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Therapeutic Activities May Help Memory Loss Patients

Jul 31, 2019 — Many people understand that FDA-approved prescription medication may help slow the progression of the memory loss, but did you know that caregivers can complement treatment with activities that may help reconnect their loved ones to daily life? “In addition to obtaining a diagnosis and beginning medication, it’s important that caregivers plan activities to share with... Read More

Flowers – One of Life’s Small Pleasures

Jul 31, 2019 — Everyone loves to get flowers – they’re a great gift that you can put on display in your house, reminding you for a week or so of the person who gave them to you. More than that, they can be beautiful things in themselves, even if you buy them for yourself. Today you can order... Read More

Staff of the Month

Jul 31, 2019 — Born in Des Moines. Lived here my whole life. My Birthday is 3/17 St Patrick’s Day. I have 2 grandkids. I love to shop & Antique shop. Married 28 years.

Featured Resident: Sue H.

Jul 31, 2019 — Sue H. was born on 11-27 in Cedar Rapids, Ia. She has 3 children of her own, and 1 step child. She enjoys playing bingo, making jewelry and drawing pictures, which she is very talented. She enjoys being with others.

August Chef Select: A Southwest Fiesta

Jul 31, 2019 — Appetizer: Tomato Avocado Salad Entrées: Chicken Fajita Or Pork Carnitas Sides: Refried Beans Fiesta Corn Green Chili Rice Dessert: Sopapillas

Celebrate Friendship Day

Jul 31, 2019 — In 1935 the first Sunday of August was proclaimed the first annual Friendship Day. This year Friendship Day falls on Sunday, August 4th. The celebration of Friendship Day has became an annual event in the United Sates. Over the years this tradition spread to other countries and they also started celebrating this day with much... Read More

Success Story: James

Jun 30, 2019 — James admitted to Granger Nursing and Rehabilitation with non-weight bearing status of his right leg which limited his function with walking, transfers, and ADLs. Once he was able to bear weight on his right leg he was able to wear his prosthetic leg. Upon initiating his walking program, he was on the fast track to... Read More

Fun in the Sun

Jun 30, 2019 — Granger team members and families enjoyed participating in the Woodward Days parade in June. Our theme was “Fun in the Sun” and we distributed numerous beach balls, Hawaiian leis, and countless pieces of candy to spectators. We love engaging with our local communities who support us at these staple community events. The events always provide... Read More

July 20: 50 Year Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Jun 30, 2019 — Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, people across America stopped to watch their TVs in awe as an event that only seemed possible in science fiction movies happened on screen— Apollo 11, carrying three astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins, landed on the moon. With a captive audience thousands of miles... Read More

Welcome Cubbie

Jun 30, 2019 — Residents were pleased to receive a visit from Iowa’s Minor League Baseball team’s mascot, Cubbie. Cubbie visited each resident room and team member office and received numerous requests for hugs, pictures, and autographs. Cubbie’s appearance brightened our residents’ day and we are thankful for the Iowa Cubs partnership in making this happen