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!

 

 

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