Residents Make $1.65 Million Donation to the UP Home Building Project

Washington, IA (October 10, 2017) – The United Presbyterian Home has recently named their new building project the “Garrett Health & Wellness Center” after receiving a $1.65 million gift from residents Dean and Shirley E. Garrett.

The couple made the donation in September 2017 to help with the construction costs of the project which is projected to cost $6.2 Million.

Building Addition at the UP Home is Ahead of Schedule

The Expansion of Quality First Services Building Addition is Ahead of Schedule

Washington, IA (May 22, 2017) – The United Presbyterian Home is excited to announce that the construction on campus is going well and is currently ahead of schedule for the Expansion of Quality First Services project.

“The project is progressing well. We were very fortunate to have had a nice winter that allowed for us to enclose the lower level and work during the cold weeks,” said Jordan Hutcheson a Field Engineer for Carl A Nelson. “Everyone is working hard to foresee obstacles and working together to find resolutions before they become a problem. “

United Presbyterian Home Residents Win Volunteer Award

Washington, IA – United Presbyterian Home and the The Longest Day Team has been awarded the 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award by LeadingAge Iowa, an association representing not-for-profit aging services providers.

United Presbyterian Home Holds Ceremonial Groundbreaking

Washington, IA (September 14, 2016) – The United Presbyterian Home is proud to announce that construction has started on campus for the Expansion of Quality First Services Building Addition. The Ceremonial Groundbreaking took place on Wednesday, Sept. 14th at 9:30 a.m. to celebrate this monumental achievement for the Home with many residents, community members and employees in attendance.

The Expansion of Quality First Services Building Addition is Underway

Washington, IA (August 30, 2016) – The United Presbyterian Home took advantage of the nice weather this week by breaking ground a couple weeks early due to an opening in DeLong Construction’s schedule to start the excavation and preparation of the site.  The Ceremonial Groundbreaking is set for Wednesday, September 14th at 9:30 a.m.

Residents Help Raise Awareness and Funds for Alzheimer's Association

Washington, IA (June 20, 2016) – The United Presbyterian Home is proud to announce their participation in The Longest Day.  This is an event to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer’s disease. From sunrise to sunset, each team will complete an activity to raise awareness and funds for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Second Annual Spelling Bee Raises Awareness for Alzheimer’s

Washington, IA (May 19, 2016) – For the second year in a row the United Presbyterian Home ‘NuStepping to End Alzheimer’s’ Team held a spelling bee to raise awareness and money for the Alzheimer’s Association. The Spelling Bee was held on Friday, May 13, and had 13 participants.  Dorothy Koehler was the winner after 82 words and 13 rounds with second place going to Gwen Ying. 

United Presbyterian Home Announces Employee Steering Committee

Washington, IA (May 3, 2016) – The United Presbyterian Home has named seven United Presbyterian Home employees to their Employee Steering Committee for their upcoming expansion project.  The members include Employee Steering Committee chair Paula Brinning and along with her is Gail Rathmel, Traci Hora, Michelle Steinberg, Jennifer Shive, Shannon Bausch and Trevor Tschantz. The UP Home announced plans for their Expansion of Quality First Services in September 2015 which includes an addition on to the south hall of the current Health Center.

Resident Jim Bennett Shares his Train Collection During the Holidays at the United Presbyterian Home

Washington, IA (December 16, 2015) A new holiday tradition has started at the United Presbyterian Home in the Stewart Hall Lobby.  Jim Bennett and his wife Joy moved to the UP Home 4 years ago and ever since he has set up a sampling of trains for people of all ages to enjoy around the holidays.

UP Home Announces Steering Committee Members

Washington, IA (December 7, 2015) – The United Presbyterian Home has named ten community and surrounding community members to their Steering Committee for their upcoming expansion project.  The members include Steering Committee co-chairs David Maupin of Coralville and Dale and JoAnn Torpey of Washington. Along with them are Jean Potratz of Washington; Sandy Dunlap of Washington; Stephanie Kronlage of Washington; Gene Driscoll of Washington; Linda ‘Kitch’ Shatzer of Washington and Doug and Janice Yotty of Kalona.

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