Karla Vander Bush loves her brand-new kitchen and dining room at Vista Prairie at Fieldcrest in Sheldon, IA. She’s getting ready to show it off at a Grand Re-Opening Celebration on April 13. All of Sheldon is invited to see all things new, the culmination of a renovation that exceeds $1.5 million.
When she became the Culinary Manager two years ago, Karla didn’t dream of being able to offer the choices and quality of food that the new facility now supports, in what’s being rebranded, Prairie Winds Fine Dining. The residents have already responded. “I love to see them happy,” Karla says, beaming with pride.
Fieldcrest’s Senior Executive Director Cal Diekmann is eagerly anticipating the April 13 event. “I’m just so happy for the residents, so happy about the choices they get in the kitchen, the choices where they will be together to enjoy each other, playing cards, putting puzzles together, doing activities, watching movies, all of that,” Cal says. “It just tickles my heart.”
Click the blog links to see photos of Fieldcrest’s newly painted and carpeted public areas. All the furniture is new. The community gleams with cozy corners to gather or read.
Even an investment of more than $1.5 million has its limits. Fieldcrest launched a fundraiser for 50 new chairs in the activities room. We’re close to the goal, thanks to residents and loyal vendors. Please help close out the campaign by sponsoring a chair. Designate your Fieldcrest gift online.
Fieldcrest’s memory care unit, renamed Serenity Suites, also is completely refreshed. The 12-unit section now features familiar and restful scenes of the farms many residents operated and of the simple comforts of the kitchen back home.
In addition to the Serenity Suites that provide a long-term option for seniors diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, Fieldcrest offers 69 one- and two-bedroom assisted living apartments for seniors who need access to personal care and supportive services. If you can’t be with us on April 13, please call KayCee for a tour at (712) 324-2338.