By Susan Garofalo and Jackie
Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Secretary Shawn Sullivan presented Schowalter Villa its fifth PEAK (Promoting Excellent Alternatives in Kansas) Award at a reception Aug. 22 at the Villa Life Center in Hesston.
Winning the PEAK Award designation more than four times is an accomplishment only one other Kansas nursing home has achieved.
Schowalter Villa’s Dining Services department hosted a reception with smoothies and an educational session about the Villa’s monthly themed meals featuring foods popular in various locations around the world. Secretary Sullivan visited several residents in their rooms and toured the courtyard of the “My Garden, My Home” project at the Villa Life Center before presenting the award to Schowalter Villa representatives.
“This recognition is both gratifying and humbling,” says Treva Greaser, Executive Director of Schowalter Villa. “We have a role and responsibility to continually seek ways to improve and refine our person-centered care processes and culture. Our focus will continue to be on promoting purposeful, meaningful lives among our residents.”
James Krehbiel, CEO of Bluestem Communities, said the award is an honor Schowalter Villa has worked hard to earn.
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