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Jammin’ with Frances Pat

Residents and staff were entertained by a surprise visit on a recent Friday afternoon! Life Enrichment Assistant, Deb Z. and Frances Pat (the facility mannequin) were all decked out and heading to the beach. Travelling together on a nifty three-wheeled bike, they were certainly a colorful duo! Moving up and down the hallways, they stopped… Read More

The Ties That Bind

Shady Oaks residents are blessed to have many ways to connect with family and friends during these COVID times. In addition to window visits and phone calls, technology offers a variety of options: Facetime, Skype, and Zoom. Residents are making good use of all these ways to keep in touch. In fact, some folks have… Read More

Delectable Menu Wows Residents

Shady Oaks culinary staff recently treated residents to a favorite lunch item – homemade pizza! Cook Deb H. used her culinary magic to create four supreme and three hamburger pizzas. The supreme pizzas contained hamburger, red peppers, onion, mushrooms, and two types of cheese. Minnie Huster, Culinary Manager, explained, “We value the joy that a… Read More

Celebrating Shady Oaks

Team members recently celebrated a week of fun events. Thank you team members for all you do everyday.

A Great Way to “Chill”

Who doesn’t enjoy a bit of pampering to take our minds off the heat of July? Life Enrichment and Restorative staff recently offered three separate locations where folks could enjoy lotion therapy and shoulder massage, polishing of nails, and hair care. Quite a few ladies turned out to take advantage of the special attention and… Read More

Rainbow Swirls Brighten Shady Oaks’ World

Recently, residents and staff worked together to create 16 colorful, three-foot tall pinwheels. The craft project enlisted the help of individual residents who spent time carefully cutting out the shapes of the blades of each pinwheel from sturdy plastic. The plastic came from new dividers made for organizing office files.  Staff assembled the red, orange,… Read More

Cling Art Brings Joy

The creative spark shone brightly when residents applied their artistic skills during an afternoon craft activity recently.  Using several sets of colorful permanent markers folks filled in the spaces of intricate window cling designs. The finished pictures were bright, happy patterns that when peeled off the backing paper and applied to a clear window appeared… Read More

In Honor of Father’s Day

  Shady Oaks residents Gerald D., Alan U., Jack S., and Robert R. were among many other dads at Shady Oaks who were recognized and honored on Father’s Day. The fellows received a special Father’s Day poster to display in their room and a bag of savory snack mix to enjoy. The smiles summed it… Read More

Celebrating National Flip Flop Day

What better way to celebrate National Flip Flop Day than to make a cheerful summertime decoration using…. flip flops! The ladies got creative and used cute, child-size flip flops, pretty artificial flowers, and colorful ribbon to easily assemble a daisy-shaped decoration to hang up in their room or on the door. Each one was unique… Read More

Sights and Sounds of Summer

  Shady Oaks residents appreciated seeing a parade of classic tractors drive by the windows recently. A group of farmers and classic farm equipment enthusiasts, led by organizer Paul Nehman of Lytton, Iowa, drove 54 tractors on a 30-mile round trip. The route, which began in Yetter, travelled around the western half of Calhoun County… Read More