Happpy New Year!

As each year passes, I am reminded just how grateful I am for my Grand Haven family. Children are told to pursue a career that makes them happy, & I feel so lucky to find joy in my work.

Grand Haven January 2018 Newsletter Assisted Living Eldridge Iowa
Grand Haven January 2018 Newsletter Assisted Living Eldridge Iowa

I hope that the new year brings us untold amounts of joy & reminds us to step back to
appreciate everything we’ve been given. We have a beautiful community filled with even better people, which is all I could ever ask for. I want to extend my thanks to our fantastic staff, our thoughtful owners at Callahan; and, of course, to you all. Together we create a very special home that brings so much to the North Scott community.

I am looking forward to all the fun in store here at Grand Haven; another year full of bus trips, Happy Hours, & plenty of special surprises in between.

Welcome to 2018, Grand Haven family!

~Dan Collins

Welcome!

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Jan Sanders

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Janet Burmeister

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Lucille Barker

January Birthdays

  • Diane G. – 1
  • Gary J. (staff) – 3
  • Seth M. (staff) – 4
  • Amy M. (staff) – 5
  • Bob S – 7
  • Marcy S. – 9
  • Karen A. – 11
  • Marcella W. – 11
  • Haley H. (staff) – 11
  • Jennifer M. (staff) -11
  • Jessica P. (staff) -14
  • Phyllis H. – 18
  • Jena P. (staff) – 20
  • Orville E. – 23
  • Louise H. – 24
  • Andrea B. (staff) – 29
  • Renee W. (staff) – 29
  • Julia D. – 29

Staff Anniversaries

  • Melody Keyes
  • Elecia Arrington
  • Michaela Mink

January Events

  • 7th Christmas Cantata 3:00pm
  • 10th Music by Ken Paulsen 1:00pm
  • 11th Piano Performance by Tom Luton 1:30pm
  • 14th Music by Robert Dahms 1:00pm
  • 17th Music by Wayne 5:30pm
  • 19th Music by Ron Lubbers 1:00pm
  • 21st Music by John & Kay Retzel 1:00pm

Moments Corner

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our Christmas party this past December! We had such a wonderful time celebrating with you all. The new year is sure to bring many wonderful memories to our Moments family!

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Grand Haven January 2018 Newsletter Assisted Living Eldridge Iowa-26

We’ve started a monthly mailing list for our Moments families. Each month the recipient will receive via mail a copy of the Moment’s activity schedule & our newsletter. If you’d like to be added to our mailing list, please email your name & address to market@grandhavenretirement.com

A Healthy New Year

Flu, or influenza, is a contagious respiratory infection caused by a variety of flu viruses. Symptoms of flu are muscle aches and soreness, headache, and fever.

Follow these tips to help prevent the flu:

  • Wash your hands. To really send germs down the drain, a quick rinse won’t cut it. Take your time lathering up, and pay extra attention to the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  • Get plenty of sleep. Research has shown that not getting enough sleep can make you more likely to get sick when you pick up cold viruses.
  • Get a flu shot. Everyone older than 6 months should get one each year.
  • Eat a rainbow. Balanced, healthy meals with plenty of fruits and vegetables can help keep everyone’s immune system in top form. Look for foods rich in vitamin A (sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach), vitamin C (citrus fruits), and vitamin E (almonds, sunflower seeds). Lean protein (seafood, eggs, beans) can also help boost your body’s defenses.

What about those supplements that claim to boost your immunity with big doses of vitamins? Science shows they won’t stop you from getting a cold. A healthy diet is more reliable fuel for your immune system.