We Salute Our Veterans on Veterans Day

This Veterans Day, we took time to honor the veterans we have here at Atrium Village,  and remember the heroes who have passed on.

Some of our Veterans brought their military memorabilia and photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our very own Director of Nursing, Terry, is a veteran.  She served in the army for 22 years.

 

 

 

 

Here is a few more of our resident vets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween Was Spooktacular at Atrium Village This Year!

Happy Halloween to all!  We had a very fun Halloween at Atrium Village this year!

 

We saw a variety of fun and spooky costumes in the afternoon when Hills Elementary paraded through our building.

 

 

In the evening we had a Chili supper, with some yummy home-made sugar cookies from the Teddy Bear Bakery.

 

 

 

 

We then settled in with our candy to hand out to the evening trick or treaters.

Here are some pictures of the night!

 

 

Our Beautiful Fall Display

 

Thanks to a thoughtful daughter of a couple in our Care Center and a fellow Hills business, Eldon Stutsman, Inc., we have a gorgeous display of pumpkins, gourds and mums in front of our building.

Stutsman, Inc. gave us the mums and Charlotte brought the pumpkins and gourds and arranged them beautifully.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to all!  

Fire Extinguisher Training

Every year all the employees of Atrium Village have training on fire extinguishers so we can ensure that we know how to handle a fire emergency and keep our residents safe.

 

 

 

First we learned about the different types of fire extinguishers and when to use them.  After that we went outside and got a chance to put out a fire!

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to the Hills Fire Department for taking the time to come and train us!

Go Team! It’s Iowa vs. Iowa State!

 

It’s that time of year again – Iowa vs. Iowa State!  The great football rivalry continues!

We decided to put on our black & gold and red & gold and have a tailgate party!

Hawkeye fans Beckie, Tracy & Anita with proud cyclone Kristine

 

 

 

We had little smokies in barbecue sauce, crackers, cheese and spinach dip, and chips & salsa, and iced tea & lemonade to drink.  Your choice of hawkeye or cyclone plate and napkin!

 

 

We had a couple contests as well.  See how well you do:

 

               Answers are below!

 

 

(Answers:   1. 1894 – October 1st, Iowa State won 16 to 8.     2. Iowa won 42 to    3.  Cy-Hawk Trophy    Number of kernals: 1800)

 

 

Butterflies in our Atrium

Today we let our butterflies go in our Atrium.  We had watched them morph from caterpillar to beautiful monarch butterfly.

We started with 5 caterpillars, all of them successfully formed their chrysalis, and within 10 days the butterflies emerged.

We had sightings of the butterflies for several days after.

Iowa State Fair 2017

 

Since we could not go to the State Fair this year, we brought the State Fair to Atrium Village!

We watched the great coverage on IPTV of the Iowa State Fair and enjoyed some traditional fair food.

Check out our spread; which included ice cream sandwiches, mini corn-dogs, fried twinkies and popcorn.

Thanks to our cook Michelle for helping out!