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United Presbyterian Home News

Feb 09, 2018

Residents and staff held a bake sale Friday morning to raise money for the spouse of an employee who was recently diagnosed with cancer. It was a very generous group of people who donated baked goods and then turned around and purchased baked goods creating a mission with a purpose that aids the recipient along with the opportunity for residents and staff to pay it forward.

Linda Boston and David Draheim returned from sunny Tuscon, Arizona, where Linda was taking classes on the art of jewelry making. She says that she broadened her interests to include classes in soldering, metal cutting and iodizing. They came back just in time for the big snowfall.

United Presbyterian Home Wellness coaches performed fitness tests for residents last week to observe the functional fitness of Wellness Center participants and help determine the capacity individuals have to perform normal everyday activities safely and independently without undue fatigue. Based on the results, wellness coaches are able to make changes in exercise routines that may improve strength, flexibility and endurance. One UP Home resident has taken the fitness test 29 times and is performing better in almost every test category than 15 years ago. These tests have proven to be motivating and a wonderful way for people to see the power in staying active and consistent with their exercise routine.

Kids in Up with Day Care took the opportunity on one of the snowy days this week to create thumbprint snow pictures. By dipping their thumbs into white paint and transferring the paint to a tree picture they create the illusion of a snow-topped tree. They look just like the trees outside this week.

The family of Ruth Zehr hosted a birthday party in the Town Center Wednesday morning in honor of Ruth’s 90th birthday. Ruth’s children Fred Zehr of Cedar Rapids, and daughter Deanna Heisdorffer of Keota, were present to serve cake and coffee to the large crowd of friends and family members who attended. The family continued the celebration when they took Ruth out to lunch.

Classics Et Cetera for Feb. 8 included the prelude to “The King’s Carousel” by Jean-Baptiste Lully; Concertino for Horn & Orchestra by Carl Maria von Weber; “Gold and Silver Waltz” by Franz Lehár; “The Green-Eyed Dragon” sung by John Charles Thomas; 4th Movement (Finale) of Symphony No. 5 by Franz Schubert; “Songs Without Words,” Op. 18, Nos. 1 & 5 by Felix Mendelssohn; March from “Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maris von Weber” by Paul Hindemith.

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