Pella Chronicle

October 23, 2013

Trick or Treat in Long Term Care at Pella Regional

The Pella Chronicle

---- — Trick-or-treat in Long Term Care at Pella Regional

Pella Regional Health Center will host a Halloween Open House on Thursday, October 31, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Long Term Care Activity Room. Kids can trick-or-treat inside in a safe, enclosed area as residents pass out candy. The event is free and open to the public.

“Everyone always has a great time each year — the kids, the residents and the staff,” said Chris Thomas, in Long Term Care at Pella Regional. “The kids get to load up on candy, the residents enjoy seeing their costumes and parents relax knowing it’s a safe environment.”

Visitors may park along Jefferson Street and use the south Long Term Care entrance. For more information, call 641-628-6660.

Rehabilitation open house on Nov. 1 at Pella Regional

Rehabilitation at Pella Regional Health Center is having an Open House on Friday, November 1 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Rehabilitation (Entrance 4) at Pella Regional.

The public is invited to stop by to learn about the variety of services Rehabilitation has to offer and grab a snack! Staff will also be available for free consultations.

Rehabilitation at Pella Regional has dedicated staff in athletic training, massage therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy to provide patients with the highest quality care. The goal is to develop comprehensive treatment programs that relieve pain, restore mobility, increase strength and improve function. Most importantly, staff strives to serve and meet the individual needs of patients.

Pella Community Foundation electsboard members

The Pella Community Foundation recently elected tfour individuals to its Board of Directors.

Mark Recker of Recker Dental Care, Roger Stoll of Promotion by Design, Ardith Sutphen of Central College and Less Fuller of PPI, Inc. They replace retiring members Greg Stravers, Carrie VerPloeg, Dave Barnes and Jim Brandl who have completed their terms on the board. The new members join continuing board members Tammy Putnam, Barb Kniff-McCulla, Dave Erickson, Mary VanZante, Brenda Colvin, Jill VandeWeerd, Pete Verhey and Frank VandenBosch

Jim Brandl, President of the Foundation said, “We are very grateful for the dedicated service and leadership provided by our retiring board members. We are also very fortunate and pleased the new members have agreed to join our board and are willing to contribute their time and leadership to this important community philanthropic effort.

The Pella Community Foundation was founded twenty one years ago and has awarded 426 board directed grants to eighty different non-profit organizations totaling $722,000. To learn more contact Jim Brandl, 628-8003 or visit

Pella children helping around through UNICEF

Children in countries like Syria are among the victims when fighting erupts between groups in their land. UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, has mobile health teams that are providing medical assistance and nutritional needs for children in Syrian refugee camps. Because UNICEF is connected to the United Nations it is often allowed to enter countries when some other groups are not welcome.

Medicines and food assistance from UNICEF are very important to children in many countries. You can help by giving when a Pella child visits your home. A $1.00 contribution can provide a child with anti-malarial treatment; $15 can provide 12 packets of high energy biscuits for malnourished children; 60 cents can immunize a child against polio; $100 can immunize 357 children against measles.

Pella school children will be visiting people in neighborhoods (today) Thursday, October 24 to Monday, October 28, with UNICEF collection boxes. Your generosity is appreciated.

If you do not have the opportunity to contribute through one of the children, you may send a check to Pella AAUW -- for UNICEF to Marjorie Giles or Julia Moen.