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WHEN: Friday, February 22, 2019 2pm - 4 pm
WHERE: Bradfield Center, 550 S. Collett St., Lima, OH. OPEN TO PUBLIC
Read on for event details:
Allen County Museum has hosted their Christmas Tree Festival for nearly 50 years, and this year our residents designed a tree to proudly display at the event. “A Shiny Bright Christmas” was the theme for this year’s festival, and we titled our entry “Our Residents Shine Bright”. And shine bright we did, because the fruits of our labor and creativity earned us Top Exhibitor recognition! The festival ran until Sunday, December 2 and now we are displaying the tree in our dining room so residents and guests can continue to enjoy it through the holiday season. Shown is resident Kristine Burnett, Beautification Club President, making some final adjustments.
Throughout the school year, Liberty residents have been enjoying monthly visits from students enrolled in Lima Senior High's Patient Care Technology program. The program teams a junior patient care student with a Liberty resident and is an ideal win-win situation for both parties. On their monthly visits students engage with residents by bringing games and crafts, giving students real-world experience before graduation. This is often their first opportunity actually working in a skilled senior care environment. The program strives to promote heightened communication skills as well as hands-on experience in the Assisted Living, Skilled, Vent/Trach, and secured Dementia/Alzheimer's units, and offers STNA licensure at the completion of the school year. Our residents eagerly look forward to the visits and staff appreciates the extra assistance.
Although most people think of Halloween as a holiday for children, Liberty of Lima made sure there were many ways to enjoy it regardless of age. Our residents delighted in passing out goodies to a great turnout of little ghosts and goblins. Some of the trick or treaters were grand and great grandchildren, staff children as well as youth from the surrounding community. On top of all the wonderful candy, everyone enjoyed face painting and crafts as well as cookies and punch. It truly was an event that was fun for all!
Early this month, some of our residents enjoyed a leisurely afternoon browsing and shopping at the Lima Mall's Baby Boomer Expo. The free event for seniors included door prizes, delicious tastings, as well as helpful information on community activities and resources. Insurance providers, financial advisors and experts on senior wellness were among many of the vendors and attendees were also treated to a fashion show hosted by some of the mall stores.
Although it's dark and gloomy outside, there's plenty of light, happiness and cheerfulness in our community. Today our neighbors, the School for Autism and Dyslexia, visited for the annual Easter Egg Hunt we host for them. We had a wonderful turnout with over 40 children. They eagerly scoured our facility for eggs that contained a variety of goodies such as coins, temporary tattoos, stickers and everyone's favorite—candy. Then residents and children joined to work on a small craft project. Thank you for a wonderful visit!
Even though Spring has officially begun, it sure doesn't feel like it! Lima Liberty residents are getting into the Spring spirit in spite of the bad weather by having a wonderful day of painting Easter eggs. These artistic creations will be displayed throughout the facility in our baskets. Don't worry though, the fun, candy-filled baskets won't appear until March 28th. That's when we host children ages K - 5th grade from the Autism and Dyslexia School. The students will hunt for eggs throughout the facility with our residents, so everyone is looking forward to it.
Liberty of Lima is extremely proud to be the first facility in the area to offer two unique physical and speech therapy programs. Residents suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, strokes and similar neurological conditions can now take advantage of Liberty’s Lee Silverman Voice Training (LSVT) LOUD program as well as our BIG physical therapy program.
Often individuals suffereing from Parkinson’s and strokes have difficulty being audible, or run out of air when talking. The LOUD program strives to increase the voice’s loudness and improve speech clarity through amplification and tasks with varying complexity. The basic principles of this program carry over into BIG therapy which trains patients to make exaggerated movements, teaching them the amount of effort that’s required to produce normal movements. Although both treatments are not cures, they certainly increase quality of life.
Both programs are covered by Medicare and Medicaid and can be performed as inpatient or outpatient therapy. For more details, please contact Mike Johnson at 937-658-1070.
It was a full house as members from our community gathered to bake holiday cookies and enjoy the singing of the Gololden Aire's, a group of retired vocalists from around the area. Residents were able to make, decorate, and indulge in some holiday treats while being serenaded by some of their favorite holiday hits. It's definitely beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at Liberty of Lima!
Our community had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Pictured, Resident Council President, Roger Carman, drew staff names in our Thankful Drawing. Lucky winners received a delicious turkey. Now, Beautification Club members are busy quickly transforming our community into a winter wonderland. We also are proudly displaying a lovely Christmas tree, representing our residents, at the Allen County Museum's Festival of Trees holiday exhibit. We're anxious to bring on the holiday spirit with hot chocolate and warm wishes!