Bickford of Muscatine

Assisted Living & Memory Care

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Muscatine, we don’t ask you to give up your home, your treasures, your memories. Instead, we want you to bring the pieces of the home you love into ours and make it yours. Through personalized assisted living and memory care services, we invite you to share your stories with us, to see Bickford as an extension of your home.

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Mindy Rowe -
We have been filling eggs everyday and we have most filled. We should be over 5,000 eggs when we are done! Just a reminder that the Egg Hunt starts at 10am Saturday. Today we have the YMCA here for our exercise class at 9am. This afternoon we will have Heartland Hospice here for Birthday Bingo at ... Read Full Post
We have been filling eggs everyday and we have most filled. We should be over 5,000 eggs when we are done! Just a reminder that the Egg Hunt starts at 10am Saturday. Today we have the YMCA here for our exercise class at 9am. This afternoon we will have Heartland Hospice here for Birthday Bingo at 1:30pm and Gunny the clown will be here at 2:30pm for more Birthday fun!!
04-15-2014
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135 year of experience? is that possible? Well, if you combine the years of service for the 15 Bickford Family Members I had the privilege of recognizing these past few weeks, it sure is! One of my favorite parts of the job is recognizing and celebrating our Bickford Family Members that have ... Read Full Post
135 year of experience? is that possible? Well, if you combine the years of service for the 15 Bickford Family Members I had the privilege of recognizing these past few weeks, it sure is! One of my favorite parts of the job is recognizing and celebrating our Bickford Family Members that have achieved employment milestones in 5 year increments. This past quarter, I proudly handed out 15 Bickford necklaces ranging from 5 year to 15 year anniversaries. One branch alone had four 15 year necklaces alone! It truly says a lot about the wonderful company that is Bickford when we have that kind of dedication. Congratulations to all those Bickford Family Members who show us every day their commitment to quality care and desire to enrich our resident's lives. (Shown in picture is Kelly Rixen, 15 yrs; Kim Schaffer, 15 years; Holly Ebensberger, 5 years, all from the Clinton Branch. Not pictured: Deb Bradley, 15 years; Molly Brosius, 15 years)
04-07-2014
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Mindy Rowe -
Happy Monday everyone! We have a great week ahead here. Today we have filled about 1,500 eggs out of 5,000 that we hope to fill by the 19th. Many hands working hard to make this BIG Easter Egg Hunt happen. I am blessed to have so many willing to help. We are still collecting candy & prizes, if you ... Read Full Post
Happy Monday everyone! We have a great week ahead here. Today we have filled about 1,500 eggs out of 5,000 that we hope to fill by the 19th. Many hands working hard to make this BIG Easter Egg Hunt happen. I am blessed to have so many willing to help. We are still collecting candy & prizes, if you would like to make a donation just drop it off in the office. Today I am getting my final count for our Ladies Red Hat Outting. We will have a great time going for lunch with all our friends. If you need more info please call me today. Wednesday, we will host a smaller egg hunt for Stepping Stone Learning Center 3-5 year olds. We will be painting with watercolors in the afternoon. Thursday, there will be an Advance Care Planning with Heartland Hospice at 5:30pm. This will be a lot of great information. We will provide a light meal please call to RSVP. Friday, Home Bound Healthcare will be here to have Bingo at 1:30pm. Saturday, The Mud Cats will be here at 11:00am. I hope you all have a great week!
04-07-2014
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Mindy Rowe -
In case you missed it here is our April newsletter. We have so much going on so check it out and make plans to join us. A date to note right away is our Ladies Red Hat outing on Tuesday at noon. Contact Mindy for more info.
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Megan Johnson -
United Way Day of Caring is tomorrow. We are meeting here at Bickford with the National Honor Society for a day of fun projects. We will be painting, planting, mulching and so much more! You can still join the Bickford Team. We start at 8am so come ready to have a great time getting a little messy! ... Read Full Post
United Way Day of Caring is tomorrow. We are meeting here at Bickford with the National Honor Society for a day of fun projects. We will be painting, planting, mulching and so much more! You can still join the Bickford Team. We start at 8am so come ready to have a great time getting a little messy! Any questions please call Mindy at 563-263-6600. I have attached this months newsletter, we have a lot going on so check it out!
View PDF 03-31-2014
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Please join us at this great event. QC Family Caregiver Conference Saturday, March 29, 8:00A-noon Waterfront Convention Center 2021 State St., Bett. 4th Annual Conference for caregivers….. Sponsored by: Milestones, Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging, Alternatives for the Older Adult, ... Read Full Post
Please join us at this great event. QC Family Caregiver Conference Saturday, March 29, 8:00A-noon Waterfront Convention Center 2021 State St., Bett. 4th Annual Conference for caregivers….. Sponsored by: Milestones, Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging, Alternatives for the Older Adult, Alzheimer’s Association •Free •Keynote speaker – Carrie Steckl, PH.D – Caregiver Stress – Ten Ways Our Thinking Gets the Better of Us •Exhibit tables – local providers and agencies •Refreshments – prizes •Answers to care giving questions
03-25-2014
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Join us tomorrow at 5:30pm for our Dementia Support Group Meeting. A light meal will be provided. Please RSVP today @ 563-263-6600 with the number attending. Thanks, we look forward to seeing you there!
03-24-2014
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Join us for a great time painting watercolors for Memories in the Making Art Auction for the Alzheimer's Association. Every Wed. at 1:30 PM. We have made some great works of art already!
03-18-2014
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We would like to invite you to join us in making Easter this year very fun and special for the kids in Muscatine. Bickford's Annual Easter Egg Hunt is open to all kids 0-12yrs old. Our goal is to fill 5,000 eggs with candy/prizes, and to pass out grand prizes & baskets. If you would like to make a ... Read Full Post
We would like to invite you to join us in making Easter this year very fun and special for the kids in Muscatine. Bickford's Annual Easter Egg Hunt is open to all kids 0-12yrs old. Our goal is to fill 5,000 eggs with candy/prizes, and to pass out grand prizes & baskets. If you would like to make a donation, please call Mindy or Megan @563-263-6600.
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Old man winter has given a new meaning to March Madness! I think we have seen more snow balls than basketballs at the rate we are getting snow! Regardless of the how frightful it is outside, it is always delightful inside our Bickford branches. Many activities are taking place to chase away the ... Read Full Post
Old man winter has given a new meaning to March Madness! I think we have seen more snow balls than basketballs at the rate we are getting snow! Regardless of the how frightful it is outside, it is always delightful inside our Bickford branches. Many activities are taking place to chase away the winter blues. Check out your local Bickford Happynings calendar for a complete list of events. Each branch has volunteer opportunities to help get you through the winter months, and not to mention what a great way to pass the time waiting for warm temperatures to finally arrive. We hope to see you soon, and think Spring!
03-06-2014
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Click the link below to view our March activities calendar - we have a lot of fun things planned! Please feel free to call us at 563-263-6600 if you would like to join us in any of our activities!
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Andy Eby -
Congratulations to Bickford of Muscatine for placing in the top quartile of Bickford’s annual Enriching Happiness Survey! The Enriching Happiness Survey was created to give our Friends of the Family a chance to tell us what they like and what we need to improve on. After each survey, we transform ... Read Full Post
Congratulations to Bickford of Muscatine for placing in the top quartile of Bickford’s annual Enriching Happiness Survey! The Enriching Happiness Survey was created to give our Friends of the Family a chance to tell us what they like and what we need to improve on. After each survey, we transform ourselves by working with our families to create an agenda to improve targeted areas together. Bickford focuses on "Top Box" scores to differentiate between happiness and satisfaction. On a typical 5-point satisfaction scale, this means calculating the percentage of those who say they're highly satisfied (5's) instead of showing the overall average score. We compare ourselves to the high standard of Top Box scores, so that we know that we have more than satisfied residents – we have residents whose happiness has been enriched. Congrats to Bickford of Muscatine for enriching our residents happiness!
02-28-2014
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Please join us TONIGHT for our dementia support group! Our meeting will be led by a local pharmacist who will answer questions about dementia & medication. Please see the flyer below!
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Please join us for our Fast Friday Breakfast!
02-03-2014
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"Every human life is like a new, unique composition, beginning with our newborn cry & completely composed only after the concluding cadence of our final breath. Each of us knows & understands our own Lifesong better than anyone else; we have played it our entire lives. The distracting beat of ... Read Full Post
"Every human life is like a new, unique composition, beginning with our newborn cry & completely composed only after the concluding cadence of our final breath. Each of us knows & understands our own Lifesong better than anyone else; we have played it our entire lives. The distracting beat of dementia in your loved one's life, however, threatens to overtake the rhythm of their life's melody. Their Lifesong, despite dementia, remains alive in their hearts, minds, and souls. Even in the midst of the confusion & chaos of dementia, we desire to help them remember the tune, to find their place, to strike the keys & play again."
01-31-2014
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We had a great time at our monthly Thirsty Thursday event last night where we welcomed in 2014 with some confetti, cake, & ice cream!
01-17-2014
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We would like to invite you & your family or friends to our monthly Thirsty Thursday social on January 16th! We will be kicking off the New Year with karaoke, & complimentary snacks & beverages. We would love for YOU to join us!
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Happy 2014!!! Have you stuck to your New Year's Resolution? We have started up a Walk Fit Club here at Bickford & we are marching into a healthy 2014! We wish everyone a very happy & healthy New Year!
01-10-2014
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We will be holding our monthly dementia support group meeting on January 28th. We are proud to have our Divisional Nurse, Christine Gilbert, lead the meeting with a simulation of what's it's like to live with dementia. Please let us know if you are able to join us - we would love to have you! Read Full Post
We will be holding our monthly dementia support group meeting on January 28th. We are proud to have our Divisional Nurse, Christine Gilbert, lead the meeting with a simulation of what's it's like to live with dementia. Please let us know if you are able to join us - we would love to have you!
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Happy Holidays from our family to yours! We hope that everyone has a safe & happy holiday!
12-26-2013
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We had a visit today from the River City Glee & River City Allstars singers & dancers today. Two of the performers just happened to be daughters of one of our care staff, Anne. They did such a great job!
12-23-2013
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Christmas has come to Bickford! We are ready to spend the season snuggled by the fire & drinking hot chocolate! We have 5 trees up already & 4 more are going up today! We hope everyone is having as much fun decorating for the holidays as we are.
12-04-2013
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We would like to officially invite YOU to our upcoming Thanksgiving event!
11-15-2013
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Happy Veteran's Day! Here at Bickford of Muscatine, we have many residents who have either served our country, or who have a close family member who has served. With the help of Iowa Hospice, we had a great memorial presentation this morning to honor the veterans who live with us. On behalf of ... Read Full Post
Happy Veteran's Day! Here at Bickford of Muscatine, we have many residents who have either served our country, or who have a close family member who has served. With the help of Iowa Hospice, we had a great memorial presentation this morning to honor the veterans who live with us. On behalf of Bickford Senior Living, we would like to extend a giant THANK YOU to all veterans. Our lives would not be possible without your service or sacrifice.
11-11-2013
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Happy Halloween! This week, we took a trip all over the Muscatine area to see the changing leaves. This is a picture of the Mississippi River. Fall brings so many beautiful views & we were able to enjoy many of them this week!
10-31-2013
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We had kids from a local school come visit us today while they were all dressed up in their Halloween costumes! Here is one of our caregivers with her son dressed up as Robin. We read stories, passed out candy, and had a great time!
10-22-2013
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Join us at Bickford of Muscatine this Thursday for October's Thirsty Thursday! Bring your friends, family, or coworkers!
10-14-2013
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This last Saturday, Bickford of Davenport, Bickford of Moline, and Bickford of Muscatine joined together to volunteer at the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's. It was so great to see so many members of the Quad City Area come together to support this cause! For more information on how ... Read Full Post
This last Saturday, Bickford of Davenport, Bickford of Moline, and Bickford of Muscatine joined together to volunteer at the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's. It was so great to see so many members of the Quad City Area come together to support this cause! For more information on how you can get involved in an Alzheimer's Association walk near you, visit their website at: http://www.alz.org/kansascity/in_my_community_walk.asp
10-02-2013
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We had so much fun volunteering for the United Way Day of Caring today! We helped clean some local office buildings at Pearl Plaza in downtown Muscatine. It felt great to be able to give back to our community!
09-25-2013
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It's National Chocolate Day! We are celebrating with over 25 different kinds of chocolate, a chocolate fountain, & chocolate Bingo prizes! YUM!
09-13-2013
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There has been a lot of talk about Alzheimer's Disease on the Today Show lately...here is a link to an interesting article about the search for treatment: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/unraveling-alzheimers-mysteries-search-new-treatment-8C11071234
09-05-2013
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We hope that everyone had a safe and happy Labor Day! We are getting more and more excited for National Assisted Living Week coming up on September 8th - September 14th. Be on the lookout for posts about some fun and interactive activities we have planned as we celebrate "The Good Ole Days!"
09-03-2013
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We had a visit today from Boo Boo, the Hospice Hound from Iowa Hospice! Even at 13 years old, Boo Boo could still do tons of tricks and kept us all laughing.
08-26-2013
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The Good Ole Days are coming to Bickford of Muscatine! Join us during National Assisted Living Week for some family fun!
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Yesterday we celebrated the 100th birthday of our resident, Pauline! Home Bound Healthcare provided a cake for our party and we all got together to sing Happy Birthday! Pauline's words of wisdom to getting to 100 years old were, "Take care of your body!"
08-22-2013
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We had so much fun at the Cedar Street Block Party! We had food, games, and fun for the whole family. Here is a picture of some of our Family Members enjoying the day!
08-19-2013
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Sally Hogue -
Family Fun at the Quad City River Bandits Game!
07-22-2013
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Bickford Senior Living and Memory Care of Muscatine: Thank you for our Bickford Family Members and Friends that continue to help us to enriching the lives of those that we have the honor of servicing. We are proud to have you as part of our Bickford Family and wanted to remind you of the gratitude ... Read Full Post
Bickford Senior Living and Memory Care of Muscatine: Thank you for our Bickford Family Members and Friends that continue to help us to enriching the lives of those that we have the honor of servicing. We are proud to have you as part of our Bickford Family and wanted to remind you of the gratitude for you and your families as we celebrate the uniqueness of the blessing of caring for the seniors of our community. Please enjoy our pictures taken from our dear friends at Walgreen’s. We are honored to have them join us for the many events that we celebrate together as a Bickford Family. The collages below are just a few examples of some of the pictures captured from our Bickford family outing at the Quad City River Bandits. If you are interested in ordering any of these pictures or would like to see the many more that were taken of that evening, please contact your Bickford Happiness Sherpa, Shaleen Sorgen for access to the full cd of photos taken that night. If you already know what you might be interested in ordering, we have also attached our photographer from Walgreen's, Eldon's, contact information. His high quality photos, reasonable prices, but most importantly his love and dedication to Bickford, makes him our branches photographer of choice. Thank you again to all that made the event a special night. A special thank you to pilot Ben Sorgen and Quad City Skydiving Center owner Dennis Jensen for arranging for our Bickford Enriching Happiness Flag to make such a grand entrance with the Quad City Skydiving Team! Thank you to our friend Lewis Knudsen for helping us to honor of country by performing a beautiful rendition of our National Anthem. We are so honored to call you our friend and have enjoyed having you participate in many of our local Bickford Senior Living activities. Then an extra special thank you to our honored guest, World War II Veteran, Mr. Wes Petersen. We couldn't be more proud to have Wes represent Bickford by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. Thanks for joining us for our Bickford Senior Living of Muscatine's blog update. Stayed tuned to see the many different ways Bickford is Enriching Happiness within our community and branches! Be sure to check out our friend Lewis at: WWW. LewisKnudsen.com. At Last: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXPoZy9D3Q0 Inspirational message of the day: “The highest form of spending is spending self for others” Life Enrichment Coordinator of Davenport, Shelby Kube. Warmest Regards, Shaleen Sorgen : Happiness Sherpa
07-22-2013
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**Bickford Senior Living & Memory Care of Muscatine** Please join us for our monthly dementia support group. With a wealth of knowledge, compassion, and experience, we couldn't be more proud to welcome our dear friend, Dr. Ann O'Donnell as our guest from Genesis Hospice. We look forward to seeing ... Read Full Post
**Bickford Senior Living & Memory Care of Muscatine** Please join us for our monthly dementia support group. With a wealth of knowledge, compassion, and experience, we couldn't be more proud to welcome our dear friend, Dr. Ann O'Donnell as our guest from Genesis Hospice. We look forward to seeing you and introducing you to our Bickford Family.
07-11-2013
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**Bickford Senior Living & Memory Care of Muscatine** Please join us for our monthly dementia support group. With a wealth of knowledge, compassion, and experience, we couldn't be more proud to welcome our dear friend, Dr. Ann O'Donnell as our guest from Genesis Hospice. We look forward to seeing ... Read Full Post
**Bickford Senior Living & Memory Care of Muscatine** Please join us for our monthly dementia support group. With a wealth of knowledge, compassion, and experience, we couldn't be more proud to welcome our dear friend, Dr. Ann O'Donnell as our guest from Genesis Hospice. We look forward to seeing you and introducing you to our Bickford Family.
07-11-2013
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We got a visit today from Junebug, a local therapy dog. She gave us just as much love as we gave her!
07-09-2013
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Yesterday our community was hit hard by a terrible tornado which severely damaged multiple businesses and homes, and also reportedly claimed the life of a member of our community. In an effort to support those around us, we stopped by a local church to deliver lunch and cookies to volunteers ... Read Full Post
Yesterday our community was hit hard by a terrible tornado which severely damaged multiple businesses and homes, and also reportedly claimed the life of a member of our community. In an effort to support those around us, we stopped by a local church to deliver lunch and cookies to volunteers assisting with the clean-up. As the clean-up continues, Bickford Senior Living of Muscatine will continue to support those affected and lend a hand whenever possible. "A community's ability to come together in the aftermath of tragedy builds strength."
06-25-2013
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We had so much fun volunteering at hole 13 for the golf tournament sponsored by The Muscatine Journal at Muscatine Municipal Golf Course last Saturday! We were able to hand out complimentary water, coozies, and golf tees and had a great time watching members of our community compete with each ... Read Full Post
We had so much fun volunteering at hole 13 for the golf tournament sponsored by The Muscatine Journal at Muscatine Municipal Golf Course last Saturday! We were able to hand out complimentary water, coozies, and golf tees and had a great time watching members of our community compete with each other!
06-19-2013
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We had a great time learning about Native American dancing yesterday! We even had a couple lucky audience members get to participate. Everyone had fun dancing and playing some authentic Native American instruments!
06-05-2013
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Check out our Director, Megan Johnson, and our Regional Marketing Direcfor, Shaleen Sorgen, having some fun at the local Senior Expo!
05-22-2013
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If you're looking for a great book about Alzheimer's Disease...this is for you! The back cover reads, "Still Alice is a moving and vivid depiction of life with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease that is as compelling as A Beautiful Mind and as unforgettable as Ordinary People." It would be a great ... Read Full Post
If you're looking for a great book about Alzheimer's Disease...this is for you! The back cover reads, "Still Alice is a moving and vivid depiction of life with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease that is as compelling as A Beautiful Mind and as unforgettable as Ordinary People." It would be a great book to read at the beach this summer!
05-10-2013
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"Gather your friends. Do what you love. It's time to make a difference." Check out what your local Alzheimer's Association is doing in your community, and how you can help!

Alzheimer's Association
04-11-2013
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...and this one is Simba!! They are very lovable and they definitely keep us entertained! We are a pet friendly branch and we welcome your pets into our home!
04-02-2013
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Meet our house cats!!! This one is Tails...
04-02-2013
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We had a GREAT turnout at our blood drive yesterday! With the help of Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, we had over 13 members of our community show up to donate blood. And thanks to our local HyVee, all of our participants received a pint of Whitey's ice cream for our Give a Pint, Get a ... Read Full Post
We had a GREAT turnout at our blood drive yesterday! With the help of Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, we had over 13 members of our community show up to donate blood. And thanks to our local HyVee, all of our participants received a pint of Whitey's ice cream for our Give a Pint, Get a Pint theme! Over 38% of the US population can donate blood, but only about 5% actually do. It's a great way to help members in your community, and all across the country!
03-29-2013
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