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SDAHO Members Take Part in Annual Facility Art Contest

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations is excited to host its first annual Facility Art Contest. SDAHO reached out to member Activity Directors from nursing homes and assisted living facilities asking them to take part in this exciting opportunity. This year’s theme is: My Community – Past, Present and Future. Facilities taking part in the art contest will showcase their completed project during the 2024 Post-Acute Partners in Care Conference, taking place in Mitchell, SD April 10-11.

Over the past couple of months Activity Director’s along side their residents and community members have been working hard creating one-of-a-kind pieces of art.

15 facilities are participating this year, with  winners selected during the conference. Those attending the conference will  vote for their favorite art piece, with the winner’s being announced on the last day of the conference, which will include 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

SDAHO wanted to share some of the art pieces leading up to this year’s conference.

Avera Brady Health & Rehab – Photography on Canvas.

Avera Brady Health & Rehab

They used their community of families to show pictures within pictures. The main picture represents a resident today (present). The picture they are holding is their family representing the (future) The picture the family is holding is a picture of the resident when they were younger which represents the (past).


Avera Oahe Manor

This art project showcases molded hands that include a resident and spouse, a nurse, housekeeper and activities director – with the main focus on “team work”.


Wakonda Heritage Manor

Wakonda Heritage Manor Assisted Living
Wakonda Heritage Manor Nursing Home

This art project used historical photographs from the Wakonda History and Wakonda Community Books.

In addition, new photos were taken from around the area, including an iconic barn. Those working on the project chose the Wakonda Train, The Train Depot and today’s present situation showing tracks that are gone.

Additional art pieces came from different corners of the state, all focusing on the Past, Present and Future.

Congratulations to all who participated in this years’ Facility Art Project. Look for additional details, including the winners in an upcoming Unified Voice Newsletter.


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