Friendship Haven’s Transitional Care Continues to Grow

The Catalyst neighborhood at Friendship Haven has long served as the transitional neighborhood on campus. Whether patients are transitioning from one area of campus to another, from hospital to home, or this life to another, our Catalyst support team works diligently to give each patient the dedicated service they need. Recently, Friendship Haven decided to […]

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Keeping Up With The Wellness Dimensions: Spiritual Wellness

Keeping Up With The Wellness Dimensions: Spiritual Wellness

You are on a journey of wellness. And wellness means maintaining balance in all aspects of life – social/interpersonal, emotional, physical, financial, vocational, and intellectual. The Wholeness Wheel provides a picture of this process. It reminds us that being well is about being in balance and that wellness begins at birth, both our physical and […]

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Swept Away in Their Work

Swept Away in Their Work

Many residents and visitors have probably noticed five ladies bustling around, pushing cleaning carts, carrying dusters, or pulling vacuum cleaners down the halls of Friendship Haven. They quietly and quickly move about their tasks, ensuring each nook and cranny of Friendship Haven’s interior is clean as a whistle and welcoming to residents and guests. These […]

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A Beloved Gift

A Beloved Gift

While it can be tough to find the right words to eulogize a loved one who’s passed away, emphasizing life rather than death is an important first step. Floyd Herum wanted to dedicate something in memory of his beloved wife; and, he did so, at a place where he found much enjoyment. What was once […]

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Stay Healthy This Holiday Season!

Stay Healthy This Holiday Season!

The holiday season is a special time of year. There are gatherings and parties with coworkers, friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, the end of the year and the beginning of a fresh, new year. Although this time is special, it can also be stressful and too busy! The average American gains 3-7 pounds […]

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Keeping Up With The Wellness Dimensions: Emotional Wellness

Keeping Up With The Wellness Dimensions: Emotional Wellness

Being emotionally well is more than just being able to handle your stress. It also involves being attentive to your thoughts, feelings and behaviors: whether positive or negative. Emotional Wellness implies the ability to be aware of and accept our feelings, rather than deny them. Have an optimistic approach to life, and enjoy life despite […]

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What a Journey It Has Been

What a Journey It Has Been

Journeys moved into a new building this past June. The day went so smoothly with all the help from staff, volunteers and families that we actually were done way ahead of schedule. We have now been in our new surroundings a little over three months. We have been amazed that the residents have adjusted so […]

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The Benefits of Fresh Produce

The Benefits of Fresh Produce

​October is fast approaching, thus fresh apples, squash and pumpkin spice are abundant in Iowa! Apples have many positive nutritional benefits. Starting off, a medium sized apple is less than 100 calories, but is packed full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Apples make a great addition to breakfast, lunch or a mid-afternoon snack. Pairing apples with […]

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