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December News and Events

This Month's Events

Coffee Club

Join our Coffee Club every Monday morning at 9am in The Garden's Piano Lounge! All are welcome! Come look around our gorgeous facility and warm up with some hot coffee great company! Receive a free mug at your first visit! 

 

Performance by the Country Steppers

Get those feet movin' and join us Thursday, December 13th at 10:00am for a spectacular holiday dance show put on by the Country Steppers! Showing off their steppin' boots to a variety of tunes in a variety of costumes! You won't want to miss it, they never disappoint! 

 

Family Christmas Lunch

Mark your calendars for 12:00pm on Thursday, December 13th! Join your loved one for a complimentary Christmas lunch! Festive food, great company, a visit from Santa, and a performance by our resident bell choir, The Jingle Belles and Beau! R.S.V.P. to Eva by December 6th!  (319)930-8768 or ecoblentz@thegardenscr.com

 

Music and Karaoke with "Loco" Lee

Making his first Saturday afternoon appearance, Richard "Loco" Lee is back to share more of his soulful tunes on Saturday, December 15th at 1:30pm. Located in our Skilled Dining Room. Come sing along or just relax and enjoy! 

 

Christmas Caroling

Check out the dates below to see when our hallways will be filled with wonderful holiday carols!

Thursday, December 13th at 6:00 pm  -  Prairie High School FCCLA Group

Sunday, December 15th at 1:30 pm  -  Stonebridge Church

Wednesday, December 19th at 6:30 pm  -  Hillside Weslyan Church 

 

For more daily events visit our calendar page!

http://www.thegardenscr.com/activity-calendar/

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Resident Spotlight

Elver Sorensen

Elver was born on August 3rd, 1926 in Nakskov, Denmark.  He moved to the Chicago area with his family when he was around two years old.  He spoke primarily Danish until he was 6 or 7 and then spoke English with the kids at school. When Elver was in high school he decided to enlist in the Navy Air. He served in WWII and the Korean War from 1943-1955. He loved it, especially his time in the Marshall Islands, Hawaiian Islands, and the Philippines. 

Once out of the service Elver moved back to Chicago, and later to Cedar Rapids where he raised his two kids, Patricia and Scott. Elver worked for Rockwell Collins for 25 years managing their three cafeterias. He enjoyed working with and around food. Throughout the years Elver enjoyed cooking, firearms/shooting, and any kind of sport or competition. He loves helping others and staying as active as he can. 

 Join us Thursday, December 27th at 10am in our Piano Lounge for Danish Treats with Elver! Hope to see you there!

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Regular Reminders

 

Cold and Flu Season 

Flu season is here once again. We ask if you are experiencing ANY cold or flu like symptoms that you refrain from visiting our facility. Help keep our residents and staff safe and healthy! Thank you! 

 

Holiday Meals 

If you will be joining us for a meal on Christmas day, please let us know as soon as possible to reserve your spot! There will be a traditional holiday meal served at noon that day. See Eva to R.S.V.P. or for questions! 

 

Meal Punch Cards

We love having visitors at our dinner table! Just a reminder that if you are joining us regularly for meals we offer a meal punch card. You can purchase 5 or 10 meals at a time. The cost is $5 per meal. See Tina at our front desk to purchase yours! Your server will ask to see your card at the time of your meal. 

 

Labeling Laundry

If you or your loved one resides in our long term care or skilled facility make sure all laundry is clearly marked to ensure it's returned to the proper owner. This includes any new clothes received during the holiday season! Please see Brenda our Housekeeping Manager for questions. 

 

Transportation to Appointments 

Transportation to appointments is available for our assisted living tenants on Thursday during business hours. We appreciate at least one week's notice so that we can accommodate staff's schedules. Speak with Eva or Terry for questions or to schedule transportation. 

 

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Thank You Veterans

Last month we had the opportunity to honor our residents and tenants that served our country at our Veteran's Day Recognition Ceremony. We appreciate all who attended and helped us say thank you to these deserving men and women.

 

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Play the Piano?

We have a beautiful mini grand piano in our Piano Lounge just longing to be played! Do you play? Know anyone who plays? Invite them! No need to schedule anything. Just feel free to stop in and fill our halls with some music any time during the day! We would love to hear you!

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In Loving Memory

Dick Spencer  

11/20/31  -  11/3/18

 

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December Birthdays

Norma S.  -  December 15th

Lyle K.  -  December 23rd 

 

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Phone List

Main Line     632-1350

Fax Line      632-1469

Nurses Station Suites 200      Ext. 111 , 632-1484

Nurses Station Suites 100     Ext. 112 , 632-1485

Memory Care Wing     632-1481

Assisted Living Wing     632-1448 , 632-1489

Millennium Therapy      Ext.110 , 632-1483

Amanda Loesche- Office Manager      Ext.101 , 632-1482

Jenna Gardner- Administrator      Ext.103 , 632-1476

Amy Kubik-Hasley - Community Relations Director       Ext. 109 , 632-1477

Mary McDaniel -DON LTC/Skilled      Ext. 107 , 632-1478

Dallas Urbain- Assisted Living DON      Ext. 106 , 632-1480

Eva Coblentz- Activity Director     (319)930-8768

Bridget Martin- Social Worker      Ext. 152, 632-1487

Matt Munyakazi- Restorative Nurse      Ext. 152 , 632-1487

Kitchen      Ext. 105 , 632-1486

 

 

Wishing you all a wonderful month and happy holidays!

 

 

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