SIDNEY — Inez Hugeback, of Sidney, recently cut the ribbon officially opening the newly remodeled activities room at Dorothy Love Retirement Community.
The donor-financed transformation of the space is being enjoyed daily by the residents of Dorothy Love, as well as their guests.
“Our residents stop by this room to relax, enjoy games and companionship in a beautiful setting,” said Tom Barry, gift planner for the Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services Foundation.
The renovation of the space was the gift of Richard and Linda Scott and Vera Brosnahan. Linda and Brosnahan are Hugeback’s sisters.
The activities room was completely gutted, then rebuilt with new cherry cabinets. The room also features new appliances and furniture, courtesy of other donors.
Laura Burden, activities director for skilled nursing, said that the renovation is much appreciated by the residents and staff.
“The Activities Department here at Dorothy Love is very excited about the renovations. The room has a more spacious and homelike feel to it now,” Burden said. “This room is utilized for family gatherings, especially birthday parties. The men’s club meets there, and we have socials there, as well. We are very grateful for the generosity of our donors and their acknowledgment of such a need for our residents and families.”
Dorothy Love’s administrator, Jana Ranly, was equally enthusiastic.
“The transformation of the new activities center is remarkable. This is an area often frequented by our residents, their families and staff in our health care and assisted living units. We are so grateful for our donors’ support in helping create such a beautiful atmosphere. The new design is more conducive for various uses of this space, whether it’s a private family gathering or a scheduled group activity. Staff now can easily move tables and stack chairs as needed. Every aspect was well planned. It is beautiful, functional, welcoming and has brought much joy to our community,” she said.
This article was submitted by Dorothy Love Retirement Community.