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4 days ago

Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities

Last Friday marked the grand opening of our brand new “Amazon Rainforest” Snoezelen Room at The Pearls of Life. This room was the product of many months of planning and hard work from our very own in-house team of designers. Spearheaded by Chris Runk, this project provides a multi-sensory environment to memory care residents who might otherwise not receive sufficient daily sensory stimulation. The room is outfitted with a rainforest canopy featuring over 1200 LEDs, a Bose speaker flooding the room with calming music, four interactive fiber optic strands, three illuminated 55-gallon bubble tubes, a video projector, and realistic jungle tree trunks that are safe for residents to touch.

A Snoezelen Room is a Multi-Sensory Environment that provides a therapeutic setting and high levels of stimuli to residents who experience the room. Residents are able to enter and exit our Snoezelen Room as they please, free to enjoy its calming effects. The advantages of this room are fourfold: it promotes relaxation, sensory stimulation, mental development, and can even be used for therapy. The room increases communication between resident and caregiver as it decreases fear levels. The regularity and steadfastness of the stimuli within the room’s environment offer the residents a chance to learn and grow.

While dementia can often spur aggressive and destructive behavior, our Snoezelen room has been known to calm even the most aggressive of residents and improve their moods overall. Finally, this room increases the self-esteem of our residents, giving them the confidence to do while suppressing any potential self-apprehension. We are proud of our Snoezelen room and all it has to offer to our residents.
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This is incredible! Thank you so very much, Brian and Vickie for the wonderful facilities you provide for Dementia and Alzheimer residents! You all are such a blessing to them and their families! Also, many thanks to Chris and the team that worked incredibly hard to make this happen!❤️❤️

Judy Bowman Guthrie

Absolutely Amazing..I💖it and I know the residents will enjoy this new Snoezelen room.

This is a great addition to Run 🎊and Pratt and a great addition for the memory care individuals.

Just beautiful!!

Nailed it❤

That is absolutely beautiful, can't wait to see it.

This room is really amazing 😇

Totally beautiful

The room looks absolutely beautiful. All the residents love it 💜

Alicia Mattox

This is Incredible!! I'm blown away!! Congratulations🎉🎉

Fantastic ❤️❤️

Just brilliant! 😍🙌🏻. Congratulations, Chris for a great creation!!

👏👏Congratulations to everyone that made all of this possible for their residents!! A job very well done!!

This is amazing! Great job Runk and Pratt and Chris!!!

My friend Renee's (Bonnie Buford) painted the wall murals. Beautiful job Bonnie!!

That is fabulous!!!

This is absolutely incredible!!

Another great asset for the residents... I am so thankful we were introduced to "Pearls of Life"...

Absolutely beautiful and an even better addition for the residents

This is so awesome for the residents.

This is so cool.

This is an amazing room! The photos are beautiful, but fall way short of the beauty of both sight and sound that you experience when you walk into the room. It is a very beautiful, calming, and interesting environment. Well done!!

Awesome!

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Runk & Pratt at Smith Mountain Lake has just received an important award from the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce. We were named "Health Services of the Year" for 2018 in the SML community. This award means a lot to us and to the hardworking members of our staff who give their all for this community every day. This award also comes at the perfect time, as we will continue to expand at SML in 2019, providing our award-winning brand of care to even more seniors than ever before. ... See MoreSee Less

Runk & Pratt at Smith Mountain Lake has just received an important award from the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce. We were named Health Services of the Year for 2018 in the SML community. This award means a lot to us and to the hardworking members of our staff who give their all for this community every day. This award also comes at the perfect time, as we will continue to expand at SML in 2019, providing our award-winning brand of care to even more seniors than ever before.

 

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Congratulations!

Congratulations

Congratulations!

Congratulations!!

Very well deserved ❤️

Congratulations

Congradulations

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2 months ago

Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities

Here a sneak peak inside the new Tower at our Smith Mountain Lake Community! We are offering great early incentives on our 17 studio and 3 studio suite's! Hurry and call 540.719.1300 for more information on how you can join our exciting SML Community as rooms and cottages are selling very quickly! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities

We are so blessed to have such sweet and thoughtful seniors! Just a few days before Christmas, a group of Runk & Pratt residents visited the corporate office to surprise Brian, Vickie, and the entire office staff. Dressing up in their most festive attire, they shared quite a few songs with us and spread truly special holiday cheer. We hope everyone had a joyous holiday season, and we wish you a happy New Year! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Mackayla Schmidt and I had soooo much fun doing this!!!

2 months ago

Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities

Our creative staff and family members enjoyed designing resident doors with all kinds of Christmas theme's and decorations. It bought our residents so much joy to see all the different Christmas themes around every corner! Huge thank you to all the families and staff that participated and made our community extra special this Christmas season! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Great work girls💕

Thanks to the staff who decorated these doors so beautifully

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WOW! So creative and beautiful! They should stay up for a long while!!

Love these! Thank you!!!

Very impressive!

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2 months ago

Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities

We enjoyed spending time with our seniors at our Smith Mountain Lake community celebrating Christmas. Santa brought a little snow our way as he and Mrs. Claus made their way for a visit with us! We would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas to all and to all a good night! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear -- which is exactly what our staff choir did at the Liberty Ridge Christmas Party! The residents enjoyed delicious Christmas treats, festive musical performances, and even a visit from Santa himself! This was certainly a Christmas celebration to remember! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities

Santa and Mrs. Claus made their way to our Leesville Road Community to celebrate with our seniors, family members and staff! After Santa checked his list twice, we are happy to report everyone made the nice list this year! Merry Christmas from all of us here at Leesville Road! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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What a wonderful Christmas visit by Mr. &Mrs. Claus an everyone is having a great time! Sweet Memories at Leesville Road R&P!

2 months ago

Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities

Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas! Santa and Mrs. Claus made there way down from the north pole to join us at our Pearls of Life community for a Christmas celebration with residents, family and staff! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities

On Tuesday, November 27th, Pearls of Life hosted a special vow renewal ceremony for our residents! This heartwarming ceremony gave Runk & Pratt couples the opportunity to rededicate their marriages and commitments to one another. Seven wonderful couples took part in the ceremony, none of whom have been married less than 50 years. One couple has even been married for 70 years! We arranged our dining room to simulate a wedding chapel, complete with a center aisle, flowers from Entwined Events, and an officiant. We are proud of the couples who made this commitment and wish them a continued joyous future! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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So sweet! 💜

Precious

That’s Awesome! 💜

Beautiful !!! Thanks for sharing.

What a wonderful, love filled day!

So awesome!

Beautiful so glad I was apart of this💕💕💕

What a heartwarming thing to do!

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The holidays are a time for visits with family, friends, and loved ones. At Runk & Pratt, there is no shortage of our residents spending time with the people who can brighten up their day with just one smile! ... See MoreSee Less

From our family to yours, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! ... See MoreSee Less

From our family to yours, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

3 months ago

Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities

Announcing our new Independent and Assisted Living Tower at our Smith Mountain Lake Community! Only a small amount of apartments are being offered during this pre-sale time. Also phase two development for our cottages have begun. Hurry and call 540.719.1300 for more information on how you can join our exciting SML Community as rooms and cottages are moving very quickly! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Dad is looking down on these homes. I used to take him out And let him watch them work ( we know how much he liked working) I'm sure they turned out just beautiful. 😇😘

I want you to decorate mine.🤗💞

3 months ago

Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities

Ever wanted to take a peek inside our communities? All Runk & Pratt locations offer state-of-the-art living spaces that are customizable and make their residents feel right at home. From rooms and suites at all locations, to apartment-style living at Liberty Ridge and Smith Mountain Lake, Runk & Pratt has a place for everyone. We currently have open rooms at every location, so call 434.610.0332 to inquire! ... See MoreSee Less

Help us make the holidays bright and merry for the children of our hard-working staff members! Donate a toy this holiday season, and Runk & Pratt will match every toy donation we receive until every child has a Christmas gift! Donation deadline is December 4th. See attached flyer for more details. ... See MoreSee Less

Help us make the holidays bright and merry for the children of our hard-working staff members! Donate a toy this holiday season, and Runk & Pratt will match every toy donation we receive until every child has a Christmas gift! Donation deadline is December 4th. See attached flyer for more details.

Who said trips to the apple orchard were only for kids in elementary school? Our seniors recently visited Johnson's Orchards in Bedford, and everyone had such an incredible time! From picking fresh apples, to visiting with the farm animals, to tasting homemade wines from the Peaks of Otter Winery, this trip made for a fun and exciting fall activity! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Wonderful! So glad to see my mom went along. Thanks!

Happy Halloween from Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities! Have fun kicking off this holiday season with your friends and families! Be sure to subscribe to our events tab here on Facebook to check out all of the amazing events we schedule during the holidays. ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Halloween from Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities! Have fun kicking off this holiday season with your friends and families! Be sure to subscribe to our events tab here on Facebook to check out all of the amazing events we schedule during the holidays.

4 months ago

Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities

We are excited to share theses images of our Smith Mountain Lake community! We are growing at our main care facility, adding 10 Memory Care rooms and 27 Assisted Living rooms. We are also building out brand new cottages around our community! If you are interested in any of these spaces give us a call at 540.719.1300. They are going quickly so don't miss out! ... See MoreSee Less

We are excited to share theses images of our Smith Mountain Lake community! We are growing at our main care facility, adding 10 Memory Care rooms and 27 Assisted Living rooms. We are also building out brand new cottages around our community! If you are interested in any of these spaces give us a call at 540.719.1300. They are going quickly so dont miss out!Image attachment

 

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Certainly has grown since I was there.

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