Set on 10 acres of beautiful land, Josina Lott Residential and Community Services is home to 32 adult individuals living with developmental disabilities. Let our website guide you on a tour of the very unique and special things that make Josina Lott a place of distinct character and charm.
“I like living at Josina Lott because I have so many friends here.”
Darryl Robinson, Resident
With over 230 social activities each year our individuals are very busy. Please join us! We love making new friends and spending quality time, outside of work, with you!
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION EVENT
As our way of thanking the hundreds of volunteers who take time out of their busy lives to spend time with us we will host a Volunteer Appreciation event on Thursday, September 18th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at our River Crossings location in Sylvania. To all of our volunteers, please join us!
IN THE NEWS…
ALS RUN TO STATE CAPITAL
It seems ALS is everywhere on Facebook with the ice bucket challenge but long before this Robin Mower, of Toledo, was planning a 132 mile run to the state capital. Robin Mower is not dying of ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease), she is LIVING with it.
Robin's journey with ALS began 5 years ago. It was in September of 2009 that she was diagnosed with the disease. This anniversary is a special celebration, as most of those diagnosed are given two to five year life expectancy. For Robin this date is not an expiration, but a day to celebrate and let people know about ALS and to LIVE.
Robin would like others to know about ALS and its effects on those diagnosed and those affected by a loved one’s diagnosis.
ALS does not discriminate; it is a disease of men and women of all ethnic backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles.
"Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)… is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed." [http://www.alsa.org/about-als/what-is-als.html]
And yes, it can be painful, as Robin can tell you in this video on her thoughts about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vsyJ7DU2P4&noredirect=1
On September 17th, Robin will raise awareness with a 132 mile run from Toledo, Ohio to Columbus, Ohio to raise awareness and attract the attention of state representatives, among others. She is soliciting the help of volunteer runners to push her in the specialized chair for the run. Dr. Jeffrey Galvin has volunteered for the first and last leg of the run.
Check out the Facebook page for all details https://www.facebook.com/events/436846499790995/. Please join in the run for a great cause, invite friends, and share your words of encouragement.
The Facebook page hosting the run can be liked and followed: http://www.facebook.com/ALSMowerPower
If you are interested in helping Robin complete her 132 mile journey, then trade the bucket for running shoes!
After the invitation from Boyk Law Offices, Josina Lott teamed up with the art therapy students at Lourdes University to create a Toledo skyline mural on the wall in a common area of Boyk Law Offices. Take a moment to enjoy the timeline video!
Our July 2014 newsletter is now available! Enjoy!