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14

March

No Visitors Allowed – Only Essential Medical Personnel

In compliance with government healthcare agency directives regarding COVID-19 and visitors, Perry Lutheran Homes is issuing the following public notice:

Public Notice: Absolutely no visitors may enter Perry Lutheran Homes – Spring Valley Campus or Willis Campus unless you are essential medical personnel.

Visiting regarding end-of-life matters will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Thank you for your help to keep our residents safe, and we still encourage you to reach out to your loved ones by phone, email, social media or mail! If your loved one does not have a personal email address

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11

March

Senior Care Communities Urged to Restrict Visitors for Resident Protection against COVID-19

Government health agencies are now urging senior care communities to restrict visitors for the protection of residents against COVID-19. Now that COVID-19, or the Novel Coronavirus 2019, has come to Iowa, Perry Lutheran Homes is following proactive, preventative protocol and restricting visitors to essential visitors only at both Spring Valley Retirement Community Campus and Willis Campus in Perry to keep residents safe and healthy.

Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease are the most vulnerable to COVID-19. The Centers for Disease

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09

March

Project Deliver the LOVE to bring Joy to Perry Elder Citizens

Elder loneliness is a silent epidemic affecting the health and well-being of our “invisible elders” living at home and in senior care communities right here in Perry. Studies have shown that more than forty percent of those age 65 and over regularly experience loneliness. These feelings of separation, disconnection and isolation lead to serious health problems such as depression and dementia, as well as an increased likelihood of death.

“Project Deliver the LOVE” is one of the ways the community of Perry can StepUp together with Perry Lutheran Homes to celebrate,

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06

March

Preparedness is Key to Prevent, Contain and Minimize Impact of Coronavirus

With the continued spread of COVID-19, or more commonly referred to as the coronavirus, it is important for all persons and healthcare agencies to be informed and prepared just as with any virus or health care concern.

“Protecting our residents, caregiving team and community is our top priority. All Perry Lutheran Homes campuses, Spring Valley Retirement Community campus and Willis campus, remain free of COVID-19. Our emergency preparedness plan is in place should COVID-19 affect the community of Perry,” said Melissa Gannon, COO and Administrator of Perry Lutheran Homes. “To help

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28

February

Meals on Wheels Making Positive Impact on Lives of Perry Elder Citizens

Surveys were recently given to Perry Lutheran Homes Meals on Wheels recipients in Perry and Northern Dallas County. The resounding results confirm that this much-needed program has a big impact on the daily lives and quality of life for home-bound elder residents in need of daily nutritious meals and wellness checks.

Anonymous survey responses include positive comments about the meal quality, delivery driver importance, and the need for Perry Lutheran Homes Meals on Wheels program to continue.

“The pleasant and caring staff are so accommodating! They greet mom and her dog with

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13

February

Perry’s Osmundson Manufacturing “StepsUp” to Provide Meals on Wheels to Vulnerable Elderly

The community of Perry continues to StepUp to join Perry Lutheran Homes to care for the most pressing needs of its elderly citizens. A recent example that demonstrates the heart this community has for its elderly residents is a gift of $3,000 given by Heather Bruce and her team at Osmundson Manufacturing. This gift will be used to provide and deliver daily hot meals to homebound elderly and disabled people in Perry and Northern Dallas County through Perry Lutheran Homes’ Meals on Wheels project.

Melissa Gannon, Chief Operating Officer at Perry

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13

February

Project Deliver the Love

Elder loneliness is a silent epidemic affecting the health and well-being of our “invisible elders” living at home and in senior care communities right here in Iowa.

More than forty percent of those age 65 and over regularly experience loneliness. These feelings of separation, disconnection and isolation lead to serious health problems such as depression and dementia, as well as an increased likelihood of death.

Inspired by Perry Lutheran Homes StepUp Movement (Serving Together our Elders with Passion) and our past initiatives to fight hunger through 100,000 meals packed in four years

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13

February

Residents Enjoy Bowling Tournament at Perry Lutheran Homes

Do you have a bowling alley in your home? Well we do!

Keep living life to the fullest with us at Perry Lutheran Homes! As you can see from the videos, our residents were on fire with strikes and spares galore!

Our recreational activities program (and our amazing activities team) are fun, diverse and keep you or your loved one engaged with life in all sorts of interesting ways from sports to children to music to trips to crafts and so much more.

Stop by and take a tour and experience our fun and

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04

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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19

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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