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Ravenwood Lutheran Village Invites Community to Tour New Rehabilitative Care Facilities

Ravenwood Lutheran Village Invites Community to Tour New Rehabilitative Care Facilities

Hagerstown, MD- Ravenwood Lutheran Village, a Diakon Senior Living Community, will host a community open house to celebrate its new rehabilitation service named One Step Closer. The open house will be held Thursday, January 24 from 1 to 5pm at Ravenwood located at 1183 Luther Drive, Hagerstown.
One Step Closer offers a home-like setting in which rehabilitation clients will practice activities of daily life one needs to master in order to live independently. Clients will practice skills utilized in all areas of home life to navigate activities in the kitchen, bathroom, and living room areas.
Open house guests will tour One Step Closer's new suite and gym as well as enjoy refreshments. In addition, guests can take part in demonstrations of technology used to strengthen body and mind including the Nintendo Wii and [m]Power.
"While Nintendo Wii is used to strengthen the body and increase range of motion, [m]Power will be used to strengthen the mind," says Jodi Murphy, executive director, Ravenwood Lutheran Village/The Village at Robinwood.
[m]Power is a computer-based brain fitness systems manufactured by Dakim, Inc., to help older adults exercise their brains and stay mentally sharp. The fully-automated system combines fun with rigorous mental exercise, focusing on six different brain functions; long and short-term memory, critical thinking, computation, visio-spacial orientation, and language. It utilizes touch-screen technology so persons with little to no computer skills can successfully enjoy the program. [m]Power will be available at Ravenwood Lutheran Village in the early months of 2008.
Construction of the new suite to house the One Step Closer rehabilitative services program at Ravenwood Lutheran Village has been underway since October.
"We are excited about this cutting-edge opportunity for our residents to rehab their bodies and minds using the latest technology available in this newly-designed space," says Murphy.
Ravenwood Lutheran Village is a Diakon Senior Living Community. Providing senior living accommodations, health care, and a range of family and children's programs in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware, Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries serves people without regard to religious affiliation. Dating to 1868, the nonprofit organization annually touches the lives of thousands of persons through programs ranging from adoption and foster care and services for at-risk youths to family counseling and continuum-of-care retirement communities.
To learn more about Diakon, visit www.diakon.org.

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