Ohio Valley Health Care model train station lit for the holidays

Published: Dec. 25, 2019 at 7:01 PM EST
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The Ohio Valley Health Care is a senior facility that has many amenities to help seniors live a comfortable life.

But the organization felt like something was missing.

They found that most activities have more women participating than men.

"We have a couple residents that worked for the railroads, so we thought let’s do a model train," said Jay Miller, administrator, Ohio Valley Health Care.

Jay says, they shared the idea with Joe Stephens who builds trains and train stations and they weren’t expecting it to be this big.

For some seniors, the trains are therapeutic as they sit in front of the window. The train station turned out to be a treat that both men and women enjoy.

"It’s great for me to see the smiles on their faces and to me it’s not just a job, it’s not about the money, these people mean a lot," said Joe Stephens, owner of Stephens Outdoor Railways.