Chaplaincy student shares residents joys and disappointments

Alan Hairsine enrolled in the WELS Chaplain Certificate (CCP) course through Martin Luther College to learn how to better communicate the saving message of Christ and be a comforting presence to those who are hurting. As part of his education, Alan is shadowing Pastor Ed Fredrich, chaplain atThe Lutheran Home Belle Plaine Campus.

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It’s Never 2 Late: Technology enhances life for all ages, abilities

It’s never too late to enjoy your life: You’re never too old to sing a Broadway tune or laugh with a giggling toddler, to connect with a loved one’s photo or play a game. On The Lutheran Home Campus
in Belle Plaine, Minn., these little reminders of joy are on display in a big way — a 70-inch TV with state-of-the-art touchscreen.

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Even when life is hard, there is beautiful music

You’ll often find Miss M sitting at the piano in Hope Residence and thumbing through a binder of music
until she finds “Tara’s Theme,” the refrain at the beginning of “Gone with the Wind.” Her fingers hover above the keys, then fill the lobby with chords that swell and fade.

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Following the Music

Sitting comfortably in his living room chair, Vern Schultz smiles as he engages in conversation about his band, Vern and the Hi Hats, who have been performing together for more than 10 years. As he recounts the history of the group and where music has taken him throughout his lifetime, his love and joy for performing shines through.

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TLHA Honors Two Chaplains Celebrating Ministry Anniversaries

In 2014, we celebrated the ministry anniversaries of two of our chaplains.

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