The Residents and Staff of The Williamsport Home Apartments would like to wish Harold and Gloria Biichle a very happy 70th Anniversary! Sharing happy milestones with friends and neighbors is a very important part of life on campus.
Dr. John Piper Lycoming Distinquished Professor, presented a program on February 5 from 2-3:30pm at The Williamsport Home Apartments. His topic was an illustrated historical program on the history of Williamsport during the 1920’s to 1940’s; “Wars, Depression and Key Decisions”. These years impacted much of the early life of the Residents of The Williamsport Home Apartments. Over forty people attended the presentation and enjoyed it very much.
Each February The Williamsport Home Apartments treats our Residents to “Candle Light Luncheons”. Each of the three buildings have their own special day for this mid winter treat. A delicious meal is prepared by our Chef, Bob Lamey and the residents are served by both staff and Board Members to show our appreciation for the people who choose to call our campus home.
Wellness Programs Work!
The Williamsport Home Apartments are 100% devoted to the wellness of the people that live on our campus. Kaleb Roudabush, NSCA-CPT is our full time Wellness Coordinator. His job is to encourage and assist the residents in maintaining their independence. One of the programs he is most enthusiastic about is his Fitness Assessment program.
Ida Stitzer 97 years young, and her daughter Carol Bixler are pretty excited about the program as well. In 2018 Kaleb tested Ida’s ability to perform some physical tasks such as standing up from a chair, touching her toes from a sitting position, a timed walk of 8 feet, and an arm curl with a 5 pound dumbbell. She participated in strength and balance groups which Kaleb leads. In 2019 her results showed a remarkable improvement. Keep in mind she went from 96 to 97 years old!
She improved in every single measurement! She went from needing assistance to stand from a chair to doing it with no assistance, she went from not being able to reach her toes from a sitting position to reaching them, and she improved her ability to walk from needing a walker to not needing a walker. She also lost 10 pounds which will help with her ability to stay active.
Ida is thrilled and her daughter Carol’s response was “This is amazing! Mom loves the program and looks forward to the classes. You are making a huge difference in her life! ”
If you would like to learn more about the Wellness Program at The Williamsport Home Apartments please call 570-323-8781 and ask for Kim Haller, Director of Independent Living or Kaleb Roudabush, Wellness Coordinator.
Winter has really hit full force the last couple of weeks. That is why the Residents at The Williamsport Home Apartments were so happy for a bus trip to Cracker Barrel for dinner. The nice big fire in the fire place was only second to the huge Apple Dumplings that were enjoyed by several diners!
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