Posts by: Mary Tapps

June 26, 2017

Seven Dimensions of Wellness

Summer can sometimes prove to be a difficult season to continue working on our Seven Dimensions of Wellness. Here are some tips to help you enjoy a fun, safe, and healthy summer. Physical: Stay hydrated! Drink plenty of water. Also, make time to join in on an exercise class, or two. Social: Stay social! Join […]

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June 26, 2017

Thriving Resident – Helen Bowen

Our thriving resident for the month of July is Helen Bowen, or as she may introduce herself, “Helen of Troy”. Helen was born and raised in East Los Angeles. Her father was a boxer and mother, a jack of all trades as she made their clothes, always had a very large garden, and was a […]

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May 26, 2017

Resident Art Show

Last week we had the joy of being able to hold a Resident Art Show featuring 10 individuals who had submitted various pieces of artwork. All submissions to the art show had an opportunity to be entered for a chance to be featured in the 2018 Expressions Calendar. Artists included wood workers, needlepoint workers, painters, and ceramic artists. Not only […]

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April 18, 2017

Watermark for Kids – Quintin Goes To Washington D.C.

Committed to helping underserved kids thrive. Watermark for Kids is a non-profit organization committed to empowering underserved kids to express their character, leadership, creativity, compassion and spirit – to express their true selves and thrive. This year, The Village at Legacy Pointe has sponsored local Waukee Junior High student Quintin to further his education. This trip […]

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April 18, 2017

“Fly Me To The Moon” 2017 Prom

Fly Me To The Moon! April is the month of Prom and of course The Village at Legacy Pointe didn’t want to be left out! Residents were invited to a magical evening of music, food and fun. Music by the Beaver Creek Jazz Band played all our favorites of Glenn Miller while the management team […]

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March 9, 2017

Jazz Band is the Legacy Style

We loved that the 8th Grade Waukee Jazz Band came out to play for our residents yesterday! What a fun way to spend a Wednesday afternoon!

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March 7, 2017

Learn something new!

“Learn something new!” This is what artist Jane Wright encouraged us to do as she finished her presentation on Saturday afternoon. Jane encouraged all the men and women that attended her program to learn anything! Find something you look forward to each day! Jane visited Legacy Pointe to teach the technique of painting on porcelain or […]

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February 22, 2017

The Price is Right Legacy Style!

Community Life along with the help of the Marketing Team hosted a Valentine’s Day themed Price is Right for all the residents. Throw Your Heart, Putt of Love, and Don’t Go Breaking My Heart were just some of the games that our contestants were able to participate in! With 60 residents attending, everyone had an equal […]

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February 2, 2017

Meet Our New Dietary Manager, Sarah Winchell

We are excited to announce Sarah Winchell as the new Dietary Manager for The Village of Legacy Pointe. Sarah grew up in Van Meter, Iowa with her 2 younger brothers and 5 stepbrothers and sisters. Sarah comes to us with a great deal of experience as she received her degree in Culinary Arts through the […]

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January 23, 2017

Thriving Residents – Glenn and Joann Smith

Our thriving residents for the month of February are Glenn and Joann Smith, both Independent Living residents. Glenn and Joann met while living in the same apartment building in Cedar Rapids in 1950 and were married by September of 1952. At the time, Joann was a secretary of a parks manager and Glenn was the […]

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January 4, 2017

Thriving Residents! Ray and Margie Seeger!

Our Thriving residents for the month of January are Ray and Margie Seegers. One autumn during college, Ray and his brother took a break from helping their parents move and headed to the local roller rink. While there, Ray met his wife of 62 years, Marge. After their initial meeting, Ray returned to college and Marge finished high school. […]

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January 4, 2017

Unity Point Ensemble Concert

We had a great time with the Unity Point Ensemble this December. This group comes to us from one of the Unity Points located in Des Moines, spreading the sounds of Christmas and holiday spirit! For this concert we had the largest musical turn out at 65 people! Unity Point plays at The Village at […]

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November 28, 2016

Residents Give Back to the Community

Here at The Village at Legacy Pointe we operate on 6 principles, one of which is Come from Abundance. We help our residents give back to the community by providing volunteer opportunities in and outside of the community. Featured in the pictures below, residents helped Meals for the Heartland put expiration dates on meal bags. We […]

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November 9, 2016

Blast from the Past

Independent Living and Assisted Living residents enjoyed a blast from the past with the entertainment styles of Aaron Shoemaker on Tuesday evening. Songs from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Elvis Presley were sung. We sang, we danced and we had a good laugh. Aaron worked the room shaking hands with the gentlemen and singing to the ladies. This really […]

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October 26, 2016

Thrive Story – Resident Irv Denker

Irv Denker is a skilled carpenter, he has always loved building and shaping things out of wood. You can catch him in the community shop building model trains.

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October 26, 2016

Finding Family Through the Game of Baseball

One of the main reasons Community Life is so important in our community is because of the connections and friendships you make along the way. That is precisely the reason that we joined the local Beanbag Baseball League in the Des Moines Area. It creates exercise, competition, friendship and teamwork, but what we didn’t expect […]

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September 29, 2016

Introducing Thrive Dining™

Soon we will be offering Thrive Dining™ at The Village at Legacy Pointe. What is Thrive Dining™ you ask? Thrive Dining™ brings the joy back to dining for individuals living with physical and cognitive changes. “The magic of Thrive Dining™ is that we can use our own, high quality, freshly prepared menu items and transform them […]

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September 28, 2016

In Search of the City’s Greatest Pizza!!

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 […]

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September 26, 2016

The Legacy Walkers

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more that 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s! We at The Village at Legacy Pointe wanted to help support the association in finding a cure. The walk was hosted on September 17th, and over 2,000 participants joined up for the same cause! The Legacy Walkers was a combination of […]

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August 26, 2016

Growing Our Own

When the residents in The Springs planted their vegetable garden, they anxiously awaited the profit of their hard work. What they did not expect was to grow so many tomatoes. Many of our residents grew up farming and many had gardens of their own at home. Their experience and patience shows in the abundance of […]

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August 26, 2016

Associate Thrive Award Recipients

Once in a blue moon you come across an associate that goes above and beyond, someone that goes the extra mile for other associates and residents. Here at The Village at Legacy Pointe we are honored to have three associates who radiated thriving in everything they do. On Tuesday, August 23rd, Rujka Mehic and Jessica […]

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