After spending the past 19 years located at 824 N. Lincoln Avenue in York, the Region 5 Services organization is enjoying its new locations at the corner of 8th & Grant Avenue and 9th & Grant Avenue.

“We wanted to own our own property,” said Director Tammy Hinrichs. “Plus having the two different locations gives us a little more room also.”

The administrative offices are now located at 8th and Grant Avenue in the building that most recently was the home to the Jones Insurance Agency. However, if you go back a little further, it was the location for the Brogan Law Office for many, many years.

The building houses seven different administrative offices along with a large conference room. The building was gone through with new electrical, new paint and flooring and new LED lighting throughout the building. The building also has a basement which gives them lots of storage according to Hinrichs.

Day Services are now housed at the north end of the block in what used to be the ReVue thrift store that was operated by Region 5. If you go way back, it housed the 7-11 convenience store

Again, the building was renovated with new restrooms, a physical therapy room and the kitchen was enlarged with all new cabinetry. New flooring and new paint also added to complete the makeover of the building.

“The Day Services building provides a lot of good parking and we were able to utilize our phone system between the two buildings,” said Hinrichs. “Everything is bright and open and it’s been working really well for us.”

Hinrichs said that an Open House is being planned for sometime in the near future to give the public a chance to come through and see what they’ve done.

Hinrichs, who has been director of the York/Seward offices for the past three years, said the two locations serve 49 current residents and that the two offices employ over 70 staff members.

The primary purpose of Region V Services is to help individuals with developmental disabilities achieve their life goals. The mission of Region V Services is to provide desired education and supports that promote relationships within community and lessen reliance upon agency services for the clients they serve.

York General Auxiliary Golf tourney set

Each year the York General Auxiliary Charity Golf Tournament raises funds for one special project at York General that will help improve the medical care available to York and the surrounding communities. This year the tournament proceeds will go towards the purchase purpose of a BioFire Instrument.

This year’s event will be held July 19 starting at 9 a.m. in the morning at the York Country Club located at 1016 W. Elm Street, York. A continental breakfast and lunch are provided to each golfer. As in years past, there will be flag prizes, raffles, and flight awards.

The tournament format is a four person scramble which will be flighted. It is open to men and women of all ages and skill. Team entry includes a light breakfast, lunch, carts and range balls. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m.

There will be three flights awarded (1st and 2nd place in each flight), flag prizes and a raffle drawing. Contact the hospital for more information.

Construction projects proceeding

Progress is ongoing on several different construction projects around York in the last several weeks. There’s been a lot in the paper about the new addition to the York County Courthouse which will house the new emergency 911 center.

Also in the works is an addition to the east side of the York Leisure Home. The addition will house new offices for the York Housing Authority which will greatly increase the office space there. The project is due to be finished this fall.

Work is also progressing at a good rate on the new dialysis center being built on the west campus of York General Health Care Services. The framework shown above has gone up in the last week or so.

What the Heck: Linda and I don’t go to a lot of concerts. When we do, it usually a classic rock band such as Lynyrd Skynyrd or a country western favorite which is what Linda likes to listen to.

Sunday evening we had the opportunity to attend the Carrie Underwood concert that was held at the Pinnacle Arena in Lincoln. (It was part of her Christmas present). Carrie puts on a great show. During the show, she mentioned that it has been 14 years since she won the American Idol show which started her off to an amazing music career.

It was a packed house and the only thing that I didn’t like about it was the fact that it was on a Sunday evening and it was about midnight by the time we made it back home.

We were seated next to one woman that had to be even more tired than I was on Monday morning. She danced to just about every song and we were lucky there was one empty seat between us as she really got into it.

I just know if I jumped around as much as she did, I would have had to take Monday off.


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