Friday, January 18, 2013

JLW Volunteers at the National Rehabilitation Hospital

In October 2012, Wendy Cumberland, JLW President, Shiela Corley, JLW President
Elect and I were invited to attend the National Rehabilitation Hospital Board of
Associates dinner. There the Junior League of Washington was honored for providing
volunteers to the NRH for the last 20 years.

President of the MedStar NRH Board of Associates and JLW Sustainer Julia Creighton, JLW President Wendy Cumberland, JLW President Elect Shiela Corley and Chair, NRH Committee Stacey Hinton Tuneski

National Rehabilitation Hospital specializes in treating persons with physical disabilities
caused by spinal cord and brain injuries, stroke, arthritis, amputation, multiple sclerosis,
post-polio syndrome, sports injuries, and other neurological and orthopedic conditions.
Since 1986, the NRH has been building a top-quality post acute care system of services
that brings together the best in rehabilitation care, research, education and training,
assistive technology and advocacy. Every year, NRH is ranked by U.S. News & World
Report as one of America’s best hospitals for medical rehabilitation.

For the past 20 years, JLW has been involved with NRH in a variety of ways. The
JLW committee members volunteering at NRH helped educate the community and
patients on disability and daily living issues and escorted patients to restaurants and
theatres. While the committee activities have since changed, the commitment to NRH
has remained steady. Now JLW volunteers at NRH provide therapeutic recreation on
a weekly basis by playing bingo with the patients and their families. The bingo games
assist a patient’s rehabilitation with a stress-free, fun, social game that enhances
motor skills and letter recognition. The committee also collects donations of books and
magazines to stock a book cart for patients to enjoy reading materials. JLW volunteers
also plan and staff the annual patient holiday party in December and volunteer at the
annual NRH Victory Awards Gala in the fall and at Las Vegas Nights in the spring.
 
National Rehabilitation Hospital Committee Holiday Party



The JLW is proud to have this longstanding partnership with NRH and we look forward
to continuing our relationship in the years to come.



 

 


Stacey Hinton Tuneski
Chair, National Rehabilitation Hospital committee

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