Mary Arena drew quite a crowd as she prepared to "bowl" at Ravenwood Lutheran Village. Arena, a resident who will be returning home after her therapy is complete, was demonstrating the use of the Nintendo Wii system at the open house for the village's new One Step Closer rehabilitation program.
The dedication service and open house was held Thursday, Jan. 24. It was the culmination of years of planning by Lori-Anne Lavelle, rehabilitation coordinator, and her staff.
The One Step Closer program - which incorporates physical, occupational and speech therapy - is designed to help seniors return home in less time, better equipped to handle the challenges of living at home.
It was developed to help participants "regain balance and strength following diseases and disorders, improving their quality of life," Lavelle said.