Prairie Vista Village: A Beacon of Excellence, Winning High Recognition Two Years Running!

To our residents, family members, staff, and community partners!

We have some fantastic news to share with you about the remarkable achievements of Prairie Vista Village. Our commitment to providing exceptional care and quality living has once again received regional and national recognition.

Firstly, we’re thrilled to announce that Prairie Vista Village has been honored with a Top 5-Star Rated Nursing Home Award. This prestigious accolade is derived from data collected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). CMS ensures the health and safety of millions of Americans through national standards and quality control in health care facilities. The 5-Star Quality Rating System was developed to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and identify areas they may want to ask about.

A 5-Star rating is the highest level of performance that a nursing home can achieve, and receiving this award showcases our unwavering commitment to providing outstanding care for our residents. This rating is based on our health inspections, staffing levels, and various quality measures, such as how well we manage pain and treat bed sores. Our team is deeply proud of this achievement, which is a testament to our dedication, professionalism, and the loving care we provide daily to our residents.

But the accolades don’t stop there!

We are also excited to share that Prairie Vista Village has been awarded the Best of 2023 Altoona award by the Altoona Award Program. This is a remarkable achievement, as it marks the second year in a row that we have received this honor. This award program acknowledges the best local businesses in our area, recognizing companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value for the community.

Winning the Best of Altoona award two years consecutively underlines our commitment to excellence in every aspect of our operations. We have always strived to contribute positively to our local community, and this award is a testament to our success in this area.

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has supported Prairie Vista Village. To our dedicated team, thank you for your tireless efforts and passion for caring for our residents. To our residents and their families, thank you for your faith in us and for making Prairie Vista Village the warm, vibrant community it is today. And to the wider community of Altoona, thank you for embracing us and recognizing our commitment to enriching the lives of our residents and the community at large.

These awards are a tribute to the whole Prairie Vista Village family. They reflect our shared commitment to fostering an environment where residents can thrive, families can have peace of mind, and where staff are proud to work.

Looking ahead, we are inspired to continue our mission of providing exceptional care and fostering a vibrant community, always aspiring to exceed the high standards these awards represent.

Thank you all for being part of our journey. Here’s to many more years of success at Prairie Vista Village!

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Expand Your Friend Circle With These Senior Living Clubs In Your Area

As people get older, making new friends can become a challenging task. People often feel isolated as they age because their children and friends move, and there are seemingly fewer opportunities for seniors to gather together. These kinds of challenges lead to loneliness and isolation, which is the worst thing that can happen to someone as they grow older.

But have no fear, there are many senior living clubs and leagues that offer opportunities to connect with others and make new friends. Here are some senior living clubs we recommend: 

Senior Centers

One of the many great things about cities is that they’re often filled with senior centers. Senior centers are great gathering areas for a range of activities and programs. Your loved one can participate in fitness classes, arts and crafts workshops, games, and other social events. And the best part is your senior can make new friends and find people to spend time with.

Senior Sports Leagues

Almost every child spends at least one season playing sports in their lifetime. And now, your senior can do the same thing. There are senior sports leagues popping up left and right around the country. Seniors can participate in softball, golf, swimming, tennis, disc golf, and many other sports. These leagues are great for physical fitness and socialization.

Book Clubs

C.S. Lewis said, “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” If your loved one resonates with that statement, then a book club is the perfect option for making new friends. 

Book clubs are a great way to connect with others who share your love of reading. Many libraries and bookstores offer senior book clubs, and there are also online book clubs that you can join from the comfort of your own home.

Culture Clubs

The world is filled with culture. And people shouldn’t stop learning about other countries and cultures just because they’re getting older. Culture clubs are great opportunities for seniors to come together to travel around the world, share their stories, and participate in fun activities that teach them about other nations.

And the cool thing about culture is that it’s not limited to travel. Art and theater are great avenues for learning about other cultures, and they’re engaging. Art and acting aren’t just for the young in age but also for the young at heart!

So, whether you’re interested in theater, music, art, or travel there are many senior arts and culture clubs that offer opportunities to enjoy these activities with others. From attending concerts and plays to visiting museums and galleries, these clubs provide a fun and engaging way to make new friends and explore your interests.

Making new friends as a senior can be challenging, but joining a senior living club can be a fun way to meet new people and engage in meaningful activities. Research the different centers, clubs, and leagues in your area to find the best options for loving life and making new friends.