Monday, April 27, 2015

Jerry Harris Shares Trends for Aging in Cedar Falls

Jerry Harris, the chief operating officer at the Western Home Retirement Community told us how this organization got its start over 100 years ago and has grown over the decades. Now that the baby boomer generation is entering retirement, how they are spending their retirement years and where they are living is changing as well. 

He gave us a preview of the major changes ahead during the next few years in both their main campus and south campus locations. We appreciated learning about this organization that serves an important role in the community.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Cedar Falls Police Department Invests in Body Cams

Captain Mike Hayes from the Cedar Falls Police Department shared stories of innovation by the department. One of these advancements involves officers using body cams on a regular basis. He said that they have used body cams for several years to record how officers have handled incidents.

These body cams are not inexpensive. Thanks to private donations and grant money, the CFPD will soon update and expand their body cam system. Officer Hayes discussed the pros and cons of the various body camera designs on the market today.

We appreciate Officer Hayes telling us about these improvements in policing.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Share Your Kiwanis Impact

As Kiwanians, we work diligently to contribute to the Cedar Valley.  We build playgrounds, soccer field shelters, and park shelters. We sell thousands of bags of kettlecorn to earn money to contribute to scores of youth organizations throughout the Cedar Valley.  We engage businesses to contribute money to our organization that will then be distributed to make the world a better place for children around the world.

This video is created by Kiwanis International, but it holds true for our Cedar Falls Kiwanis Rough Risers.  You will see that we have a 10-second engagement screen asking viewers to contact us to get involved.   These videos are being shared on the Cedar Falls Public Access channel (Channel 15).

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Rev. Don Sauser shares his Easter story

This morning Rev Don Sauser who is a chaplain at Western Home Communities shared his Easter message about how his life has been affected by faith and working with people. He shared stories about how Western Home's motto of "Love your neighbor as yourself" changed people's lives by bathing them in love.