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Making Zero Harm Possible: Activities Team at Divine Providence Community Home

The Activities Team from Divine Providence Community Home of Sleepy Eye was recently recognized with a Make Zero Harm Possible award from LeadingAge Minnesota.  

The award recognizes individuals and staff teams in aging services settings who demonstrate their commitment to safe, quality care and to treating the people they serve with respect and dignity – always.

Recognized for their leadership, commitment and dedication were ShellyRae Zinniel, Beth Vait-Kosel, Linda Mattson and Rae Mudick.

“A focus on person-centered care and services where residents are engaged in developing and participating in programs that best meet their interests and needs is how we help people in aging services settings experience a high quality of life as they age,” said Gayle Kvenvold, President and CEO, LeadingAge Minnesota. “The Activities Team at Divine Providence Community keep respect and dignity at the center of their work, create individual and group activities that engage residents, and provide a positive experience for all who participate.”  

The Activities Team creates individual and group activities that feature guest entertainers, intergenerational learning and joy-filled events that help residents experience engagement at Divine Providence and in the broader community The Team also takes the lead in customizing resident rooms so that their surroundings reflect who they are as individuals and give other staff an opportunity to learn more about the residents they serve.  

The Make Zero Harm Possible award is one component of LeadingAge Minnesota’s Safe Care for Seniors initiative, a comprehensive safety and quality improvement program. The program is designed to strengthen the culture of safety, prevent the risk of harm before it occurs, and uncover new opportunities for learning and improvement in the delivery of care and services. 

To see all recipients of the Make Zero Harm Possible Award or to nominate someone, visit Make Zero Harm Possible.

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