Casa Colina builds patient confidence

first_imgCasa Colina is located at 255 E. Bonita Ave., Pomona. Its mission is to provide individuals the opportunity to maximize their medical recovery and rehabilitation potential efficiently in an environment that recognizes their uniqueness, dignity and self-esteem. Casa Colina, meaning “house on the little hill,” was founded in 1936 by Frances Eleanor Smith in Chino. In a farmhouse, “Mother Smith” created a place to care for young children with polio, working to teach them how to regain their mobility and self-confidence. In the process, she developed breakthrough therapies for these polio patients. Her work was recognized by President Franklin Roosevelt, himself a victim of the then-dreaded disease. After polio was basically eradicated by the development of the Salk vaccine in the early 1950s, Casa Colina broadened its services to care for patients of all ages with all sorts of physical injuries and disabilities. It was the first facility to assemble an interdisciplinary treatment team to collaborate with physicians, the first hospital to manage chronic pain, and the first rehabilitation center to offer a continuum of care for those with brain injuries and other neurological trauma. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Typical shifts are four hours long. The second area is helping to cover the front desk in the main lobby. Duties may include answering and directing phone calls and directing visitors to the appropriate person or area. Again, hours are flexible and coverage is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The final area is in the Human Resources Department. Duties include answering and directing phone calls, directing visitors and general office work. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; preference will be given to applicants available from 1 to 5 p.m. Volunteers will be given an application form, asked to get a TB test, have an interview, and go to an orientation. Even if you start out answering phones, you will learn about other openings and can try to match your interests with available positions in the rehabilitation center. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Michelle Goins at (909) 596- 7733, Ext. 2209. Send information about your organiz- ation to [email protected], (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2252; or fax to (626) 856-2758. ——— VOLUNTEER NOW160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As a matter of fact, at this point in time, Casa Colina is working with about two dozen returning veterans from the Middle East. The hospital offers acute rehabilitation, ventilator weaning, and a senior evaluation program. Outpatient services include adult day health care, audiology, children’s services (from one month to 15 years), outdoor adventures, and outpatient rehabilitation. There are also residential day treatment programs and long-term residential programs. Fred Aronow, director of the Casa Colina Foundation, said, “We look at each person individually to figure out what is really the best medical and rehabilitation solution for this person.” At the moment, Casa Colina is looking for volunteers in one of three fields. The gift shop needs people to open and close, greet and help customers, work on inventory, pricing, cashier duties, and the accurate recording of all monetary transactions and receipts. Hours are flexible and can be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from last_img read more

Cappa makes pro debut

first_imgFormer Humboldt State Lumberjack turned Tampa Bay Buccaneer Alex Cappa made his regular season NFL debut in a 27-9 win over the visiting San Francisco 49ers Sunday afternoon in Tampa, FL. The win snapped a four game losing spell for the Bucs (4-7) and served as a warm welcome to the NFL for Cappa.“More than anything, it was good to get a win as a team,” Cappa said. “Definitely enjoyed getting out there and playing some football.”Cappa was one of eight offensive linemen who suited up for the …last_img

Malaysia to release MH370 report

first_imgThe Malaysian government will release the preliminary report into the disappearance of MH370 which vanished with 239 passengers and crew over 48 days ago.In an exclusive interview with CNN’s Richard Quest, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak said that the government would release the much anticipated preliminary report “next week.”And for the first time the Malaysians have officially confirmed that MH370 was tracked by military radar when it turned back and crossed Malaysia. “The military radar, the primary radar has some capability. It tracked an aircraft which did a turn back, but they were not sure, exactly sure, whether it was MH370. What they were sure of was that the aircraft was not deemed to be hostile,” said Najib.On the critical Inmarsat satellite tracking data on which the current search is based Najib said initially he did not believe it.“To be honest I found it hard to believe to begin with.” “It’s a bizarre scenario, which none of us could have contemplated so that’s why when I met the team….[of] foremost experts in aviation industry…I asked them again and again are you sure?”“And there answer to me was we are as sure as we can possibly be,” Najib told Mr Quest.CNN’s Mr Quest then asked Najib if he was prepared to say the plane and its passengers were lost.“On the balance of the evidence, it would be hard to imagine otherwise, Richard,” said Najib.Mr Quest also pressed the Malaysian Prime Minister on the handling of the crisis.While noting that the disappearance is unprecedented and technically challenging Najib conceded that “we didn’t get our communications right, to begin with.”“I’m prepared to say that there are things that we did well, there are things that we didn’t do too well.”Asked about long lasting damage to Malaysia as a country the Malaysian Prime Minister said that “given time we can recover.” “I believe the world will look at us and judge us in a sense that it was hugely complex matter to deal with and I think on balance we did a lot of good things and one of the biggest things we did was to put together 26 nations in the largest ever search operation conducted during peace time and that’s a huge success for Malaysia.”“Admittedly, we made some mistakes. There were shortcomings but the world must realize that this is totally unprecedented,” said Najib.To leave tributes click herelast_img read more

Taking Flight GeoTour – Manatee County, Florida

first_imgWhat Geocachers are saying about Taking Flight GeoTour:Geocaches are located in birding hot spots and each one includes a fun educational activity. GC3RBMY“And the mission has been completed! So many thanks to Manatee County NRD for this series and reward for completing the mission. We had a great two days doing this, and found many spots that we will be coming back for in the future. Keep up the good work with the preserves and we hope to find more open in the future.” – Moseycat“TFTH. very cool of Manatee County to put this GeoTour together. Had great time adventuring about all the different preserves. I’ll be back to camp or hike some of these”. – SunWarrior“Thank you for taking the time to do this GeoTour the right way. I’ll be recommending it to all my caching friends who visit the area.” – bitbrainAdditional Information:This GeoTour was the first in the state of Florida and has served as a model for the State Park Service’s tour as well as tours all over the world. In addition to finding geocaches, each site has a fun activity associated with the cache. Activities include discovering your wingspan, watching for nesting shorebirds, or observing sea level changes. The geocaches on this tour are all different types, so you have the opportunity to find Multi-Caches, Letterboxes, and Mystery as well as Traditionals.Note: All the above information was provided by the GeoTour host. Copy has been edited by Geocaching HQ. SharePrint RelatedTaking Flight GeoTour in Florida’s Manatee County, GT10March 11, 2019In “Community”GeoTour Spotlight: Florida’s Operation Recreation (GT3D)August 9, 2017In “GeoTours”Take Flight on Florida’s New GeoTourFebruary 10, 2013In “Geocaching Info” Share with your Friends:Morecenter_img Geotour: Taking Flight     Location: Manatee County, FloridaTotal Favorite Points: 290Geocachers help take care of the spots on the trail by caching in and trashing out! GC3RBQVWhy Manatee County is a great place to visit:Manatee County’s beaches, including Anna Maria Island and Holmes Beach, are award-winning sites and are considered some of the best beaches in the world. After a long day of geocaching, relax on the shores of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico – there are even caches nearby!Best time of year to visit:Year-round! From the beaches to the interior pine forests, Manatee County is beautiful throughout the entire year. Fall tends to be a favorite time for many northerners visiting. The Florida summer is hot, but many of the caches in this series are easy to access and do not require a great deal of time outside in the heat.Must-see attractions:Check out the Southwest Florida Museum and meet Snooty the Manatee, or stop by De Soto National Memorial to see the possible site of the Spanish explorers landing.Hidden gems only locals know about:Duette Preserve is the County’s largest preserve at over 20,000 acres of land. Explore this beautiful area, and you may even catch a glimpse of the rare Western Scrub-Jay, white-tailed deer, or a burrowing owl. This geocache will take you into the heart of Duette where the Scrub-Jays can be found.Prizes:Individuals who complete the tour will receive a Taking Flight GeoTour trackable tag. This prize is available to those who find 12 of the 15 caches. Make sure to download the PDF passport for the GeoTour before you go.last_img read more