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Happy Birthday and Anniversary!

Jan 2, 2019 — Resident Birthdays Jackie M. Twila M. Theresa S. John H. Vicki Ralph Christina Employee Birthdays Tanya Chris Lesley Jennifer Jordan Melissa C. Employee Anniversaries Amanda, 1 yr Katie T., 4 yr Lisa, 1 yr Geneen, 1 yr Becky, 3 yrs

Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Nov 28, 2018 — What makes January 1st such a special time to make a change in our lives, and why can it be so difficult to maintain that change? There are a number of key reasons that apply to some, if not all, of the broken resolutions. We are not being realistic when we make the commitment. Everyone... Read More

Resident Spotlight

Nov 28, 2018 — Randy has lived at Granger Nursing and Rehab for five years and has been a great addition to our family. Randy enjoys keeping himself busy with activities and listening to music in his room.  A few of Randy’s favorite things to do are playing cards and bingo, making crafts, and enjoying social parties and games. One... Read More

Holiday Ornament Crafts

Nov 28, 2018 — Whimsical Light Bulb Reindeer You will need: One used light bulb Brown felt cloth or fun foam Acrylic paints and brushes Ribbon 1 small red pom-pom Glue First, paint the light bulb brown. Set aside and let dry. Once the brown paint on the light bulb has dried completely, use a paint brush to paint... Read More

Employee of the Month

Nov 28, 2018 — Carlos has been our Dietary Manager for four months. Before that he worked here as a dietary aide. When Carlos fist started working for the company his title was traveling dietary aide. He has traveled to South Dakota, Minnesota and all over Iowa helping out. In Carlo’s spare time, he enjoys spending time with his dogs, Teddy... Read More

Give Yourself the Gift of Sleep

Nov 28, 2018 — The holidays bring extra demands—shopping for gifts, party preparation, wrapping the gifts—and it’s easy to see why many people are more sleep-deprived than ever this time of year. Here are some suggestions for better sleep during the holiday season: Take time to relax. Even if you have a lot to do, allow yourself to stop... Read More

Activity Highlights for December

Nov 28, 2018 — December 1st: Children’s dance team to perform December 6th and 13th: Jolly Holiday Lights outing December 11th: Christmas Line Dancers performing December 13th: 12 Days of Christmas Party December 18th: Making Ugly Christmas Sweaters December 20th: Christmas Party and ugly sweater contest December 24th: Decorating Christmas cookies December 31st: New Year’s Eve Party

Celebrating Success

Oct 29, 2018 — Cheryl admitted to Granger Nursing and Rehab following a hip fracture and has been a resident for the last two months. She has built incredible friendships with her peers and once cleared to begin therapies, Cheryl participated in a multidisciplinary therapy program. She utilized the stairs and bike for cardio, our Omnicycle to build strength,... Read More

Pet Therapy

Oct 29, 2018 — Everyone is in love with our newest family members which happen to be two small parakeets. Many residents are trying to get them to talk by sitting next to them and repeating expressions, such as “pretty bird” “hello”, and “Polly want a cracker.” So far the birds have not spoken any words, but they do... Read More

Resident Memories

Oct 29, 2018 — When John was a youngster he enjoyed going trick or treating every year with his teachers and a group of kids from school. They always had fun going from house to house telling jokes to all the home-owners. He said they usually went to the Drake area where they would always find the best candy... Read More