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Looking Forward to Spring on Campus

With the official first day of spring on March 20th, there is a lot to look forward to! Warmer weather –feeling the sun on our skin, watching the snow melt away or stepping outside in a light jacket instead of being bundled up are some of the best feelings especially after a long winter! The…

St. Patrick’s Day 2019

We want to invite everyone to our St. Patrick’s Day Dance on Monday, March 18th at 2:00 p.m.! We will be crowning our 2019 King of Shamrocks and music will be provided by Patrick Garza. We hope to see you there! (If you are on campus, please be sure to cast your vote to crown…

Focus on Fitness

Submitted by Dave Draeger, CDM, CFPP, Director of Dietary and Dining Services February was American Heart Month and March is National Nutrition Month, so blending the two in this article makes perfect sense.  Nutrition and heart health go hand-in-hand to improve overall well-being.  Past national guidelines suggested 150 minutes of aerobic exercise and two strength…

February Activity Photos

Queen of Hearts Crowning We had our Valentine’s Day party on February 14th, with music from Patrick Garza. Our 2018 Queen of Hearts, Josie Follingstad, was present to crown our 2019 Queen of Hearts, Jean Dunphy. ❤️Congratulations Jean! ❤️ Spring Valley Royalty attended and helped with refreshments. Pictured are Princess Rebecca Schneider, Princess Rachael Bell and Queen Alexis…

Welcome Ginnie!

Hi everyone! I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself as the new Director of Nursing. My name is Ginnie Prechel and I have been working in healthcare for 16 years. I started out as a CNA, working in a long-term care facility while going to school for nursing. I graduated in 2011 and…

February is American Heart Month!

February is the month of love, hearts, the color red, so what better month is there for American Heart Month?! American Heart Month was established to raise awareness about heart health and urge Americans to lower their risk for developing heart disease. Did you know heart disease refers to several types of heart conditions? You…