Popcorn Mix-In Ideas: National Popcorn Day is January 21

January 6, 2020 — Whether you like popcorn plain, with cheese, or classic theatre-style with melted butter—today is a great day to try something new! Here are some quick and easy mix-in ideas to try the next time you pop those hot, fluffy kernels. If you like peanut butter… mix in a small bag of Reeses Pieces into your... Read More

Resident of the Month

December 4, 2019 — Our December Resident of the Month is Bob T. Bob’s hometown is Burket, Indiana but has lived in Jefferson and the Des Moines area. Growing up Bob always wanted to be an engineer and would work on cars and farm equipment repairing them. Bob got married to his wife Laura and they have three kids—2 boys... Read More

Employee of the Month

December 4, 2019 — We would like to honor Jody Grimsley as our employee of the month. Jody is a 2pm-10pm C.N.A. Jody enjoys all of the residents she gets to take care of as well as making new friendships and re-connecting with old friends. She is married and is a mother of 2. Jody enjoys carving figurines and golf... Read More

Crossword Puzzle Day is Saturday, December 21

December 4, 2019 — The first book of crosswords was published in 1924. It became a best-seller and crosswords replaced Mahjongg as the most popular American game. Crossword puzzles enhance memory, encourage logical thinking, and correct spelling. Some of the crossword clues are straightforward and only require a wide vocabulary. However, some contain devious clues, but there is always a logical link... Read More

Candy Canes Are Festive and Fun!

December 4, 2019 — Candy canes are everyone’s favorite holiday treat. Their versatility makes them perfect for all kinds of decorative uses! Candy canes can be crushed or used whole in holiday arts and crafts projects. You can find candy canes sprinkled inside of cookies and other delicious Christmas recipes. Candy canes make great ornaments. You can buy real... Read More

Five Ways to Make a Mid-Season Holiday Change

December 4, 2019 — Start a holiday journal. Every evening write down three things you noticed that day, things that connected you with the meanings of the holidays. Meet or talk with someone new. Do you know your neighbors? Talking to someone new can be daunting, but remember start with a smile. Don’t know where to begin? Ask them... Read More

Keep Yourself Healthy This Holiday Season

December 4, 2019 — Eat Snacks Moderately. Snacks are abundant during the holiday seasons. If you take a seat close to the snack table, you may have a tough time keeping yourself from unconsciously grabbing them. Try sitting on the other side of the room so you must make a conscious effort into getting up and walking over to get... Read More

Therapy Success Stories

November 6, 2019 — Laura T. came to Regency Park of Jefferson in early July of this year. Laura was admitted to our facility for skilled care following a hip fracture. The therapy staff here at Regency Park put together a therapy treatment plan that would allow Laura to regain strength, balance, mobility, and stability. Laura participated in Occupational... Read More

Resident of the Month

November 6, 2019 — Our November resident of the month is Phyllis T. Phyllis was born and raised in Jefferson but has also lived in Grand Junction and Rippey. She loved cooking and was a cook for restaurants. Her top three life highlights were raising her children, spoiling for her grandchildren, and cooking for people. Phyllis enjoyed spending time... Read More

How to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season with a Strong Immune System

November 6, 2019 — Cold and flu season will be upon us soon and there is no better time to protect yourself than right now with a strong immune system. What is the immune system? Very simply, our immune system is like a shield that protects our body from the germs, bacteria and viruses that can cause illness. The... Read More