July is in full swing at The Village at Legacy Pointe. Check out this month’s Thrive Newsletters and Calendars for each level of care.
Posts by: Mary Tapps
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 […]
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 […]
Whether you enjoy indoor or outdoor activities we have plenty to do at The Village at Legacy Pointe! Make sure to stop by and join in the fun!
The Village at Legacy Pointe is happy to feature Independent Living resident, LaVonne Davis. Born 1932 in Illinois on a family farm, LaVonne met her husband Dan at the Coliseum Ballroom during a square dance. Married in 1968, Dan and LaVonne lived on a farm where they raised their two daughters, Lisa and Darcy. After the […]
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 […]
April showers bring May flowers!
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 […]
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 […]
We are ready for Spring and April! Join us for a class or two!
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!
“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 […]
Make sure to check out all the fun things we are doing in March. March is National Sleep Awareness Month, we will be hosting an in service on a goodnights sleep here at The Village at Legacy Pointe!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Here are the Thrive Newsletters and Calendars! Things are heating up for February!
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. […]
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 […]
New Year! New Activities! Lots of Fun! Take a look at our calendars for the New Year and try something new!
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 […]
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 […]
Come join in! We have many activities for November!
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hot off the press! October Thrive Newsletter and Calendars!
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 […]
September is in full swing here at The Village at Legacy Pointe! Of course we started the month off with a big Happy Hour! Come join in the fun!
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 […]
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 […]