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Grants Galore!

Calhoun County Community Foundation Grant Opportunity Living was the recipient of a $9,000 grant from the Calhoun County Community Foundation for the purchase of 10 automatic external defibrillators (AED). Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading the cause of death in adults, and treatment delays of 4 to 5 minutes’ decrease...
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Diggin' in the Dirt!

How does your garden grow? At Opportunity Living we are fortunate enough to have one of the best educators to answer that question! Darcy Murley has been part of the Opportunity Living Team for 31 years. Darcy has a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from Iowa State and our clients have...
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Thank you, Wetters!

Tracy Wetter owner of State Farm Insurance along with his wife Casey and their son, Joey wanted to make a difference in the lives of our clients and staff. Realizing firsthand how times have changed since the beginning of the pandemic, they reached out to us. With a little brainstorming,...
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House C in the Garden at the Activity Center

We have missed you! The activity center staff ran outside to greet House C when they came out to the gardens to begin some planting! Opportunity Living will welcome a different house or clients each day to the gardens (weather permitting) so proper sanitizing of gardening gear, vehicles and restrooms...
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Butterfly Migration!

The butterflies have migrated and landed at the houses in Lake City, Rockwell City and Carroll!

Click here to start the Butterfly Scavenger Hunt! See how many butterflies you can find around Lake City, Rockwell City and Carroll!

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Butterfly Story

Community Relations and Development Director, Jayne Wilhelm, wanted to brighten up the clients’ and members’ yards and give them something positive to enjoy during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s when she thought of a friend, Mayor John Westergaard in neighboring Lake View, IA who does wooden cut outs for his community,...
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Fire Truck Parade

Lake City and Rockwell City Fire Departments are top notch! Our clients loved watching the roar of the fire trucks and the bright lights from their living rooms and their front lawns! They couldn’t wait to hold up their signs to show their gratitude! Thank you! #notallheroeswearcapes
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