Who are we:
Down East Goldwings
Each year we have a fundraiser for the O’Berry Center in Goldsboro, along with 11 more Chapters in the East. The money that we raise here tonight will be donated to the center in December. Along with the money that is donated items are also purchased such as coats, pajamas, any type of clothing that is needed to help them stay warm or cool and comfortable. Anything that we can do to put a smile on a face that is less fortunate than we are is a blessing. By you eating here tonight you are enabling us to help someone in need.
Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for coming out and supporting us in this endeavor.
Chapter NC-D also has fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House here in Greenville.
Chapter NC-D Members
Goldwing Road Riders Association
History of the O'Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center
400 Old Smithfield Road Goldsboro, NC 27533 (919) 581- 4000
O'Berry Neuro Medical Treatment Center (OBNMTC) is a Medicaid-certified facility for those with developmental disabilities. They treat approximately 290 clients from 67 counties in the eastern and south-central regions of North Carolina. The average age of those we serve is over 50. Most have significant health-related challenges. OBNMTC is one of the largest employers in Wayne County. Of our staff of 1,000, over 750 provide direct, hands-on care. We employ certified nursing assistants, physicians, nurses, psychologists, occupational and physical therapists, speech therapists, recreation therapists, dentists and dieticians. Through the years, many beautiful parks and gardens have been added throughout the campus. In addition to casual use, a full calendar of outdoor activities and events help everyone enjoy these lovely spaces. Visitors at O’Berry are quickly struck that this friendly campus does not resemble a state institution. Our Changing Role* The O’Berry Center opened in 1957 as a school for African- Americans with developmental disabilities. The facility was integrated in 1965. The treatment philosophy then was limited to academic/vocational training for the mildly retarded. Over the years, O’Berry transitioned from a school to a regional center focused primarily on serving adults with severe and profound mental retardation. The emphasis shifted to basic skills training in areas such as self-care, home living and work programs.
Our teachers and vocational staff have developed over 159 on- campus jobs that are meaningful work for the individuals who work here. The vocational program is composed of products and crafts sold at our store, Berry Towne Crafts; our bakery, Sweet Treats; and our greenhouse, Green Thumb. With more of our individuals needing intensive medical care, we are refocusing our efforts to provide medical, nursing and other services. In 2007, we changed our name to the O’Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center. Our admissions focus on individuals who are either elderly or medically fragile, as well as having a developmental disability. Challenging behavior treatment needs may be included for admission consideration. Younger individuals who have developmental disabilities along with challenging behaviors and no significant medical conditions will be referred to the Caswell or Murdoch Developmental Centers. The O’Berry Neuro- Medical Treatment Center is certified by the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services for both the ICF/MR Program and the Long Term Care Specialty Program (i.e., neuro-medical treatment).
Even though these residents receive Medicare, the price of their drugs comes out of this so as you know that doesn’t leave much. Most of the residents are awards of the state so that leaves no one to buy them the things that we take for granted.
Please go to www.o’berrycenter.org and read more about them.
We will meet at the Hardee’s Corner of More and Memorial drive .
and leave at 8;30 for the ride. Lunch will be served an a short meeting and a house tour followed by a parade.
Hope everyone can make it. Two Three Or Four wheels