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A new kitchen in the campus clubhouse will soon serve as the Hearty Kitchen Academy, a full state-of-the-art-kitchen facility that will be used to teach individuals culinary skills and how to safely navigate around in a kitchen. "We have found that it really helps many individuals who get overstimulated in busy environments like malls or a restaurants," Koci said. A new kitchen in the campus clubhouse will soon serve as the Hearty Kitchen Academy, a full state-of-the-art-kitchen facility that will be used to teach individuals culinary skills and how to safely navigate around in a kitchen. Koci said the goal is to eventually operate a catering business that would allow graduates of the program to work there. Loveland Village holds an annual gala fundraiser and the 2017 event will be held on April 29 in the campus clubhouse. Funds raised benefit campus activities. “Our day program serves more than 140 individuals. We have between 70 and 110 clients on our campus on a regular basis, and we have about 30 people who are seeking job support programs. Most of our students are working to achieve their individual life goals. Some are looking to grow their social circles and their network of friends. Others come here because they want to get a job or buy a house or achieve other things,” Koci said. Several years ago, Loveland staff saw that housing was becoming a problem for the students it served. making their art,” Koci said. The jewelry and other items they make are then sold and most of the money goes back to the artist. A portion also helps to fund supplies and materials for the classrooms. “The communication and collaboration transfers way beyond the classroom setting. Students can apply the skills they learn to find employment and reach their ultimate goals,” Koci said. The curriculum also focuses on encouraging students to be active and make better lifestyle choices to combat obesity. Students who take the health class walk laps around the campus every day for 30 minutes so they are better in charge of their health and well being. The Phase 2 program developed in 2007 was specifically designed to better serve students who are challenged by autism or early onset Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. "The computers in Phase 2 have touch screens so students with limited mobility can still learn about technology. The program serves many demographics," Koci said. There is also a multi-sensory environment room that offers stimulating sensory process challenges which students learn to adapt to different colors, lights and sounds. Students get to express individual creativity in art class. The jewelry they make is then sold and most of the money goes back to the artist. A portion also helps to fund supplies and materials for the classrooms.


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