Posts by: Ashley Wiederin

February 25, 2019

Doug Karl Performs at Legacy Pointe

Residents of The Village at Legacy Pointe enjoyed being serenaded by the stories and songs of Doug Karl.  He has been here a time or two before, but we loved him so much we’ve secured him for a regular rotation!

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February 25, 2019

March 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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February 22, 2019

Crafting Fun at The Village at Legacy Pointe

Monthly, if not twice monthly, we like to hold crafting sessions for residents. This past month, the Town Center residents wanted to pitch in and help with the centerpieces for the Independent Living dining room. They made Valentine colored paper flowers and they all looked beautiful!

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February 21, 2019

Legacy Pointe Bake Sale

Who doesn’t love sweets?!  The two days before Valentine’s Day, Legacy Pointe held a Bake Sale for which the proceeds would be donated to Watermark for Kids.  Staff and residents alike whipped up some of their favorite treats to offer to this great cause!  We had several wonderful resident volunteers that helped make this two […]

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February 15, 2019

Legacy Pointe Sweetheart Social

Legacy Pointe’s Marketing and Community Life Departments teamed up to host this year’s Sweetheart Social. The Beaver Creek Jazz Ensemble was gracious enough to create a small group from among their 35 person band to perform for us at the Sweetheart Social. Residents and prospects alike enjoyed the music, snacks, and atmosphere of the Sweetheart Social. It was […]

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February 15, 2019

Declutter to Help Others

Do you have too much stuff? You can declutter your home and help others thrive at the same time. As part of Watermark Retirement Communities, we’d like to help you make the most of your unwanted possessions. Check out these suggestions from Watermark and then contact us if you need help getting started. We’re always […]

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January 29, 2019

Cold Weather Safety Tips

We want everyone to be safe during this cold weather season. As part of Watermark Retirement Communities, we’d like to help you thrive by sharing a few cold weather safety tips. This article from Watermark and the National Institute on Aging offers useful information and advice to help you and your loved ones stay warm […]

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January 29, 2019

Noon Year’s Eve Celebration

Gardens residents celebrated New Years a little earlier in the day and discussed new years resolutions. Each resident chose a resolution and discussed how they could accomplish it!

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January 28, 2019

Wii Bowling Group

We recently got a Wii Bowling group together in The Inn, our Assisted Living neighborhood. The residents are really enjoying the challenge and look forward to increased hand-eye coordination and muscle strength. They enjoy helping each other learn and play this fun game.

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January 28, 2019

Theater Room Makeover – Come Check it Out!

Our Theater Room recently got a makeover which included a brand new sound system! Residents said the sound quality of their recent movie was extraordinary and the new ambiance was wonderful. Two thumbs way up!

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January 28, 2019

February 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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December 26, 2018

January 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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December 12, 2018

Quality time with Gigi

Community Life Director, Ashley, loves to bring her French bulldog, Gigi into work. The residents love reminiscing about the days when they owned dogs and enjoy the opportunity to interact with a dog again. Residents in The Springs get the opportunity to spend some one-on-one time with Gigi and help brush her fur. Gigi sure loves all the attention!

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December 11, 2018

Bean Bag Baseball World Series

Once again, the Waukee Warriors our bean bag baseball team comprised of Town Center and Inn residents, ventured off to compete in the Bean Bag Baseball World Series. We were blessed to walk away with 4th place out of a total of 18 teams participating. It was a long day, but the Warriors were happy to walk away […]

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December 11, 2018

Caroling in The Inn and The Springs

The residents of The Inn and The Springs were in for a treat when a group of Girl Scouts sang Christmas carols to them after they finished dinner. It was a spirited and merry way to finish off the evening!

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November 27, 2018

Starbucks Tasting Experience

On November 2nd, Legacy Pointe hosted a Starbucks coffee and treat demonstration/sampling. We packed the community room with residents, and staff, eager to hear the story behind some of Starbucks’ coffee as well as have a nice treat to pair with certain coffees. It was a fun time for all and residents are already asking when we […]

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November 27, 2018

Staff vs. Residents Bean Bag Baseball

In November, during the week of Thanksgiving, Legacy Pointe had a bye week for the Bean Bag Baseball League. So, in the absence of a game, the residents played the staff. This is the 3rd time the staff have played the residents and the series was tied with each having won one game. This time the staff were […]

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November 27, 2018

December 2018 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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November 6, 2018

We Salute Veterans

Words cannot express our appreciation of those who served our country. This Veteran’s Day at Watermark communities coast to coast, we continue our commitment to recording the advice, life lessons and video interviews of our veterans in residence. We welcome veterans, their families and friends to join us for our Veteran’s Day observations and upcoming […]

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October 22, 2018

November 2018 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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October 22, 2018

November’s Thriving Resident – Leonard O’Hair

Leonard O’Hair, Springs resident, is thriving!  Leonard grew up in Centerville, IA and attended high school there.  After graduation, Leonard attended the University of Iowa on scholarship for playing the trumpet, and obtained a Business degree, graduating in 1959. During his time at the University of Iowa, Leonard was lucky enough to be able to play and march in the Rose […]

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October 22, 2018

Legacy Pointe Annual Pool Tournament Champion

Town Center resident, Ken, is this years winner of the Legacy Pointe Annual Pool Tournament.  Ken can be found almost every day playing pool with friends here at Legacy Pointe.  He even helped facilitate, plan, and coordinate the event this year!  Congratulations, Ken!

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October 22, 2018

Fun in The Gardens

From Cadence the Beagle visiting to fun with hats, Gardens residents always have fun with Community Life Associate, Renee!

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October 22, 2018

Gone Fishin’

During Active Aging Week in September, Community Life Associates Juli and Renee, took Springs and Gardens residents out fishing. In October, Juli and two Springs residents decided to sneak out one last time while the weather was nice!  Even though they didn’t catch anything the residents had a wonderful time!

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October 22, 2018

A Special Visit from Lexi

Community Life Associate, Juli, was dog sitting her mom’s dog, Lexi, last week. Over the weekend she brought her by to visit with the residents.  As you can see by their faces, and Lexi’s, everyone had a great time!

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October 1, 2018

Active Aging Week

September 23rd through September 29th was Active Aging Week.  The Village at Legacy Pointe celebrated by hosting various activities for the residents to showcase that being active does not have to be restricted by your age or ability level! Check out some of the fun stuff we did this week!

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September 18, 2018

October’s Thriving Resident

Each month the Community Life team discusses residents who are thriving, and each month we pick one to discuss in our Newsletter.  For October that person was Dee, Inn resident.  Dee has lived at Legacy Pointe for a few years now and is very involved.  She is also the Card Bingo Caller on Tuesday and […]

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September 17, 2018

October 2018 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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September 17, 2018

The Springs likes to play Bingo!

Check out the crowd we had the other day playing bingo!  This is one of the biggest groups we have had.  Thanks to Community Life Associate, Juli, for corralling everyone and keeping the game fun.

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September 17, 2018

Craft Time

Our ladies sure do love to craft!  This past month we tried something new, painting rocks for our front doors.  We had some books to give us ideas of what to make.  Everyone got creative and we all ended up with interesting creations!

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August 22, 2018

Crafting in The Gardens

Gardens residents had some fun and got creative this week. Community Life Associate, Renee, likes to come up with creative crafts for the residents to do, that aren’t too hard. Renee says she isn’t the craftiest, but she has fun creating memories with the residents!

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August 20, 2018

Saturday Card Game

Inn residents enjoy their card games, we play several throughout the week, but it is always fun to have an extra game played on the weekend.  Community Life Associate, Renee, led these ladies in an afternoon game of Kings in the Corner on a Saturday afternoon.

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August 20, 2018

September 2018 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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July 30, 2018

We love to shop!

TJMaxx and Trader Joe’s didn’t expect this fun bunch! Town Center residents (from left to right) Gloria, Eleanor, Char, JoAnn, and LaVonne.  We had a wonderful time shopping away!

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July 30, 2018

Giving back to the Community

Residents from the Village at Legacy Pointe came together to make fleece tie blankets to donate to a local children’s cause. Here are some pictures of us having fun while doing it!

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July 30, 2018

August 2018 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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July 23, 2018

Brain Fitness Fun

Headbanz is a fun game that Inn residents are really learning to enjoy. Not only is it fun, but this game is great for brain fitness. In this game, one person holds a card (either where they can’t see it or on a headband) and everyone else gives them clues as to what the card says. It is […]

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July 23, 2018

New Balance Exercise Class

Residents are able to partake in several options for exercise class in The Town Center. This new class offers specific work on balance and posture! We will work on core strength as well. It is a fun time for all who join in and we enjoy seeing the progress residents are making.

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June 29, 2018

Cadence the Beagle Visits The Gardens

Cadence the Beagle visited residents of The Gardens last week and residents absolutely love her! It is a nice change to their day and some even reminisced about the days when they had a dog, or the dogs they used to own, or other pets! It was a great time for residents!

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June 19, 2018

Welcome New Community Life Associates

Over the last couple of months we have welcomed some new faces to the Community Life Department and we are very excited to have them here. Renee Murray is now our Associate over in The Gardens and she does a wonderful job with programming, keeping the residents active and thriving!  Renee joined the team in […]

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June 19, 2018

Father’s Day Celebration

On Friday, July 15th we celebrated Father’s Day with Brews and Bingo. There were a variety of cold beverages available for our gentlemen, including beer as well as other options, and we all played card bingo!  It was nice for the men to have their own little celebration and relax, reminisce, and discuss the upcoming holiday […]

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June 12, 2018

National Nursing Home Week Adventures

National Nursing Home Week was in May and we finally got all of our pictures pulled together after a fun-filled week!  Take a look at some of the things we did during the week!

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June 12, 2018

I-Cubs Game Outing

On June 6th, Legacy Pointe took several residents from all neighborhoods of the community, a couple of their family members, and three staff members to an afternoon baseball game at Principal Park to watch the I-Cubs win! It was a hot and muggy afternoon, but our seats were in the shade so we had a great […]

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May 31, 2018

June 2018 Calendar of Offerings

Here you will find the calendar of events for the Town Center, The Inn, The Gardens and The Springs. It should be a fun June! There have already been a few additions to the calendar since we sent it off for printing, so keep your eyes out for updated events posted to our blog.

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May 21, 2018

Heartbeat Hand Bell Choir Performance

Our residents love the Heartbeat Hand Bell Choir. They normally perform two times per year at The Village at Legacy Pointe, once during the holiday season and once during the spring. The residents always look forward to their performances!

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May 18, 2018

April Showers Brought May Flowers

This week has been a busy week at The Village at Legacy Pointe. Everyone hah flowers on the mind! The Gardens residents planted some flowers in their garden and Town Center residents had their flower arranging club. We are excited about spring and summer here at Legacy Pointe!

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May 16, 2018

Rejuvenation Wednesday

Wednesday is manicure day at The Village at Legacy Pointe! It’s always fun to get a fresh coat of paint on your nails especially with the warmer weather. Here are a few ladies who stopped by to get a touch up!

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May 15, 2018

Spring Bean Bag Baseball World Series

In the fall, The Village at Legacy Pointe was the winner of the Bean Bag World Series. This Spring, we ended up getting 4th. There were a total of 17 teams that started the season and 16 arrived to play at the World Series on Tuesday, May 15th. We took 10 residents from The Inn and The Town […]

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May 10, 2018

ARL Therapy Dog, Bentley, comes for a visit!

Bentley, a toy poodle, came to visit residents on this past Saturday, and the residents really loved the visit! Bentley and her owner plan to come back May 19th and we already have a couple of dates set for June for her to come back!

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May 10, 2018

Men’s Breakfast Club

The Town Center residents, from our independent living neighborhood, are enjoying our monthly breakfast outing! Currently we have 3, but we are hoping to continue to grow the group. This month we tried Jimmy’s Egg, next month we plan to go to IHOP!

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May 10, 2018

Bean Bag Baseball – Staff vs. Residents

Legacy Pointe loves to play bean bag baseball, we had a bye week this week and next week play in the World Series. So to keep the competitive spirit up, the Legacy Pointe Warriors challenged the staff! It was a fun and exciting game with the staff narrowly defeating the Warriors. A rematch is planned for later this […]

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April 30, 2018

Saturday Entertainment by Side by Side Duo

A new duo, Side by Side Duo, performed at The Village at Legacy Pointe. This group has been singing together for about a year and this is their first appearance at Legacy Pointe. They played some great songs that the residents knew, loved, and sang along with! It was a great way to enjoy the afternoon!

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April 30, 2018

May 2018 Calendar of Offerings

May is just around the corner and here is the calendar of events and offerings for all four levels of care at The Village at Legacy Pointe

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April 30, 2018

Dermatology Discussion

Town Center resident Faye Smith’s daughter-in-law, Angela, visited The Village at Legacy Pointe on Thursday, April 26th to hold a discussion about Rodan and Fields, a skincare company. It was very informational and the residents enjoyed sampling some of the products.

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April 26, 2018

Legacy Pointe Prom

The Village at Legacy Pointe residents enjoyed an evening of fun, food, photos, and dancing as we celebrated Prom on Saturday, April 21, 2018! Beaver Creek Ensemble serenaded us while we enjoyed beverages and snacks, as well as a photo booth. Here are a few pictures that were taken at the prom. All the pictures will be […]

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March 26, 2018

Spring is almost here at Legacy Pointe!

We got tired of the gloomy, dreary weather and decided to making some spring inspired wreaths!  The ladies of the Inn and Town Center enjoyed this craft and are looking forward to more crafts like this in the future!

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March 22, 2018

Bean Bag Baseball Begins

The spring league of bean bag baseball has begun and the Legacy Pointe Waukee Warriors are 2-0 so far! After being the World Series Champions last fall we are excited to come back out and compete to retain our title!  We also got new jerseys this year. They are purple button down baseball jerseys that will be […]

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March 20, 2018

Flower Arranging Club

The Village at Legacy Pointe has started up a Flower Arranging Club for Town Center, Town Homes, and The Inn residents! It was a small group this first go around, but we hope to see it blossom! Once a month we will hold this group to arrange 3-4 vases of flowers to decorate the Town Center and […]

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March 16, 2018

Canvas Painting Class

On Thursday, March 15th, we held our first Canvas Painting class with Waukee Chamber Member and owner of Sunflower Fine Art, Tingting Shao. The residents really enjoyed this hands on experience and got to let their creative juices flow!

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March 9, 2018

A Fun-Filled Week at The Village at Legacy Pointe

This week The Village at Legacy Pointe had a lot going on! Our first Brain Fit class with Home Care Assistance took place, we had a visit with the Therapy Cat again, The Gardens had a St. Patrick’s Day craft project, a Premier Jewelry vendor stopped by allowing residents to shop from the comfort of their […]

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March 7, 2018

Brain Fit with Home Care Assistance

As we age our brain health and cognitive abilities tend to decline, but there are ways we can try to combat this. Home Care Assistance is offering a 6 week Brain Fit program (Cognitive Therapeutics) at The Village at Legacy Pointe. Each week there is a different focus, so far we have had one session and the […]

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March 7, 2018

Waukee Middle School Jazz Band Performance

The last few years the Waukee Middle School Jazz Band has come to perform at The Village at Legacy Pointe and the residents always enjoy hearing them perform. It is a highlight every year for the residents!

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March 6, 2018

Therapy Animals Bring Smiles to Residents at The Village at Legacy Pointe

At the Village at Legacy Pointe we try to offer more than just your normal, expected, selection of activities for residents to participate in. Recently, we were able to set up a weekly cat therapy visit through the ARL to visit residents in The Springs. Dennis, ARL Volunteer, brings one of his two certified therapy cats every Wednesday […]

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February 20, 2018

The Village at Legacy Pointe Olympics

We were excited to host our very own Olympics on February 19th! The residents and staff alike have been inspired by the athletic feats during the Olympics and decided to arrange for a senior friendly version! Residents got the chance to participate in Bean Bag Toss, Shuffle Board, or Ring Toss.  Scores were tallied, and residents were […]

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February 14, 2018

Mardi Gras Celebration

Legacy Pointe hosted a Mardi Gras party on Monday, February 12th. The residents enjoyed the festive decorations, the colorful treats, and the fun hats and face masks to wear!

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February 2, 2018

Iowa Historical Museum Outing

Residents from The Gardens and The Town Center visited the Iowa State Historical Museum on Wednesday January 31st. The museum features 3 stories filled with the history of Iowa. We only made it through the first story, so we are planning a trip back in the near future!

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January 22, 2018

Trip to the Des Moines Botanical Center

Residents from The Town Center, Inn, Springs and Gardens bundled up and went for an afternoon outing to the Botanical Center. The residents enjoyed seeing the beautiful array of flowers and plants that the botanical center has to offer.

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January 15, 2018

Exercise For All!

We take being physically active very seriously at The Village at Legacy Pointe. Five days per week, each area of the community has some form of physical offering for residents. Not only does it help to keep our residents limber, but it helps to keep them alert and engaged.

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January 15, 2018

Legacy Pointe Residents Enjoy Happy Hour

Every other week, residents at The Village at Legacy Pointe enjoy happy hour! Chicken wings as well as cheese and crackers are available for snacking on. There are also beverages served to each residents’ liking.

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December 28, 2017

January 2018 Community Life Calendars

The Village at Legacy Pointe is excited to start off the New Year and we have a lot planned for January. Please find the calendar of events for all levels of care and check out all the interesting and exciting offerings for the month! Keep checking the blog posts for more information about the events listed in […]

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December 28, 2017

Residents of The Village at Legacy Pointe are Bean Bag Baseball Champions!

In mid December, residents of The Village at Legacy Pointe traveled to a nearby church to participate in the second annual Bean Bag Baseball World Series. On the day of the event, 12 teams arrived to participate in a single elimination tournament. At the end of the day The Village at Legacy Pointe was victorious!  The team […]

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December 11, 2017

Winter Crafting

Residents of The Village at Legacy Pointe enjoy their craft time! This past week residents of The Inn and The Town Center enjoyed making their festive creations!

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November 21, 2017

Trip to the Military Museum at Camp Dodge

The residents of The Village at Legacy Pointe took a trip to Johnston, IA to visit the Military Museum. Several residents in attendance were also veterans, or spouses of veterans, and enjoyed viewing the variety of displays that the museum had to offer.

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November 14, 2017

Veterans Day at The Village at Legacy Pointe!

In honor of Veterans Day, The Village at Legacy Pointe celebrated on Friday, November 10th.  Suncrest Hospice provided certificates and pins for all of our veterans. There was also a short play performed by one of Suncrest’s volunteers. The residents, and all who attended, enjoyed the display of patriotism which Suncrest provided.

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