Lake Vista To Dedicate Haynam Walkway

Posted on September 02, 2009 in In The News

Lake Vista of Cortland will dedicate The Haynam Walkway September 2, 2009 at 11 a.m. on campus at 303 North Mecca Street. Friends, family and associates will gather to thank Lake Vista resident and donor Jane W. Haynam, whose gift made the walkway possible and to honor Mrs. Haynam’s late husband Harvey Haynam.

“We are so grateful to Jane whose deep-rooted generosity and belief in giving back is already enhancing the health, safety and well-being of Lake Vista residents, helping people to stay fit and active,” said Lake Vista Executive Director Troy Snyder. “The dedication of the walkway marks the beginning of an era of generosity and a legacy of caring that will make a valuable difference in the lives of today’s residents at Lake Vista and for future generations of seniors.”

Convenient to independent residents, the cemented walkway encircles a pond on campus that is level and located close to the apartments and villas. The scenic walkway includes resting benches, emergency pull cords, a hydration station and attractive landscaping. Many residents are already taking advantage of this new wellness opportunity – seven times around the walkway is one mile.

Lake Vista is one of the 11 OPRS retirement communities. The mission of Lake Vista and OPRS is to provide older adults with caring and quality services toward the enhancement of physical, mental and spiritual well being consistent with the Christian Gospel.

OPRS, a not-for-profit provider of ecumenical retirement communities in Ohio with corporate offices in Columbus, serves more than 5,800 residents annually, operates 13 adult day care centers and offers Senior Independence services to more than 75,000 older adults in 41 Ohio counties. Over the years, philanthropic efforts of the OPRS Foundation have helped enhance services, expand and improve facilities, develop new programs and fund the Life Care Commitment, which assists residents who have outlived their resources and are unable to pay for the cost of their housing or medical care, through no fault of their own.