Pelham Parkway Receives Wheelchair Donation from High School Students

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Archbold's Pelham Parkway Nursing Home recently received three new wheelchairs built and donated by students from Pelham High School.

The wheel chair project was a product of the “College Bound” program, a partnership between Southern Regional Technical College and Pelham High School. The program encourages students to spend time learning about different careers and provides the opportunity for students to participate in various activities that enhance their skill set, further their education, and help them gain greater understanding of the importance of giving back to their community.

As one of their class projects, the PHS students designed and built three wheelchairs for the residents at Pelham Parkway Nursing Home.

“We are so excited and grateful that these high school students thought to build these chairs for our residents,” said Renee Humphries, Director of Nursing at Pelham Parkway. “These wheelchairs can be life changing for some members in our facility.”

"We have an amazing community that supports our work here at PPNH," said Scott Kroell, Administrator for Pelham Parkway Nursing Home. "We are thankful for this donation and the work that went into building these wheelchairs for our residents."

“Without these wheelchairs, these residents would be very limited in what they could do,” said Humphries. “This gives them the freedom of mobility. We are just so thankful.”