2007-04-13 / Community

Peninsula Hospital Center Celebrating Occupational Therapy Week

To officially recognize "April is Occupational Therapy Month" the staff and patients of the Peninsula Hospital Occupational Therapy Department are having a special day of celebration on April 25. Occupational Therapy month is designed to celebrate occupational therapy and promote awareness of this important role in rehabilitation. Occupational therapists teach outpatients, hospital patients and long term care residents the skills required to promote everyday function and independence. Some of the skills stressed in occupational therapy include safety awareness, hand therapy, activities of daily living, wheelchair positioning, adaptive equipment education and, most importantly, community re-entry. The Occupational Therapy Celebration at the Hospital Center will be on Wednesday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pictured, Caroline Boulos, (third from left back row) Director of Occupational Therapy at Peninsula Hospital Center and the Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation (left to right) Linda Squires, Mary Devadas, Volunteer and OT Student, Mindy Bellow, Intern. Front: Marie Nieves.

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