The Willows of Marshalltown Newsletter

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Hello Residents, Families and Friends!

Let’s welcome the sunny days with open arms! June is perfect for outdoor fun and garden gatherings.

Don’t forget Father’s Day – a special time to honor the wonderful men in our lives. Join our summer garden project! No experience needed, just a love for nature…

Read the entire June 2024 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf)

Welcome to the beautiful month of May!

As the flowers bloom and the sun shines, we have a variety of enjoyable activities planned for everyone.

This month, we’re celebrating the love and care of Mother’s Day, the vibrant traditions of Cinco de Mayo, Nurses Day, and the excitement of Eurovision. We encourage you to step outside…

Read the entire May 2024 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf)

Happy April!

Another new month greets us, and this one is full of more sunshine, flowers, and blue skies. 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…

Read the entire April 2024 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf)

Spring is almost here!

Here we stand in the no man’s land between winter and spring… in other words, March. Full of hope and frustrations, March is tempestuous and teasing. Although winter has been comparatively mild this year, it feels like I and everyone I know are just waiting for that magical…

Read the entire March 2024 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf)

Can you feel the love this
month?

The cold weather and snow sure did show up in January! February may be the shortest month of the year, but it is one of the sweetest months. And we’re all lucky in love here at our community! February brings three holidays I look forward to. I honestly love watching the Super Bowl, not really for the football but for the commercials…

Read the entire February 2024 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf)

Happy New Year!

As we start a new year, I 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…

Read the entire January 2024 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf)

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

It is no wonder they call the holiday season “the most wonderful time of the year.” There is something so amazing about this time of the year! There is a spirit about the holiday season that makes it magical. The world seems happier, and people are kinder to one another. Hearts soften…

Read the entire December 2023 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf)

Hello, November! Thank you for reminding us we have much to be grateful for.

November marks the beginning of the best season of the year. It is a month of change 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…

Read the entire November 2023 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf)

October is possibly the most beautiful month of every year. From the beginning of the famous ‘sweater weather’, to the change of colors in leaves, the beginning of everything Halloween, all the way to the influx of Pumpkin Spice everything, October is filled with happiness and joy.

The trees and plants are one…

Read the entire October 2023 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf)

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.

The stunning hues of fiery red, yellow, and orange that take over…

Read the entire September 2023 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf)

It’s August! Let’s Enjoy Summer While It Lasts!

We were just talking about the start of summer, and now it’s almost time to say goodbye to the care-free warm days of this fun season. Although schools will be starting up again soon and we’ll all be back to busier schedules, there’s still time left to enjoy summer. The end of summer is September 21, so we will make the most of the next…

Read the entire August 2023 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf)

Happy Birthday, America!

July is here, and so is the heat! Summer is in full swing, and things are heating up around our community! It looks like the Dog Days of Summer are upon us! I hope everyone is enjoying the warm weather. I want to remind everyone to drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen.

It’s time to do those memorable activities that…

Read the entire July 2023 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf)

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Hello, Summer!

Warmer weather and flower blossoms are upon us, and I am thankful for this season. It reminds me that all things can be made new. God has given us such a beautiful world to enjoy. We are looking forward to sitting outside more to get some vitamin D and fresh air. As always, remember to…

Read the entire June 2023 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf)

Hold Your Horses, It’s May!

Hey friends and family! We are galloping into May and are excited about all the fun we have planned, including the Kentucky Derby.

The Derby is the longest continuously held sporting event in America! The Kentucky Derby was started by Meriwether Lewis Clark Junior, grandson of explorer…

Read the entire May 2023 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf)

Happy Spring!

Springtime is here, and I am so excited! I am looking forward to both warmer weather and more sunshine.

The month of April, traditionally a rainy period, gives way to May, when flowers will bloom because of the water provided to them by the April rains.

I cannot wait to be able to go outside and do some…

Read the entire April 2023 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).

Spring Is Almost Here!

Here we stand in the no man’s land between winter and spring… in other words, March. Full of hope and frustrations, March is tempestuous and teasing.

Picture my current frame of mind — I’m watching snow fall as I write. Although winter has been comparatively mild this year, it feels like I and everyone I know are just…

Read the entire March 2023 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).

It’s February and love is in the air!

Old Man Winter has yet to sink his teeth into the valleys and hollers of Marshall County. February, however, is well known as one of the coldest months of the year temperature-wise and the warmest to the heart as we approach one of the first holidays of the year, Valentine’s Day on February 14th.

Entering into February, it doesn’t take long to…

Read the entire February 2023 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).

Happy New Year!

As we start a new year, I 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…

Read the entire January 2023 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).

Season’s Greetings!

December is here and it’s truly “the most wonderful time of the year!”

Once again, the festivity of the holiday season is upon us, with 2022 soon to come to its close and the brightness of a brand-new year just around the corner. I don’t know if it’s just me, but it seems that December arrives earlier with…

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

Hello November!

Thank you for reminding us we have much to be grateful for.

November marks the beginning of the best season of the year. It is a month of change and 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…

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

Hello October!

Let the fall colors begin! It’s official, the summer is over, and autumn has begun. It’s such a beautiful time of the year! Who doesn’t enjoy the leaves from the trees and plants changing into multi-colored works of art before finally falling away? The bare and vulnerable branches that are…

Read the entire October 2022 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. The stunning hues of fiery red, yellow, and orange…

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

Wrapping Up Summer…

We were just talking about the start of summer, and now it’s almost time to say goodbye to the care-free warm days of this fun season. Although schools will be starting up again soon and we’ll all be back to busier schedules, there’s still time left to enjoy summer. The end of summer is September 21, so we will make the most of the next weeks with end-of-summer fun!

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

Jumping into July!

Summertime and the living is easy. Fish are jumping and the cotton is high. This Ella Fitzgerald song bumps through your mind, doesn’t it? Can you believe it is July? If anyone grew up on a farm in Iowa, July meant garden harvest. My grandparents had a large garden and would plant several different vegetables. My sister and I…

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

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).