Welcome August,

The dog days of summer have arrived. Did you know the “dog days of summer” typically occur between August 3rd through August 11th? Hope you are all staying cool with these hot temps and always remember to wear sunscreen! To incorporate some fun dog themed activities residents will be playing a dog themed bingo game and playing dog days trivia.

“Life’s a beach, enjoy the waves!!” Though out the month residents will be having some beaching activities! Residents will be making leis to wear at our Cowabunga Surfs Up Social on Friday, August 21 at 2:00 pm. We ask that staff and residents wear their best Hawaiian shirt on this Friday! That morning residents will enjoy some outside time relaxing by the pool with their toes in the water while having some water balloon fun. Residents will use their creative side to make crabs out of shells for some of our table decorations at the party.

Taking a virtual trip to the zoo, courtyard social with smoothies, and making greeting cards to send to loved ones are a few more activities we have in store for August. We look forward to seeing more families this month during our open window and outdoor visits! Please call ahead to schedule your time at 319-462-4356 or visit signupgenius for our open time slots.

Brooke Etten, Recreation Program Director