The choice to participate in vocational opportunities is very popular at the Lakeside Senior Center. Assembled piecework jobs are subcontracted from businesses in the community, and individuals learn skills needed to complete vocational jobs and piecework. Other opportunities include creating floral arrangements, handcrafted items, and handmade greeting cards sold at the Barber National Institute's Gift Shop. Participating in vocational opportunities provides seniors with a sense of accomplishment as well as a paycheck.
For more information on our day programs for seniors with developmental disabilities and how to get involved, contact Heidi McKenrick at HeidiMcKenrick@barberinstitute.org or call her at 814-878-5920.