Photo of Jennifer Stanley

Photo of Jennifer Stanley

I have two great kids, 11 year old Emerson and 16 year old Gabe. And sure, they are kids, just like we were once. They have their good days and their bad ones.

But, one day at a time, I see patterns emerge in them that are familiar, inspiring, and ones I know I need to keep shooting for myself.

For example, both of them set goals and work to achieve them. Both of them understand that hard work is what gets results. Both of them have their hobbies – Emerson lives for dance, and Gabe loves his fishing and hunting. And watching them with their interests, hobbies and goals, I get to remember how important all those things are to add richness to life.

The biggest thing I see in my kids is their hearts. They love having fun. They care for their friends, they care for me and they care for each other. And caring for others has been a cornerstone in this family of mine for our whole life. And still is today.

Being Executive Director of The Willows, it’s a big part of the culture I strive to create with my team here too; to work hard, be caring, and set goals to move forward and always be the best we can be, but also make sure you take time for fun. And this team and these residents, they’re just like my kids; boy do they love to have fun!! It really makes this place feel like home.

If that is what home feels like to you too, maybe you or your loved one would like to join in the fun here at The Willows. Give me a call if you’re interested. Here’s my cell number, it is 485-1672.

Call me any time.

Jennifer Stanley

Executive Director

The Willows of Marshalltown

Happy New Year!

As we start a new year, we would like to express our sincerest gratitude for the generous holiday foods and goodies for the staff. So many gifts and greetings came through our front door. Thank you to all who gave in any way to our residents and staff. We are grateful to be living in such a loving and sharing community.

“You’re never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream (C.S. Lewis).” These encouraging words remind each…

Read the entire January 2022 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).