Cedar Haven overnight shift leader shows compassion

It’s 10 p.m., and most people are getting ready for bed, but not Mary Sims. For the past two years, Mary has worked the overnight shift as a Resident Assistant at Cedar Haven.

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Spreading the music: New Cedar Haven Activity Coordinator shares her music

Kiara Ristow brings the music to The Lutheran Home: Cedar Haven in Mankato, MN. Kiara, a board certified music therapist, began as an Activity Coordinator and Music Therapist in August.

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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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Donation gives assisted living residents a sunny spot to sit

On a warm summer evening, breeze blowing and sun setting, Ross Hall likes to be outside. “I can sit out there with my own chair and enjoy the weather,” he said.

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Local art reawakens the past for Cedar Haven residents

A solitary silo and bright red wooden building peek through years of undergrowth on an abandoned  farm site near Chisago, just north of the last signs of Minnesota’s suburban metro. The quiet scene captivated photographer Henry Hintermeister. He snapped his shutter and named the image “Come Hear My Story.”

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