Pella Chronicle

Local News

January 25, 2013

Celebrating Three Years of Transforming the Aging Experience in Pella

Pella — Increased access to health and well-being activities dedicated to spirit, mind and body is one benefit Hearthstone, a Ministry of WesleyLife, has created for the Pella community since its creation in January 2010. Throughout the entire month of January, Hearthstone has been celebrating three years of engaging and empowering older adults to live longer, healthier lives in Pella.

For Leona and Mart Nunnikhoven of Pella, becoming Hearthstone residents strengthened their independence. “When we moved to Pella Manor, we looked forward to a simpler life with more freedom and not being tied down with keeping up the farm,” says Leona.  “We enjoy growing in our Christian faith by attending the regular Bible studies and working one-on-one with Wellness Director, Natasha Jansen,” Leona adds.

“We thank our residents, clients, families and the greater Pella community for the confidence and support they have entrusted in the Hearthstone ministry in the last three years,” says Nancy Hamilton, Hearthstone Executive Director. “We are dedicated to the community of Pella to transform the aging experience by embracing the power of health and well-being,” she adds.

In 2012, Hearthstone launched home- and community-based services including home health and hospice to further its mission of supporting the independence, health and well-being of older adults wherever they call home. The programs are designed to help maximize personal health and well-being, independence, dignity and choice. Hearthstone also enjoyed a nearly 100 percent team member retention rate, a rare feat in the older adult lifestyle industry. The Jefferson Place community was one of seven in the state of Iowa which received the Excellence in Action award, signaling one of the highest resident satisfaction ratings in the state and country.

Looking throughout 2013, a very visible expansion for Hearthstone will be started–and finished–as The Cottages, a transformative project will redefine home for older adults. Additional home- and community-based services will be determined based on community feedback while researching the upcoming needs of the baby boomer generation.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 93.jpg Pella Community Calendar of Events

    April 24 - May 4

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Change order approved for the Pella Sports Park A resolution approving Change Order #2 in the amount of $47,604 with Todd Hackett Construction Co. for the Pella Sports Park was approved last week by council. Listed below is a summary of the change order: Change Order Summary 1. Warning Track & Fou

    April 24, 2014

  • Parks photo1 The tulips are blooming ... As of this writing, on the south side of the Information Windmill in Central Plaza there are a few yellow tulips that have bloomed. And I have it on good authority that with the warmer temperatures (especially the overnight temperatures) this week th

    April 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • Pella Farmer's Market ready to go in 2014 For 2014, the Pella Farmer's Market would like to continue holding the Farmer's Market in the parking area at First Reformed Church, 603 Broadway on Thursdays from 3-6 p.m. The Market is scheduled to run from April 24 - October with no event held the

    April 24, 2014

  • Trail photo New section of the Volksweg now open The 1.25 mile newly constructed section of the paved Volksweg Trail between Fifield Recreation Area and the new Robert's Creek Trailhead has been opened. The new section of The Robert's Creek Trailhead has additional work to be completed before it ca

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Historic Preservation Committee During last week's regular meeting, the Pella City Council approved an ad hoc Historic Preservation Committee. At the February 18, 2014 City Council meeting, the Pella Historic Trust presented a proposal for consideration of the establishment of a hi

    April 24, 2014

  • Tulip Time schedule

    Tulip Time is just around the corner. Here's the complete schedule for events.

    April 23, 2014

  • Central College hosts STEM fest and town hall meeting with lieutenant governor

    April 22, 2014

  • Store front compressed.jpg The Mango Tree opens tomorrow in Pella

     Located at 720 Main St.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0422 Eagle photo On a wing and a prayer

    LAKE RED ROCK — Protective gloves aren’t uncommon when dealing with a sick patient, though they’re not usually heavy, leather welder’s gloves. But, then, the patient usually doesn’t have toenails designed to puncture flesh. Or a sharp beak. Diane Mas

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo