Activity program improves quality of life

Activity program improves quality of life The activity program at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center and Campus provides multiple opportunities for residents, families, and staff to benefit from interesting programs and stay connected to the community.

Under the leadership of Kyla Nohr, certified recreational therapist, and the center's activities staff, exercise, music, art, educational and special events are held on a daily basis.

"Our goal is to find something for everybody to do that makes their life better," said Nohr. "It is proven that being involved in activities lifts our spirit and is very essential to our well-being and ability to cope."

Recently the Dancing Granny's and Grandpa's visited the Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center as an example of an activity held for the residents. This group began as an exercise group and added dance steps as part of their routine and started to entertain at local nursing homes. Their motto is "stay fit and have FUN."

"We are fortunate to have such an outstanding activity and therapeutic recreation staff here at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Campus," said John Paulson, chief executive officer. "The presence of the university helps us greatly in terms of having qualified personnel available who are currently in training or education programs. We also benefit from the fact the activity program is conducted in conjunction with our comprehensive rehabilitation services."

The Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center publishes a monthly newsletter which features that month's activity program calendar. The community is always welcome to attend and volunteer to help with the care center activity program.

Those interested in receiving the care center newsletter or volunteering to help with the activity program should contact Nohr at (605) 624-2611, ext. 427.

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