Lakeside Physical Therapy holds ribbon cutting
By Rachel Farris
Laurel's Lakeside Physical Therapy owners Rowena and Metodio "Pampi" Pamplona, Jr. held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new facility on Dec. 10. Right behind its old location, this new building triples the space available at the center, providing exciting new opportunities for both clients and employees. After six years of a growing and successful business, this change in location was made possible through Delaware Economic Development Office's Project Pop Up, which offers the first three months rent-free. In an effort to better serve their clients, they have invested, not only in a new space, but in technology as well; the office now features an AlterG's Anti-Gravity Treadmill, which takes pressure off of areas that may be injured while patients continue physical therapy. Pampi says that Lakeside's patients are like a second family, and they deserve more than being just a number. "I thank God every day for the incredible position my family and I are in," he said with a smile. Admiration and appreciation were evident in speakers at the ribbon cutting. Mayor John Shwed asserted that "small businesses like this really drive America's success." Representative Tim Dukes is a former patient at Lakeside Physical Therapy, he told the crowd. "You come here as a client, but you leave here as a friend," he said.
FAMILY BUSINESS- Pampi Pamplona discusses his familyâ€™s hard work and dedication to their business and their patients. To Pampiâ€™s left are his daughter, Clarice, and his wife, Rowena. Photo by Rachel Farris LA ESPERANZA RECEIVES GRANT The Next Generation - Southern Delaware (Next Gen South) has awarded $10,000 to La Esperanza. The nonprofit group will use the money to provide violence-prevention education in the community through an evidence-based program called Joven Noble, which targets Hispanic boys, 10-17. Its goal is to reduce and prevent community violence, unwanted pregnancies, substance abuse, and relationship violence.
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