Special Olympics: Residents compete in bocce

Three residents, Sean O., Gloria P. and Heather T., earned medals at the Special Olympics bocce state competition held at HealthEast Sports Center in Woodbury. In preparation, all competitors practiced weekly. Hope Residents practices were held at Heritage Park in Belle Plaine.

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Pumpkin picking fun!

Residents and team members from Hope Residence enjoyed the beautiful fall afternoon and picked out their favorite pumpkins at Barten Pumpkins. The group selected seven pumpkins to bring home for a carving activity.

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Veteran uses GI bill to find career

Being a native Midwesterner, Larry Sutten is used to the cold and winter. Two of his hardest winters, though, were while in was the United States Army stationed in South Korea during the Korean War.

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Army veteran finds home in River Falls

Dick Hartenstein was halfway through basic training for the United States Army Corps of Engineers in 1945. He was among a group of three or four soldiers who were pulled out of the company and sent off to Fort Riley in Kansas.

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Navy veteran takes life easy at Wellhaven Senior Living

Bob Zenk knows exactly how long he served in the United States Navy: three years, one month and 14 days.

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Army veteran finds career in finance field

Glen Wiese’s mother always knew he would go into the finance world.

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Air Force Flight Instructor and Pilot Calls Belle Plaine Home

As a young boy, when Clarence Francis heard an airplane fly by, he ran outside and stared as it soared through the sky. He hollered, “Give me a ride!” His fascination with airplanes clearly began at a young age.

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Army Truck Driver Finds Home in Belle Plaine

Bill Fabel spent about 15 months overseas during his service to our country. He served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1961. “It was a good experience, but I was glad to be home,” he explained.

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Resident Life at St. Michael’s

Several St. Michael’s Assisted Living residents and team members enjoyed a 90-minute boat ride on the Mississippi River.
“It was real nice, I enjoyed being out on the river,” said resident David Keller.

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Celebrating assisted living

In honor of National Assisted Living Center Week, St. Michael’s Assisted Living hosted a weeklong celebration.

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