Dementia Friends Training

During the month of April, a Dementia Friends Champions Training was held at Kingsway Retirement Living. Training attendees were provided the knowledge needed to facilitate a Dementia Friends Information Session with community members. An Information Session is a face-to-face session that lasts approximately one hour and is run by a Dementia Friends Champion.

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St. Michael’s resident honored for military service

Awards and newspapers articles honoring Edward Schaefer’s military experience fill the walls of his room at St. Michael’s Assisted Living in Fountain City, WI. Edward, who turned 97 on January 5, served in the United States Army for seven years. He spent his military career working as a mechanic in North Africa, near the Mediterranean Sea, during World War II.

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Life lessons learned through military service

Bill Wojchik learned important life lessons while serving our country. Bill, currently a maintenance team member at St. Michael’s Assisted Living in Fountain City, WI, joined in the United States Marine Corps in 1968.

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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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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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A change in routine: Webinar focused on seniors and technology

When explaining benefits of Health and Safety Monitoring to older adults, Sharon Blume will often use the analogy of cars. If you think about cars from the 1950’s, when something was going wrong you wouldn’t know until the car was making a noise or stream was coming out.  To know something was wrong, there would have to be a very evident sign. A new car today has sensors that alert the driver to any potential problems.

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Reminiscing through the holidays

Barbara Droher Kline, Judy Schwartz and Judy Lloyd are three very different women; however they do have one thing in common. Each one of them shares both their time and talents with residents at The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine.

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How Does a 119-year-old Organization Observe the 500th Anniversary of Lutheranism?

Around the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, The Lutheran Home Association will celebrate its 119th birthday.

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Sarah Beckius retires after 35-year career with TLHA

She was 21-years-old and newly engaged when Sarah Beckius responded to an ad in the newspaper for a position at Hope Residence supporting residents dealing with disabilities. She got the job, wasn’t sure it was the right fit and decided to give it a month. That was 35 years ago.

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TLHA and the UofM School of Nursing Study the Impact of Health Monitoring Technology

In February 2014, The University of Minnesota School of Nursing was notified of a $1.2 million dollar grant in partnership with The Lutheran Home Association (TLHA) of Belle Plaine, Minn.

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