One of the greatest things about living so close to everything in Des Moines is the access to some great food, especially pizza! Our Independent Living residents are in search for the city’s greatest pizza place and this was our first stop! Trying to get out and about is one of the many fun things […]
Category: Out and About
Residents made two trips to a local Waukee daycare where they spent time reading to 4 and 5 year olds. The children were so excited for the residents to read to them that they could hardly sit still. After the reading concluded, the children sang songs and used sign language which highly impressed our residents! […]
On June 25th, the memory care residents went on their extraordinary outing. We took a trip to Big Creek State Park and enjoyed watching other people fish because the residents decided that was more fun then actually doing the fishing themselves. The two young boys caught ten blue gills and two big mouth bass and the residents where […]
On June 16th Lisa Knapp, Community Life Director, had the privilege of taking the skilled nursing residents on a fishing and picnic outing. During the all day adventure (leaving at 9:30 a.m. and returning at 3:00 p.m.) the residents enjoyed their time out in the sun and casting their fishing lines into the water. Unfortunately, we did not […]
Our residents in Independent Living had the pleasure taking a tour of the KCCI Television Station. We were fortunate enough to meet Metinka Slater, one of the meteorologists. The residents where very excited to have their picture taken with her. The residents had an opportunity to stand on the green screen and give a weather forecast. Thank goodness […]
In October we took are residents from The Gardens on a drive to visit where John Wayne was born and the Cover Bridges of Madison County. Our residents enjoyed themselves and couldn’t believe how beautiful the cover bridges where.