Donated ice cream machine provides tasty treats for all

When planning a team member appreciation event to be held in July, there is one easy thing to do to ensure success—serve ice cream. With this in mind, Kingsway Retirement Living (Belle Plaine, MN) maintenance team member, Tom Meger, began to explore options to be able to host an ice cream sundae bar.

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An impact greater than one gift

“Everyone is different, but we are all made in God’s image. Everyone is very important to God. The poor, sick, elderly, unborn, and disabled are a little different than us, but they deserve to be treated with love and kindness.”—Lauren Miriovsky.

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Blessed Be Her Memory

On April 21, 1926, a baby girl was born in London, England. Her parents named her Elizabeth. We know her as Queen Elizabeth. The next day, a baby girl was born on a farm near New Ulm, MN. Her parents named her Deloris. These two girls grew up during the Great Depression. Both saw family members leave to fight in wars, watched the moon landing, saw how television and computers changed the world. The similarities end there.

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Q & A: Living within our faith

Several retired Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) pastors found a home at Heritage Homes in Watertown, WI.Watertown is currently home to Luther Preparatory School, which educates young men and women in the Lutheran faith and prepares them for full time ministry in the WELS church.

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Bringing God’s Word to our residents’ front door

At The Lutheran Home Association (TLHA), our care communities depend on the hard work and dedication of the direct caregivers who help with our residents’ essential and personal needs. In a culture of care where sharing the love of Christ is an essential part of daily life, they are truly the hands and feet of Jesus.

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JCM program celebrates 10-year anniversary

Over 15 years ago, when Bill Truebenbach began working with Jesus Cares Ministries (JCM), there were 30 programs. Today, we have more than 160 programs across the country.

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Respect for life

Everyone is different, but we are all made in God's image. Everyone is very important to God. The poor, sick, elderly, unborn and disabled are a little different than us, but they deserve to be treated with love and kindness too. God created them just like he wants then to be and He lives in them, just like he lives in us. As Dr. Jose Maria Simon Castelvi said, “God already thought of us before the creation of the world. None of us is extra. We are all desired by God.”

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Wellhaven veteran experiences once in a lifetime trip

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 is a day that Robert “Bob” McLawhorn will never forget. The day may have begun and ended in the same place, but what happened in between was described as both “humbling and memorable,” by Bob.

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Nursing student helps neighbors at Cedar Haven

Just three doors down from Emily Pleiss’ house, a wonderful opportunity was waiting for her to bring joy and good health to her neighbors. Emily lives close to The Lutheran Home: Cedar Haven in Mankato, Minn., and often noticed residents enjoying the outdoors at the assisted living community. When she needed a volunteer experience for a college class, she walked over to inquire.

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At Hope Residence, residents become family

Pat’s bright red hair, amazing smile and contagious laugh lit up the halls at Hope Residence in Belle Plaine, Minn. She loved life, which made it all the more difficult when she passed away in the fall.
Becca Lambrecht met Pat two years ago, when Becca started as a direct support professional (DSP) at Hope Residence. She knew instantly they would be friends, but she didn’t realize how deep that bond went.

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