Dear residents, staff, families and supporters,

During the last two Covid testing dates, we had three staff members test positive, but no residents on campus. Bremer County continues to be in the red, which determines how we operate within the long-term-care area. In Iowa, there are 54 counties in high transmission, 37 substantial and eight moderate.

This week is CNA Week, which started the 16th and goes through the 23rd. We most certainly have wonderful CNA’s working at Bartels! We appreciate all they do for our residents and families! Each week we have heartwarming stories about how someone has impacted the life of one of our beloved residents! The team will participate in a statewide Thank-a-thon on June 22, and the first annual Bartels Olympics is scheduled for July 8 with a barbeque and fun activities for all!

Bartels will be holding a groundbreaking event Tuesday, June 21, at 11:00 a.m. for our new 55-plus Anna Estates Development. This development will provide additional housing options to seniors, which will in turn possibly open up homes for first-time homeowners to come to Waverly! Everyone is welcome to join us at the Northeast corner of Eisenach Village at 11:00 a.m. and then at the Eisenach Klubhaus following.

Bartels is sponsoring Concerts in Kohlmann Park Thursday, June 23, with entertainment starting at 6:30 pm. Please join us for music, popcorn and lemonade!

Staff pulled together to organize a Wellness Color Walk on Saturday, June 25, as another way to give back to the community. The staff voted on one non-profit organization to support and for this event it is Retrieving Freedom! Staff also recently donated hundreds of pounds of canned foods to the food bank and they are excited to be able to be involved in the community again!

I want to recognize our Assisted Living (Linden Place) and Assisted Living Memory Care (Aspen Cottage) were surveyed and had deficient-free surveys! Great job team!

Bartels has been nominated in six categories for Best of the Best in the Cedar Valley 2022. Please take time and go to the following link and select senior living or scan the QR code, and vote for us. Link:
We appreciate being considered and hope you will help us through the final considerations!

Your support continues to be very important to us in order to help Bartels improve and grow. We just opened one of our updated Shower/Spa Rooms and finished a landscaping project, which the residents and staff so appreciate! Thank You!

Everyone at Bartels wants to wish everyone a Happy Father’s Day! Have a great weekend!

Paula Geise, RN, MSN, CEO

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