Locations - Mercer Home

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Sanford Hosts Christmas Party and Open House

Mercer and Lanier Homes were spotless and beautifully decorated to host various events on Friday, December 4th. After a good parent meeting at Lanier Home, parents walked over to Mercer Home to join the residents, staff, and other special guests at the Christmas Party and Open House. The residents and staff were dressed in their red and green and greeted everyone at the door with happy smiles and warm hugs. They had spent the day preparing a wide array of delicious finger foods and even had a unique chocolate fountain to add a special spark to the table. It was a great opportunity as some guests had never seen our homes before and thought they were just beautiful. The evening ended after a round of memorable picture taking to signify this wonderful time together with friends and family. Thanks to everyone who joined us in this special evening!
Posted by Martha Surratt on 12/09 at 10:29 AM

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Succeeding at Sandhills Community College

Sandhills Community College (SCC) Compensatory Education Program is a jewel of a day program for our residents in Sanford. All of our residents attend this program to varying degrees. Those who are already employed attend when they are not working and those who are not yet employed are learning valuable job skills for future employment. Recently, all of our residents who participated in the Disability Mentoring Day received an award for participating. In addition, we currently we have two residents, one from Mercer and one from Lanier, enrolled in the JOBS NOW program. Both of them have chosen the food service industry, and they are receiving both hands-on, as well as classroom instruction, which is preparing them for a job in the community. Way to go!
Posted by Martha Surratt on 11/10 at 10:52 AM

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Sanford Homes Give Back to the Community

Our guys and girls at Sanford love to give back to the community in which we live. One thing we have done is adopt a nursing home nearby and enjoy participating in various activities with the residents that live there. We go at least once a month and play Bingo with them. Another thing we have done is volunteer for the "No-Scare Fair" held at the Steven's Center. It was a Halloween celebration for children of all ages and abilities. Our group dressed up in their finest which included a punk rocker, a princess, and a pirate to name a few. Candy was given out (and probably a little eaten, too). It was a fun and festive time!
Posted by Martha Surratt on 11/04 at 03:56 PM

Sanford Homes Enjoy a Mountain Retreat

The guys and girls of Mercer and Lanier went to the BCH Craig Cottage for a mountain retreat in late October. The fall foliage was at its peak and was absolutely beautiful. A trip was made to the lovely Biltmore Estate. We toured the house and gardens and saw how wine was made. We also visited quaint Black Mountain and had fun exploring the shops. Lastly, we rode on the Blue Ridge Parkway and visited the Folk Art Center. We saw two very impressive demonstrations, blown glass ornaments and broom making. A great trip was had by all on this nice mountain getaway!
Posted by Martha Surratt on 11/04 at 03:47 PM

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