Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community

Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community
November 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
in
A WINTER WONDERLAND
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
*Tables will already be decorated, no need to bring dinnerware
Music will be provided during the Tea by the horn section from Pontiac High School.
The group is under the direction of Keith Schmink, Pontiac High School band director.
Bring a Friend
Those who bring a friend will be eligible to put their name
in for a beautiful door prize
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
STAFF CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Saturday, November 1
Sunday, November 2
Thursday, November 6
Friday, November 7
Monday, November 11
Wednesday, November 19
Thursday, November 20
Friday, November 21
Thursday, November 27
Friday, November 28
Set clocks back
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Payday
Casual Day
Veteran’s Day
Fall Memorial Service
Pay Day
Casual Day
Thanksgiving Day-Offices Closed
Offices Closed -Casual Day
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO EMPLOYEES
NAME
DEPARTMENT
YEARS
Ashley Baner
Nursing
11
Nina McBroom Housekeeping
36
Rachel Metz
Nursing
1
Susan Shrader
Dining
10
WELCOME NEW EMPLOYEES
NAME
Lucy Bolster
Jeanette Hale
Jessica Olsen
Kristopher Olson
Michelle Orndorff
Athena Riley
Julie Thomas
DEPARTMENT
Nursing
Nursing
Nursing
Activities
Nursing
Dining
MC Nursing
NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS
NAME
DEPARTMENT
Kimberly Moreland
Nursing
Tiffany Tolbert
Dining
Christine Fortman
Activities
Vickie Powell
Nursing
Jane Roeschley
Chaplain
Kelsey Gerdes
Dining
Jennifer Leach
Dining
Marcia Beaman
Nursing
Kamra Pierce
MC Dining
Derek Sire
MC Dining
Gail Cunningham
Nursing
Richard Hatfield
Dining
Ashley Baner
Nursing
DATE
2
3
7
13
13
16
17
19
19
19
21
21
29
RESIDENT NEWS
*PLEASE NOTE*
MEADOWS HOME BUSINESS OFFICES
WILL BE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
ON THURSDAY NOVEMBER 27th
AND FRIDAY NOVEMBER 28th
Happy Thanksgiving from the
Housekeeping & Laundry
Departments
Sally Russell and staff
Autumn Memorial Service
Wednesday
November 19, 2014
11:00 am in the Chapel
You are invited to the Autumn
Memorial Service to remember
those of our Meadows Family who
have passed away since May
of this year.
All staff, residents and family
members
are welcome to attend.
Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community is
an equal opportunity provider and employer.
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP
Support Group Meeting will be held
on
Wednesday, November 19th at
2:00pm
in the Chapel
*For more information please
contact:
Diane Schmink
Director of Social Services
at: 309-747-3661
REMEMBER TO SET YOUR
CLOCKS ………..………….BACK
Daylight Savings Time ends on
Sunday, November 2nd.
FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK
Dear Meadows Family,
Harvest time has arrived in Central Illinois and it appears to be a very bountiful crop this
year. Our farmers are very busy bringing in a robust harvest, working tirelessly day and
night. There is much to be thankful for and a cause for celebration. In the same way, our
communities have been very blessed to have a growing number of seniors to serve, a dedicated staff that provides care and services 24/7, and a cause for celebration.
Specifically, we have made several recent leadership decisions to support our future needs,
re-positioning efforts, and opportunities to grow and serve others with excellence. Holly
Hall, our Sales Director at the Mercy Creek campus, has been promoted to lead our sales
and marketing efforts for all of Meadows. Holly will serve as the Senior Director for Sales
and Marketing Director effective immediately. Additionally, Di Shepherd has been named
Director for Development/Foundation and will begin her service at Meadows effective
Nov 17th. Di replaces the position vacated by Mary Ann Watkins who retired last year
after her successful role as Development Leader for Meadows.
Our construction project renovating the dining area and expanded living room space at
Meadows is near completion. This space will be absolutely beautiful and create opportunity for families to visit their loved ones in a “home like” setting. Other minor renovation
and improvements are taking place within the 3 neighborhoods at Meadows and at Mercy
Creek.
Our marketing feasibility study will be launched in November for all of Meadows. This
study will determine what services, levels of living, and related amenities are in future demand. Subsequently, this study will support strategic growth plans and master planning
process which engages current residents, staff, board and strategic partners through a charrette process. We will continue to make decisions to prepare us for growth, serve others in
a changing market place, and fulfill our mission which has been lived out for 91 years.
The opportunity to act on this and other strategies are key to strengthening our foundation
for the future.
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, it provides a great opportunity to reflect on
God’s goodness and grace. The message is clear and simple. There are no bright lights or
presents, just a time to be thankful. As I close, I want to thank our residents, dedicated
staff, leaders and friends of Meadows who have made the difference each and every day.
Your Partner in Service
Jay Biere
In for m at i on D es k – N ovem b er 2 0 1 4
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sa
1
2
3
4
****
****
Eldora Coggins ****
5
Dave Janssen
Eldora Coggins
6
Charlene Jacobs
Marilyn Porzelius
7
Dave Janssen
June Kirkton
8
9
10
11
Sonja Scott
****
Eldora Coggins Dorothy Myers
12
Dave Janssen
Eldora Coggins
13
Warren Stephey
Dorothy Loepp
14
Donna Fleming
Sally Tindall
15
16
17
18
Dee Brines
****
Eldora Coggins Ruth Slagell
19
****
Eldora Coggins
20
Ethel Slagell
Marilyn Porzelius
21
Charlene Jacobs
Sally Tindall
22
23
24
25
****
Warren Stephey
Eldora Coggins Ethel Regenold
26
Dave Janssen
Eldora Coggins
27
Ethel Slagell
Alice Wick
28
****
June Kirkton
29
A ct i vi t y S c h e dul e – N ove m be r 2 014
M Tue
Wed Thu
Fri
Sat
1
8
2
3
4
Beauty Shop Trans****
5
6
Beauty Shop TransMary Gramm
7
Piano- Lowell Litwiller
S.S. - Scott Fisher
9
10
11
Beauty Shop TransJune Bertsche
12
13
Beauty Shop TransMary Gramm
14
Piano-Lowell Litwiller
S.S. - Jane Roeschley
15
16
17
18
Beauty Shop Trans****
19
20
Beauty Shop TransMary Gramm
21
Piano- Lowell Litwiller
S.S. - Clayton Irmeger
22
23
24
25
Beauty Shop TransJune Bertsche
26
27
Beauty Shop TransMary Gramm
28
No Sunday School
29
**** indicates volunteers needed
TAILGATE PARTY
Friday, November 7, 2014
In our Country Store
*Staff and Residents
wear your favorite team’s attire
*Come and enjoy “Tailgate Foods”
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
*Get excited for the
Bears vs. Packers
Game!!!
Coming Soon…
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
December 18, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
All families and friends welcome!
*Each neighborhood will have its
own holiday theme
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
*Musical Entertainment will be
provided to get us in the holiday
spirit
We need some assistance getting our
home ready for the holidays; putting
up trees, lights and decorations.
Interested, please call
Bailey Kemp at (309) 747-3627
Please contact:
Bailey Kemp -Activity Director
if you would like more
information.
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
Non-Profit Organization
U.S. POSTAGE PAID
CHENOA, IL 61726
PERMIT NO. 10
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