In her Memory

Wellhaven tenant Don Matzek and his daughter, Sue, planted flowers in the court yard. The flowers were in honor of Lee Matzek, beloved wife and mother, who was recently called home to Heaven.

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Our Wellhaven family

The following is a message shared by Laura Swanson, Wellhaven Activities Coordinator & Marketing Assistant.

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Honoring our team members

During its annual board and leadership retreat, The Lutheran Home Association (TLHA) recognized several team members celebrating milestone anniversaries with TLHA. Wellhaven manager Beth Ann Schultz was recognized for 30 years of service.

Congratulations Beth Ann! Thank you for your faithful service and passion for our ministry! 

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Daily trivia at Wellhaven

Wellhaven team members may have started a new daily activity on April Fools’ Day, but it was no joke. Kelley Johnson, Wellhaven's receptionist, comes up with a new question daily.  Every week day, Wellhaven tenants and senior guests are welcome to answer the daily trivia question. If the question is answered correctly, the senior receives a red ticket. Once they have earned 10 tickets, they earn a free guest meal.

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Veteran flutist performs at Wellhaven

Wellhaven Senior Living tenants were recently treated to a unique performance. Denny Metzger shared his time and performed using a Native American flute. Metzger, a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder, is able to reduce his stress by playing the flute. In addition, he also teaches others how to make the Native American flutes. They can be made from a variety of materials including plastic, wood and clay.

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Travis Air Force Base Welcomes Jesus Cares Ministries (JCM) Program

When anyone wants to join the St. John Lutheran Church in Vacaville, California, Pastor Chris Hoppe sets a time to meet them. For example, Robert and Aimee Baird, who enjoyed a dinner with Pastor Hoppe. 

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Residents shine in Special Olympics Swim Meet

Hard work recently paid off for two residents. Heather and Christina competed in the Special Olympics Area 9 Swimming Competition held on Saturday, April 27 at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn.

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New technology supports Hope team members

Throughout the year, team members from Hope Residence complete different health based training. Ashley Manthe, Director of Nursing, recently lead CPR training. Hope received new mannequins that are set up with Bluetooth technology to allow for more accurate training.

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Celebrating Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day was celebrated throughout the Belle Plaine campus. Read More

Honoring our volunteers

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” (1 Peter 4:10) Read More