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July News and Events

Meet Our New Staff!

Jean Westerbeck

Jean is The Gardens of Cedar Rapids' interim Administrator. She has many years of healthcare administration experience, working in Iowa as well as parts of Illinois and Colorado. She currently resides in New London, Iowa.  Jean loves Isabelle Bloom, spending time gardening, and watching her grandkids in various activities, especially sports! Be sure to say hello when you see her in the building!  


Amanda Loesche

Amanda is The Gardens of Cedar Rapids' new Administrative Assistant/Office Manager! She worked for the Cotton Gallery in Marion, Iowa for the last 15 years doing everything from office work to embroidery work. She lives here in Cedar Rapids with her husband and two boys, Caleb (9) and Tyler (8). Their family is completed by their dog Jack. Amanda loves to see new movies, go for bike rides, and taking her boys to Disney World every year. We are excited to have her on our team! 


Resident Spotlight

Catherine was born on April 8th, 1924 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Her mother was a homemaker and her father owned a grocery store. She grew up with 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Her parents immigrated from Lebanon at a young age so growing up Catherine enjoyed Lebanese traditions and cuisine, sharing them with her own family when she got older. Catherine married Nick Abodeely when she was 30 years old and the couple have two sons, David and Tim. They have two granddaughters and two great granddaughters. Over the years Catherine has enjoyed being active in church, playing cards with her husband's cousins, cooking Lebanese food, and becoming an accomplished painter. Join us on Wednesday, July 25th at 2:00 pm to see Catherine demonstrate making one of her favorite dishes, Tabbouleh Salad! 


July Events

Patriotic Bell Choir Performance

Friday, July 6th at 3:00 pm in the Piano Lounge

Our resident bell choir, The Jingle Belles and Beau, will be performing various patriotic tunes in honor of Independence Day! Patriotic refreshments will be provided.


Music with Loco Lee!

Sunday, July 8th from 1-3:00 in the Skilled Dining Room

Join us for an afternoon of music and karaoke with Loco Lee! Loco Lee is a local train worker who loves to sing the blues during his time off the tracks! A variety of music genres are represented and fun is had by all!


Assisted Living Brunch

Friday, July 27th at 10:00 am. in our Assisted Living Facility

Invited friends and family of our Assisted Living tenants are invited to join us for this delicious complementary brunch! Please R.S.V.P. to Eva by Friday, July 20th at (319)-930-8768 or 


Coffee Club

Join us every Monday morning at 9:00 am for coffee and conversation! Hear more about The Gardens of Cedar Rapids, make new friends, and spend time just visiting! Free mug on your first visit!  



For more events be sure to take a look at our July calendar!


Regular Reminders


Meal Punch Cards

Planning to dine with us? We are looking forward to having you! We recently initiated a meal punch card system to improve our dining services. Meal punch cards can be purchased at our front desk and will be asked for by your server at the time of your meal. We appreciate a 24 hour notice of your visit. For questions, please see Amanda at our front desk. 


Labeling Laundry

Residents in our Long Term Care and Skilled Nursing facility need to clearly mark or label their laundry to ensure it is returned to its proper owner. For questions on how to properly label clothes, see Brenda our Housekeeping Manager. 



 July Birthdays

Ronald Rassmussen- July 10th

Mary Gudenkauf- July 11th 

Mae Kaestner- July 15th 

Leverne Rogen- July 18th 

Norma Glew- July 22nd 

Lila Trumpold- July 24th 


In Loving Memory

Father Donald Bruggeman

November 8th,1935- June 25th, 2018

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 
Jean Westerbeck Administrator      Ext.103 , 632-1476 
Amy Kubik-Hasley - Community Relations Director       Ext. 109 , 632-1477 
Mary McDaniel -DON LTC/Skilled      Ext. 107 , 632-1478 
Assisted Living DON      Ext. 106 , 632-1480 
Danielle Dillon- MDS Coordinator      Ext. 108 , 632-1488 
Eva Coblentz- Activities Director      Ext. 104 , 632-1479 
Matt Munyakazi- Restorative Nurse      Ext. 152 , 632-1487 
Kitchen      Ext. 105 , 632-1486 


Wishing you all a wonderful month!





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