Ribbon Cutting Opens Therapeutic Patio at Waveny
Posted on June 29, 2017
On Tuesday, June 27, Waveny LifeCare Network’s Chief Executive Officer, Bill Piper, and Resident Council President, Gerry Roberts, joined forces in a ribbon cutting ceremony to formally open Waveny Care Center’s newly renovated back patio and garden.
Beyond being a beautiful and tranquil destination for Waveny’s residents, the new patio is a therapeutic area designed to actively assist in both physical and occupational therapy for Waveny’s short-term and outpatient rehab patients.
The garden offers looped pathways made of three different surfaces and textures, areas containing steps of varying heights to assist with reorientation to stair climbing, a ramp platform with side railings, and mailboxes of differing heights to help patients regain independence with basic but important activities of daily living. The area’s centerpiece is a colorful compass that signals true north, east, west and south.
“This gift from Waveny is what compassion looks like,” said Gerry Roberts, President of Waveny Care Center’s Resident Council. “It’s a unifying symbol of the entire Waveny community coming together and reaching out to each other. This garden helps us to find inner peace and to talk with nature.”
Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the changing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny is a non-profit organization that offers independent living at The Inn, assisted living and short-term respite care for people with memory impairment at The Village, and skilled nursing, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services at Waveny Care Center. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, an Adult Day Program that provides free door-to-door transportation throughout most of lower Fairfield County, and an array of community-based services through Waveny Home Healthcare, Waveny at Home and Geriatric Care Management. For more information, call 1-855-WAVENY-1 or inquire online.