Good Samaritan Society of Hot Springs Village has moved its Fit for Life Wellness Center from DeSoto at Carmona to their south campus at the intersection of DeSoto and Cortez. The building formerly housed the St. Joseph Mercy medical offices and has been vacant for months.
Good Samaritan bought the building and has been irestructuring the venue since the beginning of the year, making significant changes. Walls have been removed creating larger spaces, along with fresh paint, flooring and lighting. There is a spacious aerobic room and programs for Silver & Fit and Silver Sneakers.
“Fit for Life welcomes those persons just out of rehabilitation and we set up a personal program based on their needs,” said Misty Richens, Good Samaritan director of wellness. In the new location, programs will expand to include Pilates, yoga, punch bag exercises and modified kick boxing.
Occupational therapy offered aids in retraining for daily living and simple life functions. Often following a stroke or other injury, there is a need for relearning simple household jobs to ease day to day living which would include simple kitchen and laundry tasks.
“We’re also expanding into speech therapy,” said Toni Hobbs, outpatient therapy director.
The new location is completed for FFL and work is in progress to complete the remaining west wing.
That particular area is planned to include massage therapy, a community room, convenience store for residents and a small therapy pool.
“We’re up and running with nearly 10 areas completed and we have over 150 members who are enjoying our new location,” said Corinne White, administrator. “We…
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