Greetings Family & Friends,

Happy September! This month we will be celebrating National Assisted Living Week that begins on the 12th and ends on the 18th. The theme this year is “Compassion, Community, Caring.” We will start off with Music & Massage Monday, Twinkies & Trivia Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday (some fun with our attire), Thursday, “We Care About You!” Cookies & Punch Celebration for our Residents and Employees and on Friday they will enjoy some music with Dan Gideon. Our monthly challenge for September is “Lifelong Learning.” Our Residents will be jotting down some lifelong advice they have learned over the years that we will make into booklets for everyone to enjoy.


Chris Wilkening

Sylvan Woods Activity Director

Ice Cream Social  

Thursday, September 2nd  at 2:00pm

Come meet your new Sylvan neighbors!

Karaoke Introduction!

Join us Sept 9th & 30th at 3:00pm

Complete with snacks in the Winger Room

Kezia from the Des Moines Blank Park Zoo came to visit Pennsylvania Place.
She brought a female bull python Snake “Nala” and a male Flemish Giant Rabbit “Gagrid”. It was really hard not being able to pet Hagrid, not so much Nala!


Big THANK YOU to the Ottumwa Police Department for sending their Investigator, Jeremy Tosh, who presented a program on "Scams" during the Resident Council Meeting last month.

 By estimate, seniors lose up to $30 billion each year and we are grateful to know how to identify a scam and also what to do if it happens to us or someone we care about.