By Dawn Krebs
MARTIN COUNTY -- Bringing special care to the county's special needs children, the Martin County Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care will be celebrating its grand opening with an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 18.
The organization, located at 310 S.W. Ocean Blvd. in Stuart is a medical day care for special-needs children that have a multitude of medical needs. The children range in ages from newborn to 20 years old and are taken care of by pediatric nurses and therapists.
"We want to be able to help as many exceptional children as possible reach their fullest potential," said Evelyn Duah, Martin County PPEC administrator in a press release.
In addition, the Martin County School District provides an educator to help school-age children meet their goals.
Currently, the facility serves 20 children, but has the capabilities to serve up to 30. The facility is open Monday through Friday to offer 12-hour care per day.
In conjunction with the open house, guests are asked to bring a donation of canned goods to the event.
"Many families living on the Treasure Coast are struggling to put food on the table," said Ms. Duah. "The goal is to gather as many food donations as possible, to make a difference in the lives of these families."
The public is invited to the open house and to learn more about the facility. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony, tours of the facility, live music and several different activities for the children.
For more information about the event, call (772) 288-6466.