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By Michelle Bigelbach
The Courier 

Prairie Ridge Donates to VVH Activity Department

 

Michelle Bigelbach/The Courier

On May 4, Judy Melin (center-right) and Amy Ryan (second from right) graciously accept a $500 check from Prairie Ridge residents (l-r) Judy Saindon, Nina Walstad, nurse Paulette Knaff and resident Joan Melby (far right) on behalf of Prairie Ridge. The funds were donated to Valley View Home's activity department.

On May 4, members of Prairie Ridge presented Valley View Home's activity department with a check for $500. The funds were raised during Prairie Ridge's annual quilt show in March, where the public was able to roam the halls and admire beautiful handcrafted quilts. During this event, a meal was provided for a cost and people also had the option to donate.

In April, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of Nashua held a monthly taco feed where proceeds were donated to VVH in order to complete projects that will benefit both residents and staff at the facility. In an article covering the event published in the Courier, (Valley View Receives Donation from Nashua Church, April 26, 2017), WELCA challenged other groups and organizations to follow their lead and arrange fundraisers to benefit VVH.

Other sponsors to Valley View's activity department have been FMDH with a $100 donation and Matt Knierim with a $200 donation. All the funds donated will be used to provide supplies needed to put on various activities for the residents. Most recent activities have been a Cinco De Mayo celebration as well as celebrating the Kentucky Derby. Other upcoming activities for the residents include hosting a Mother's Day tea and celebrating National Nursing Home week the week of May 14 – May 19 with a bingo game, cookie and milk social as well as a pizza party.

Prairie Ridge decided to donate the funds to the activity department because keeping residents involved and busy is important. According to Paulette Knaff, a nurse at Prairie Ridge, "activities are so important to residents as it's vital in keeping them engaged."

VVH is looking for volunteers to share their talents and hobbies with residents. Volunteers can read, help with hair, host a bible study, sit and visit or just comfort residents who need a warm hand to hold. If you are interested in volunteering, you can contact Activity Director Hayley Young at 228-2461 or by e-mail at activities@vvnh1.net.

If you would like to donate monetarily to Valley View Home you can call 228-2461.

 

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