Aktion Club makes valentines for seniors

Amy Walton holds up a completed valentine, as fellow Aktion Club member, back row from left, Josh Kuntz, Mary Jo Menzing, Chad Di Lillo and Jennifer Rutkoski diligently work on their cards.

The Westlake Aktion Club made valentines on Sunday, Jan. 27, at Pat Catan's in Westlake. This has become an annual event put on by Pat Catan's where the public can stop in at any of their craft stores and take part in their "Make Not Take" program where valentines and are made by the public and left at the store to be delivered later to local nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Pat Catan's provided Aktion Club with one of their craft classrooms to use while making valentines, and supplied the needed valentine-making materials.

Aktion Club is a community-service group for adult citizens who live with a disability. The mission of Aktion Club is to provide adults living with disabilities an opportunity to develop initiative and leadership skills, to serve their community, to be integrated into society and to demonstrate the dignity and value of citizens living with disabilities. 

Aktion Club members strive to return to their communities the benefits, help and caring they have received, as well as develop important skills in the process.

The Westlake Aktion Club meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Dover Room at Westlake Porter Public Library. Aktion Club is open to to all Westside residents with any disability, 18 years of age and older.  

Victor Rutkoski

I am a member of the Westlake Kiwanis and and advisor for the Westlake Kiwanis Aktion Club.

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