Sarah Beckius retires after 35-year career with TLHA

She was 21-years-old and newly engaged when Sarah Beckius responded to an ad in the newspaper for a position at Hope Residence supporting residents dealing with disabilities. She got the job, wasn’t sure it was the right fit and decided to give it a month. That was 35 years ago.

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TLHA and the UofM School of Nursing Study the Impact of Health Monitoring Technology

In February 2014, The University of Minnesota School of Nursing was notified of a $1.2 million dollar grant in partnership with The Lutheran Home Association (TLHA) of Belle Plaine, Minn.

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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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Wedding Bells at The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine

It’s not every day we celebrate the marriage of one of our residents in our facilities, but last spring, The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine was able to give a special couple a fairy tale wedding in the onsite chapel.

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After Serious Crash, Klatt Recovering at a Place Like Home

Michael Klatt didn’t plan on becoming a resident at The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine quite yet but after being injured in an accident in August of 2014 and receiving rehabilitative care at the Skilled Nursing Facility, the leader of The Lutheran Home Association has gained an enlightened sensitivity on life as a resident, and has experienced firsthand the exemplary care the employees provide to those in their care.

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Turning Their Lives into a Lasting Legacy

Working on the farm from sun up to sun down was how Harold and Lorraine Olson lived their life together, and they loved every day of it.

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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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Sharing the Watermelon Wealth

Meet Bill Knowles.  Bill is an Army veteran and enjoys photography, computers, genealogy and growing watermelons.

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Receiving the Lord’s Supper for the First Time

 

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Dominic Sorce sings “O Solo Mio”

Meet Dominic Sorce.  He was recently featured in LeadingAge magazine as part of their “People We Serve” series featuring seniors who have lived remarkable lives, are still actively making the world a better place and who are simply loved by those around them.

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