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

Letter from the Administrator

October 3, 2018 — I am pleased to announce Julie Carolan as our 4th floor Unit Manager and October’s Employee of the Month. Julie started with University Park as an MDS coordinator but enjoys the resident contact as well as the challenge of providing exceptional care. Julie is an Iowa Hawkeye and Greenbay Packers fan and also enjoys boating,... Read More

October Activities

October 3, 2018 — October is a busy month for the Activity Department. Residents will enjoy an Oktoberfest Happy Hour on the 4th and a “Pink Ribbon Ice Cream Social” to support breast cancer awareness on Friday, October 19. The facility will be holding a community Trick or Treat event on October 27 from 1pm-3pm. Kiddos are encouraged to... Read More

Short-Term Therapy Success Stories

September 6, 2018 — Meet Pam E. Pam came to University Park for rehabilitation after a double knee replacement surgery. Pam received physical, speech, and occupational therapies for 2 weeks before successfully discharging back home. Pam was motivated to reach her therapy goals, and her hard work helped her to achieve those goals. It was a pleasure serving Pam,... Read More

How to Age Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

September 6, 2018 — September is Healthy Aging Month You may feel overwhelmed by the amount of advice that is available when it comes to dealing with aging. Here are some of the most important tips: Eating a nutritious diet is an essential component in healthy aging. You want to eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grain and fiber;... Read More