The Willows of Marshalltown Newsletter

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Fall is officially here!

The leaves are turning colors, the farmers are harvesting their crops, pumpkins are popping up everywhere and there are Friday night football games. Fall is such a beautiful time of the year. Embrace the season for all it’s worth…

Read the entire October 2020 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).

Fall is on its way!

Can you believe that our summer is already coming to an end? We have had some great weather this season and some truly beautiful days. But we have many fun things still ahead…

Read the entire September 2020 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).

It’s August Already!

Great news! On August 10, we will restart outdoor family visits. Our residents need to see their families and vice versa. The love and excitement that these visits bring…

Read the entire August 2020 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).

Hello July:

July is a time to celebrate. We will kick off the month decked out in red, white, and blue! The fourth of the July is one of my favorite holidays. It’s a great day to spend time with family carrying on traditions. It’s a time for fireworks, cookouts…

Read the entire July 2020 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).

Hello June:

May showers have been a bit of a roller coaster, tempting me to think we may need to turn our courtyards into an ark. We worked around the rain for many of our outside plans. However, there were a few beautiful days and we were able to get flowers planted in their beds. Residents and staff had a wonderful time working together…

Read the entire June 2020 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).

Hello May:

May is such a special month. The first day of May has been celebrated for centuries as a time of renewal and optimism. In days past, one might make a May basket, filled with flowers and small gifts, to be left secretly…

Read the entire May 2020 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).

Welcome Spring:

The winter has finished, and I think we are all glad to see the sun shining! We are just starting to see the greenery come back to life. With weather beginning to warm, we can start planning outdoor activities and more trips. I look forward to the springtime activities and adventures.

Read the entire April 2020 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).

Happy Irish Month, Willows Family!:

Spring is just around the corner and I cannot wait to see our beautiful gardens in bloom again. As we wait for flowers to appear, we have much to enjoy in the month of March — including St. Patrick’s Day and its festivities. We will have some green beer and Irish Cream on March 17th. Wear your green!

Also this March we will be hosting a senior lunch and bingo event on…

Read the entire March 2020 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).

Love is in the air at The Willows –  from your Executive Director:

Happy Valentines Day to all! February brings three holidays we look forward to. Who doesn’t love watching the Super Bowl? Even if you don’t like football, you must watch it for the commercials and the excellent food! It is amazing companies spend millions of dollars to put a 30 second commercial on one of the most watched programs of the year. Valentine’s Day is a great day to remember your sweetie. Who doesn’t love…

Read the entire February 2020 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).

Happy New Year!  –  from your Executive Director:

Happy New Year 2020! As 2019 passes, I ponder just how grateful I am for my Willows family. I hope the new year brings us untold amounts of joy and inspires us to appreciate everything we’ve been given. We have a beautiful community filled with great people, which is all I could ever ask for. I want to extend my thanks to our fantastic staff, our thoughtful owners and of course, to all of you. Together we create a very special home that is the core of The Willows community. I am looking forward to…

Read the entire January 2020 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).

Seasons Greetings from your Executive Director

Happy Holidays Willows Residents and Families. WOW! Has this year flown by! So much to be thankful for. 2019 has been a blessing for many. It is the holiday season that we all look forward to every year. December is a wonderful time to get together with so many people that mean a lot to us. We take time out of our busy schedules to spend with our loved ones, reflect on the year’s activities and look towards the New Year. We have many holiday events planned that…

Read the entire December 2019 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).

Special staff and resident spotlights.
November programs, themes, and events.
Early warning signs & symptoms.
& much more… November 2019 Willows Life Newsletter(pdf).