Golden Years celebrates new outpatient therapy gym

On March 20, 2024, Golden Years Nursing & Rehabilitation celebrated the Grand Opening of their new Outpatient Therapy Gym. 

While Golden Years has provided excellent Skilled Nursing care in Marlin for over 60 years, they recently expanded their therapy department to fill the gap that was left with the closing of the Falls Community PT department. They are offering physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy in an outpatient setting. 

They start seeing patients as early as 6 a.m. to accommodate everyone’s work and school schedules. A few specialty treatments offered are the BIG Program for Parkinson’s and BVVA for vertigo. They also treat orthopedics and neurological conditions. 

I got to speak with a couple of the therapists at Golden Years last week. Many of you know Dessa Leamon from her time at FCHC. 

She told me, “I have worked as a PTA in Marlin for over 25 years. It is my passion to help people heal and educate them on best practices for protecting their joints as they age. I look forward to continuing to serve the residents of Marlin, Rosebud, Bremond, and surrounding communities for years to come at Golden Years.”

When asked what makes this therapy department different than those in other cities the Director of Rehab, Cindy Slovacek, said, “There are so many benefits to staying close to home and receiving the same services that you would elsewhere. We can offer a continuity of care that you won’t see in the larger cities. I have been at Golden Years for 28 years; Gayle has been here for 33, Dessa has treated in Marlin for 25, to name a few of my team. Together, we have helped generations of families in Falls County and are extremely excited to be able to offer a wider range of therapy services to our community. We are now treating school-aged children up to our geriatric population. Coming to Golden Years will not only save you time but also money. If you do a price comparison between us and any larger cities, I think you will be amazed at the difference. At Golden Years, we believe and understand that your greatest wealth is your health, and we are here to help you with all aspects of that.”

If your physician recommends therapy, make sure to let them know that you want to stay close to home. It is ultimately up to you and your family to decide what is best for you. That includes deciding where your treatment is provided, and Golden Years Nursing & Rehab is available for your therapy needs in Marlin. 

Most major insurances are accepted, and benefits can be verified upon request. With the flexibility to do treatments before work or school and the hours saved compared to driving to Temple or Waco, Golden Years is a great choice for you or your family’s therapy and nursing needs. 

Call or stop by for more information. Golden Years Nursing & Rehabilitation is located at 318 Chambers Street in Marlin. Call them at (254) 883-5508 for more information.


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