Park' Scheduled
For May 12
MAILED: May 8, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE—The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student chapter of American College of Health Care Administrators is sponsoring “A Day in the Park.” The event will take place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Owen Park, and will provide fun and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
         “A Day in the Park” celebrates the special relationship that local nursing home and rehabilitation residents have with family members and friends. Student volunteers will coordinate games and activities, and Kerm’s on Water Street, Eau Claire, will provide refreshments and snacks.
         This is the first time the event has taken place, and the sponsors hope it will become an annual tradition.
         “The main purpose of an event like this is to provide an opportunity for family members and friends to spend a day at the park with their elderly parents, grandparents or special friends,” said Dr. Doug Olson, assistant professor of health care administration in allied health professions at UW-Eau Claire. “It also presents the chance to recognize the contributions of local long-term care facilities and offers students the chance for meaningful volunteer work.”
         The event also is sponsored by the following local long-term care facilities: Oakwood Villa, Dove Health Care Nursing and Rehabilitation, The Clairemont, Syverson Lutheran Home, Chippewa Manor Retirement Community, and Lakeside Nursing and Rehabilitation.
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UW-Eau Claire Home [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 201
(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated: May 8, 2001