What I Never Knew - An Intern's Insights on Community Events
As a JMU student, you could say that I have lived in the university's "bubble". However, with each year at college, I have become gradually more familiar with the Harrisonburg area and all of the wonderful things that a small-town setting has to offer. From exploring downtown, I realize that one of the most appealing qualities about the 'burg is the quaint, humble feeling that I get here. In the bustling, northern Virginia area that I grew up in, things are much faster paced and often times I think people miss out on enjoying the smaller things in life.
In January I began an internship for the RMH marketing department. I knew it would be a great resume builder but what I did not know is that I would come to truly appreciate the employees and environment here at RMH. Before working here I recognized the RMH logo, but I had not the slightest idea of how many wonderful events, programs and people that the symbol represents.
Over the past few months I have shadowed some truly incredible people and helped them to put on fun and educational RMH events for the Harrisonburg community. Helping organize and run RMH events has made me realize how much time and effort is spent to create worthwhile, educational experiences.
Employees here at RMH are motivated and excited to organize events that are appealing to different age groups. I encourage you to get involved and see what is being offered over the course of these next few months. There are many opportunities to participate in at the hospital, the RMH Wellness Center and through RMH Senior Advantage. From 5Ks to seminars, the RMH team offers or sponsors an event for everyone. Here's a peek at some of the events coming up soon:
RMH Family Fair:
April 22 at RMH. A fun event for the whole family, or for those expecting a new arrival! Details>>
May 8 at Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene. A health event for adults 55 and older, including health presentations and free screenings. Details>>
May 16 at RMH. A seminar on achieving bladder continence, featuring a presentation by urologist Jeffrey York, MD. Details>>
To learn more about these events, visit RMHOnline.com or call Healthsource at 855-564-7200.
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