Intern experience leads to full-time career for two recent college graduates

The best thing for a recent college graduate to include on their resume is hands on-experience. That’s exactly what Megan Schmitz and Kayla Mikonowicz received following their 14 week internships within the Therapeutic Recreation (TR) departments on The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine campus.

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Caring for the “heart of our home”

It has often been said, “The kitchen is the heart of the home.” The community kitchen at St. Michael’s Assisted Living, where team members serve more than 2,000 meals per month, was in need of some love.

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Annual butterfly release is a success

In preparation for the annual St. Michael’s Butterfly Release celebration, donations for the silent auction flooded in. More than 35 baskets with a variety of different themes were donated. Everything from a Packers themed basket to a Fourth of July basket to a coffee themed basket.

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Painting to support St. Michael’s

St. Michael's celebrated and honored their supporting "friends" by hosting a “Wine and Canvas” party. Each painter was given an apron, a variety of paintbrushes and a blank canvas ready to create a masterpiece. Thanks to all who attended and thank you to everybody who continues to support our mission!

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Recognizing 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)

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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)

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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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