Troy Ohio

Koester Pavilion Celebrates National Activity Professionals Week

Koester Pavilion, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, celebrated National Activity Professionals Week January 21st through the 27th, embracing this year's theme of People, Purpose, Passion.

Greg Nijak, Administrator of Koester Pavilion,praised the first part of this year's theme, People. "Every day our Activity Department staff strives to enrich the lives of our residents and improve their quality of life. They are amazing people! This week is our chance to recognize them for all they do throughout the entire year!" The Activity Department is an integral part of Koester Pavilion and provides ongoing activities designed to meet the interests and the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident.

Koester Pavilion's Activity Department is led by Activity Director, Jessica Suba. She has been an Activity Director for 13 years and will celebrate three years in May 2018 with Koester Pavilion. Her team consists of Mamie Barhorst, Eileen Brown, Joanna Cales, Jody Kennedy, Lori Riesenbeck, and Deb Wiley.

Suba elaborated on the last two parts of this year's theme, Purpose, Passion "Our purpose is to identify each resident's interest and needs and then involve the resident in activities that enhance his or her well-being. Our activities are the heart of Koester Pavilion and we love what we do each and every day!

Koester Pavilion is an affiliate of Premier Health and is located between Piqua and Troy on the campus of Upper Valley Medical Center. Koester Pavilion offers short-term rehab services and long-term care, including memory care, and accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance. To learn more about Koester Pavilion, call 937-440-7663 or visit on the web at

Koester Activity Department Team L to R: Jody Kennedy, Deb Wiley, Mamie Barhorst, Jessica Suba. Not pictured: Eileen Brown, Joanna Cales, and Lori Riesenbeck.