“Are you aged 55 or older, unemployed, and looking for work?”
This is the question posed by the National Council on Aging. The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) can help through the program called Pathstone. Dennis Glass, the local director of Pathstone, described the program at a recent Celina Kiwanis meeting. Pathstone participants train an average of 20 hours per week to work in community service positions at both nonprofit and public facilities. During the training they receive a stipend. Once on the job, they receive practical experience and new skills which can help them rejoin the workforce. For more information about Pathstone, call Dennis Glass at 419 300-6412.
The Celina Kiwanis have had a busy fall. They ran a successful Winter Warmth Day for Our Home, giving away 614 coats as well as hats, gloves, and other winter accessories. Remaining winter gear was donated to C.A.L.L. Ministries. The club thanks volunteer Caleb Stephenson for his assistance with the project. Members also worked at Mercer Health’s Healthy Kids Day in Coldwater. Hans Rehrmann organized the annual bike rodeo. At the club’s Fun Night, members collected diapers, wipes, and other childcare products for C.A.L.L. The club ran a Guess-the-Score fundraiser for the OSU/Michigan game. The chapter had their annual Reindog Pancake Breakfast and Parade Thanksgiving weekend. Prior to the breakfast, the club had secured enough early donations to give as many scholarships as they did last year. For more information about the club and its projects, find them on Facebook or go to celinakiwanis.wix.com/kiwanis-club-celina.