Sunshine Terrace will soon offer aquatic therapy

It’s been 61 years since the Sunshine Terrace Foundation got its start as a community non-profit organization with a very small nursing home housing 12 women. New Foundation Board President, Janet Osborne, says Sunshine Terrace has grown to a campus of health services with about 350 employees. On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Wednesday, Osborne said offerings continue to expand and an exercise facility for seniors 55 and older with health education classes was recently started. Next, she says is an aquatic therapy pool. “We hope to have that completed in February,” Osborne said. “I think that’s going to be another wonderful service to valley residents to provide them again with another form of physical therapy. Studies have shown that there are many benefits from water therapy: less impact, it’s good for arthritic pain.” Osborne says, fortunately, the pool is being funded through private sources. She says there are challenges in managing health care facilities, especially during an economic recession, because a non-profit like the Terrace relies on community financial support.

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