Relaxation specialists

Novartis volunteer Sakshi Rupayanda assists adult resident Christina Scheper.

Yoga classes are an important part of Matheny’s adult education program, which is designed to provide for self-expression and instill a sense of self-respect among our adult residents. Yoga has been very popular with adult patients because it helps them relax and takes their minds off their disabilities.

On May 8, as part of the Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation’s Community Partnership Day, several volunteers from the company assisted Matheny staff members in the adult yoga class. “Investing in the communities where we live and work,” said Kevin Rigby, Novartis vice president and head of public affairs in the U.S., “is a defining part of the culture and fabric of our company. This annual day of volunteerism gives our employee teams an opportunity to join hands in service with our outstanding nonprofit partners to help make a positive, long-lasting difference in people’s lives.