Oakwood Heights Receives Award

Pictured (left to right): Carrie Karns – Lifestyle Engagement Director, Angelo Phillips – PAPA president, Rose Campbell – Lifestyle Engagement Team Leader, and Tami Burton – Lifestyle Engagement Assistant.

The Lifestyle Engagement Team at Oakwood Heights was recently awarded the Creative Programming Award at the Pennsylvania Activity Professionals Association annual conference held in Penn State October 6-9.

Their program “Armchair Travel” was awarded as one of the top programs being offered in long term care settings. Each month, Oakwood Heights residents “travel” to a new country over the course of two days. Day one consists of education about the country and day two includes food native to that country, prepared by the Lifestyle Engagement staff. Each resident has a passport where they document their travel adventures and they receive a stamp for that country.

The program launched in January of 2019 with plans of running through December 2019. Because of its growing popularity amongst the residents, the program will be extended indefinitely, as the residents have many more places they want to go.

For more information about the program, please contact Carrie Karns at (814) 676-8686 x117.

This article was published in the Venango Chamber’s November 2019 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

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