Enhancing Daily Lives
Residents of IVH attend programs off-grounds to enhance their daily lives. Transportation, of course, is provided also with a specially constructed bus along with two 15-passenger vans. The bus has a lift for residents who use wheelchairs.
Cultural opportunities such as theatrical productions at the Fisher Community Center, musical concerts at Marshalltown High School Auditorium, and model trains exhibit in Colfax are examples of events IVH residents take part in.
Athletic events such as High School Football Playoffs at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls are very popular among residents, as well as State Basketball Tournament in Des Moines, High School football and basketball at Marshalltown High School, and BCLUW High School. Stock car races at Marshalltown Speedway and Knoxville are always fun to attend.
Seasonal trips occur for Easter dinner and Thanksgiving dinner in Des Moines. July 4 is an annual trip to the Marshall County Fairgrounds for the fireworks and food snacks. Restaurants within a 50-mile area are visited on a regular basis to give residents an opportunity to eat away from home and order different kinds of food. Mexican, Chinese, Swedish, and barbeque are some of the dining out opportunities presented.
Fishing trips to local lakes are also very popular. Residents can fish with IVH equipment or use their own; bait is provided to the resident. At noon or evening (depending on the time of the trip), a full meal is provided.