Hope Residence provides ‘best experience’

Since adopting their daughter Desiree when she was two years old, Leona and Paul DeVlaeminck have always wanted the best for her.

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Experiencing the “Great Minnesota Get Together”

More than 30 residents and team members attended the Minnesota State Fair in August. Each day was different depending on what residents wanted to see. Highlights include walking through Birth Center, birthplace of 200 calves, lambs, goats and piglets during the fair; watching the daily parade, winning prizes in the midway, enjoying a few rides and sharing Sweet Martha’s cookies. 

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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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Hope team members honored

Two Hope Residence team members Savannah Kirsch-Swanson (on left) and Abby Luskey were recently recognized during the ARRM Cares Awards luncheon at the 2018 annual conference.

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Resident activities at Hope

Hope resident Christina has enjoyed participating in yoga for years. Prior to moving to Hope, she was practicing yoga stretches regularly. Through the Magnifying Abilities program, she was able to pick up her hobby again.
"Yoga allows me to be stronger. It's good for my health, it motivates others to try yoga,” said Christina.

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Hope residents enjoy fishing on Cedar Lake

Fishing is something that you just do in Minnesota. The Let’s Go Fishing organization works to make sure everyone is able to spend a day on the lake. The organization works with seniors, veterans, people with disabilities and youth. Hope residents have gone fishing twice this summer and have three more trips planned.

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BBQ Days fun in Belle Plaine!

Hope residents Christina and Heather had the opportunity to walk in the BBQ Days Parade as part of The Lutheran Home Association float. Together, Christina and Heather carried the banner.

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Taking time to celebrate

Hope Residence resident Ashlee recently took time to celebrate. Ashlee has graduated from a transitional program through Southwest Metro in Shakopee, Minn. The transition program was designed to help prepare students for future job placement by teaching interview and job skills.

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Hope residents compete in Special Olympics

Six Hope residents were among the 150 Special Olympics participants from southern Minnesota ready to compete on Sunday, May 6 at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.

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