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