We had a special Mothers Day this year despite the COVID-19 virus!
Elvis stopped by and donned his PPE to help deliver flowers to all the mom’s in the care center and apartments.
Thanks to Girl Scout Troop 1304 from Hills Elementary. Leader Cassie Putney and her daughter, Maddie, brought the flowers on behalf of the troop, to give to all the mom’s.
The beautiful arrangements came from Julie’s Fountain of Flowers in Lone Tree.
The Girl Scouts also made cards for the residents.
Elvis did need a little help making his way through the building and handing out the flowers!
He really loved all the pretty flowers in our Atrium!
In these unprecedented times, communities have become creative.
Since we cannot have Mass in our chapel right now, Father Mike Spiekermeier and Carol Kaalberg were kind enough to come over for an outdoor prayer service at the front of our building.
Apartment residents lined the sidewalk and Care Center residents sat at their windows.
Scripture was read, prayers were recited and hymns were sung.
Thanks Father Mike and Carol, it lifted our spirits!
We had the pleasure of having three amazing jazz musicians play for us last weekend!
Dick Watson was on piano, Beldon Bullock played bass guitar, and Ray Blue was on saxophone.
The performance was funded by The Jazz Foundation of America, which makes music programs possible in schools and nursing homes.
A big thanks to the foundation and musicians for entertaining us!
We celebrated Paul Bunyan, the giant lumberjack known for hacking his way through America’s forests, and shaping many mountains, lakes and rivers along the way.
We had a menu that Paul and his big blue ox, Babe, would be proud of.
Then we had fun with some masks!
And finished the day with a game of Tic-Tac-Toe!
Did you go to a Super Bowl party last weekend? Our employees had a Super Bowl party at Atrium Village!
We had lots of goodies and a chili cook-off!
Thank You to Wild Prairie Winds, a Wind Quintet from the University of Iowa.
They were so kind to come and play for us!
The quintet are all graduate students at the University of Iowa.
They play the flute, clarinet, oboe, horn, and bassoon.
Jamie Smelser brought the Royals 7th grade girls basketball team from Coralville, to celebrate Christmas early with us.
They brought snacks and gifts for our Care Center Residents.
They played some holiday music for us and we all sang carols.
Thanks for stopping by, girls!
Elvis dropped by for a visit and entertain us with a concert of his biggest hits!
The ladies really loved him!