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The Wellstead of Rogers & Diamondcrest Senior Living receives state-wide recognition for Innovative Program

November 27, 2019

The Wellstead of Rogers & Diamondcrest Senior Living receives state-wide recognition for Innovative Program

Care Providers of Minnesota announced today that Julie Raasch, Lifestyle360 Associate at The Wellstead of Rogers & Diamondcrest Senior Living, was an award recipient at a statewide senior care convention held earlier this month in Minneapolis. Raasch was presented with the Innovative Program of the Year award for The Wellstead of Rogers & Diamondcrest Senior Living’s Pound 360 Program.

The Innovative Program of the Year award recognizes an individual or team that has tried something different in their delivery of a program that enhances the lives of residents. The Wellstead of Rogers & Diamondcrest Senior Living’s Pound 360 was chosen because this program keeps residents engaged, is purposeful, fun, and sustainable. Pound 360 was created after Raasch attended an education class on the benefits of drumming and seniors. She took the core elements of the class and working with her supervisor, Marissa Russ, developed Pound 360. The residents involved with the group evolved from drumming on laundry baskets and exercise balls, to dancing, comedy skits, and so much more all while promoting range of motion, stretching, and balance. 

Pound 360 exercise group is a highlight of resident programming at The Wellstead of Rogers & Diamondcrest Senior Living. They have transformed an everyday exercise class into a creative, energetic, purposeful exercise program that enhances the performers lives, as well as others at the community. “We are so proud of Julie and Marissa and this great program they created for our residents,” commented Jennifer Kuhn, executive director at The Wellstead of Rogers & Diamondcrest Senior Living. “Pound 360 provides residents with a sense of purpose, and they have such a great time practicing. They take pride in learning, rehearsing, and performing for their peers.” Julie was presented with the award at a three-day educational convention for long-term care providers. Presenting the award was Patti Cullen, president and CEO of Care Providers of Minnesota; and Sharon St. Mary, Board of Director’s Chair, Care Providers of Minnesota. 

About Care Providers of Minnesota

Care Providers of Minnesota is a non-profit membership association with the mission to Lead Members to Excellence. Our 900+ members across Minnesota represent non-profit and for-profit organizations providing services along the full spectrum of post-acute care and long-term services and support. We are the state affiliate for the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living, and with our national partners we help members succeed. More information can be found at www.careproviders.org.

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