PACE Your Life, located in the Milford Wellness Village, will hold a first anniversary celebration on June 21 from 11 AM to 2 PM. The celebration will include a ribbon cutting, hosted by the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Milford Chamber of Commerce, as well as food, ice cream, a photography booth and more.
“We are very proud of our growth over the last year,” Erin Steele, Director of Marketing and Enrollment, said. “Not only do we have more participants, but we have grown our team of employees and specialty providers.”
Steele explained that they have used feedback from participants to improve programming and also hired a recreational therapist who is trained very specifically on how to utilize recreation as a medical treatment to help reduce anxiety, stress and depression. Her skills include creating activities that assist in supporting both physical and mental health.
“As requested by our participants, PACE Your Life has opened a salon,” Steele said. “We are partnering with a local stylist to provide services such as haircuts, color and perms right in the center. To continually increase access to convenient healthcare services, we have expanded the number of specialty providers who also come onsite. They are providing services such as podiatry, dental care, optometry, X-rays, IV therapies and lab services. It truly has become a one stop shop for our participants!”
Some of the challenges faced by PACE Your Life in the first year include getting the word out that they are located in Milford Wellness Village so that they can educate the community on who they are and what they do.
“We have made some significant progress, but there is still a lot of work to be done,” Steele said. “We need the community to know that we are here to serve seniors who want to age successfully and stay in their home. WE also want to support caregivers. We are always looking for employees and specialty providers who share our passion for serving older Delawareans.”
At the celebration in June, C.M. Baker Photography will be on hand with their Shasta Shutterbug Photobooth and Eagle 97.7 will broadcast live. In keeping with the theme of a summer party, there will be a barbecue food truck and an ice cream truck.
“The biggest reward for us at PACE Your Life is, hands down, watching our participants join our program and thrive,” Steele said. “WE provide comprehensive medical care but there is something to be said about the social interaction and friendships that participants have developed among each other and with our staff. It is so awesome to see the participants become each other’s support system beyond the time we spend together in the Day Center.”
For more information about the first anniversary celebration, visit https://paceyourlifemwv.com. Those interested in becoming a provider or to find out where to register for the June event, call 302-856-3565 while those interested in employment should search for position openings on Indeed.com.
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