The Village at Rockville Unveils its MyPotential Rehabilitation Services and Program

ROCKVILLE, Md. – The Village at Rockville (TVAR), A National Lutheran Community, unveiled its holistic and individualized myPotential Rehabilitation Services during two grand openings on Monday, January 30 and Tuesday, January 31. More than 200 guests turned out to see the newly renovated and renamed wing that features 33 private suites with a spa-like feel and a state-of-the-art therapy gym.

The myPotential program, which provides a personal approach to rehabilitation, offers clients the ability to work with a team of highly trained therapists (physical, speech and occupational therapy), physicians, nurses, rehabilitation specialists, nutritionist, social workers, clergy and other health professionals. This team of professionals will provide the daily collaborative assistance, support and strategy that enable a guest’s goal achievement and confident transition back home.

Another unique feature of the program is the myPotential Coach who works alongside guests to enable them to reach their therapy goals and regain their independence for a successful return home. The unveiling of the myPotential Rehabilitation Services at The Village at Rockville is the first phase of a four-year renovation. Future plans include adding an additional 33 private rooms of rehabilitation and introducing Assisted Living and Memory Care.

“This grand opening marks a giant step in the repositioning of The Village at Rockville. The opening of our myPotential Rehabilitation Services shows the commitment to serving our community,” Frank McGovern, Executive Director of TVAR said. “We have heard a new generation speak loud and clear about their wish to stay home as long as possible and the myPotential rehabilitation services represents a tangible commitment on behalf of the Village to help people achieve that goal.”

Kirsten Haalboom Named Director of Philanthropy for The Village at Rockville

(Rockville, Md.) – National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) named Kirsten Haalboom as the Director of Philanthropy, focusing specifically on The Village at Rockville (TVAR), A National Lutheran Community, in Rockville, Md. In this position Haalboom will have oversight for philanthropic activities related to annual giving, capital campaigns, and deferred gifts through wills, trusts or other financial instruments at TVAR. Another aspect of this position will be working with the congregations of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and Delaware-Maryland Synods in enhancing their ministry with seniors.

Haalboom most recently served as counsel to Maryland health care providers, specializing in insurance negotiation and litigation. In addition, she was an adult programs coordinator with AmeriCorps, providing educational programs for adult refugees.

“We are so pleased that Kirsten has joined us. She is passionate about the church’s social ministry and her enthusiasm for the mission of The Village at Rockville is contagious,” Kathryn Baerwald, National Lutheran Communities & Services’ Chief Philanthropy Officer said. “With Kirsten’s enthusiasm, talents and skills, she is already a tremendous asset to this ministry.”

Haalboom graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law, in Valparaiso, Indiana in 2009. She also earned a B.A. in 2005 from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, in Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Scandinavian Studies, with a minor in Peace Studies. She is currently an active member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Derwood, Maryland.

“I am proud to be joining an organization with such an incredible history of service,” Haalboom said. “It is truly a joy to work alongside people who are committed to ensuring that the needs of all seniors are met and that all persons have access to care in a place where they are treated with dignity and respect.”

About The Village at Rockville (TVAR)
The Village at Rockville in Rockville, Md., which offers residential living, rehabilitation, respite and extended nursing care, is currently undergoing a planned renovation to introduce assisted living, assisted living memory care and home & community based services for residents. For more info visit www.thevillageatrockville.org

About National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS)
Based in Rockville, Md., NLCS is celebrating 121 years of serving seniors and their families as a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and a serving agency of the Metropolitan Washington D.C., Virginia and Delaware-Maryland Synods. Other communities sponsored by NLCS include The Legacy at North Augusta in Staunton, Va., an independent living community offering month-to-month rentals for seniors; The Village at Crystal Spring in Annapolis, Md., a new continuing care retirement community – subject to Maryland Department on Aging approval – which will serve as the centerpiece of a multi-generational residential and mixed-use project; The Village at Orchard Ridge in Winchester, Va., a new planned senior living and health care community on 132 acres—phase one will offer 178 maintenance-free independent living cottage homes and apartments with home-based assisted living, memory care assisted living and nursing care options.. For more information about any of our communities, visit www.nationallutheran.org

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