The Neuro Vitality Center is expanding its facilities and its services, thanks, in part, to a grant from the Auen Foundation. The family foundation, which primarily supports charitable programs and services aimed at meeting the social needs of mature adults and their families, presented the nonprofit organizaiton with a $30,000 grant to help open the Luhr & Clarise Jensen Exercise Therapy Facility. This additional building will increase the Neuro Vitality Center’s space by 3,000 square feet, and allow the Center to offer more comprehensive services to people with stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other neurological diagnoses.
“Support from the Auen Foundation and others are providing us with an opportunity to expand and offer more neurological services in a single setting,” said Beverly Greer, Neuro Vitality Center CEO. “Thanks to the generosity of individual donations and grant contributions, we are able to continue providing patients with exercise and therapy programs even after their insurance is exhausted. Avoiding gaps in service reduces many patient’s recovery times and improves their quality of life.”
For more than 35 years, the Neuro Vitality Center, formerly the Stroke Recovery Center, has offered recreation, speech and exercise therapy to help stroke and TBI victims regain independence and improve their quality of life. In recent years, the Center has also offered services to patients with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease. Therapeutic rehabilitation programs address the physical, psychological, emotional and re-socialization needs of people with many forms of neurological issues. Services at the center also extend to these patients’ families, who often seek counseling, caregiving skills and other resources.
“The Neuro Vitality Center helps survivors of dibilitating injuries and diseases regain and maintain skills. These valuable services impact people’s lives by not only increasing their abilities but also building confidence levels, which is a benefit that cannot be measured,” said Catharine Reed, Senior Program Officer of the Auen Foundation.
The Neuro Vitality Center, is still located at 2800 East Alejo Road, Palm Springs. For more information about the center, call 760–323-7676 or visit www.NeuroVitalityCenter.org.