On Monday, March 9, Lexington Shriners Medical Center and patients cut the ribbon to the new $230,000 Susan and Steven Goldstein, M.D. Therapeutic and Medical Assessment Playground.
Lexington Shriners Medical Center officially opened and dedicated the Susan Goldstein and Steven Goldstein, M.D. Therapeutic and Medical Assessment Playground on Monday, March 9.
Patients, SHCMC Administrator, Board of Governors and donors of Shriners cut the were in attendance for the opening of the ribbon to the new children’s therapeutic and medical assessment playground.
The playground is dedicated to Susan and Steven Goldstein, M.D., who led the project with a generous $150,000 pledge while donors gave over $230,000 to fund the construction of the playground.
Is there a better way to learn as a child than with a chance to play freely? Playgrounds provide different opportunities to stimulate physical development for children of all ages, and that’s what this new playground plans to do.
Physical and occupational therapists will utilize the area to help patients feel safe, and have fun while working to strengthen specific gross and fine motor skills. They will practice walking on uneven ground, taking stairs, balancing and jumping. Other skills that patients will practice include sensory integration, motor planning and navigating a wheelchair, walker or crutches so that when our patients are at school, they will be able to participate in these types of functions alongside their peers.
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