January 2015

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Happy New Year!

Another year has passed. The world has seen good times and bad… hopefully more of the good! I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas with family and friends. The past few months have been busy times for all. Now it’s time to get back to our day to day lives.

As a new year begins, we’d like to take a look back at Danville Care Center’s 2014. We’d also like to announce the Newsletter will become a bi-monthly publication… every other month. We’d like to thank everyone for all you’ve done to help make 2014 a successful year at Danville Care Center and look forward to seeing all of you in 2015.

So let’s take a look back at some of the fun we’ve had this past year. Stay tuned. There’s more activities, outings and fun for all in 2015! Reminyl delivery

In the Spotlight!

A couple of months ago, I met these special ladies and would like to share their stories with or readers.

Susan and Barb Rhum are mother and daughter who have been with us for almost a year now. They came to Danville Care Center from West Burlington. In addition to her daughter Barb, Susan also has a son in Keokuk as well ad identical twin sons, 1 granddaughter, 4 step grandchildren and 2 step great-grandchildren!

After finishing high school, Susan got her 2 year degree at SCC. She later worked at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant for 30 years where she served as a Union Steward. In that capacity, she attended the 1980 Democratic National Convention and was interviewed by ABC News. She also met some of the Kennedy family. She remembers Maria Schriver as being a “very sweetAi??person”. When her job ended with IAAP, Susan worked serving school lunches for elementary students.

These days Susan spends time making her own crochet patterns to create beautiful Afghans. On a Saturday you may find her listening to Gospel music and watching the Lawrence Welk show.

Barb has lived in the Burlington area all her life. She worked at Perkins for more thanAi??30 years as a baker and dishwasher. She enjoyed her time there and liked her bosses and meeting with customers. She is an avid wrestling fan, withAi??John Cena being her favorite. She also enjoys spending time playing solitaire and games on her iPad.

Both ladies loved the visits from this year’s Trick-or-Treaters and enjoy doing crafts with the activity department. They also like playingAi??Bingo for Bucks, (play money), where they may use their dollars to win auction items. A bottle of shampoo can go for $20,000! They are looking forward to the upcoming Holiday Season and the visits and entertainment provided by the local schools, choirs and other groups.

Holiday Open House

The Christmas Season / Holiday Open House was a huge success! Family and friends of Danville Care Center’s residents spent time reminiscing, visiting and snacking on goodies.

The Year in Review

Veteran’s Day Observed.

Danville Care Center proudly recognized our resident Veterans with a ceremony complete with Certificates of Appreciation and a speech given by Commander Sergeant Major John S. Gittings of Burlington.

Certificates were given to Thomas Lindhoff, Harold Luecking, Stoney Jackson and Kenny Waring.

To all military men and women — past, present and future — Thank you for your service!

Thanksgiving Dinner

Danville Care Center hosted Thanksgiving Dinner for residents, their families and friends. It was a great day for a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner to give thanks and spend time with loved ones.

Trick or Treat

In October we brought Halloween fun back to Danville Care Center after being gone for years! The Trick-or-Treaters were given over 2000 pieces of candy and other items! After a scary visit through the Haunted House, visitors enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate and cookies with residents and staff. We look forward to 2015 as we anticipate double the number of kids and fun!

Founders Day 2014

We were well represented in Danville’s Founders Day Celebration Parade by Joan and residents riding in a beautiful classic car. Everyone had a great time and is looking forward to next year’s event.

New Vans

Two vans were purchased for the convenience of residents.

Redecorating Fun

2014 was also the time for some redecorating. Many common areas of the center were adorned withAi??vibrant, cheerful new colors. Antiques were also placed around the facility… hopefully sparking someAi??fond memories and stories.

Senior Day Pancake Breakfast

Danville Care Center hosted a Pancake Breakfast at Mt. Pleasant in the Hy-Vee dining room. There was an excellent turn-out for the Senior Day event as Joan was there giving away pancakes to all comers. Did you stop and get your free pancake?

Fish Fry

The September Fish Fry was a GREAT success. Thanks to all who came and aAi??Special Thanks to those who helped in the preparation.

This article was posted in Newsletter on January 23, 2015.