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AACVPR Event Recognizes Rehabilitation’s Key Role in Enhancing Quality of Life for Those with Lung Disease

WAYNE, N.J., March 19, 2021 – The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) has designated March 14-20 as Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, recognizing rehabilitation’s key role in enhancing quality of life for individuals with lung disease. At Arbor Ridge Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Wayne, residents and care team members joined in this year’s “Breathe Easy” themed event. Pictured (L-R) are Arbor Ridge’s Stacy Harris, clinical liaison; Anita O’Reilly, director of nursing; Dr. Magdy Wahba, pulmonologist; Melissa Aponte, rehabilitation director; and Brittany Mathews, admissions director.

Located at 261 Terhune Drive, Arbor Ridge provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care. The facility maintains a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Under the direction of Dr. Wahba, the skilled nursing facility’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program focuses on promoting independence and quality of life through reducing pulmonary symptoms and decreasing disability in acute and chronic lung patients.

Founded in 1985, the AACVPR is a multidisciplinary professional association for those in the pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation field. Its mission is to reduce morbidity, mortality and disability through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management.

Arbor Ridge offers a resource library of physician-curated content, addressing many topics of interest for families of patients and the larger community. The library and more information on the skilled nursing facility can be found at


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