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  • 2021 Vernon Olympics

    Posted on August 9th, 2021

    Advanced Rehabilitation and Healthcare of Vernon’s Therapy Department held our 2021 Olympics on July 19-22. All patients were encouraged to participate in the events and welcomed during the awards assembly on the 22nd. There were 6 resident events: Bean Bag Toss, Wheelchair Races, Walking Races, Fine Motor Race using tweezers and cotton balls, Kickball, and Shot-put using a weighted therapy ball. We also had 2 staff events, the Gait Belt Challenge, where the staff had to walk down the hall taking small shuffling steps with a gait belt around their knees, and a Team ball challenge where 2 staff members had to walk sideways down the hall keeping the ball balanced between themselves without use of their hands. The staff and residents had so much fun participating in the events and those that won medals were very proud of their accomplishment! A special shout out to Eva Sanchez, OT, who coordinated the entire event and the therapy staff that ran each event.