Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community October 2014 OUR MISSION

Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community
October 2014
Newsletter for Meadows Mennonite Community, friends, family and volunteers
OUR MISSION
Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community seeks to minister to the elderly in the
belief that God desires older persons to enjoy dignity, respect, love and care.
You are Invited to a
Holiday Tea
November 14, 2014
at 2:00 p.m.
in the Fellowship Hall at the River
of Life Church
Located next to Meadows Mennonite Home
This event is sponsored by
Meadows Mennonite Retirement
Community Auxiliary
Please join us and bring a friend to enjoy
A WINTER WONDERLAND
The Auxiliary Board is planning for the Annual Holiday Tea and Fall Meeting to be held on
Friday, November 14 at 2:00 p.m. There will be musical entertainment and a Christmas
Program. Tables will be decorated by individual Auxiliary Board Members and others who
have an interest in using their own dinnerware and winter decor to decorate the tables, the colors will be blue, white and silver. If you have interest in decorating a table, please contact us.
There will be a short business meeting, conducted by Warren Stephey, Vice-President. A slate
of Auxiliary Board Members and Officers will be presented for approval.
Please make a reservation by calling Tracy Armour at (309) 747-3628 or
e-mailing her at [email protected] by November 7, 2014.
STAFF NEWS
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO EMPLOYEES
NAME
DEPARTMENT
Carol Aberle
Bus Office
Kathryn Adams
Dining
Jay Bammann
Maint
Marcia Beaman
Nursing
Brenden Burress
MCDining
Michelle Ciulla
Nursing
Gail Cunningham Nursing
Dennis Dobbs
Res Maint
Carol Gostelli
Nursing
Amy Hall
Nursing
Serena Hamilton
Nursing
Peggy Lee
Nursing
Bobbie Lusk
Nursing
Carol McDevitt
Housekp
Sarah Nichols
MCAdmin
Malerie Orsowy
Nursing
Sharon Rinkenberger Nursing
Diane Schmink
Social Serv
Carolyn Shane
Housekp
Jamie Vernia
Dining
YEARS
13
2
8
1
2
3
6
8
23
1
10
11
8
27
1
4
1
18
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STAFF OPEN HOUSE
The next Staff Open House will be
October 9, 2014
Hosted by: Nursing and Rehab
Congratulations to
the
winners of the fall
Fest Dunk Tank
Drawing
Brenda Blair &
Emili Sargeant
OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS
NAME
Veronica Carlos
Marilyn Gahl
Danielle Nichols
Jessica Lloyd
Laura Harpster
Kimberly Anderson
Sarah Nichols
Unicia Sullivan
Andrea Schumm
Brenda Blair
Rhianna Shrader
DEPARTMENT
MC Nursing
MC Hskp
Nursing
Nursing
MC Hskp
Nursing
MC Admin
MC Dining
MC Dining
Bus Office
Dining
WELCOME NEW EMPLOYEES
NAME
Julia Cagley
Angela Davis
Erin Liming
Rebecca Livingston
Allison McBeath
Amy Norton
Marjorie Rhode
Sharon Roper
Hope Royer
Stephanie Sechrest
Allison Todd
Emily Uzeta
Robert Wright
DEPARTMENT
Nursing
Nursing
Nursing
Nursing
MC Nursing
Nursing
Nursing
Nursing
Nursing
Nursing
Nursing
Nursing
Maintenance
STAFF CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Thursday, Oct. 9
Friday, Oct. 10
Thursday, Oct. 23
Friday, Oct. 24
Pay Day
Casual Day
Pay Day
Casual Day
DATE
7
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25
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29
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31
RESIDENT NEWS
PASTORAL CARE WEEK
October 19-25, 2014
Residents, families, and staff
appreciate Pastor Jane Roeschley for
her faithfulness in service as the chaplain here at Meadows Home.
Jane’s friendly personality and
her caring touch are very much appreciated by both residents and staff as
she ministers to all.
Thank you Pastor Jane!
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP
Support Group Meeting will be held on
Wednesday, October 15 at 2:00pm
in the Chapel
For more information, contact:
Diane Schmink
Director of Social Services
at: 309-747-3661
Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community is
an equal opportunity provider and employer.
I would like to say a big
Thank You to everyone who
helped me achieve my goal of
working here for 40 years as a
beautician.
I couldn’t have done it
without all of you!
God bless each of you,
Wava
FLU VACCINES
Flu Vaccine for residents &
staff will be coming soon.
Look for information on flyers posted
AUXILIARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Friday, November 14
2:00p.m.
Holiday Tea
& Auxiliary
Fall Meeting
Dear Meadows Family,
Our annual Fall Festival event was held
last weekend. It was a beautiful day and
many families and friends came to celebrate with us at the Meadows campus. A
very special “thank you” to the volunteers and staff who supported this event
throughout the day. I’m grateful for
these folks, who give significant time
and their talents to serve others.
The funds raised for this event will provide equipment and décor changes for
neighborhoods 1 and 2 in the main building. There is much to do, and a number of
improvements are planned to deliver the care, service and programs to our residents.
It is possible that you may not have had the chance to attend due to other commitments. If so, you can still contribute to the mission of Meadows and this important
project. Please visit our web site at www.meadowshome.org or contact Tracy
Armour at 309-747-3628, email [email protected]
I’m very grateful for the way God has blessed our community and the ongoing
ministry of Meadows. The work of Meadows is not finished, and there are many
more people to be served, supported and cared for in the days ahead.
We look forward to hearing from you and trust that this fall will be a great time to
re-connect with you and your family. Thank you again for your prayers and support. I believe the story of Meadows will be told in the changed lives of people.
Thank you for making the difference.
Your Partner in Service
Jay Biere
CEO
I n for m at ion De sk – Oct ob er 2 0 1 4
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Tue
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Sa
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Dee Brines
Eldora Coggins
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Charlene Jacobs
Marilyn Porzelius
3
Dave Janssen
June Kirkton
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Eldora Coggins Ethel Regenold
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Dee Brines
Eldora Coggins
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Warren Stephey
Dorothy Loepp
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Donna Fleming
Sally Tindall
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Sonja Scott
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Eldora Coggins Dorothy Myers
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Dee Brines
Eldora Coggins
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Ethel Slagell
Marilyn Porzelius
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Charlene Jacobs
Sally Tindall
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Eldora Coggins Ruth Slagell
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Dee Brines
Eldora Coggins
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Ethel Slagell
Alice Wick
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Dave Janssen
June Kirkton
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Eldora Coggins Ethel Regenold
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Dee Brines
Eldora Coggins
30
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Margaret Haney
31
Dave Janssen all
day
Ac tiv it y S ch ed ul e – Oc tob er 20 14
Mon Tue
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Beauty Shop TransMary Gramm
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Piano- Lowell Litwiller
S.S. - Scott Fisher
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Beauty Shop TransMary Gramm
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Piano- Lowell Litwiller
S.S. - Clayton Irmeger
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Beauty Shop TransJune Bertsche
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Beauty Shop TransMary Gramm
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Piano-Lowell Litwiller
S.S. - ****
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Beauty Shop Trans****
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Beauty Shop TransMary Gramm
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Piano-Lowell Litwiller
S.S. - Jane Roeschley
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Beauty Shop Trans****
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Beauty Shop TransMary Gramm
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Piano- Lowell Litwiller
S.S. - Jane Roeschley
**** indicates volunteers needed
UPDATE…
Reserved Parking Spaces for 2015
There will still be parking spaces available for staff at $150 per space for
a 12 month period (beginning January, 2015). There will be four spaces
available at the southwest corner of the building. Bids will be due to
Roger Hasler by October 17, 2014 by 10:00 a.m.
Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community
24588 Church St.
Chenoa, IL 61726-9705
“However many years anyone may
live, let them enjoy them all…”
Ecclesiastes 11:8 TNIV
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