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Madrid Home Communities Donates to Wheels for the World 

The Madrid Home Communities recently donated old wheelchairs and wheelchair parts to Joni and Friends Wheels for the World group.

Wheels for the World collects wheelchairs and wheelchair parts and restores them to like new condition through prison based restoration centers around the United States. The wheelchairs are then sent to those that could greatly benefit from a new chair but don’t have the resources to get one.


Service of Remembrance

Sunday, November 6th, is the Madrid Home’s annual Service of Remembrance. Madrid Home residents and the families of those who have died at the Madrid Home in the past year (November 1, 2015 – October 31, 2016) will be invited to come as we remember their loved ones. A candle is lit as each name is read and the families receive a cross in remembrance. It’s a very special service as we call to mind those who have gone before.


Friends Fall Bazaar and Bake Sale at the Madrid Home

Shop for Thanksgiving treats, start your Christmas shopping, and visit with friends!

November 20, 2016 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Donations of baked goods are needed and can be brought to the Madrid Home Reception Desk by noon the day of the event. Hand crafted items are also needed and can be brought any time.


Christmas Gift Wish List

No Madrid Home resident ever goes without presents at Christmas time, thanks to the loving and enthusiastic generosity off MHC friends. It’s hard to know who enjoys this gift-giving tradition more, residents who receive the presents or staff who choose just the right gift for each one. Then again, it could be those who shop and donate items, or the volunteer gift wrappers. In any event it is a meaningful and joyful part of the holidays for many.

These are the items we need to keep the tradition going:

Socks • Underwear • Bras Kleenex• Candy/Chocolate • Toiletries Jewelry • Watches • Nail Polish Puzzles • Pajamas • Robes Men’s and Women’s Clothes (mostly Lg and XL) but a few other sizes as well. Grippy socks • Belts • Hair pretties Personal Snacks • Fleece or Velour Jackets (snap or zip)

Items We DON’T Need This Year - Blankets • Lotion • Deodorant • Combs and Mirrors

Please bring donations to the Madrid Home by the day of the Bazaar and Bake Sale on Sunday, November 20. This gives us time to sort donations and begin gift selection the first week in December. For those of you who like to shop for bargains at the after-Christmas sales, we also appreciate donations of wrapping paper and gift bags to use the following year.

Gift Wrappers Needed

December 12 - 16 (or until all gifts are wrapped) 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Gift wrapping will take place the week of December 12th until all gifts are wrapped. General hours to work are from 8 am – 4 pm. Individuals/groups can call Tanae Hollar at 515-795-3007 to schedule a time – arrangements for evening time slots can be made.


Would you like to make a difference in a resident’s life?

Join others in our fundraiser

“I ACTED on A.C.T.S.” - Information


  A.C.T.S. – Act & Make a Difference!

Would you like to see 100% of your donation help a resident in need?  When you contribute to A.C.T.S. (Assistance with Compassion To Seniors) 100% is reserved to cover the rent and services a resident can no longer pay for because they have depleted / outlived their financial resources.  What peace of mind your gift brings! Thank you for considering to ACT and make a difference! 


Volunteer Program
Would you like to meet interesting people, have fun with friends, and make a difference in an older person’s life? You can do this, and more, by becoming a Madrid Home Volunteer!

The 39th Annual Meeting of the Madrid Home for the Aging was held on Thursday, March 17, 2016.
Hazel Hight was named Volunteer of the Year and Rev. Marcus Badgley was recognized for serving 6 years
on the Board of Directors, including 2 years as Vice-Chair and 2 years as Chair.



Article written by Chaplain Carla Werre
Willow, the Madrid Home’s “Comfort Cat"

In need of a Meeting Room?  We have wonderful spaces available for you to host your community meetings free of charge.  Space available at Cedars and Ballard Creek Assisted Living or at Madrid Home Communities.  Make arrangements with the receptionist. 

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Need a speaker for your meeting?  Madrid Home Communities is blessed with expert and knowledgable staff.  We have experience with various topics of aging.  Keep us in mind!  We would be honored to speak with your group. 

Look for the Information on the "Tree of Life" in this Connection's Newsletter!

Newsletter - Fall Connections

    • Message from Keith
    • Service of Remembrance
    • Kumla Dinners at Ballard Creek
    • Veteran's Day Lunches
    • State Fair Day at the Madrid Home
    • Chaplin's Corner
    • Questions? Not sure where to start?ion
    • Ice Cream Social at the Madrid Home
    • 4th of July Celebration
    • Cedars Activities
    • Cedars Iowa State Fair day
    • Trick or Treat at MHC
    • New Activities Director
      Ballard Creek State Fair Day
    • Avenue of Trees & Wreaths Silent Auction
    • Friends Fall Bazaar and Bake Sale
    • Christmas Gift Wish List
    • ACTS Fund Donations
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