Volunteers with Care Initiatives Hospice - Cedar Rapids made dozens of colorful pillow cases and delivered them to residents at Heritage Specialty Care (Cedar Rapids), Lantern Park Specialty Care(Coralville) and Crestview Specialty Care (West Branch). ‘Tis the season!
Saturday, July 11 was a very important day for Debbie McDermott’s brother-in-law. It was a day that Debbie knew she did not want to miss – her brother-in-law’s retirement party marking 42 years of service in the Air Force. But as a resident of Atlantic Specialty Care (formerly Atlantic Nursing and Rehab Center) with limited mobility, she wasn’t sure how she would be able to participate in the festivities being held 80 miles away in Des Moines.
Care Initiatives Hospice - Cedar Rapids volunteers Sheryl Hein (left) and Ann Howell spent hours in the past few weeks stitching together dozens of colorful holiday pillowcases. Along with Ann's husband, Steve, and Spiritual Care & Bereavement Counselor James Goodrich, the group had the pleasure of delivering the festive decorations to residents at Lantern Park Specialty Care (Coralville), Crestview Specialty Care (West Branch) and Heritage Specialty Care (Cedar Rapids). What a great way to spread the spirit of the season!
Albia held its annual Victorian Christmas December 5. Downtown windows are decorated with an old fashioned twist in the era of Scrooge. Care Initiatives Hospice also got in on the act.