Fishing, Golf and Jet Skis – Taking “Active” to a Whole New Level!
Summer 2018 may be in the books, but over our warm weather months residents from throughout the Wesbury community made the most of it on-campus and throughout the region!
Residents of Grace Rehabilitation and Health Center and Memory Support experienced educational trips in Edinboro at the Cooper Science Hall Planetarium and Museum and Goodell Gardens. They also stopped by the “old fishing hole” for a summertime fishing derby and picnic. Prizes were awarded for the biggest catch, and those who didn’t find the fish biting got themselves a bite to eat at the pond-side picnic during the derby. Thank you to the Crawford Area Transportation Authority (CATA) for providing a fleet to help transport everyone and their gear out there.
Cribbs Residential Center residents hit the road and stayed active at places like Donna’s Diner in Sharon for an upbeat 50’s-style dining experience and Presque Isle State Park on Lake Erie for a day of fun in the sun. A group hit the links at Whispering Pines Golf Course. Some who went along hadn’t played in almost 40 years, and there were even a couple who had never swung a club in their life! They all had a great time and were thrilled for the opportunity to be out there.
Chautauqua Institution near Jamestown, NY was the destination for Thoburn Village residents on multiple weekends throughout the summer. At Chautauqua, residents spent the day at the Methodist House and had access to the grounds, use of the Smith Memorial Library, public beaches and parks, and attendance at the lectures and concerts featured those weekends. Thoburn residents also traveled to Freedom Falls in Kennerdell, PA, Venango County. Freedom Falls is one of the larger and wilder falls in this part of the country. It is over 20′ high and 50′ wide. They had to hike back a bit to see the falls located about a 1/2 mile upstream of its confluence with the Allegheny River. They finished the summer with a retreat at Camp Fitch on Lake Erie. At camp, Thoburn residents had a memorable trip that included fly fishing, bird watching, swimming, jet skiing, and hiking.
These summer activities were in addition to all the fun things happening locally including Thunder in the City, concerts in Meadville’s Diamond Park as well as our own 7th Annual Summer Concert Series held every Monday night in August.
While no summer is endless, Wesbury residents are staying active and looking forward to all adventures waiting around the bend as we roll into the cooler weather months.