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January News and Events

 

 

Happening This Month...

 

Coffee Club

Enjoy a warm cup of coffee and great conversation every Monday morning at 9:00 a.m. in our Piano Lounge!

See our facility, meet some new faces, and enjoy a free coffee mug on your first visit! 

 

Bingo with Prairie High School

Saturday, January 12th, 10:00 a.m. located in our Skilled Dining Room.

Come join students from Prairie High School for a game of Bingo! Prizes, smiles, and fun for all ages!

 

Musical Fellowship with Stonebridge Church

Sunday, January 13th, 1:30 p.m. located in our Piano Lounge.

Join us for gospel tunes and an afternoon with our friends from Stonebridge Church! 

 

Music and Karaoke with Richard "Loco" Lee

Sunday, January 27th, 1:30 p.m. located in our Skilled Dining Room.

Loco Lee will be back to serenade us with his classic blues tunes! Sing along and enjoy! 

 

For more programs and events be sure to check out our January Calendar by clicking on the link below!

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

 

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Resident Spotlight

Margaret Thing

Margaret Thing was born on September 20th, 1936 in Delaware County near Hopkinton, Iowa. She was raised there on a farm and graduated from Buck Creek High School (now Maquoketa Valley). She remembers every day after school going home to change her clothes so she could run out to do the farm chores. After high school she worked for Monticello Express. She married her husband Curtis in 1959 and the couple moved to Cedar Rapids where she worked at the Souvenir Pencil Factory until she had her son, Jeffery. Then the couple moved to Springville, Iowa where her daughter Julie was born. While in Springville she worked in a small restaurant and raised her kids. When the kids got a little older she worked for Willow Gardens care center in Marion and then later at St. Luke's Hospital in the dietary department. In her free time Margaret enjoys coloring in her adult coloring books and visiting with her friends and family. In the past she used to crochet, making a lot of afghans for her grandchildren and family members. Her and her husband enjoyed traveling and camping together through the years. She also enjoyed playing a lot of card games with her friends, especially Pinnacle. Join us as we celebrate Margaret with a few of her favorite snacks on Thursday, January 31st at 2:00 p.m. located in our Piano Lounge! 

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Regular Reminders 

 

Cold and Flu Season

Cold and flu season is still among us. If you are exhibiting any symptoms, we ask that you refrain from visiting our facilities. Thank you for helping us keep our residents and staff healthy and safe!

 

Labeling Laundry

Did your loved one receive new clothes for the holidays? If you or your loved one resides in our long-term care or skilled nursing facilities please make sure all laundry is clearly marked with the owner's name. This helps us ensure all laundry gets back to its proper owner. Thank you!

 

Meal Punch Cards

If you are a regular guest at our meal table, be sure to pick up your meal punch card at the front desk! All meals are $5.00 and our punch cards are sold with either 5 or 10 meals per card. Your server will ask to see your card at the time of the meal. See Tina our front desk receptionist for questions!

 

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Happy Birthday!

Be sure to wish these people a very Happy Birthday this month!

 

 

Dixie F.  1/4

Gene B.  1/8

Susan S.  1/9

Mildred M.  1/12

Betty G.  1/14

Joan B.  1/19

Robert "Bob" H.  1/19

Henry M.  1/25

 

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In Loving Memory

David Crocket

8/22/1935 - 12/14/2018

Nadine Miller

8/21/1923 - 12/25/2018

Frances Kelley

11/15/1924 - 12/31/2018

 

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Wishing You a Happy 2019!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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