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Park Vista of Youngstown Dedicates New Aquatic Therapy Expansion

Posted on October 29, 2010 in In The News

Park Vista Executive Director Brian Kolenich welcomed residents, staff, donors, volunteers and community leaders to formally dedicate the new aquatic therapy expansion located on Park Vista’s campus at 1216 Fifth Avenue. The therapy pool, funded entirely through private donations, is expected to enhance the wellness of Park Vista residents and the community-at-large.

“We are grateful to our generous donors for this project -- a true blessing for our residents and those in the greater community,” Kolenich said. “The holistic treatment that the aquatic therapy center will offer will help people to maintain their health and vitality.”

Kolenich said that the therapy pool will serve outpatient clients and rehab guests and as an additional fitness option on campus for independent and assisted living residents. One of the outstanding features of the pool is the easy access that it provides without the use of ladders or steps. The floor of the pool adjusts to ground level so that even individuals in wheel chairs, or those uncomfortable in deep water can enjoy the benefits that aquatic therapy provides. Aquatic therapy is well known for its amazing effects with speeding recovery. The fastest way for a patient to recover from surgery or injury is to begin the rehabilitation process as soon as possible. Warm water therapy provides the low or no impact environment that can reduce pain levels and weight bearing.

Aquatic therapy is available for Park Vista clients recovering at the Rehab Center at Park Vista or on an outpatient basis. Classes for arthritis and pain management are currently underway and additional classes are planned for the future. For information about aquatic therapy at Park Vista, call 330-747-2944, Ext. 1203.

Park Vista of Youngstown is one of 11 retirement communities owned and operated by OPRS Communities, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS), headquartered in Columbus. Since 1922, OPRS has defined the highest standards of quality of life for older adults. Each year, OPRS serves more than 85,000 people in 38 counties annually through its wholly owned subsidiaries OPRS Communities and Senior Independence. The OPRS Foundation raises several million dollars annually to support charity care, special programs, capital expansion and endowment.