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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Chaplains Provide a Church Home for Residents

When Rev. Mark Bartsch took on the role of chaplain at Heritage Homes, in Watertown, WI, the first new residents that he met were Marilyn and Frank Kapps.

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Neighbors are nicest at Heritage Homes

Moving to senior living doesn’t mean giving up a sense of community. John and Eileen Bray live at Heritage Homes in Watertown, Wis. They enjoy excellent neighbors, and a calendar dotted with brunches, social calls, cocktail hours and housewarmings.

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Caring around the clock

When friends or family visit a loved one who has dementia, Heritage Homes resident assistant Pam Evans can relate. Her husband, Robert, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a couple years ago, at a fairly young age. He continues to live at home with Pam, who cares for him before and after her full-time job serving older adults in assisted living.

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Recalling life's many adventures in memory care close to home

Bad behavior in Barbara Thompson’s house elicited a single raised eyebrow. No yelling, no pleading. A quiet, intent glare was enough to stop the offender.

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Dennis appreciates seniors for their stories, jokes, smiles

After a successful four decades with American Family Insurance as a data center planner, Dennis Metcalf looked for something engaging to do in retirement. His daughter Laurie Rehm is the Administrator for Independent Living at Heritage Homes and told him the nonprofit senior living community in Watertown, Wis., could always use a hand

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Chaplains enrich daily life at senior living with God's love

It’s early on a Wednesday, and Pastor Mark Bartsch is in his office reading correspondence and gathering his thoughts for the day ahead. Soon it will be time for daily devotion in the dining room, then the popular Wednesday worship service he leads at Heritage Homes in Watertown, Wis., where he
is the full-time chaplain.

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Hall-of-famer is resident at Heritage Homes

Using a sewing machine and keeping it clean was the hardest thing Ruth Funk had to teach 4-H members in the clothing project.  It was also the first thing she made them do.

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Using Art Therapy to Make Memories

In 2011, Heritage Homes, a ministry of The Lutheran Home Association that offers independent living, assisted living and memory care services in Watertown, WI started working together with the Alzheimer’s Association to offer Memories in the Making®, an art program that encourages creative and artistic expression for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

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Sharing the Watermelon Wealth

Meet Bill Knowles.  Bill is an Army veteran and enjoys photography, computers, genealogy and growing watermelons.

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