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December

Abounding with Christmas Joy at Dec 3 Tour of Homes & Wine Walk!

Spring Valley Retirement Community was abounding with Christmas joy at the December 3 Tour of Homes and Wine Walk.

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November

Perry Elks StepUp to Provide Memories through Music to Veterans at Perry Lutheran Homes

The community of Perry continues to work together with Perry Lutheran Homes to StepUp for local elder citizens. Most recently, the Perry Elks Lodge No. 407 made a $250 donation to support the life-changing Music & Memory program for veterans living in Perry Lutheran Homes memory care communities at its Willis campus.

Loyal Knight Amber Green, Perry Lutheran Homes COO and Administrator Melissa Gannon, Chaplain Eric Derry, and Grant Coordinator Lisa Widick.

“On a national level, the Elks pledge is ‘So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective

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November

Weekly Senior Fellowship Meal to Resume on Wednesday, December 4 at McCreary Center

License approval was just granted to Perry Lutheran Homes by the Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA). The first noon meal will be served on Wednesday, December 4 at the McCreary Center.

As the new partnership began between the City of Perry and Perry Lutheran Homes in September, it appeared that the additional service could be added to the food establishment license that was currently held for the Perry Lutheran Homes’ Spring Valley Retirement Community building. As discussions progressed and further details emerged, it became apparent that a separate license was

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08

November

Christmas Tour of Homes and Wine Walk Set for Tuesday, December 3

Put yourself in the Christmas mood by attending the Tour of Homes & Wine Walk at Spring Valley Retirement Community on Tuesday, December 3 from 4 – 6PM. This event is open to the public and guests will enjoy a variety of Iowa wines, cheese and crackers, Christmas décor, and live Christmas music.

Nine tenants at Spring Valley Retirement Community will open their homes and welcome guests for a tour of their spacious apartments decorated for the season. This event is a great time to catch up with old friends and

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07

November

Awards Celebrated at Ice Cream Social with Community, Residents, Staff and Board Members Past and Present

Thursday, October 31 was a day to celebrate the community of Perry as a place that is leading the way in valuing, honoring and caring for elder citizens as community members joined Perry Lutheran Homes’ residents, staff and board members past and present for a short program and ice cream social.

Perry Lutheran Homes was the chosen recipient of the LeadingAge Iowa 2019 Public Trust Award for their StepUp Movement. Launched in 2018, this movement which started in Perry is now inspiring others across the state of Iowa, to “Serve Together

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09

October

Perry Lutheran Homes Meals on Wheels now “Rolling” and in Need of Support

Perry Lutheran Homes has stepped up to fill the need of delivering nourishing meals to home-bound elders in Perry and northern Dallas county. Private individual and organization donations are needed to bridge the gap in funding to ensure that the program can continue into the future.

With the unfortunate closure of HomeCare Services Inc. of Dallas County effective August 30, 2019, home-bound elders were left wondering where their next meal would come from. Perry Lutheran Homes was approached by members of the Perry community with the news and request to fill

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September

Perry Lutheran Homes Receives Two, State-Wide Awards from LeadingAge Iowa

Perry Lutheran Homes has been awarded the 2019 Public Trust award for the creation, launch and spread of the StepUp Movement to shine a light on elders living in communities who are lonely, afraid, hungry and forgotten. In addition, Perry Lutheran Homes board member, Bill Van Vliete, was honored with the 2019 Board Member of the Year Award.

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September

Senior Weekly Fellowship Meal Anticipated to Start in October; Delayed by Need for Additional License

The weekly senior fellowship meal at the McCreary Center is anticipated to start again in October.

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August

Run Through Time Proceeds Provide Care, Meals and More to Perry’s Elder Citizens

The community of Perry, together with Perry Lutheran Homes, is stepping up in a big way to support Perry’s elderly citizens. On Saturday, July 6, sponsors from Perry and surrounding towns as well as a runners, walkers and rollers came together to raise over $8,000 for the second, annual Run Through Time 5K Fun Run to raise funds for needs of elderly citizens in Perry. In addition, Perry Lutheran Homes, in partnership with the city of Perry, will be supporting the continuation of the weekly, senior fellowship meal held at

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August

Perry Lutheran Homes to Add Nine, Private Skilled Suites at Willis Campus Location

Perry Lutheran Homes will be renovating and transforming nine, assisted living apartments back into private, skilled nursing suites at its Willis Campus location. This allows Perry Lutheran Homes to care for more Perry elders in need of a higher level of care and also those in need of rehabilitative therapy. Construction is set to begin this fall with a completion date of early next year.

These nine assisted living apartments at Willis Campus were originally skilled nursing suites; however, in 1999, they were repurposed for assisted living to help people enter

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