With an average hospital stay of 25 days for long-term care patients, 2021 Rogers Scholar Ellen Cherry of Pulaski County decided to put together an “art cart” to give patients at ContinueCARE Hospital, Baptist Health Corbin, something to do while they are hospitalized.

The “art cart” contained art supplies, games, and activities to help improve the hearts and minds of patients.

“This project impacted Corbin, KY, a community other than my own. Because of this, I realized that I could help anyone, any where from right here in my hometown of Somerset. This shows me that there is never a good excuse not to help someone in need.”

Graduates of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars program are required to complete a community service project. For more information about Rogers Scholars, visit www.centeryouthprograms.com.