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
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
Spring Valley Retirement Community was abounding with Christmas joy at the December 3 Tour of Homes and Wine Walk.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
The weekly senior fellowship meal at the McCreary Center is anticipated to start again in October.
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