On December 1, Kelly Pavlik surprised boxing fan Ted Olesky, a resident at Shepherd of the Valley in Boardman, presenting him with an autographed pair of his boxing gloves.
Mr. Olesky had followed Pavlik’s career from the beginning. His daughter explained that her dad liked him because he’s a hometown boy from a blue-collar background who has “done lots for the area.”
“We found out Kelly was in town for a few days,” explained Kim Osborn, SOV-Boardman/Niles Activity Director. “We are thrilled and think it is truly special that he has been able to make time in his busy schedule to visit Mr. Olesky.”
The Shepherd staff embraced Second Wind Dreams (www.secondwind.org) to help our seniors realize one more dream. The program highlights the positive aspects of aging and encourages the community to join in on the celebration of life in our elders, making their dreams a reality, and joining the rewarding quest by becoming DREAM WEAVERS.