All Aboard the Redwood Express This issue: Living Legacy

The
Delivering News to Friends and Family of Redwood
February 2015
All Aboard the Redwood Express
Destination: Bourbon & Bluegrass
Join us for a night of Bourbon & Bluegrass! Redwood’s signature event, with celebrity emcee
Jon Jon of Q102, is destined for the New Riff Distillery in Newport, KY on Friday, March 6 from
7 – 11 p.m. You’ll be aged to perfection with an experience that includes complimentary valet
parking, premium open bar, dinner by the bite, live bluegrass entertainment, live and silent
auctions, raffles, and more. Special thanks to Bilz Insurance for returning as the Presenting
Sponsor of the Redwood Express along with Chuck, Jimmy, and Dick Berger, and the entire Bilz
Insurance team.
Returning chairs, Cole and Kasey Bond, are out to take you on a Bourbon Trail journey. They
have been working hard with the Express Committee to ensure this new experience will be
a successful and record breaking evening to benefit children and adults with disabilities. For
tickets or more information, please visit https://redwood.ejoinme.org/RedwoodExpress2015
or contact the Development office at (859) 331-0880.
Living Legacy
Redwood is Where Abilities Grow
Redwood’s
story is one of
commitment,
hope, and
people working
together to help
others uncover
hidden abilities.
This legacy
of service—
pioneered 62
years ago by
our founders—is
evident today in
the growth and
development
Living Legacy
of children
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and adults
who experience enriched lives through
Redwood.
resources entrusted to our care. The
recent recession, though, underscored
the need for Redwood to become
increasingly self-reliant instead of being at
the mercy of economic downturns.
After careful planning and research,
the board determined the path to
self-reliance is through growth of our
endowment program, the Dorothy Wood
Foundation.
Based on results of a Feasibility Study,
Redwood is embarking on the Living
Legacy Endowment Campaign. This name
commemorates our legacy of service and
recognizes our intent to bequeath our
legacy to benefit future generations.
While Living Legacy is still in its
organizational stages, Redwood is excited
Our success is directly related to community to have Ralph Drees and Wm T. (Bill)
goodwill and careful stewardship of the
Robinson III as Honorary Campaign
Join us for a unique experience at
our new destination New Riff Distillery
in Newport, Kentucky.
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Redwood Express
Living Legacy
Therapeutic Feeding
Assistive Technology
Volunteer Spotlight
Events
Development News
Therapy
Nursing Care
Redwood Highlights
Chairs; Drew Hollenkamp and Karen
Finan as General Campaign Chairs; and
Bob Wood and Jackie Hirt heading up the
Leadership Gift Committee. Calls on top
prospects are underway.
Living Legacy provides an extraordinary
opportunity to help Redwood continually
evolve to meet the changing needs of the
people and communities we serve.
Join our Blue Ribbon Team
Mickey Fritz
Chris Ginter
Nancy Goetz
Ryan Green
Bob Groneck
PRESIDENT
John Haas
Karen Finan
Jonathan Hart
Maureen
PRESIDENT
Hebert
ELECT
Kim Hellmann
Drew
Hollenkamp Steve Herdina
Curtis Hinshaw
VICE
Jackie Hirt
PRESIDENT
Blake Johnson
Daniel Kieffer Jennifer
Johnson
TREASURER
Chuck Kelly,
Amy Hansel
M.D.
SECRETARY
Connie
Ross Eubanks
Kreutzjans
Charlotte Laird
Carol Leonhart
TRUSTEES
Keith Limbach
Donna
Bob McCarthy
Bloemer
Jeanie
Diane Booth
McKinley
Dave
Paul Meier
Gottmann
Jerry Meyer
Jeffrey Hassan Theodore
Bill Hesch
Miller, M.D.
Kristine Jones Terri Mohan
Louise Kent
Karen Pawsat
Justin
Jason Reed
Lawrence
Kathy Reedy
Paula McIntosh Israel Roberts
John
Michael Rolf,
Middleton
D.M.D.
James Noll
Steve Sahlfeld
Philip Schworer Fred Sansone
Deborah
Robert Schrage
Tweddell
Laura Shea
Robert Wood
Tim Spille
Jeff Stern
OVERSEERS
Stacy Tapke
Karla Webb
John Bailey
Abbey Blank
DOROHY
Aaron
WOOD
Bludworth
FOUNDATION
Cole Bond
Kasey Bond
CHAIR
Melissa
Wm. T. (Bill)
Brogan
Robinson, III.
Barry Brokaw,
TREASURER
M.D.
Tim Mauntel
Justin Brown
Andrew Bucher
SECRETARY
Daniel Cahill
Barbara
Terry Carl
Howard
Niki Clare
Mic Cooney
Donna
Tim Curl
Bloemer
Michael Driver Diane Booth
Kevin Eberly
Karen Finan
EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR
Barbara
Howard
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LaVaughn
Henry
Jackie Hirt
Drew
Hollenkamp
Kevin Moser
Philip Schworer
Chad Summe
Stacy Tapke
Robert Wood
TRUSTEE
EMERITUS
Carl Biery
Pete Burris
Hazel DraudSemelka
Harry Eagan
Joan Haas
Mac Heidrich
Mary Lou
Heidrich
Christine
Janszen
Tom Jacober
Ron Lubbe,
M.D.
Richard
Menke, M.D.
Kate Michels
Kevin Moser
Wm. T. (Bill)
Robinson, III.
Michael Sketch
Brenda Sparks
Hon. Patricia
Summe
Andrew
VonLehman
Joseph
VonLehman
Rick Wolnitzek
LEGACY
SOCIETY
MEMBERS
Kevin &
Martha Barnes
Carl Biery
Donna Bloemer
& Kevin Baker
Dick & Diane
Booth
Dr. & Mrs. Tom
Bunnell
Harry Eagan
David & Gina
Freeze
Bill Hesch
Dennis &
Jackie Hirt
Dallas Horn
Our hope is that someday we will live in a world without
disabilities. The reality, though, is far different. According
to the American Academy of Pediatrics, one in six children
now have a developmental disability. Medical technology
is saving lives, but leaving some children with chronic,
lifelong health disorders.
Redwood has always responded and shaped its mission
by the careful development of programs to address real
needs and challenges. Early intervention, therapy, and
health programs help children get back on the path of
normal development. For people with lifelong special
needs, Redwood offers a full range of services to develop
skills, increase independence, and enhance quality of life.
As Board and staff leaders look to the future, we
recognize the strategic importance of developing
new revenue streams to reduce our susceptibility to
fluctuations in the economy and subsequent funding
cutbacks. Central to planning is the need to grow
endowment resources.
Karen Finan
Board President
The first page of this newsletter introduces Living Legacy.
This is the first time we will reach out to loyal supporters
for an endowment-focused campaign.
Gifts to Living Legacy will be kept intact in our
endowment program—the Dorothy Wood Foundation—
while investment income provides a renewable source of
annual support for Redwood. Although Living Legacy will
benefit all programs, it will focus on three critical areas...
Therapeutic Services, Nursing Care, and Adapted Dietary
Programs. As you read the stories on the following pages,
consider how Redwood enriched four lives through
these services. The other 800 people we serve also have
inspiring stories of growth and development.
Barbara H. Howard
Executive Director/CEO
A “blue-ribbon team” of board, staff, parents, and
community leaders are helping with Living Legacy. Join
us! Serve on a campaign committee! Share the good
news of our work! Make a gift! Invest in our mission!
Together, we can make sure that Redwood will be here
whenever people need us... this year, next year, every
year.
In Redwood’s mission,
Barbara H. Howard
Executive Director/CEO
Barbara Howard
Paul & Kate
Michels
John & Janet
Middleton
Dr. & Mrs.
Martin Moore
Evelyn Randall
Wm. T. (Bill) &
Joan Robinson
Deborah &
Curt Tweddell
Joe & Holly
VonLehman
Robert Wood
Karen Finan
Board President
AMBASSADORS Louis Hodge
Rosanne
John Kappesser
Nields
Kevin Borowski Sara Kieffner
Kurt Pohlgeers
Nancy Bunnell James Mardis
Lynn Timmerding
Garren Colvin Pat Mehling
Dave Flick
Joe Michels
Don Fritz
Bradley
Hudson Henry
Mullen, MD.
Making Eating Easy
Therapeutic Feeding Helps Abilities Grow
What is more natural than eating? People
grab a bite on their way out the door each
morning, eat lunch with friends, and catch
up with family members over supper.
They munch on snacks and celebrate
special occasions with food. Eating is easy
and fun, right? Except, when it’s not.
Penny now looks forward to meal time.
Children and adults with cerebral palsy,
traumatic brain injuries, and special
health care needs often find eating to be
anything but easy and fun. Limited ability
to control the head and body, or grasp
a spoon, interferes with self-feeding.
Inefficient chewing and swallowing makes
it hard to get enough food and puts
the person at risk of choking. Children
who have been tube fed may not even
recognize when food is in their mouth or
they may be frightened by the texture or
taste.
When Penny came to Redwood, she
received continuous feeding through
a G-Tube. Two therapists worked with
Penny to improve her feeding skills. The
physical therapist, Debbie Listermann,
put Penny in a supported seating position
using a chair with sides and a lap belt to
support her trunk, a pummel to separate
her legs, and a foot rest to support her
feet. This position helped Penny properly
align the muscles of her head, body, face,
and neck to improve safe swallowing. It
also allowed Penny to be at the table with
other children so she could learn that
food was an enjoyable experience.
At first, Penny cried and gagged when
food was presented. She definitely was
not interested in drinking from a cup.
Penny didn’t want anything in her mouth
or on her lips. To help Penny, Susie
Magnafichi, the occupational therapist
provided a lot of stimulation to reduce
sensitivity in and around her mouth. The
gradual transition from desensitization
to the exploration of pureed food helped
Penny realize that food was not a bad
thing. She quickly progressed to using
a spoon with assistance to feed herself
small amounts.
Penny’s mother, Mary, is pleased with her
progress, “Penny has come a long way.
Now when she sees food, she gets excited
instead of crying. Penny wants to drink
from a regular cup instead of a sippy cup.”
Children who have been
tube fed may not even
recognize when food is in
their mouth.
Where Compassion, Teaching, and Discovery
Come Together
Helping Penny and other children and
adults to eat is one of the most important
things we do at Redwood, as it provides a
good foundation for health and wellness.
Redwood serves breakfast, lunch and
snack to some 400 children and adults
every week. Stop in and have lunch. You
will see that mealtime, while challenging,
is still a pleasant experience. For more
information about Therapeutic Feeding or
Dietary Programs, contact Peggy Farmer,
Director of Therapeutic Intervention or
Pam Millay, Clinical Director.
Jason’s Connections
This innovative online community connects people
experiencing disability and their family/caregivers
to quality resources, support, and each other.
Redwood hosted the first ever Greater Cincinnati
Blog-a-Thon for Jason’s Connection in 2014. To
get started using and becoming a part of Jason’s
connections, go to jasonsconnection.org.
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Assistive Technology Helps Abilities Grow
Unlimited Access
to Information
Earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, and
other forces that change the earth.
Do you ever wonder how these
natural phenomena shape history?
John does. He wonders about
these things a lot. John is especially
interested in natural disasters that
impacted the people who lived in
biblical times.
Imagine wondering, but having
no way to find out. Now imagine
incredible technology that will allow
you to learn everything there is to
know about earthquakes and other
calamities. Ah, you say...That would
be the Internet. For you, yes. For
John, no.
Exciting new
technology is
opening up a new
world for John.
Using the Internet has been difficult
for John. In fact, using the computer
for anything has always been difficult
for John because he is blind.
Through the introduction of exciting
assistive technology this past year,
a whole new world is now opening
up to John. It all started through the
generosity of the Ettlinger Trust Fund
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John puts the new Braille keyboard and the new printer to good use.
and Toyota Motor Engineering and
Manufacturing North America, Inc.
They funded a Braille printer and
Braille labeler.
John put this equipment to good
use. He summarized audio book
information into written notes with a
Braille keyboard and the new printer.
He produced Braille-label signs.
Schools, employers, and community
organizations wishing to enhance
accessibility can now contact John to
make Braille labels for their elevators,
restrooms, and vending machines.
One barrier John experienced was
the age old problem of typographical
errors. He could not see them.
John also needed help with opening
programs and documents. To address
these stumbling blocks, Redwood
purchased JAWS screen reader. This
assistive technology provides speech
and Braille output for computer users
who cannot see screen content or
navigate with a mouse. John loves it.
With guidance from his assistive
technology professional, John is
exploring JAWS tutorials. Lisa states,
“I want John to be comfortable
enough with this technology that he
can be independent. He can already
start JAWS with hotkey shortcuts,
use arrow keys to navigate icons on
the Desktop, and open and close
documents.”
While a job is in John’s future dreams,
right now he is enamored with the
possibilities of unlimited access to
information. “There are going to
be so many things I will be able to
do on my own. I can’t wait,” he
says with a big smile. To find out
more about assistive technology
available at Redwood, contact Lisa
Staub, Coordinator of the Assistive
Technology Resource Center.
“There are going
to be so many things
I will be able to do
on my own. I can’t
wait.”
Kudos to 2014
Volunteer Groups
7 Hills Church
American Modern Insurance
Beckfield College
Bilz Insurance
Blessed Sacrament School
Bonefish Grill – Crescent Springs
Boone County Jaycees
Cincinnati Arts Association
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Deloitte
Duke Energy
Empower Media Marketing
Ernst & Young
Ethicon Endo Surgery
Franciscans for the Poor
Galen College of Nursing
GAP
Internal Revenue Service
Junior Achievement
Junior League of Greater
Cincinnati
Kellogg’s
Mary Queen of Heaven
Men and Women of Conner HS
Miami Valley Christian Academy
Michelman
NECCO
NKU Psy Chi Club
Northern Kentucky University
Notre Dame Academy
Procter & Gamble
Remke Markets
River Valley Woodcarvers
Scripps Network Interactive
Siemens
Sisters of Notre Dame
St. Cecilia School
Taylor Mill Elementary
Tri State Freethinkers
Turner Construction Co.
Union College
United Dairy Farmers
United Way of Greater Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati
Villa Madonna Academy
Walton Verona Basketball Team
Western & Southern
WINGS
Spotlight On...
Community
Teams of eager volunteers from
corporate, civic, educational, and
faith-based organizations donate time,
talent, and resources each year to help
Redwood shine! Some examples...
Ethicon Endo Surgery executives and
board members from around the
country planted interesting trees with
educational displays to create a selfguided tree tour to help our clients
learn forestry concepts. Bilz Insurance
visits Redwood each month to host the
“Bilz Birthday Club” for children and
adults. The delicious birthday cake and
fun presents make their birthdays even
more special!
Project Co-Leader Sudip Ghosh (right) with one of
his Ethicon team members.
Friends from Bilz Insurance Agency are ready to
Party!
Calling All Volunteers
Get Involved!
Volunteers have been a strong force in advancing Redwood’s mission, while also
leaving a positive long-lasting impact on children and adults. Attend Volunteer
Orientation to learn how you can make a difference for others. Orientation is the first
or third Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m., or call (859) 331-0880 to schedule
an individual orientation. More information about volunteering is available at www.
redwoodnky.org.
Abilities Grow Here - Volunteer Options
Direct: Rock a baby. Read a book to preschoolers. Help Schoolagers create a work of
art. Teach young adults how to make a cake. Help a person create a resume.
Indirect: Keep the engine running “behind the scenes” by helping with administrative
and clerical duties, gardening, maintenance, cleaning, or with dietary needs.
Virtual: Support Redwood anywhere! Host a gift gathering party to support Redwood’s
special events! Develop teaching materials! Be a toy technician.
To learn more about these and other volunteer opportunities, or to customize your
experience, contact the Development Office at (859) 331-0880.
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Patty Schmidt and Cheryl Haas show off for the camera.
Karen Finan, Drew Hollenkamp and Bob wood swing by The Big Apple!
Celebrate
Giving!
Auctioneer David Wallace gets the crowd excited for
the Live Auction.
Redwood Express
Denise Qualls, Jeanie McKinley and Christy
McKinley volunteering to sell super raffle tickets!
Over 800 Redwood supporters stepped off the train to Destination:
The Big Apple at the 2014 Redwood Express. Guests dazzled in the
bright lights of the big city in support of Redwood’s mission.
Kathy Burns and Kathy Hunter stop by the silent auction!
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Redwood Board Trustee and volunteer Dave Gottmann.
Emcee Q102’s Jon Jon and event chairs Cole & Kasey Bond.
Branching Out 5K
Redwood friends and families walked or ran to show their
support of Redwood.
The Neuspickle family had a good time at Branching Out.
Volunteers congratulated everyone as they end their race.
And they’re off......
Richard Harms and friends cross the finish line.
Jeanie McKinley
and Emcee Billy
Ashcraft announce
the $500 Derby
Club Winner!
Derby Club Broker Harry Eagan and friends get ready for A Night at the Races.
A Night at the Races
Derby Club members and guests
celebrated a year of winning at
The Gardens of Park Hills.
Ready, Set and they are off.... Volunteer ticket sellers
mingled with guests to sell race tickets.
Thank you to Deb and Kevin Collins for
working the Races Bank.
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61st Annual Dinner
B
ean Bash- Sponsored by the Boone Co.
Businessmen’s Assocation, benefits
Redwood, BAWAC, & Special Olympics
Redwood & Dorothy Wood
Foundation
Diane Booth was the receipent of the
2014 President’s Award.
Jackie Hirt received the Dorothy Jean Wood
Award. Steve and Cathy Sahlfeld, along with
husband, Denny Hirt congratulated her.
Kudos to Redwood staff who volunteered to work the
silent auction table. Pictured: L to R - Andrea Henn, Pam
Millay, Christine Siegrist, & Jackie Mullin.
Campbell County District Judge Gregory Popovich inducted
board members at The Marquise in Wilder, Kentucky.
A Bang Bang Night for Redwood
A BIG thank you to Gladys Hall who was a top raffle
seller for Redwood at the Bean Bash!
Bonefish Grill hosted a Bang Bang Night for a 8th year. The employees
of the restaurant wowed guests with signature food and drinks.
Thank you to the staff of Bonefish Grill and
managing partner Nate Aders for hosting A
Bang Bang Night for Redwood.
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Big Fish sponsors Bob and Tina Donelan.
Bonefish Grill staff volunteered their Sunday shift to
support this event. Brian serving up Bonefish Grill’s
signature appetizer Bang Bang Shrimp.
Corporate Sponsors
Thanks to our generous
2015 partners!
Presenting Sponsor:
Platinum Sponsors:
Penny Crawford-Cook
an Assured Partners Company
Gold Sponsors:
- Federal Equipment Co.
- Fifth Third Bank
- Lawrence & Associates
- Levi Strauss & Co.
- Victory Community Bank
- Victory Mortgage
Silver Sponsors:
- A-1 Electric Motor Service
- Bray Trucking
- Frost Brown Todd
- Paycor
- Roto-Rooter Service Co.
- Stone Center of Kentucky
- US Bank
- VonLehman & Co., Inc.
Bronze Sponsors:
- CKREU Consulting
- James Noll, Attorney
- MC Steel & Crane Service
For additional information
about Redwood sponsor
opportunities, contact Julie
Althaver at (859) 331-0880 or
[email protected]
From the Chief
Development Officer
I am honored and excited to be a part of the Redwood
community. Over the past few months, I have had the
privilege to meet and work with the board and committee
members, donors, and staff who make this organization
so vibrant and strong. From the first moment I entered
Julie Althaver
Redwood’s door, I felt a deep connection and passion to
Chief Development Officer
this organization.
Through this newsletter, Redwood communicates the wonderful good works
happening in our programs and services. Just as importantly, we trumpet
the tremendous outcomes that emerge when donors, staff, board members,
and families work in unison to advance, experience, and rejoice in our clients’
achievements.
Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, “The greatest thing in this world is not so much
where we are, but in what direction we are moving.” Direction… a course one
follows when desires and goals come together to form positive impacts. What
an impact you, our wonderful, supportive, and committed donors have made for
Redwood across our 62 year history! Your support allowed us to improve, change,
and grow services to meet the ever changing needs of children and adults with
special needs. Last year alone, over 800 clients benefited from direct services. This
would not be possible without you.
Thank you for your continued commitment to Redwood. Thank you for your time,
talent, and treasure. Thank you for stepping forward in these times of economic
uncertainty to partner with us in the mission of guiding children and adults to reach
their highest potential. Thank you for investing in our direction, a direction that
keeps evolving in many wonderful, miraculous ways.
Be an Integral Part of the Redwood Mission
Through a Planned Gift
~ Bequests through a Will ~ Real Estate Transfers ~
~ Gift Annunity ~ Charitable Trust ~
~ Life Insurance ~ Stocks/Bonds ~
~ Gifts through an IRA ~ Memorials/Honorariums ~
~ Donate Online: redwoodnky.org ~
To learn more about planned giving, please contact
Julie Althaver, CDO, at 859-331-0880 x 206 or email her
at [email protected]
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Making Sense of a Complicated World
Therapy Helps Abilities Grow
Subcontracts
Needed
We move, see, hear, touch, and taste... bombarding our brain with a constant
stream of input. Amazingly, the brain makes sense of this allowing us to explore
and learn, perform everyday tasks, create, and accomplish.
Adults acquire work and life
skills through completion of
subcontract work in Vocational
Day Training. Production
services include:
For most of us, the process of mastering the
use of our bodies, senses, and brain begins at
birth and continues at a rapid pace throughout
childhood. Some children, though, experience
significant roadblocks in their development.
They have trouble making sense of our
complicated world.
Drew works on the swing with Amy.
Leslie and Zachary have three little boys
with Fragile X Syndrome. This single-gene
disorder results in developmental delays and
is the most common known genetic cause
of autism spectrum disorders. Children with
Fragile X often have difficulties processing
sensory information which leads to delays in
communication and socialization skills. Therapy
is the mainstay of treatment.
Leslie shares, “When we received Drew’s diagnosis we were truly apprehensive
about his future. With the therapy he receives at Redwood, our hopes for his
future have brightened. He has been in speech and occupational therapy for over
two years and shows continued improvement with each session. Drew’s face just
lights up when we pull in the parking lot!”
Our therapists’ faces light up too! They love helping Drew (and his brothers)
learn and grow. Drew is now saying words, naming storybook characters, and
requesting “more” as he uses a communication iPad app and explores his favorite
stories in speech therapy. He is now following simple directions. Drew is also
showing improved sensory processing through therapeutic swinging, deep pressure
stimulation, and other sensory motor activities in occupational therapy.
Leslie in thrilled with her son’s progress, “Drew’s therapists and the staff are
amazing, true professionals in every sense and so compassionate in what they do.
We continue to be grateful that our therapists have helped Drew to find his ‘voice.’”
Over 375 people each year benefit from
direct therapy, consultation, seating
and mobility services, technologybased treatments, assistive technology
intervention, and other therapeutic
services at Redwood. To learn more,
contact Peggy Farmer, Director of
Therapeutic Intervention.
Drew uses the Ipad with the help of Liz.
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Sealing & Packaging
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Collating & Mailings
Hand Assembly/Disassembly
Shrink Wrapping
Counting/Sorting
Sealing/Labeling
Cleaning/Refurbishing
Document Shredding
Braille Embossing/Labeling
Benefits to Your Company:
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Quality & Accuracy
Fast turnaround
Dependable service
Prompt customer service
Corporate good citizenship
by helping adults learn
through work
To partner with Redwood,
contact Eric Bostick, Director
of Vocational Supports.
859-331-0880
[email protected]
To Honor & Remember
Contributions to Redwood’s memorial program are used to further
therapeutic, educational, and vocational services for children and
adults with disabilities. Your participation is encouraged in our
mission by honoring loved ones with a living memorial, get well,
birthday, or other special occasion remembrances.
Gifts received January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.
IN MEMORY OF
Arlinghaus, Paul
Mr. & Mrs. John C.
Haas, Jr.
Askren, David
Phil & Lynn
Schworer
Backherms, Ruth
Bill, Chris, Billy &
Steve Janszen
Barber, Reata
Jan Krallman
Baumgartner,
Albert
Mr. & Mrs. Gregory
Cain & Family
Baxter, Sherry
Jim & Jo Flanigan
Margie Goetz
Hank, Marian &
Patty McCoy
Bayer, Robert
Judy Shields &
Family
Beiting, Connie
Bill & Ruth Durstock
Berning, Dorothy
Dennis & Mary Jo
Moore
Bhandari, Sidhraj
Bill & Ruth Durstock
Bird, Richard
Lynn, Phil, Amy, Marc,
Tony & Vonnie
Schworer
Mary & Frank Garamy
Blankenship,
Herman
Barbara H. Howard
The Redwood Family
Jenny L. Ripley
Connie Stebbins
Bodkin, Stella
Bramlage, John
Richard & Margaret
Ostendorf
Brefeld, Mike
Margie & Lefty Goetz
Jim & Joyce Bodkin
Marian & Richie Carl Brogan, Dan
Myra Cauthen
Mr. & Mrs. Gregory
John & Ellie Comer
Cain & Family
Mike & Debbie Cryer
Joan & Jack Haas &
Buechel, William
Family
Richard & Margaret
Mac & Lou Heidrich
Ostendorf
Bill, Chris & Billy
Janszen
Byrne, Sally S.
Jan Krallman & Family Sharon Bastin &
Brian, Leah, Noah &
Family
Keller Lawless
Dave Byrne
Hank, Marian, Patty & Jeff & Kassy Corken
John McCoy
Tom & Linda Ficht
Mi Salon Spa
Thomas & Lavern
Michael’s College of
Graham
Hair Design
Barbara H. Howard
Mike & Idajean Moore Sandy King & Family
Joseph & Anna
Beth Moore
Milburn
The Redwood Family
Buddy & Karen
Sweatt
Remembering
Betsy Westover
Stella Bodkin
Stella was an
outstanding
volunteer for 30
years. She was best
known for helping
to prepare and
serve nutritious
meals through
our cafeteria. Her
friendly face was
the first one
everyone saw when
they went through
the serving line.
Phyllis Berling &
Family
Bonfert, Walter E.
Barbara
Blankenship & Family The Redwood Family
Carper, Richard
Chris, Billy & Bill
Janszen
Case, Donald
Arthur & Dolores
Arand
Bob & Jo Ann
Hanekamp
Kathleen Helmers
Dan & Marcia Keller
Richard & Alberta
Tepe
Sam & Maureen
Wood
Betty A. Wuest
Cobb, Chris
Tom & Lisa Cox
Cropper, Andrew
Timothy & Michelle
Sweeney
Cross, Natalie Olivia
Jack & Rilla Kerns
Deddens, Frances
The Janszen Family
Donath, Rudolf
Edward & Mary Helen
Von Handorf
Durstock, William
“Bill”
Barbara Brown
Barbara Burkart
Mr. & Mrs. Greg Cain
Carolyn Durstock
Joan Durstock
Betty Engelman
Erlanger-Elsmere
Board of Education
Mary Ann Feldman
Doug & Linda
Fussinger
Jeff & Lois Gochoel
Don & Judy Griffin
Irmgard & Horst
Hehmann
Rita Hudepohl Stevie
James H. Knoll
The Krallman Family
Ladies Ancient Order
of Hibernians
Julie Levine
Ted & Lorrie McGraw
Dan & Luann Monnig
Denny & Carol
Robinson
Anne Schulte
Katherine Simmons
Dale Toler
Ehlman, Mary Ellen
Mary Ann Ehlman
Ehlman, Rita
Valerie & Frank
Renn
Thomas Rettig
Elsener, Charles
Richard & Margaret
Ostendorf
Eubanks, Richard L.
Ron & Gaye Eubanks
Carol Hodge
Feldman, Robert D.
Denny & Judy
Bradford
Bill & Ruth Durstock
Steve & Maureen
Foltz
Roy & Dorothy Gold
Marge Heidrich
Mac & Mary Lou
Heidrich
Matthew Hunt
Tom & Joann Jacober
Mike Krebs
Mr. & Mrs. Stan Krebs
Tom & Sandy Padgett
and Sons
Victor & Jane Schultz
Wayne & Jenny
Seibert
Brenda A. Strong
Karen & Christy
Warning
Tom & Lynn Wigger
Gripshover, Tammy
Lynn
Brian & Julie Ficker
Groneck, Mark
Barbara H. Howard
The Redwood Family
Grooms, William
Martha Hinkel
Harrison, Jan Rose
Norman Harrison
Barbara H. Howard
Harrisonl, JoAnn
Norman Harrison
Flick, Bob
Hauf, Edward
Foster, Mary Ruth
Heidrich, Gary
Barbara H. Howard
The Redwood Family
Bill & Ruth Durstock
Phil & Lynn Schworer
Mr. & Mrs. Gregory
Cain & Family
John Hinkel
Jay Schilling
Fussinger, Courtney Heidrich, Pat
Jean A. Von Handorf
Fussinger, Grant
Jean A. Von Handorf
Gibson, Yvonne
Fran Arens
Lorna Barrett
Chris & Peggy Dye
Barbara & Robert
Grubbs
Stephen & Mary Carol
Heidrich
Mary Heidrich
Ken & Meleia Heidrich
Mac & Mary Lou
Heidrich
Ruth Hunter
Tom & Joann Jacober
J. William & Diane
Martin
Scott & Danell
Mescher
Julie & John Pauly
Ed Pohlgeers
Tom Powers
Mary Kay & Charles
Spanier
Joan Wurtenberger
LAOH Members
Kathy & Ron Ashcraft
Richard G. Bryant
Mr. Don Buring
Mrs. Eleanor Buring
Tim & Charlene Dailey
Karen & Joe Elfers
Karen & Patrick
Gibson
Jim & Sheila Jones
Rosie K. Kennedy
Tara & Phil Leonhard
Mike & Diane Molique
Pam & Ken Moorhead
Ron & Lorna Rechtin
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph
Rott
Joan Schulte
David & Sue Teasley
James & Ann
Hellmann, Marian
Von Handorf
Richard & Margaret
Bob & Bonnie
Ostendorf
Wallenhorst
Glogovsky, Jim
Ralph & Doris
Bamerger
Goettsch,
Christopher J.
Judy & Larry Walters
Hinkel, Jo Ann
Jack & Annette
Berberich
Debbie Dogenschutz
Dorothy Dietz
Helen Gaynor
Mr. & Mrs. John C.
Haas, Jr.
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Parker, C. Scott
To Honor & Remember
Continued
Jack, Joan & Cheryl
Haas
Beverly M. Harmeling
Mac & Mary Lou
Heidrich
Ron & Martha
Hellmann
Steve Horton
Thomas & Kathleen
Kennedy
Jim & Karen Lubbers
Mary E. Macklin
The Pasek Family
Remke Markets, Inc.
Sherrill Remke
Arlene Riesenberg
Rose & Jerry Sweeney
Bob & Nancy Ward
Joan Wurtenberger
Hurley, Marjorie
Deborah H. Ogden
Jackson, Frank
Mr. & Mrs. Patrick
Gibson
Knochelmann, Louise
Gene & Martha Bezold
Koeninger, John A.
Barbara H. Howard
The Redwood Family
Laker, George
Mr. & Mrs. Gregory
Cain and Family
Landrum, Betty
Phil & Lynn Schworer
Lee, SSG. Daniel T.
Margie & Lefty Goetz
Bill, Chris & Billy
Janszen
Mr. & Mrs. Gary
Pelgen
Luca, Joseph
Katie & Steve
Wolnitzek
Lucky the Dog
Barbara H. Howard
Jarman, Margaret
“Peggy”
Luebbers, Harry
Jones, Bobby T.
Lykins, Dallas
Tom Butler
Richard & Margaret
Ostendorf
Kaelin, Jim
Marian Carl & Richie
Barbara H. Howard
Hank, Marian & Patti
McCoy
The Redwood Family
Kathman, Bernard
Richard & Margaret
Ostendorf
Kathman, Zelda
Richard & Margaret
Ostendorf
Kemper, Betty
Ann Boitman-Cain &
Family
Kersler, Betty
Helen Gaynor
Kinman
Joan Wurtenberger
Klein, Paul
Rick & Amy Blanchet
Margie & Lefty Goetz
Kloentrup, Jane
Margie, Lefty, Greg &
Tina Goetz
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Mary Lou Zurborg
The Janszen Families
McKinney, James
Mr. & Mrs. Gregory
Cain
McMurry, James
King
Mr. & Mrs. Gregory
Cain & Family
Mersch, Robert
Nanci & Raymond
Scarton
Meyer, Mary Ann
Richard & Margaret
Ostendorf
Meyers Ruttle, Jane
Ron Becker
Misleh, Jacob
Skip & Millie
Fangman
Paul & Kate Michels
Ogden, Robbie
Deborah H. Ogden
Ostendorf,
Lawerence
Richard & Margaret
Ostendorf
Mary Lou Blount
Clyde Griffin & Family
Barbara H. Howard
Charlotte & Ralph
Laird
Chris & Beth Penn
The Redwood Family
Parton, Will
Jim & Sue Bradley
Pasek, Ronald J.
Jack, Joan & Cheryl
Haas
Jim & Teresa Haas
Patterson, Jerry
Barbara H. Howard
The Redwood Family
Reed, Shelia
Phil & Lynn Schworer
Resing, Lois
Gerry Kreutzjans
Schrand, Rita
Richard & Margaret
Ostendorf
Schreck, Roger
Topsy & Tom Mackie
Robotnik, Rev.
Lawrence
Schriber, Eric
Roth, Betty
Schroth, Agnes
Bill, Chris & Billy
Janszen
Mr. & Mrs. Gregory
Cain & Family
Bill & Rosemary
Frietch
Rouse, Brent
Karen Warning
Rueter, Raymond
Karen Warning &
Family
Richard & Margaret
Ostendorf
Schultz, Thomas
Julie & Brian Ficker
Schworer, Dr.
Philip B.
Bill & Janice Egan
Terry Egan & ADG
Alumni Assoc.
Dianne Franer
Andrea Henn
Greg & Paula Henn
Barbara H. Howard
Douglas & Geneva
Huddleston
Franklin S. Kling, Jr.
Dan & Marci Kreke
Tom Lloyd
Jim & Mary Ann
McKinley
Joan Meiner
Diane & Bill Meiners
Don & Barbara Pence
Mark & Sharon
Rachford
The Redwood Family
The Scharstein Family
Stephen & Linda
Seibert
Jill & Jim Shaner
The Shea Family
Chuck & Connie
Spinks
Ralph Venneman &
Family
Daniel Virzi & Family
Pat & Bill Whitton
Patrick & Beth Brinsko
Gail & Steve Bohrer
Jack, Joan & Cheryl
Mr. & Mrs. Raymond
Jean Bredenberg and
Haas
Scarton
Family
Mr. & Mrs. John C.
James & Ruth Cleves
Haas, Jr.
Powers, Lillian
Carolyn Cruse
Kathy & Lou Hodge
Marian Carl & Richie
Dorothy Dietz
Barbara H. Howard
Joan K. Donoghue
Simon, Tony
Hank, Marian & Patti
Jeanne Frost
Brian & Julie Ficker
McCoy
Jack, Joan & Cheryl
The Redwood Family
Haas
Smain, Ed
Jennifer Kallmeyer
Louise Agin
Steffen, Mary Lynn
Powers, Mary Alice
Paul & Dodie List
Eileen & Thomas
Brian & Julie Ficker
Thomas W. Powers
Kevin & Marilyn Lunn
Anderson
Mark & Mary Beth
Mary & Arnold
Stevie, John
Rauen, Carl
Pfeiffer
Austin
Anita Connelly
Dennis & Deborah
Ruth & Steve Averdick Mrs. Robert Leake
Raymond
David (Sam) & Bonnie
Stinson, LuLa Earl
Rauen, Henry
Steve & Karen Rhein
Berger
Topsy & Tom
Ralph & Jean
Sylvia Salzman
Pamela & William
Mackie
Bamberger
Kenneth & Janice
Brown
Barb Faecher
Schmidt
Tom & Debbie Colvin
Studer, Robert
John & Betty Jo Ginn
Phil & Lynn Schworer
Ann Egbers
Richard & Margaret
Mac & Mary Lou
Rose & Jerry Sweeney Mary Ann Feldman
Ostendorf
Heidrich
Gerry & Bonnie
Joyce Graeter &
Bill & Chris Janszen
Thelen
Family
Sunby, Leona
Chris Janszen
Pam & Dave Tonne
John & Lori Hehman
Barbara H. Howard
Jan Krallman & Family
Rich & Julie Heidrich
The Redwood Family
Gerry Kretuzjanz
Ruschman, Elmer
Hugh L. Henry
Theresa Patterson &
Bill & Ruth Durstock
David C. Horn
Sweeney, Lee Ann
Family
Beth Moore
Mary Zurborg
Bernard & Carla
Rust, Milton E.
Mr. & Mrs. Donald
Rauen
Harold & Marjorie
Niehaus
Terry, Norma
Joan Rehling
Zimmerman
Richard & Margaret
Jan Krallman &
Richard & Mary Kay
Ostendorf
Family
Schmeing
Sambrano, James E. Anne Schulte
Betty Ann Sterner
Brian & Julie Ficker
William C. Setzer &
James & Claire
Family
Remembering
Tschudy
Sanders, Laura
Connie Stebbins
Jill Sparks
Paul & Alice
Marianne & Tom
Rauen, Robert
Richardson
Wilson
Jill came to
Ralph & Doris
Redwood as a
Bamberger
Schild, Marilyn
Smith, Lew H.
child and spent
Dudley Construction
Greg & Tina Goetz
Richard & Margaret
Co., Inc.
Margie & Lefty Goetz
Ostendorf
many happy years
Bill, Chris, and Billy
Hank, Marian & Patty
learning and
Janszen & Family
McCoy
Sparks, Jill
growing through
Ryan & Abby
Judy & William
our many programs.
Janszen
Schilling, Mary Alice Arthur
She grew from
Chris Janszen
Ed & Mary Helen
Kevin Borowski &
an adorable child
VonHandorf
Michele Reddento a pretty young
Read, Betty
Borowski
Margie & Lefty Goetz Schmidt Futscher,
Marian Carl & Richie
woman. We
Irma
Darlene G. Chafin
remember her with
Bilz Insurance
Mary Diebold
great fondness.
Agency
Ed & Ann Dodd
Popham, Lois
Thaman, Raymond P. Wolnitzek, Karen
50th
Theis, Tom
Barth, Ken & Dianne Bentti, Robert &
Nanci & Raymond
Elizabeth
Schalk, Garney
Howard, Barbara
Tewes, Mary H.
Bill & Ruth Durstock
Marian Carl & Richie
The Diaconate
Assembly of the
Diocese of Cov.
Kentucky
Joyce & Jim Hamburg
Barbara & Yorke
Hanna
Barbara H. Howard
Stan & Ruth Krebs
Hank, Marian & Patty
McCoy
Floyd & Margie Poore
The Redwood Family
Tom & Sara Reynolds
Mary Lee Schaffer
William & Jean Theis
Ron & Mary Lee
Yeager
Nancy Rowles &
Chuck Zimmer
Uebelhor, Paul Allen
Dave & Lynn Abeln
Vagedes, Mary
Louise
Dick’s Standard
Service
Richard & Margaret
Ostendorf
Van Horn, Wallace
“Bob”
Larry & Lynne
Stegman
Vennefron, Judith
Bill & Ruth Durstock
Von Handorf,
Richard
Bernice Fussinger
Marge Heidrich
Tom Powers
Paul & Carol Ruwe
Edward & Mary Helen
Von Handorf
Harold & Marjorie
Zimmerman
Weiss, Wallace
Clara Weiss
Whittle, Mary
“Bernie”
Richard & Margaret
Ostendorf
Wieck, Melanie
Rick, Amy & Amanda
Blanchet
Margie & Lefty Goetz
Willis Hoyle, Betty
Barbara H. Howard
The Redwood Family
Wissman, Peggy
Topsy & Tom Mackie
Ed Pohlgeers
Bob & Nancy Ward
Yeager, Anna B.
Dick’s Standard
Service, Inc.
Dick Ostendorf
Young, Gail
Bill, Chris & the
Janszen Family
Zembrodt, Ashlei
Diane Booth &
Family
David & Elizabeth
Koeninger
Ziegler, Helen
Margie Goetz
Zurborg, Tim
Mary Lou, Karen, &
Brian Zurborg
Lyn Hater
ANNIVERSARY
35th with Redwood
Howard, Barbara
Carl & Jackie Biery
Diane Booth
Melissa Brogan
Mic Cooney
Tim Curl
Ross Eubanks
Karen Finan
David Gottmann
Bob Groneck
John Haas
Amy Hansel
Maureen & Ray
Hebert
Bill Hesch
Tom & Joann Jacober
Louise Kent
Keith Limbach
Jim Mardis
Tim Mauntel
Telly McGaha
Paula McIntosh
Paul Meier
Jerry Meyer
Paul & Kate Michels
Kevin Moser
Kathy Reedy
Bill & Joan Robinson
Phil & Lynn Schworer
Connie Stebbins
Jeff Stern
Stacy Tapke
Debbie Tweddell
Joe Von Lehman
Rick Wolnitzek
Bob Wood
40th
Hirt, Dennis & Jackie
David & Susan Hill
Ronald & Diane Becker Deborah Holt & Family
Friends of Jackie &
Greg & Ann Cain
Denny Hirt
Scarton
Martha Thornton
Bob & Nancy Ward
Draud, Mr. & Mrs.
Jon Mr. & Mrs. Raymond
Scarton
60th
Fangman, Skip &
Millie
Bob & Carol Lynch
Thaman, Ray & Rita
Mr. & Mrs. Wm.
Hughes
BIRTHDAY
Eberly, Kevin
Rick & Marianne
Dammert
Haas, Joan
Bob & Betty Graue
Mr. & Mrs. William
Hanrahan
Mac & Lou Heidrich
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald
Hellmann
Ms. Diane Hofmann
Ms. Dorothy
Kennedy
Mr. & Mrs. Joe
Kordenbrock
Ms. Mary A. Moening
Bernice Nienaber
Mr. & Mrs. Steve
Riesenberg
Mr. & Mrs. Dick
Schuler
Ms. Geri Sullivan
Mr. & Mrs. Al
Willenborg
Meyer, Bill
Ed Pohlgeers
70th
Bernard, James
Clifton & Teresa
Brown
Harry Eagan
Jean Jennings
75th
Jennings, Jean
Rev. Jim & Pam
Bernard
Harry Eagan
Betty & Bill McClure
80th
Kramer, Marie C.
Harry Eagan
CHRISTMAS
Jim Vockell
Hank, Marian,
Patty & John
McCoy
McKinley, Jeanie &
Tim
David & Cheryl Foltz
FATHER’S DAY
Schack, Marie
Marian Carl
Anna Schalk
Laura Tewes
Tillman, Kathryn
Richard & Barbara
Blank
Walz, Marie
Charles & Ruth
Walz
Rueter, Raymond
Dave & Karen
Middendorf
Scheper, Marianne
Tim & Vicky Scheper
Siegrist, Christine
Sarah Elizabeth
Siegrist
Stolz, Carrie
Whitney Eckert
Tweddell, Curt,
Debbie & Bowen
Dr. & Mrs. James S.
Tweddell
Thomas, Sr., Paul
Woeste, Mary
MOTHER’S DAY
IN APPRECIATION:
Baute, Cahterine
Siegrist, Rose
IN THE NAME OF:
Blank, Ruth “Pat”
IN HONOR OF:
Dudley Construction
Co., Inc. for:
Celestine Akard
Mary Ann Mueller
Richard & Barbara
Blank
Carney, Elizabeth
Virginia Carney
Steve & Diane Drum
The Janszen Families
Corley, Arthur
Mr. & Mrs. Richard
Cook
Keith Jones
Eagan, Ruth
Drees, Ralph
Haake, Dorothy
Gary & Tammy
Ellzey, Delores
Harry Eagan
Wagner
Hall, Eva
Connie Raleigh
Terrance Monnie
Janet Bridwell
Harms, Richard
Lisa Harms
Hassan, Viola
The Huntelman
Family
Hegge, Joan
Jones, Kris, Jimi &
Taylor
Jeff & Heather
Hassan
Steve Hegge
Hirt, Cleo
Dennis & Jackie Hirt
Landwehr, Dolores
Jerry & Karen
Landwehr
Limbach, Gerry
Keith & Fran Limbach
Meier, Ursula
Stephen & Jane
Meier
Lisa Stockwell
Kassy & Jeffrey
Corken
Laird, Charlotte
Mrs. Judy Macklin
Landwehr, Dolores
Janet & Robert
Curley
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B.
Landwehr
Moser, Jerry &
Eileen (Wendt)
Joseph & Renee Oka
Meyer, Dorothy
Orcutt, Lynn
Mueller, Rose
Reidmiller, Julia
Charles & Ruth Walz
Mary Ann Mueller
Oberst, Estella F.
Mark & Elizabeth
Oberst
Robke, Clara
John & Ellie Comer
Christen O’Cull
Anita & Ron
Carmack
Reidmiller, Kate
Anita & Ron Carmack
Roenker, Colton
Sarah E. Sander
Wessels, Sally
Veronica Sebald
Arlinghaus Builders Joe Arlinghaus
Ashley Development
Bayer & Becker
Engineers
J. W. Berling
Engineering Co.
Boone Co. Public
Works
Boone Co. Water
District
Century Construction
The Drees Company
Easton Asphalt
Erpenbeck
Construction
Gerdes & Flesch
Construction Co.
Grand Communities,
LTD
Jarco, Inc.
Krallman Masonry
No. KY Area Planning
Commission
No. KY Water District
Len Riegler Blacktop
Co.
Sanitation District #1
G.J. Thelen &
Associates
Toebben Builders
Viox & Viox, Inc.
Pediatric Associates
PSC for:
Associates of
Anderson OB/GYN
Associates in
OB/GYN
Comprehensive
Women’s Health
Care
OB/GYN Specialist
Select OB/GYN
Seven Hills Women’s
Health Center
Dr. Silanee
St. Elizabeth Florence
Women’s Health
Care of NKY
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Donations
DONATIONS INDIVIDUALS
Raymond & Mary
Bezold
Bill & Vicki Biery
Drew W. Ackley
Carl & Jackie Biery
Gordon & Dorothy Air Robert & Rosemary
Jack & Flora Alfred
Bilz
Charles E. Allen
Richard & Barbara
Donald & Alice
Blank
Allender
Kevin & Tresa Bleser
Charles H. Allgood
Donna Bloemer &
Carl & Carol Allison
Kevin Baker
Akou Amefia
Aaron & Holly
Ronald & Mary Amend
Bludworth
Frances Arens
Henry & Joan Boehmer
David & Laura
Christopher Bolling
Arlinghaus
Joyce & Gary Bolton
David Arnold
Kasey & Cole Bond
Martha L. Ashcraft
William & Alma
Nicholas Autenrieb
Bonham
R. Joseph Averdick
Diane & Richard Booth
Brett & Patricia Babin
Douglas & Desma
Regina & Bill Bajorek
Borland
Greg & Phyllis Baker
Kevin Borowski &
Gary Bamberger
Michele ReddenJanice Barnard
Borowski
Gregory & Barbara
Kenneth & Nancy
Bartlett
Bosch
Tina & Terry Bates
Edward R. Bowmann
Anthony & Colleen
Bracke
James & Myja Brant
Thanks to
Larry & Marjorie Braun
Patrick & Nita Brennan
Maureen Hebert
William & Tisha
Bricking
Kudos to Maureen
Janet Bridwell
Hebert for 28
David & Nancy
Brinkman
years of exemplary
Richard & Mary Broeg
leadership! In
Norma A. Broering
addition to being
Melissa & Keith Brogan
a past president of
Paul & Mary Ann
Bromwell
the Redwood Board,
J. Paul & Amy Brophy
Maureen chaired the Robert & Rebecca
Medical Advisory
Brown
Michael R. Brumback
and HR Committees
James & Geri Brummer
for 20 years, and the
Chris Brune
Risk Management
Linda Bueker
Committee for six
Dave & Mary Ann
Bullock
years.
Thomas & Nancy
Bunnell
James & Mary Bunning
Kevin & Patricia Burns
Page Busken
Mark & Marilyn
Dan & Jill Cahill
Baumgartner
Terry & Jim Callahan
Sherrie & R D. Baxter
Denny Caple
Scott Becker
Elizabeth CarletonMike & Arohanui Bender Scheper
Debra K. Bentley
Elizabeth Carmony
Steven & Lisa Benton
Richard & Nancy Carr
Robert & Marian
Jack & Susan Carr
Bergman
Eric Casey
Rick & Jill Berkemeier
Anne & Michael Casini
John & Deborah
Lisa & Steve Casson
Berninger
Don Catchen
Jackie Berry
Greg & Sarah Cecil
Joseph & Ruth Bessler Theresa Christmann
Todd & Gina Best
Nicole Clare
Eugene & Martha
D. Clark
Bezold
James & Ruth Cleves
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Jamie Cobb
Sharon Colcord
Jane Cole
Robert W. Collett
Thomas & Debbie
Colvin
Charles & Lori Combs
John & Ellie Comer
Penny Cook
Susan & William Cook
Mic & Amy Cooney
Rene & Benjamin
Cooper
Robert & Nancy
Cooper
Larry & Jan
Cowperthwaite
David & Joyce Crail
Pat & Lori Crilley
Michael & Janet
Cropper
Rita Cullen
Donald & Margaret
Cummings
Tim & Regina Curl
Bethany Curry
William & Deborah
Dacey
John & Terri Darpel
Angela Dattilo
Janet Dee
Norbert & Sally Dejaco
Patrick & Sandra
Dellecave
Terrence & Mary
Depenbrock
Michael Dermott
Cheri Derrick
Charles & Susan
Dewald
Dennis M. Deye
Daniel & Moira Dietz
Ken & Mary Dietz
John & Jane
Domaschko
Christina L. Donelan
Bob & Tina Donelan
William & Mary
Donnermeyer
Rose A. Doud
Charles & Patricia
Downard
Dana L. Draud
Ed & Diane Draud
Ralph & Irmaleen
Drees
E. L. Dressman
Mark A. Droege
Steve & Diane Drum
Alex Dunn
Burt A. Durstock
Harry J. Eagan
Kevin & Joan Eberly
Richard & Carolyn
Ebner
James J. Edwards
Abigail Eggemeier
Miller
Joan Eggemeyer
Mary Ann Ehlman
Steve Eichmann
Thomas Eisenman
Sandra EismannHarpen
Robert & Jacqueline
Elfers
Stephen & Mary Ellen
Elsbernd
Ross & Elizabeth
Eubanks
Martha Ewing
Daniel & Renee Fagel
Matthew Falone
Glenn & Debra Fardy
Arthur & Peggy Farmer
Sharon FaulknerCherry
Karen & David Faust
Charles & Elaine
Fedders
Doris Fedders
Adam & Sherri
Feinauer
Karen & Dan Finan
Michael & Cheryl Finn
Fred & M. Judith
Fischer
Henry & Elaine Fischer
Nancy & Arthur
Fischesser
Laura Fitzwater
Erick Fitzwater
John & Lois Flach
Dave Flick
Ed & Mary Jo Flick
Andrea Foltz
Carolyn & Tim Foltz
Ann E. Franxmann
Joel & Jeanette
Frerking
Stanley & Carole
Frietch
Bill & Karen Frisch
Bill & Rita Funke
Jennifer Gair
Malissa A. Gangwish
James & Laura Gant
Donal & Ann Gaynor
Douglas & Sharon
Geiman
J. Robert & Jody
Geisen
Ryan Gentil
Don & Betty Gerrein
Robert J. Gerrety
Michael Ginn
Cathy Glenn
Ricky Glossinger
James R. Goetz
Nancy & Corey Goetz
Robert & Diana Goetz
Vernon & Joan Goetz
Roy & Dorothy Gold
Michelle Goodhew
Joseph & Janice
Gormley
Donna & Rick Gorny
David & Missy
Gottmann
Skip Greenberg
Glenn Gregg
Wendy Griffin
Bob & Sandy Groneck
Richard & Deborah
Grover
Joe Guenther
David Guenther
Jack & Joan Haas
John & Margee Haas
Narley & Donna Haley
Robert T. Hall
Patrick & Mary Pat
Halpin
Susan Hamel
David F. Hamilton
Charles & Diane
Hammond
Keith & Amy
Hammond
Gary & Mary Hampton
James A. Hampton
Steve & Tonia Harms
Jeff & Susan Harris
Margaret Harrison
Lee & Eileen Hartke
Jeffery & Heather
Hassan
Edward & Barbara
Hassig
Caroline Hatter
Siegfred & Barbara
Hausladen
Gary & Kathleen
Hebbeler
Robert M. Hebbeler
Maureen & Raymond
Hebert
Steve Hegge
Dave & Paula Heidrich
Ken & Meleia Heidrich
Mac & Mary Lou
Heidrich
Rich & Julie Heidrich
Simon & Molly
Heidrich
Thomas & Anita
Heidrich
Kim & David Hellmann
Kevin & Carol Hemmer
William & Lynn
Hemmer
Doug Henderson
Tracy Henderson
Teresa Henkenberns
Stephen & Karen
Herdina
Emily Hern
Mark & Brenda Herrick
Wilma Herrick
William E. Hesch
Susan Heyob
Jenalee A. Hickey
M. Gabrielle Hils
Martha C. Hinkel
Dennis & Jackie Hirt
Richard G. Hoefinghoff
Larry & Sandy Hoff
Robert & Diane Hoffer
Jerry & Barbara
Hoffman
Bonnie Hoffmann
Diane Hofmann
Drew & Shannon
Hollenkamp
Mark Holmes
Kathleen Holthaus
Adam Holtmann
Terence Horan
Stewart Horn
Barbara H. Howard
Darrell Howard
Connie Howe
Martin & Shirley
Huelsmann
William Huenfeld
Leo & Janet Huesman
Ivan & Anne Hughes
Kelly M. Hurm
Sandy Huwel
Christina Jacober
Thomas & Joann
Jacober
Louis & Pamela Jacobs
Paul & Jennifer Jacobs
Rosalind Jasper
Blake & Jennifer
Johnson
Joyce Johnson
Vanessa Johnson
Jimi & Kristine Jones
John & Jeanine Kalker
John & Patricia
Kappesser
Richard & Jenny
Kappesser
John & Robin Kayiatos
Thomas & Carol Kearns
Roger & Margaret
Keller
Kevin & Susan Kelly
Jana & Thomas Kemp
Jack & Sandy Kenkel
Tim P. Kennedy
Pat Kenney
Louise & George Kent
John & Molly Kerman
Daniel & Shiloh Kieffer
Dan & Sandy King
Thomas & Patricia
Kissel
Timothy C. Kleier
Megan Kloeker
Jennifer Knight
Daniel & Nancy
Koeninger
David & Elizabeth
Koeninger
Greg Koeninger
Timothy & Connie
Koeninger
James E. Kolkmeier
Raymond & Sue
Kolkmeier
Thomas & Mary Lou
Kordenbrock
Charles & Ruth
Korzenborn
Phyllis Kraft
Connie & Thomas
Krebs
John & Rebecca
Kreinest
Lawrence Kreinest
Larry & Jorja Kremer
Geraldine Kreutzjans
Merrick & Judy Krey
James & Laverne
Krismer
Joseph & Donna
Kuhlman
Edward & Eileen Kuhn
Jeffrey Kuntz
Thanks to Tom &
Joann Jacober
A round of applause
for Tom and Joann
for a combined 80
years of Board and
Guild leadership,
sharing of unique
organizational
talents, insights
for innovation, and
great sensitivity to
children and adults
of Redwood! Your
contributions are an
inspiration to all!
Charlotte & Ralph
Laird
Stephanie & Ben
Lamphere
Sue Lamping
Mary Lampke
Danielle Land
Jerome & Karen
Landwehr
Douglas & Sandra
Lange
Monica & Andrew
Lautz
Michael & Jenny
Laytart
Clara & Robert Leake
Greg Lemker
Keith & Fran Limbach
Gregory & Mary Jo
List
Anne D. Locke
Jerry & Janet Louden
Ronald & Alice Lubbe
Michael & Rae Maier
Tom & Elizabeth
Maile
Roger & Carolyn
Mallik
Lee & Sally Mando
David & Kathy
Manning
James & Karen
Mardis
Leslie K. Mason
Mary Massie
Michael Mattis
Tim & Suzanne
Mauntel
Patrice M. Maus
Chris & Michelle
Maxwell
Anthony & Katherine
Maynard
Susan McCarthy
Tim & Jena
McClanahan
Harry & Marian
McCoy
Jean M. Mccoy
John McCoy
Telly McGaha &
Justin Brown
Paula & John
McIntosh
Laurie C. McKinley
Thomas McNay
Bernard & Beverly
Meese
Jack & Brenda
Mehalko
Christopher &
Patricia Mehling
Paul & Julia Meier
Stephen & Jane
Meier
Shannon Melching
Richard & Mary Ann
Menke
Gary & Kathy Menne
Robert & Juliana
Menner
Thomas & Janet
Mentrup
Robert Merkle
Hilda & Robert
Messmer
Bryan Meyer
Connie Meyer
David & Nancy Meyer
Jerry Meyer
Stacey Meyer
George & Diane
Meyerratken
Leo & Maureen
Meyers
Paul & Kate Michels
Paul & Kathleen
Michels
Denise Michels
Anna & Joseph
Milburn
Jim Miller
Shannon & Don
Miller
William J. Miller
Jason Mitchell
David & Lisa Mobarry
Theresa Mohan
Timothy & Sue
Molloy
Ronald Monson
George & Mary Jo
Moore
James Morrison
John Morrison &
Irene Jentz
Jan & Jerry Morscher
Joan O. Moser
Kevin & Mary Moser
Susan Mullins
Thanks to Marian
McCoy!
While all employees
have an abundant
spirit of giving and
caring, Marian
consistently raised
the bar! With
an unwavering
dedication to the
adults, she quietly
went about her
business for 25
years to make them
shining examples
of Redwood’s
excellence.
Charles & Judy
Munninghoff
Anita Murphy
Rick Murray
Katherine T. Murray
Carl & Lori Myers
William & Shaun
Myers
Clifford C. Myers
Antoinette Nared
Ann & Vishant Nath
Jack & Donna Neiser
Scott & Jill Neltner
Mark A. Neu
Larry & Kathryn
Neuspickle
Robert & Roseanna
Nicely
Mark R. Nieman
Bernice E. Nienaber
Thomas & Janet
Nienaber
Thomas H. Nienaber
Tom & Karen Nolan
David & Melanie
O’Brien
Paul & Beverly
O’Daniel
Luanne Offenbacher
Lorraine C.
Panagopoulos
Chris & Kathy Papas
Richard & S. Diane
Park
Ann & Hartmut
Parnitzke
Janet Patterson
Karen & Kevin Pawsat
John & Marianne
Peck
David L. Pelgen
Don & Barbara
Pence
Christopher &
Elizabeth Penn
Ronald L. Perry
J.M. & Sharon Petit
Pete & Paula
Petroze
Mark & Mary Beth
Pfeiffer
Jeffrey & Cindy
Piecoro
Barbara Piner
Sharon J. Pitts
Matthew Plachecki
Jennifer Pleiman
Frank & Linda
Pohlgeers
Ross & Sharman
Pope
James Porter
Thomas & Donna
Prieshoff
John & Janice
Qualls
Michael & Debbie
Quinn
Ann Marie Rabe
Molly Radcliff
Jane Rae
Eric Rainsberg
Mary Raispis
Connie Raleigh
Joseph & Gertrude
Ralenkotter
Jennifer Ramer
Garry & Rosa
Ramsey
Larry & Annette
Ramsey
J. Stephen & Carol
Rankin
Robert H. Rauf
Jane Rea
Brent Christopher
Read
John D. Redden
Dean & Angela
Reed
Jason & Melissa
Reed
Catherine M. Reedy
Donnie Reeves
Joan Rehling
James & Flo Reilly
William R. Remke
Douglas & Jenny
Rensing
John & Maryloretto
Resing
Thomas & Sara
Reynolds
Melony D. Rickey
Dan & Karen Riegler
Peter & Nannette
Rightmire
Mary Lou Ringo
Tom Rininger
James E. Ritter
Becky Roberts
Jennifer Roberts
John & Norma
Robertson
Wm. T (Bill) & Joan
Robinson
Roger & Ginny
Roeding
Sally Rohlman
Kimberly Roland
Gordon & Cheri
Rolfes
Richard & Lois
Rolfsen
Nancy Ruby
Kurt & Carol
Ruttencutter
David J. Ruwe
Donald J. Ruwe
Paul & Carol Ruwe
Steve & Cathy
Sahlfeld
Gary Sandel
James & Nicole
Schadler
Kathy A. Schaefer
Anna Schalk
Ken & Marcia Schibi
Robert Schiele
Jay & Pattti Schilling
Laura J. Schmidt
Lauren Schmidt
Donald & Shirley
Schmitz
Charles & Betty
Schneider
Mary E. Schneider
Earl & Mary Ann
Schuh
Joanne M. Schuler
Carl & Lynne Schulte
David & Kathleen
Schulte
Douglas Schulte
William Schutte
Marc & Amy
Schworer
Philip & Lynn
Schworer
Mary Beth & Gary
Scott
Justin Seger
Paul Seltman
John & Catherine
Sendelbach
Mark Sendelbach
Amy Shah
Freda Sharp
Robin & Michelle
Shaw
Laura Shea
John M. Shepherd
Charles Shor
Helen & Todd Shupe
Richard & Regina
Siegrist
Terry & Maggie
Sievers
John & Diane Sinclair
Michael M. Sketch
Gregory & M. Debbie
Small
Derek Smith
Everett Smith
Kenneth & Sandy
Smith
Peter & Phyllis Smith
Raymond & Margaret
Smith
Ryan & Katherine
Smith
Brian Smyth
Bruce & Marjorie
Snider
William & Frances
Sommerkamp
Edward & Arlene
Sparks
David & Jane
Spaulding
Timothy B. Spille
Bradley Stahlhut
John & Barbara
Stammen
Connie Stebbins
Bob W. Steffen
Thomas & Barbara
Stegman
Jeffrey & Susanne
Stern
Robert & Cathy
Stevens
Keith J. Stevlingson
Lisa Stockwell
Jos Stradtman
Beth Summe
Daniel & Peggy
Summe
Robert Summe
David & Jeanne
Swikert
Maureen Taeuber
Paul Tagher
Stacey & Trey Tapke
Michael & Janet Tepe
Laura M. Tewes
Larry & Rhea
Theissen
David & Joan Thelen
Harry & Courtney
Thurman
James & Gwen Tibbs
Mike & Kathleen
Tieman
Lynn & Patrick
Timmerding
Raymond & Maria
Timmerman
Daniel & Gwendolyn
Tobergte
Matthias Toebben
Thanks to Rick
Wolnitzek!
Rick’s commitment
goes far beyond
the ordinary!
Across 30 years,
he chaired many
board committees
and was board
president. Rick
was the architect
for countless
renovations, the
Promise & Potential
expansion, and even
our social media
platform. Hat’s off
to Rick!
Michael & Andrea
Tomasetti
Peggy Townsend
Dan & Gay Trame
James & Susan Troutt
Deborah & Curt
Tweddell
Jeffrey Vance
George & Patricia
Vest
Justin D. Verst,
Attorney at Law
James W. Vockell
Walter & Paulette
Vogelsang
Claire von Saucken
Mike & Dianne
VonHandorf
Joseph C.
VonLehman
Gary & Tammy
Wagner
Michael Wagner
Amy E. Wainio
George & Mary Ann
Wainscott
Stephen & Sally
Walker
Corina Wallace
David Wallace
Kevin Walterman
Charles & Ruth Walz
Maria & Richard
Wartenberg
LaVerne B. Watts
Dorothy Webb
Jay & Anna Weber
Eugene & Carol
Weber
Herbert & Janet
Wedig
Mark & Susanna
Wehrman
J. Gregory & Diane
Wehrman
Richard & Deborah
Wells
Thomas & Kathy
Werbrich
Thomas & Catherine
Wesseling
Charles E. Whalen
Charles & Rosemary
Wietholter
Mary E. Wigger
James & Karen
Wigger
Jason Wiley
Jenna Wilkening
Kenneth & Kathleen
Williams
Robert & Diane
Wilson
Laurie & James
Winkler
Nicholas & Gloriette
Winnike
Barbara Winterberg
Anthony & Mary
Wirtz
Hank & Kathleen
Wise
Jim Wiseman
Donald & Karen
Wolnik
Rick & Mary Ann
Wolnitzek
Robert Wood
Laura & Steve Woods
Melissa Wright
Kenneth & Christine
Wurtenberger
Maureen & Dave
Zachary
William R. Zalla
Anthony & Geraldine
Zembrodt
Charlene Zembrodt
Nick Ziegler
Ed Zumbiel
Thank You!
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Thank you from Adult Day Supports!
Donations
Appropriately furnished classrooms and related spaces help adults
experience a stimulating day and achieve learning objectives. Through
generous grants from the Spaulding, Kloenne, and Maxwell Weaver
Foundations, Adult Day Supports now has the equipment, furniture,
and educational materials to meet adult needs. Thank you!
DONATIONS ORGANIZATIONS
A-1 Electric Motor
Service Inc.
A+ Cleaners
Amazon Smile
American Auto Body
American Express
Company
Animal House of
Cincinnati
AT & T Employee Giving
Program
Bangzz Salon
Bank of America
Matching Gifts
The Bean Bash, Inc.
Beckfield College
BelFlex Staffing Network
Beta Sigma Phi
City Council
Beth Joanna Habbert
Memorial Fund
Biggby Coffee
BIG STEFF, INC.
Bilz Insurance Agency
Bonefish Grill
Boyle Jewelers
Braden& Associates, LLC
Brand Evolutions, LLC
Bray Trucking, Inc.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Castellini Company
Celebrate the Child
Chas. Seligman
Distributing Co.
Cincinnati Ballet
Cincinnati Reds
Citi
City Dash Inc.
Cockerill
Community Shares of
Greater Cincinnati
Compass Group, North
America
Crawford Insurance
Crescent Springs Animal
Hospital
Crescent Springs Tobacco
& Liquor Store
Crestville Drugs
Designs Direct
Don Hudepohl Jewelers
Dr. Edward P. Smith and
Mary Klein Smith Fund
Dudley Construction
Company
Duke Energy Foundation
The R.C. Durr Foundation
Ellenbee Leggett
Ernst & Young LLC
Ettlinger Fund
F.N. Sheppard & Co.
Fabulous Furs
Federal Equipment Co.
Fern Exposition & Event
Services
Fidelity Investments
Fifth Third Bank
Fischer Homes
Fleischmann Fund
Florence Lions Club
Charities, Inc.
Focus on Success
Four Seasons Tent Rental
FOX Sports Ohio
Frank J. Kloenne &
Jacqueline Dawson
Kloenne Foundation
Frost Brown Todd LLC
Galen College
GameWorks
Gap Foundation Gift
Match Program
GE Foundation
George & Mary Jo Budig
Family Foundation
Gilman Partners
GiveUnity
Graff Designs
Great American Insurance
Trucking Division
Children Get a Boost through Special Equipment
The Beth Joanna Habbert Memorial Fund has made life
easier for children with disabilities served by Redwood
for over 20 years through gifts to purchase therapeutic,
educational, and adapted living aids for the child
to personally own and use. Thank you for helping
children to flourish!
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Greenline Salon
Gorgeous You
Groneck Total
Transportation
Heritage Barber Shop
The Homan Foundation
The Honorable Order of
Kentucky Colonels
Hy-Jumpers-Four
Wheelers
Impact Marketing &
Communications LLC
J.H. Fedders, Inc.
Feed & Seed
Jack’s Glass Inc.
The Johnson Foundation
Jude’s Custom
Exhaust - Auto Repair
& Towing
K.O.I. Auto Parts
Warehouse, Inc.
Kenton County
Conservation District
Kentucky Symphony
Orchestra
Kerry Toyota
Kings Island
KMK Law
KMRO-Motorcycle Riders
Org. of KY., Inc. State
Office
Knights of Columbus,
Fr. Bealer Council
Knights of Columbus Ky.
Assoc. for the Mentally
Disabled
KPMG LLP
The Kroger Company
Ladies Aux.To Ralph
Fulton V.F.W. Post 6423
Lawrence & Associates
LCS Foundation
Levi Strauss & Co.
Lifetouch Photography
The Frances R. Luther
Charitable Trust
Mangat-Kuy-Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery
M & K Apartments Inc.
M.C. Steel & Crane Service
Macy’s Parade &
Entertainment Group
Max & Erma’s Restaurant
Maxwell C. Weaver
Foundation
Mayerson Foundation/
Mayerson Student
Philanthropy Project
Melody’s Boot Camp &
Lifestyle Fitness
Messer Construction Co.
Miami Valley Christian
Academy
Netcracker Technology
Corp.
Northern Kentucky Area
Development District
Northern Kentucky
University
Northern Kentucky
University - Disability
Programs & Service
Origami Owl
Paycor, Inc.
Peak Fitness & Sports
Training, LLC
Pediatric Associates
PNC Bank
Professional Properties,
Inc.
Quinn Electric
R. A. Jones Middle School
Ralph Fulton VFW Post 6423
Receptions Conference &
Banquet Center
Red Dog Cincinnati Pet
Resort
Remke Charitable
Foundation, Inc.
Remke Markets
Republic Bank
Response Marketing, Inc.
for Money Mailer
Rising Star Casino &
Resort
Roto-Rooter Services
Company
RSVP Homecare
Rudler, PSC
Schibi Heating & Cooling
Schilling Marketing &
Associates, Inc.
Schulz & Sons Jewelers
Scott-Gross Co., Inc.
Scripps Howard
Foundation
Search International,
NKY LLC
The Smith Family
Foundation
The Spaulding
Foundation
Stand Energy Corp.
Tri-State Plastics
Standard Insurance
Employee Giving
Sterling Cut Glass
Stone Center of Kentucky
Stull Design &
Manufacturing
Target
Toyota Motor
Manufacturing North
America, Inc.
TRI-ED
Tri-Health Fitness &
Health Pavilion
Tri-State Running Co.
Truist/United Way Special
Distribution Account
Turner Construction
Ultimate Air Shuttle
United Way of Central
Indiana, Inc.
United Way of Greater
Cincinnati
United Way of Metro
Chicago
US Bank
Victoria’s Secret
Victory Community Bank
Victory Mortgage
Viking Supply Inc.
Villa Madonna
Magnified Giving
VonLehman &
Company, Inc.
Western & Southern
Financial Group
Windsor Development
LLC
Worthmore Food
Products
Women of the Moose
Xavier University
Young Grandmothers
Club
Thank You!
Nursing Care Helps Abilities Grow
Stabilizing Health
Nursing is a noble profession. Nowhere
is that more evident than at Redwood
where 41% of the people who use
our services have special health care
needs. Many of their conditions are life
threatening and require daily nursing
care.
Redwood is fortunate to have a caring,
competent, and committed nursing
team. They follow detailed nursing
regimens and respond quickly to medical
emergencies. Whether soothing a
child, guiding an adult, or listening to
a parent, they are patient, calm, and
compassionate. They also like to have
fun.
Richard spends a lot of time with the
nurses. He has a great sense of humor.
The nurses banter back and forth with
Richard as he receives food and water
through a g-tube, oral suctioning,
medication, catheterization, Healing
Touch, and full assistance with arm and
leg braces.
Richard and Cheryl share a joke as Richard receives lunch.
Richard banters well—giving as good as
he gets—even though he is nonverbal.
Richard communicates through facial
expression and eye movements (up for
yes and blink for no). As a result, the
nurses know that Richard loves jokes,
funny t-shirts, his baby niece, audio
books, and science fiction. He loves
sports, especially football, but not the
Bengals. Richard is competitive and likes
to bet. He always races another adult to
see who finishes a tube feed first; and
laughs jubilantly when the nurses sing
“We are the Champions” to the winner.
One nurse, Cheryl, shakes her head with
wonder... “You know, you almost forget
that Richard doesn’t talk because he is so
expressive!” Mom agrees, “Richard gets
his point across.”
Richard always has a smile.
Richard has been involved with Redwood
for a long time. He attended summer
camp until he graduated from high school,
and then enrolled in Adult Day Health
Care, first in the Young Adult Program
and now in Life Skills I. The availability
of daily nursing care made it possible for
Richard to participate in these programs
by stabilizing his health.
Mom says, “I feel totally comfortable with
the nurses at Redwood. I trust them with
Richard’s care.”
To learn more about Nursing Supports,
contact Mike Kathman, Director of
Nursing or Jo Chandler, Supervisor of
Nursing.
Mom says, “I feel
totally comfortable
with the nurses at
Redwood. I trust
them with Richard’s
care.”
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Redwood Services
Children’s Services
- Early Care & Education
- Early Intervention
- Preschool Education
- Prescribed Pediatric
Extended Care
- School Aged Child
Care
- Summer Program for
Children
- Physical, Occupational,
& Speech Therapies
- Technology Camps
- Assistive Technology
Resource Center
- Dietary Supports
- Nursing
Adult Services
- Adult Day Programs
- Young Adult Transition
Program
- Community Access
- Vocational Day Training
- Community
Employment Supports
- Employment Skills
Training Center
- Driver’s Permit
Training
- Physical, Occupational,
& Speech Therapies
- Assistive Technology
Resource Center
- Dietary Supports
- Nursing
For more information
about these services or
for a tour, please call
859-331-0880.
Children Services
Early childhood education is important for every child—with and without special
needs. Julia Hester, preschool teacher, puts her training in Interdisciplinary Early
Childhood Education to excellent use for preschool children in Early Care & Education
and Prescribed Pediatric Extended Day.
A visit to her classrooms would show children eagerly learning about hibernation,
migration and adaptation (science); writing letters to a marine (critical thinking);
making and using life-sized cardboard trains (cognitive/language/motor); exploring
animals around the world (zoology and geography); and discovering holiday traditions
(culture). Julia weaves literacy and math into all activities, and incorporates real
world vocabulary into learning themes, such as “making hypotheses” during science
experiments. To best guide intellectual, physical, and social/emotional growth, she
individualizes lessons for each child.
When asked what topic children liked best, Julia immediately said, “Apple volcanoes”
and added that “receiving a postcard from the marine sparked interest in learning
about life on a submarine.”
Adult Services
One of the favorite parts of a Redwood tour is a visit to Computer Life Skills (CLS).
Everyone is amazed to see adults using adapted keyboards, alternative mouse access,
switch-activated scanning tools, and other technology to explore special-interest
topics on the computer.
Thanks to Maryrose Duber—adult special educator/activity coordinator—folks in
CLS are developing new areas of interests. When she introduced “World Travels”
with France as the first destination, they created passports and researched tourist
attractions. As a result, adults across Redwood experienced the magic of Paris. When
Maryrose incorporated line dancing into the exercise program, one man created a
Cupid Shuffle PowerPoint. That was fun and reinforced directional concepts. When
she wanted to teach “jobs in our community,” the guys in CLS eagerly researched and
created Power Point programs for this purpose. Maryrose’s passion for learning and
teaching is catching fire in adult programs... especially in CLS.
Innovative Therapy
Children learn by watching others. It almost seems as if they pick up new skills and
behaviors by osmosis. Children with certain disabilities find it more difficult to notice
the small steps that make up everyday tasks such as brushing teeth or tying shoes.
Even more complicated is picking up on the social cues that guide interactions with
others. This requires observing, processing the perceived thoughts, emotions, and
intentions of others, and responding accordingly.
At Redwood, children discover hidden social cues or task sequences through the
evidence-based practice of video modeling. How it works is that children watch a
video of other children role playing a social interaction or performing a task of daily
living. The video is just as fast as real life, but the difference is in the pause button.
Therapists can pause the video to help children see, imitate, and learn. Amy Kinsler
uses this technique with children during occupational therapy with great results!
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Contact Info
Call us at 859-331-0880 or visit
www.redwoodnky.org.
This issue:
Redwood is Where Abilities Grow
Redwood guides children and adults
with severe and multiple disabilities to
achieve independence and reach their
highest potential throughout their lives,
by providing enriching educational,
therapeutic, and vocational services.
71 Orphanage Road
Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
Redwood does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, national origin, sex,
sexual orientation, age, or disability.
Save the Date!
Supporting fundraisers allows
you to have fun and help
children and adults!
- The Redwood Express:
Destination: Bourbon &
Bluebgrass, March 6, tickets are
on sale now!
People of all ages achieve greater levels of independence through enriching,
skill building experiences. Donations of educational materials to use during
classroom instruction and in art, gardening, crafts, cooking, music, and
recreation programs would be greatly appreciated. Consumable supplies are
always needed as well.
- A Night at the Races returns to
the Gardens of Park Hills in
April 2015.
Batteries (AAA/C/D/9volt)
Gas/fast food gift cards
Art/craft supplies
Nitendo Wii & Games
- Mark your calendar for the 62nd
Annual Dinner on June 9, 2015.
Wet wipes/Depends
SMART boards
Bleach/Clorox wipes
Karaoke Machine with music
Copy paper
Baking/cooking ingredients
Laptops/iPads
Mulch
Educational toys
Flats of planting flowers
Sponsors for event prizes
High efficiency laundry
detergent
- Don’t miss A Bang Bang Night
for Redwood on August 2, 2015
at Bonefish Grill in Crescent
Springs.
- The Bean Bash at Turfway Park is
great family fun. We hope to see
there in October 2015.
(gift cards, iPads, jewelry, etc.)
Box truck