Iowa Falls, IA: Life is a Journey…Enjoy the Ride!


There is a song that quotes “Life is a highway” and it is so true. When you take a road trip, it’s amazing where the roads will lead us, such as to a family or friend’s house, a church, a town celebration, a school, a park / playground, a county fair, a birthday party or holiday get together, and so forth. Along that road trip, you see people and places that are old & new; you see God’s handiwork in the beauty of a season, the warmth of the sun, the twinkling of the stars and a glowing moon, trees of many kinds, vehicles of many sorts, and vastness of the earth and sky!

At Heritage Care Center, we are filled with many of the same wonders as staff and residents travel to and from, sort of like a highway. We see folks of many backgrounds. We see the connection of different ages. We see those who are facing life challenges with love, support, and encouragement. There is “warmth of the sun” flowing from those around.

During National Nursing Home Week, we were blessed to have Denny Prohaska visit our residents with his motorcycle & side cart. Residents were given rides and smiles and waves were everywhere! For some it was a new “ride”; for some it was a trip down memory lane, such as going past a place they once knew, and yet for some, it was a once-again pleasure of a long ago activity. No matter how you look at it, it was a part of their life’s journey — ENJOY THE RIDE !!

Quality Life-We will create a living environment that radiates love, peace, spiritual contentment, dignity and safety, while encouraging personal independence.

Submitted by Carol Lambert, Life Enrichment Coordinator

Heritage Care Center, Iowa Falls, Iowa