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Winston-Salem chronicle. (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 1974-current, June 23, 2016, Page A9, Image 9

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i. ? Photo provided by the ACEY Group (L-R) ACEY number Twana Wellman-Roebuck, CNA Toccara Roberts and ACEY members Latoya Cheek and Donna Rogers take a break during the third shift at Oak Forest Health and Rehabilitation nursing home last week. Group provides certified nursing assistants with treats CHRONICLE STAFF REPORT The ACEY group, part of the Winston Salem Foundation's Women's Fund, helped nearly 50 cer tified nursing assistants (CNAs) at Oak Forest Health and Rehabilitation nursing home on Windy Hill Drive celebrate the 39th annual National Nursing Assistants Week on Wednesday, June 15. The week ran June 9-16. Members of the ACEY group took the same three shifts as the CNAs and delivererd "smiles, hugs, warmth, certificates and gift bags," said Twana Wellman-Roebuck, an ACEY member on the committee in charge of the celebration. She also is the executive director of the nonprofit Experiment in Self-Reliance (ESR). Third-shift CNA Toccara Roberts, who has worked at Oak Forest for two years, appreciated her gifts and the women who showered her with them. When asked what she likes about her job, she said: "I love my residents." She said her job at Oak Forest is a stepping stone to her nursing degree. "This is the only job I've ever done," she said. Dessie Steele also said she loves her residents. She has worked at Oak Forest for 13 years. Other CNAs spoke about their career aspira tions, which included a desire to go back to school to get degrees. One CNA who was celebrated said be has worked with Oak Forest for 22 years. ACEY is an acronym that represents goals of the group: Achievement in the education of women and girls about the power of philanthropy; Commitment to connect with women and girls in the community; Encourage self-esteem and empowerment of women and girls; and Yield women and leaders and philanthro pists. Neighborhood group calls for Winston s Got Talent Show auditions SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods (NBN) presents its first Winston's Got Talent Show. It will be an opportunity for Winston's most talented to showcase their skills to community. NBN is looking for dancers, singers, comedi ans, rappers, and the most unique of entertainers. Auditions for the Winston's Got Talent Show will be 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods, 502 N. Broad Street in downtown Winston Salem. Performers should be prepared with their own music accompaniment. Group size should consist of less than five members, and because of sound restriction, bands will not be considered for audi tions. The stage dimen sions are 12 x 18 and acts are limited to that space. "This event highlights NBN's work by celebrating the gifts, skills, and talents that live, work and play in our community. We are thrilled to provide this opportunity to showcase them!" said Paula McCoy, ' executive director of NBN. There will be first, sec ond, and third prize win ners for this event. There will be cash prizes and consultations from profes sionals in the talent indus try and other winnings. Winston's Got Talent Show is scheduled for July 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 pjn. at the Rupert Bell Pant in East Winston. More information can be found at nbncommuni ty.org. From future star to All-Star. Wake Forest Baptist Health offers athletes of all ages and skill levels a full range of orthopaedic treatment and physical therapy delivered by the region's most experienced sports medicine team. In most cases, we can see you within 48 hours and we accept most insurance. And our Stratford location offers extended and weekend hours. Wake Forest? Baptist Health A Mission to Care. A Mission to Cure. SPORTS MEDICINE To make an appointment, call 888-716-WAKE or visit WakeHealth.edu/SportsMedicine A proud |^j partner

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