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Heritage Manor News: Recreation/role

(Editor’s Note: The following article was submitted by Patricia Duplechin, resident activity director at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Ville Platte. This column runs every Sunday in The Gazette.)
The activity department is in charge of helping individuals recover from their functional losses caused by their diseases or recent surgeries. Recreation goals are developed to assist in maintaining life-long leisure pursuits and engage in independent pursuits of distraction, coping skills and relaxation. Goals are also developed for cognitive skills and sensory stimulation and opportunities are offered for goals directed toward creative expression and reduction of symptoms caused by mental illness. As we meet new individuals, our job duties include interviewing and assessing their needs of what is important to make them interact with ease with others. When someone walks through the door, customer service needs to be a strong focus for the activity department, rehabilitation team and every department.
Activities this week include hot dollar, group exercise, pokeno, bingo sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, mass by Sacred Heart, Come Lord Jesus group, manicures, happy hour, social reading, movie and popcorn and rosary.
The staff of Heritage Manor welcomes Pearl Johnson to the facility.
The staff of Heritage Manor wishes a Happy Birthday this week to Sue Guillory, Sandra Richard and Gary Landreneau.
The staff of Heritage Manor sends get-well wishes for a speedy recovery to Gary Landreneau.
Thanks to judges Mable Foreman, Barbara Derouselle and Heather Bogard who assisted with activity week. Activity Week was special this year and celebrated with 32 other directors from around Region III at our facility. Everyone thanks Administrator Trey Prudhomme for hosting the luncheon on January 20.

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