Energy Saving Tips

November 3, 2018 — Light bulbs: Use energy saving CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs) instead of the conventional incandescent light bulbs. CFLs only use one-quarter of the electricity and lasts years longer. Each CFL bulb contains 5mg of mercury so you will have an extra item to sort in the recycling bin. Dishes: Never load your dishes in a... Read More

How To Stop Aging On The Outside

November 3, 2018 — While there’s no single secret to holding off the effects of aging, there are plenty of things that can be done to help. Here are some suggestions. Antioxidants are absolutely one of your best weapons against aging! Eat plenty of antioxidants as you age, such as dark vegetables and fruits like carrots, squash and spinach... Read More

Taking Care of Yourself is Part of the Job

November 3, 2018 — The job of becoming the primary caregiver for your aging parent is universally recognized as one of the most difficult transitions we can go through. It’s hard to experience the reversal of parent and child. The task of caring for an elderly parent can be overwhelming. It’s easy to begin to “hover” around them in... Read More

Short-Term Therapy Success Stories

November 3, 2018 — University Park and Reliant Rehabilitation would to introduce Bernadine W. as November’s therapy success story. Bernadine came to University Park for rehabilitation following a brief stint in the hospital due to an infection. Bernadine received Occupational, Physical, and Speech therapies for 4 weeks. Bernadine was motivated and enthusiastic as she worked to achieve her therapy... Read More

Nov. 12th is National Pizza Day

November 3, 2018 — The pizza pie is a ubiquitous symbol of both Italian cooking and Americana. Oven-baked, thin-crust or deep-dish, round or square, it is a common favorite throughout the United States, with a wide number of regional variations. The most traditional pie is the pizza Napolitano, or Neapolitan pizza. Made of strong flour, the dough is often... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

November 3, 2018 — Happy Thanksgiving! We have a lot to be thankful for here at University Park and Arbor Heights. I’m thankful for the great staff we have and our wonderful residents. We are blessed daily to have such a complete community with people that are so colorful and unique. On Friday November 9th, we will be honoring... Read More

Short-Term Therapy Success Stories

October 3, 2018 — University Park and Reliant Rehabilitation would like to introduce Tommy J. as October’s therapy success story. Tommy came to University Park for rehabilitation following a leg fracture and head injury. Tommy received occupational, physical and speech therapies for 6 weeks. Tommy was very motivated to reach his goals so he could return to the community... Read More

Candy Donations

October 3, 2018 — University Park will be holding the annual Trick or Treat event on Saturday, October 27. The Activities Department is now accepting candy donations for this event. Please see the Activity Department for more details.

Iowa State Fair Week Highlights

October 3, 2018 — The University Park Activities Department held a fun filled week of fair themed activities during the Iowa State Fair. Residents enjoyed the annual “Bunny Tracks Bingo” event at the beginning of the week and finished out the week with a pie eating contest, a homemade cookie judging event, and root beer floats on Friday. A... Read More

Welcome New Employee

October 3, 2018 — The University Park Activities Department would like to welcome Austin Williams. Austin will be assuming the role of Activity Director when Juliana is on maternity leave from October to January. Austin comes to us from Maryland where he has been working as a Life Enrichment Coordinator for over 2 years. He is eager to meet... Read More