Worcester State Hospital Adolescent Ward Cookout Canceled
The summer picnic has been canceled. That is very disappointing as it is the first time is has been canceled in the 10+ years I’ve been doing it. There are two issues that that have led to the cancelation. Food allergies have become a big issue. Chuck Forester, our K of C contact has not been able to get a concise list of allergies of the residents from the hospital. He also said that they have been extremely slow to get back with him. That is uncharacteristic of the hospital so I suspect they have some other challenges they are dealing with. The second issue is that the CORI forms need to be renewed each year or in the 12 month period. With the picnic planned for 2 weeks away, Chuck didn’t think we could get all our people CORI-ed in time. I felt we could choose another date for the picnic and continue to work through these issues, but the decision was made to cancel and work them out for the Christmas party.