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)



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!

International Cat Day

International Cat Day

August 8th is officially International Cat Day.  We had a fun “Cat Day” at Atrium Village with a visit from Oreo; a long-hair black cat with a white belly and white paws. She is one fluffy cookie!

We also had a cat picture contest!  The staff brought in pictures of their favorite feline’s from home.  Here is a few photos that were submitted:

Macey, owned by Tracy, our Office Manager
Peanut, owned by Amanda, our Dietary Director
Whiskers, owned by Rachel, our Dietary Aide


Stumptown Tractor Ride

We had a great view of the second annual Stumptown Tractor Ride today.  They took a little detour off Main Street in Hills to drive by Atrium Village.






There were over 100 tractors in this parade, and a few even drove through our front entrance!  Thanks to the Eastern Iowa Sledheads for sponsoring this fun event!

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day to everyone!  We had a fun 4th of July at Atrium Village.  The residents especially enjoyed the annual Hills Parade which comes right by our facility!

We lined up on Third Street, in a nice shady spot, for a great view of the parade








Marcia watches the tractors in the parade go by





Father Mike, who celebrates Mass daily in our chapel, on St. Joseph’s float

Happy Fathers Day!

Our dad’s had some fun for Father’s Day today. We brought in a fishing boat in the morning for the guys to check out.

Dale admiring the fishing boat




Ken and Jack reliving their fishing days










In the afternoon the dad’s enjoyed their special day with cheese, crackers and drinks, while watching the Cubs play!

Ken and Dwight watching the Cubbies


Observance of Flag Day

June 14th is an important day to us, it’s Flag Day. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

The Lone Tree American Legion, Post 457 came for a Flag Day ceremony.




A legion member shakes the hand of one of our vets

We enjoyed coffee and refreshments after.


We had the luck of having a Tractorcade travel right by Atrium Village today.  A variety of tractors raising money for the Iowa Mennonite Relief Sale made their way through Hills.  We gathered out front to watch them go by




After we went inside and enjoyed an afternoon with Lyle Beaver.



It was a fun way to spend a Friday afternoon!