Healthy Snacks for your Big Game Party

— Pizza. Chicken wings. Mini sausages. These are the most common snacks brought to a party, because they easily feed a lot of people and take very little time to prepare. They also make it hard to stick to a diet. Here are five low-prep, healthy snack ideas to reach for during the next big game... Read More

February Chef’s Selection

— Entrée Butter Crumb Fish with White Wine Sauce California Normandy Vegetable Blend Roasted Red Potatoes Dinner Roll with Margarine Dessert Tiramisu Milk, Coffee or Hot Tea

Valentine Games

— Famous Couples. Divide into two teams and give each a buzzer or similar type item. Announce the first half of the famous pair. You might say, “Romeo” and if one of the teams knows the match is “Juliet,” they will buzz in with their answer. Whoever has the most points wins! Several examples to get... Read More

Mardi Gras Party Ideas-Fat Tuesday is February 25!

— While Fat Tuesday is the traditional time to throw a Mardi Gras party, you can have one any time of the year. What better way to liven things up? It’s also a great way to celebrate the ongoing spirit of New Orleans. Decorations– You can create a fun party without having to purchase a lot... Read More

What’s Good For The Heart

— There has been a lot of talk in recent years about doing things that are healthy for your heart. Hardly a week goes by without some new fact or warning on the news about the latest foods and exercises to avoid or to add to your routines. It seems like almost everyone is consumed (and... Read More

Resident of the Month: Laura G.

— Laura was born August 18, 1955, at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames, Iowa to Loretta and Edwin Olson. She has two brothers, Don and Paul, and two sisters, Linda and Deanna. She has two sons, Joshua and Lincoln and one granddaughter, Lily. Before retirement, she did computer work for On With Life in Ankeny. The... Read More

Therapy Success Story

— Elecha was admitted to Norwalk Nursing and Rehab on January 16th with a distal femur fx. During her stay here she received PT, OT, and ST services. PT worked with her on increasing her functional mobility through gait, transfers, and balance training tasks. OT worked with her on increasing her functional mobility with ADLs, Grooming/Hygiene,... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

— Hello everyone, It is with a heavy heart and teary eyes I am announcing my departure from Norwalk Nursing and Rehab starting on January 3rd. These last 2 plus years have been nothing short of amazing and I could not have asked for a better experience helping lead this building. If it were not for... Read More

Winter Sniffles: Allergies or the Common Cold?

— The cold days of winter bring most of us indoors for the year – and then the sniffles start up. Symptoms like sneezing, congestion, and sore throat are common during the winter months. These unpleasant symptoms can be evidence of a winter cold, but they can also mean indoor allergies. What are the causes of... Read More