Monday Morning Coffee Club
Join us every Monday morning at 9:00am in our Piano Lounge for coffee and conversation! This weekly event is open to the public and we would love to have you join us! Stop by and meet new friends, see our gorgeous facility, and receive a FREE Gardens of Cedar Rapids coffee mug on your first visit!
Ladd Library - "The More We Get Together"
Every Tuesday morning our Assisted Living tenants head out to Ladd Library for some summer fun with the children in our community! Our gatherings are open to the public! If you have children or grandchildren that are available, bring them along! Our July schedule is listed below.
July 2nd @ 10:00am - 4th of July Craft
July 9th @ 10:00am - Art Project/ Critique
July 16th @ 10:00am - DIY Day Spa
July 23rd @ 10:00am - No Bake Cookies
July 30th @ 10:00am - Weaving Pot Holders
Historical Reenactment - Betsy Ross
Join us on Wednesday, July 17th at 3:00pm for a historical reenactment based on the life of Betsy Ross! We will be meeting in our long-term care dining room. All are welcome!
Assisted Living Brunch Dates
Mark your calendars for the 2nd Friday of each month at 10:00am for our assisted living family brunch! All invited family and friends of our assisted living tenants are welcome to attend. Our brunch this month falls on Friday, July 12th. Please RSVP to Eva at firstname.lastname@example.org or (319)930-8768 by July 10th.
A brunch for just tenants will be held on Wednesday, July 24th at 10:00am.
Memory Care Family Brunch
Mark your calendars for the 4th Wednesday of every month at NOON for our memory care family brunch! All invited family and friends of our memory care residents are welcome to attend. Our brunch this month falls on Wednesday, July 24th. Please RSVP to Eva at email@example.com or (319)930-8768 by July 22nd.
Happy Hour Line Up
Join us every Friday afternoon at 3:00pm in our Piano Lounge for live music and drinks!
This month's line up...
July 5th - Sing-Along and piano music by Jerry Smithe
July 12th - Show tunes on the piano with Betty Debban
July 19th - Piano music with Harry Ebbeson
July 26th - Relaxing finger guitar with Scott Englebow
For more events happening this month, check out our monthly calendar!
Employees of the Month
We like to honor our excellent staff! If you see either of these two be sure to compliment their hard work and all they do to make our facility great!
Patrick works as the leader of our Front of House in our dietary department. He has worked for The Gardens for 9 months. He is from Dow City. He and his dad were musicians, with Patrick doing vocals and instrumental compositions. His first concert was at 17 years old. His hobbies include music, bowling, comics, and video games.
Patrick has no children but he and his girlfriend have three dogs: Rogue, Sasha, and Luna. They are all Australian Shepherds. His birthday is May 5th.
Kind words from the residents....
"Patrick always listens to me."
"He makes sure I like my food."
"I never feel rushed when I talk to him."
Thank you Patrick for all you do!
Jayla works as a Universal Worker in our assisted living and memory care facilities. She has worked for us since almost the beginning! She started just 2 months after our building opened.
Jayla was born and raised in Waterloo, Iowa. She moved to the Cedar Rapids area when she was in 6th grade.
She has 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
Her favorite color is purple.
She just got a new car.
Jayla enjoys movies, spending time with friends, going on hikes, and going out to eat with her boyfriend.
Residents and staff describe Jayla as "Caring, giving, sweet, and helpful."
Jayla says, "I enjoy what I do here, getting to spend time with the residents."
Thank you Jayla for all you do!
Bill was born on September 28th, 1928 in Clarke county, Iowa. He was raised in Madison county and in 4th grade he moved to Story county, Iowa. His freshman year of high school he moved to Springville, Iowa where he helped his parents out on a farm. He graduated from Springville High School in 1946.
In 1948 or '49 Bill met his future wife Alice at the Danceland Ballroom. In1950 Bill and Alice were married and the couple moved to the Cedar Rapids area. This August the couple will celebrate 69 years of marriage. Alice and Bill both currently reside at The Gardens.
On February 10th, 1950 Bill started working as a metal worker and in 1953 started making hammer handles for Wayne Manufacturing. He worked there for 50 years. Bill said, "I didn't retire until I was 78 because there was nothing better to do." Once he did retire he kept busy by helping with Meals on Wheels.
Bill and Alice have one daughter, Kathy. Bill enjoys restoring old cars. He, along with other residents at The Gardens, has been a member of the Antique Auto Club of America. He currently buys cars and has someone assist him with the restoration. He owns a 1955 Chevy Truck that he proudly carries a picture of in his wallet.
Join us on Thursday, July 25th at 2:00pm in our Piano Lounge as we enjoy an afternoon celebrating Bill!
Transportation to Appointments for Assisted Living
The Gardens of Cedar Rapids offers transportation to appointments for assisted living tenants on Thursdays during business hours. If you would like to schedule an appointment please speak with Terry our Maintenance Director. Reservations for bus transportation are on a first come, first serve basis. We appreciate a week's notice to accommodate everyone's schedules. Thank you!
We ask that all residents in our long term and skilled care facilities receiving laundry services clearly label their clothes with the name of the owner. This helps ensure that all laundry is properly returned in a timely manner. For questions please speak with Brenda our Housekeeping Manager. Thank you!
Meal Punch Cards
We love having guests at our meal table! If you are a regular meal visitor we ask that you purchase a meal punch card for your dining convenience. All meals are $5 unless otherwise noted. You can purchase 5 or 10 meals at a time. Your server will ask to see your punch card at the time of your meal. At least 24 hours notice of your attendance is appreciated to make sure we can accommodate all guests. See Tina at the front desk to buy yours or for questions.
Be sure to wish these people a happy birthday when you see them! And join us for our monthly birthday party on Tuesday, July 23rd at 2:00pm in our Piano Lounge! Cake and ice cream will be served after a special performance by The Accordion Club!
Eugene M. - July 5th
Ron R. - July 10th
Mae K. - July 15th
Stephen S. - July 17th
Leverne R. - July 18th
Norma G. - July 22nd
In Loving Memory
1/19/32 - 6/25/19
Main Line 632-1350
Fax Line 632-1389
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.102 , 632-1482
Jenna Gardner Administrator Ext.103 , 632-1476
Amy Kubik-Hasley - Community Relations Director Ext. 109 , 632-1477
Desiree Howard -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
Wish you all a safe and happy 4th!