Thank You For Loving Us Back

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Senior Citizens and unconditional love. They go hand in hand. Unconditional love and Senior Citizens.

Unconditional love means you love someone no matter what. The same way we love our children. No matter what, we love them. Meaning if they are less than perfect in their actions now and then, well, we love them anyway. After all, our own parents gave us this very same unconditional love.

Here at The Willows we are pretty good at spotting which job applicants have the capacity for unconditional love for seniors, or at least the potential for that. And then once hired they learn from others on the job – about showing and giving unconditional love.

Does it always work? Usually. And when unconditional love does not come easily to someone it is always obvious to both of us.

But the unconditional love is the constant and the culture we strive for. Not loving a resident because they always have a great day or a smile on their face, but loving them, and serving them no matter what. Unconditionally.

And now for our thanks to you, the adult children of our residents and the citizens of Marshalltown. THANK YOU for loving us back. THANK YOU for realizing that we too thrive on love, your love, your appreciation for the work we do.

And we’re not the only ones! The world thrives on love, it fuels us and lifts us up and quite literally makes the world go ‘round. If you take the extra time to share your love and appreciation, thank you. You make this world a better place.

Whether it is the grocery bagger, someone who holds a door open, or delivers a package. Let’s share some more love with each other and make life that much brighter.


Jennifer Stanley
Executive Director
The Willows of Marshalltown