Gulf Coast Village funds new exercise station for Cape Coral Hospital’s Optimal Healing Environment

Caption: Pictured left to right: Scott Kashman, chief administrative officer for Cape Coral Hospital; Kevin Ahmadi, executive director of Gulf Coast Village and Wendy Piascik, vice president of patient careservices at Cape Coral Hospital with the check for $2,500 donated by Gulf Coast Village to fund a new workout station for Cape Coral Hospital’s Optimal Healing Environment.

Gulf Coast Village has donated $2,500 to enable Cape Coral Hospital to build a new workout station that will be integrated into Cape Coral Hospital’s new Pathway to Discovery as an integral part of their Optimal Healing Environment (OHE). This model of care focuses on promoting health, prevention, healing and connectivity. The Pathway to Discovery is part of the new outdoor wellness campus plan that features connected pathways to include walking, running and biking paths with exercise stations. It will connect with an outdoor physical and occupational therapy area in additional to a section focused on educating “food as medicine.” Additional enhancements include the reflection pond, an upgraded hospital courtyard and a new healing garden next to Cape Coral Hospital’s Women’s Care and Birthing Suites. In addition to patients and families, members of the community will have use of the new outdoor pathways.

“Gulf Coast Village was among the first to share their support even before our Pathway to Discovery plans were sketched,” said Scott Kashman, chief administrative officer for Cape Coral Hospital. “I am very appreciative of Kevin Ahmadi and the entire Gulf Coast Village team for their support and collaboration. Their generous donation of an exercise station reflects our collective commitment towards community health, wellness and well-being.”

“The new workout station and healing environment at Cape Coral Hospital reflects Gulf Coast Village’s dedication to promoting physical wellness, and we are proud to provide our support,” said Kevin Ahmadi, executive director of Gulf Coast Village. “Not only will this outdoor environment serve as a great resource for patients and caregivers, but the entire community can benefit from and enjoy the new facilities.”The Pathway to Discovery is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2014, Gulf Coast Village is the premier Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral, Florida. Residents enjoy active independent living in an unparalleled lifestyle of comfort and convenience with a rich array of services and amenities that are focused on living well. The community also offers the security of knowing there is the full continuum of care when needed including:  assisted living, skilled nursing, specialized memory support, home health and outpatient services. Gulf Coast Village is located at 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33991. For more information call 239-772-1333 or visit

Gulf Coast Village is sponsored by Volunteers of America, a national non-profit faith-based organization dedicated to helping America’s most vulnerable groups to rebuild their lives.  Since 1896, Volunteers of America has supported and empowered America’s most vulnerable groups, including veterans, seniors, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, those recovering from addictions and many others. Through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and health care, Volunteers of America helps more than 2 million people annually in over 400 communities.


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