Take Care leads Caregiver Idol Workshop at USF STEM Summit

Penny Billings, RN, OCN & Alicia Uelmen, RN
Penny Billings, RN, OCN & Alicia Uelmen, RN

On Saturday, May 14, 2011, Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care‘s  Penny Billings, RN, OCN, and Alicia Uelmen, RN, both RN Clinical Supervisors in the Sarasota office,  led the “Caregiver Idol: Understanding Aging in Our Communities” workshop as part of USF Sarasota-Manatee’s 3rd Annual S.T.E.M Summit.

From the Herald Tribune article:

“Aiming for success in careers that once seemed out of reach for girls is exactly what is encouraged at the annual Girls S.T.E.M. Summit, which was Saturday at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. The daylong event exposed nearly 150 middle school girls to studies and jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”

The Venice Chamber of Commerce allowed Take Care to utilize the “SECURE Project” kids so that each young woman in the workshop was able to experience some of the challenges associated with aging, such as vision changes and dexterity challenges due in part from arthritis. In addition, Take Care created our own “Aging Suit,” which the young woman in the picture is wearing, showing some of the physical limitations as one ages.

Penny and Alicia lead three sessions of Take Care’s “Caregiver Idol” workshop, which each lasted 50 minutes. More than 60 middle school young women had the opportunity to participate in Take Care‘s workshop.

To read the entire Sarasota Herald Tribune article, click here.

If you would like to see the full album of Take Care‘s pictures from the event, find us on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/takecarehomehealthcare

This is one of the many positive ways Take Care gives back to our community, through education and awareness. We are always looking for opportunities, so if you have ideas, let us know!

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