Welcome Beautiful June!

June just may be the most anticipated month of the year. After all, summer officially begins in June.

Everyone loves June because it is associated with relaxing and nature. The summer is a time for freedom, barbeques, beach days, and ice cream. Is it any wonder that we associate the summer months with feeling happy and carefree?

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

Hello May!

April showers… better be bringing a lot of May flowers! April ever changing. One minute it’s snowing, the next its 70 degrees, next day its strong wind gusts. It seems fitting that the spring is coming very slowly, but surely. Rainy as it was, we fully enjoyed

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

Welcome Spring!

I am so excited. Spring is the season of hope and new beginnings. Spring to me is so much more than a change of seasons. It is a change of attitude. It’s a change of life. Spring is a season of action, to redo or begin life again. With that in mind, maybe we all should try something new and fresh in our lives…

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

Spring Is Almost Here!

In observance of National LTC Administrator’s Week we would like to recognize and honor our Executive Director, Jennifer Stanley.

Jennifer has been dedicated to providing quality care and leadership at The Willows of Marshalltown since 2019. We appreciate her strong leadership,

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

It’s February!

We’ve flown by January and into the season of love, perhaps the most powerful force in the universe. In this month of love and romance, I’m sharing the staff ’s favorite romance movies and quotes, mine included. If you haven’t watched these, check them out. Who doesn’t love curling up on the couch and getting lost in a good romance movie? Ok, maybe not the guys, but…

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

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).

Make it a December to Remember!

Wow! Here we are closing 2021, with all that December brings, and I swear it was just January. Tempus fugit!

When I think back to childhood Christmases, it’s not the gifts I remember, it’s being together as a family… it’s the memories I cherish. I remember how I felt on Christmas mornings past… excitement, pure joy for a day with family… and waking up way too early with my sister and brother… descending the stairs… seeing if Santa ate the cookies. I will never forget the warm monkey bread we enjoyed in our pajamas.

As a mom, I have tried to follow family holiday traditions.

Read the entire December 2021 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).

Hello Everyone!

I hope this finds you happy. November marks the beginning of the best season of the year. It is a month of change as we move into winter and a well-deserved rest. It is a time for us to pay attention and give thanks for our many blessings and all the tiny details in our lives, all of which make life so beautiful.

A few weeks ago we said we are going to blink and it will be Christmas. Well, it is getting closer, isn’t it? I suppose my enjoyment of the month stems…

Read the entire November 2021 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).

Nothing Beats Fall!

There’s a chill in the air, leaves are changing, stores are packed with pumpkins and spices, and Halloween decorations are popping up everywhere. The crisp air, cozy atmosphere, field harvest, and Friday night football games are in full swing.

At The Willows, we are making fall crafts, and fall decorations are going up…

Read the entire October 2021 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).

Nothing Beats Fall!

Winter? Take it or leave it.

But nothing, and I mean nothing, beats fall.

It’s safe to say that fall is nearly everyone’s favorite season. The days might be getting shorter, and winter might be just around the corner, but autumn is full of pleasantly warm days with crisp air, sunshine, and beautiful fall foliage.

Read the entire September 2021 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).