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Neighbors Growing Together | Aug 1, 2014

Halcyon House

Apr 25, 2013

Mary Meeks enjoyed a visit Monday with her niece, Becky Meeks Andersohn from Boise, Idaho. They drove to West Liberty and had lunch at the Subway with Mary’s sister-in-law, Katie Meeks. They visited Mary’s brother-in-law at the Simpson Nursing Home.

Patti Maas spent several days at the home of her daughter, Chris, in Cedar Rapids. They had a great time at the opening day of the Kernels and they won the game which made the day even better.

Bud and Helen Adam of Richland were recent visitors of Walt and Helen Pacha.

Bill and Ellen Perdock enjoyed family for dinner on Sunday with daughter-in-law Betty and husband Bob from Knoxville along with grandson, Chad, Nicole and children and Will, Owen and Lily from Iowa City.

The Southeast Retired Iowa United Methodist clergy met for lunch in the Applewood Bistro. There was lots of visiting among the 13 in the group that attended.

Don and Ethel Hendrickson were pleasantly surprised Sunday afternoon, April 21, with a celebration of their 25th anniversary. The surprise group appearing were their children and families, Mark and Lori Cavin, Lindsey, Sedrick and Eli of Ainsworth; Larry and Deanna Cavin, Anna and Ryan of Durant; Andrew and Ina, Issac, Madelyne and Olivia of Ottumwa; Heather and Michael Cavin of Washington; Aarin and Meridith Runge of Cedar Rapids; Ed, Loretta, and Sarah Boshart of Cedar Rapids; Mike and Karen Hendrickson of North Liberty; and Steven Boshart and children Hannah, Lillie and Chase of Wayland. Other relatives attending the anniversary bash were Don’s brother, Jack and Donna of Grinnell, and Don’s sister Ruth and husband Dennis Galitz of Columbus Junction.

The large group enjoyed cake and ice cream and other goodies. There was a lot of excitement, conversations and laughter shared among the family.

Halcyon House and Lending Hands hosted the annual volunteer breakfast on Wednesday, April 24, in the Timmins Dining Room. The tables were decorated with fresh flower arrangements designed by Sherri Horak. The dining room staff prepared a scrumptious breakfast casserole and fresh fruit, which were served with Virginia Tschantz’s famous cinnamon rolls. Chris Marshall thanked the volunteers for their hours of service and presented them with useful gifts of spatula, small kitchen knife and makeup bag. Special piano music was provided by Larry Jenson.

Halcyon House volunteer Barb Wood presents a movie to the residents every Tuesday evening called “Tuesday Night Cinema” in the Morrison Center. This week, “Lincoln” was the movie choice.

The Wednesday night social hour gathers in the Marshall Game Room with refreshments and snacks to share. Many dine together later in the Applewood Bistro with the continuance of visiting and good times.

Retired Pastor Brown delivered the message to the congregation of the Epworth Chapel on Sunday afternoon. The message was “Don’t Worry, Pray by Greg Laurie.”

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