Archive for Community

  • Yard and Garden: Maintaining a Strawberry Bed Yard and Garden: Maintaining a Strawberry Bed

    By Richard Jauron and Willy Klein Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Fresh strawberries are a favorite of almost everyone. Strawberries are relatively easy to grow and are hardy throughout Iowa. There are basically three types of strawberries – June-bearers, everbearing strawberry and ...

  • A Pause for Poetry A Pause for Poetry

    By Gary Heath Poet in Residence for 50+ Lifestyles       Summer Sunrise Dawn of glorious summer day Displays infinite splendor as it Pulls back the night to let in the Sky. Delicate lavender, rose, Tinge of amber, platinum, fringe The vista, soon fading into the Pa...

  • CASI’s Jane’s Place Adult Day Services Seeks Volunteers CASI’s Jane’s Place Adult Day Services Seeks Volunteers

    By Crystal Hughes Jane’s Place Program Administrator Volunteers are important partners with our staff at CASI’s Jane’s Place Adult Day Services. The generosity of volunteers, giving their time and talents to community-based services like Jane’s Place, helps to ensure that we are able to fu...

  • Outstanding August Events through the Centuries Outstanding August Events through the Centuries

    By Eloise Graham The 1500s - On August 16, 1501 the Overseers of the Office of Works (Florence, Italy’s cathedral church) awards Michelangelo the contract to create his statue of David. He began his sculpture masterpiece a month later, finishing it in August 1504. The public unveiling was Septem...

  • Fun, Fanciful Facts for July Days Fun, Fanciful Facts for July Days

    By Eloise Graham In 44 BC, the Roman Senate decided to honor the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar and name a month after him. Hence, this month became July. Prior to that, it was known as Quintilis, meaning five. The old calendar clumped January, February and March all together. The pronunciation, until...

  • PUBLISHER’S CORNER PUBLISHER’S CORNER

    By Eloise Graham Grasshoppers, Locusts, Crickets, Katydids or Cicadas...What is that night time noise? Back in my misguided youth, right around five years of age, I saw many of those empty insect shells clinging to the bark of our locust tree. I was told they were locust shells (or at least that...

  • Ridgecrest Village, My Home Ridgecrest Village, My Home

    By Gary Heath I moved into Ridgecrest Village for seniors in Davenport in late summer, 2020. I chose an apartment overlooking the driveway that circles under a porte-cochere that shelters the main entrance to residences for seniors, denoted as Eastridge, Northridge, and Terrace. (Some prefer one of...

  • Getting Good Sleep Fights Alzheimer’s Getting Good Sleep Fights Alzheimer’s

    By Mike Mathews Milestones Area Agency on Aging Recent studies have shown that getting plenty of quality sleep can help prevent or slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s. It is a well-known fact that sleeping is necessary for proper brain health as it gives the organ an opportunity to rest and...