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Cortney Randle, right, was nominated as our “Crestridge Hero” by her peers. She was presented with a certificate by Administrator Amanda Carr. 

Maquoketa Care Center, 

Aug. 30 – Sept. 5, 2020

Sunday morning activities were offered by Abby and included individual prayers, virtual worship services, card games and puzzles that were offered to those who wanted one.  The residents enjoyed family stopping by for their scheduled window visits throughout the day.  Many visited on the telephone with their loved ones.  Several residents stayed busy reading, watching their televisions, working puzzles and other activities they enjoy doing on their own.

Monday morning Cathy took the local paper around for Current Events and caught everyone up on what is going on in the community and in the world.  Everyone likes to keep up on the news.  

Sensory visits were offered in the afternoon with music on the iPad.  The calendars were changed as it was the last day of the month of August and the residents all wondered where summer went!  Sammy came in and the residents were able to play bingo today in the hallway.  Joan M. won blackout today.  Individual one-on-one activities were offered in the evening for those who wanted one.

September was ushered in with conversation and the Price is Right on the television on Tuesday morning.  The iPad was offered throughout the day so the residents could communicate with their family members.  

Hurstville Interpretive Center spent the afternoon educating our residents virtually on the different species of birds that are found in Iowa.  We are happy to have the opportunity to work with the naturalists there who share their wisdom with our residents!

The rosary was prayed on Wednesday morning with our Catholic residents one-on-one.  After lunch, cookies and tea or lemonade were passed around for our food sensory one-on-one activity.  Crossword Fun one-on-one was offered later to those residents who wanted to assist Cathy with completing the virtual crossword puzzle.  

Individual worship services were offered on Thursday morning using the iPad and Activity Staff shared scripture readings with those who wanted to listen.  

Popcorn was popped and passed for the afternoon food sensory one-on-one activity.  Bingo was played later in the afternoon in the hallway again with the assistance of Sammy.  Blackout was won by Fern G.

Friday morning manicures were offered to those who wanted them.  The residents were able to enjoy fresh air on the porch in the afternoon.  Soda and snacks were offered for Rolling Happy Hour in the later afternoon.  Sammy was in for one-on-one activities for the residents individually throughout the day.  Many residents were able to connect with their loved ones via FaceTime and the telephone.

Saturday the residents enjoyed one-on-one activities with Sammy.  Family and friends stopped by the waving window throughout the day or contacted their loved ones via telephone or virtual chats.  

Lawrence Welk was played on televisions in the evening for those who wanted to watch him.

We are still following the guidelines provided to us for consideration of re-opening and at this time we remain in Phase 1.  Any changes in our visitor policy will be announced as soon as we have them, but at this time we will continue to remain closed to visitors and will continue to keep our residents safe and healthy during this pandemic.  Thank you all for understanding.  Please stay safe!  



Sunday kicked off our week with resident’s choice. 

Monday was Labor Day, the residents spent the day relaxing, reading and watching television.

Tuesday we started our day with exercise, followed by book club at 10:30 a.m. Bingo, one of the residents favorites, was played at 2 p.m. 

We warmed up our Wednesday with hallway exercise, followed by rosary at 10:30 a.m. The residents enjoyed making leaf art at 2 p.m. 

Thursday hallway worship was held at 10 a.m. in each unit. The residents enjoyed singing to their favorite hymns. Thursday was also bingo day at 2 p.m.

Friday exercise was held at 10 a.m. in each unit. Friday afternoon we enjoyed milk shakes, chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla was our choice. 

One of our staff members was recognized on Thursday, Cortney Randle our CNA, CMA was presented with a certificate by our administrator Amanda Carr. Cortney was nominated as our “Crestridge Hero” by her peers. In recognition for the outstanding person she is. Cortney picks up hours, stays over and helps where she is needed. Her dedication and devotion to the residents and staff is inspiring. 

As our busy week came to an end on Saturday with Wheel of Fortune and Lawrence Welk along with many letters and calls from our family and friends.

The residents miss you all, they send their love and hope to see you soon. Be safe, on to next week’s adventures.