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Experience Works, the nation’s largest nonprofit training and women organization for older workers, is now accepting applications for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Wood County.

The program is designed to help low-income older individuals enter the workforce, secure more challenging positions, move into new career areas or supplement their income.

“As the economy continues to falter many older Ohioans are finding it necessary to find work – either because they were laid off or because their nest eggs have disappeared,” said Kent Kahn, director for Experience Works. “Unfortunately, finding a job can be especially difficult for older people who may have been out of the job search process for many years.”

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The Toledo Symphony Orchestra is forming a School of Music that will offer musical instruction grounded in the Suzuki method.

Developed by Japanese educator Shinichi Suzuki, the Suzuki method is based on the theory that all students can develop their abilities in music if they learn through a “mother tongue” approach, comparable to the means by which young children learn their first language.

The method prioritizes parental involvement, imitation, repetition, listening, and learning in individual and group settings.

Students as young as 2 years of age can begin Suzuki instruction.

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In an effort to raise environmental awareness by bringing new life to worn-out athletic shoes previously destined for overcrowded landfills.

As a result of the student group’s recent collection drive efforts, more than 1,200 donated sneakers will soon find their way to the Nike Recycling Center in Wilsonville, Ore., where they will be ground up and eventually transformed into an array of new sport surfaces such as basketball courts, tennis courts, athletic fields, running tracks and playgrounds.

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