Building Wellness and Inclusion in the Community

Building Wellness and Inclusion

October was Disability Awareness Month and the Greenbrier Valley Disability Awareness Committee held an event at the Gwen Clingman Center for Community Engagement on October 17. Over 25 people attended ”Building Wellness and Inclusion in the Community”. They had the opportunity to enjoy chair massages, guided meditation, and moving easy exercises provided by local therapists and an opportunity to mingle in a relaxed social setting. Snacks and drinks were also provided. Students from WVSOM had an opportunity to listen to attendees’ personal stories and concerns about the difficulties they encountered in healthcare. Other members of the community included business owners, members of the Alliance Ambassador Program as well as the Mayor of Lewisburg, Beverly White. They too gained an outlook that they normally might not have had. The event was made possible by a grant from the Greenbrier County Health Alliance. Carolyn Rudley from Gateway Industries and Cindy Tucker from LifeWorks, a community rehabilitation program through Open Doors, Inc. are Ambassadors with the Greenbrier County Health Alliance representing the GVDAC. The committee hopes to offer this event again next year and hope to have many more attend.

Building Wellness and Inclusion

The Greenbrier Valley Disability Awareness Committee meets every other month on the fourth Wednesday at noon at the Division of Rehabilitation Services, Lewisburg office for a potluck lunch and to discuss issues relevant to individuals with disabilities, and raise awareness in the community. Anyone is welcome to attend. If you are interested please contact Jamie Lafferty at the Division of Rehabilitation Services, 304.647.7515.

LifeWorks Booth at Greenbrier County Job Fair

LifeWorks GBR County Job Fair, Cindy Tucker

LifeWorks Staff had a booth at a Job Fair sponsored by the Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce. The event was held March 13, 2019 at the Quality Inn in Lewisburg.

LifeWorks staff shared information about the LifeWorks program, Open Doors, Inc. and Greenworks with the other employers and job seekers who attended. Several employment applications and brochures were picked up.

Two LifeWorks participants attended the fair as well to introduce themselves to potential employers, and complete job applications. Pictured here are Stacey Brinson, job seeker, and Cindy Tucker, LifeWorks Program Manager.

Stacey Brinson

Free Food Friday

Lifeworks WV

LifeWorks, a community rehabilitation program through Open Doors, Inc. is planning a Free Food Friday in conjunction with the City of Lewisburg’s First Friday festivities.

This will be August 4th, 2017 5-8 p.m., while supplies last.

Stop by for a hot dog and learn more about this program.

LifeWorks provides services to clients of the WV Division of Rehabilitation Services.

They specialize in pre-employment assessments and training to help students and adults, with limited work experience, develop good work skills and expose them to different work experiences.

LifeWorks also helps develop jobs and provides job coaching to help individuals learn their job tasks.

Visit us at 1108 Washington St. E. and find out more about this exciting program – or contact us online.