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Miriam N. Lamb

Miriam Nette Heerman Lamb, 93, of Cedar Rapids, died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease on January 8, 2013, at St. Luke’s Living Center West. Born March 15, 1919, in Peoria, IL she was married on October 27, 1933, to Henry Hoyt Lamb. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Lamb Yarrington of Cedar Rapids; a son, Robert G. Lamb and his wife Katharine of Davenport: granddaughters Suzanne Yarrington Coleman (Michael) Cedar Rapids and Sarah Lamb Wietecki (Dave) Eagan, MN; and four great grandchildren;
Miriam was also preceded in death by a sister, Venetia Neerman; brothers Venn Heerman and George Heerman; her parents, George G. Heerman and  Amelia Burke Heerman, and her son-in-law, Donald W. Yarrington.
Miriam and her husband raised their family in La Porte City. After the death of her husband, she moved to Illinois and Cedar Rapids, to be with her daughters’ family.
During her lifetime Miriam participated in many activities.  She was a Sunday school teacher, a soloist in the church choir, a den mother for the Cub Scouts, and a Girl Scout leader. She loved animals and rescued many dogs and was a horse owner and rider. She spent much of her time bowling, golfing, and playing bridge.  She was an avid Hawkeye fan.
A funeral service was held at Cedar Memorial West Side Chapel, Cedar Rapids, on January 12, with interment at West View Cemetery, La Porte City.
Memorials may be made to the Cedar Valley Humane Society 7411 Mt. Vernon Road, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403

Henry Zuck – 80

Henry Zuck of La Porte City will celebrate his 80th birthday on January 21.
Henry was born in Garrison to John and Katie Zuck January 21, 1933. He has four grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Birthday wishes can be sent to him at 207 Cedar St., La Porte City, IA 50651.

On the Hill – January 16, 2013

I have been pondering about writing a column again and I guess the only way to get it off my chest is to DO it. First, I want to say thinks to all the readers and dear friends for your get well wishes and concern. I am glad I can still think and write and be able to express myself following a slight stroke. Thank you for everything. It has worked out well.
We have been having many wonderful entertaining acts during the past holidays. We are so grateful for the talent shared with us. During Christmas week we were serenaded by several choral and music groups. The Methodist Chimes played for us one afternoon; we all enjoyed their music. Other choir groups from the Methodist, Lutheran and Heartland churchs, along with a group from Washburn were also here. The Union Carolers came dressed in colonial day clothes which we greatly enjoyed.
Other entertainers included Cowboy Jim and his pals singing many Western songs, and Linda Jacobsen sharing popular songs of the day with us.
We are never bored up here “on the hill” at La Porte City Nursing & Rehab Center. We can and do play most any kind of game and keep busy, besides getting good therapy for our bodies. We have a lot of fun and it makes us healthier, too. We invite you to come up to see us – we love have having visitors.
Again, Happy New Year and a good 2013 to all!

Cedar River Watershed Project Meeting Jan. 17

Cedar Prairie Group of the Sierra Club will be sponsoring a presentation on the Cedar River Watershed Project: “We Are All in This Together” on Thursday, January 17, 7 PM at the UNI Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE).
The presenter will be Vern Fish, Black Hawk County Conservation Director and the Cedar River Watershed Coalition. The mission of the Cedar River Watershed Coalition is to facilitate cooperation within the watershed and to organize and advocate for land practices and policies that will reduce future flood damage and improve water quality.
The CEEE is located on the UNI campus, 8106 Jennings Drive. For more information call 319-266-9901.

Free Workshop Available for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, friends and family have many questions. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? As the disease progresses, new questions reflect growing needs for skills, programs and services. The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting an educational series called, “Living With Alzheimer’s for Middle Stage Caregivers.” The program will be held on consecutive Tuesdays January 15th, 22nd and 29th  from 2-4 PM in the upper level conference room at the Cedar Falls Public Library located at 524 Main Street in Cedar Falls.
This educational program provides answers to the questions that arise in the middle stages of the disease. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan and what you can do at each point along the way. “Living With Alzheimer’s for Caregivers” will cover information for caregivers of people who are in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Topics will include:
Developing a care team
Legal and financial planning
Coping strategies
Care and treatment options
Communicating and connecting
Maximizing independence
Caregivers of individuals in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s face different struggles each and every day. “Feelings of isolation, inadequacy, and defeat are often associated with the stressors of trying to be a primary caregiver,” said Shar Jones, Manager of Programs and Advocacy for the Alzheimer’s Association.
“However, an individual caregiver is not alone in his or her journey.  This program provides education on how to deal with this stress, techniques for daily caregiving activities, and connections to community supports and services that can influence successful caregiving.”
The three-part program is free but registration is required. For more information or to register, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org/eci


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