August 2013 - The Christian Home and Rehabilitation Center, Inc

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August 2013 - The Christian Home and Rehabilitation Center, Inc
CHRISTIAN HOME & REHABILITATION CENTER
Enriched by our Christian philosophy of care and compassion, we are a model of
healthcare excellence in meeting the physical, emotional, and
spiritual needs of those whose lives we touch.
August 2013
Volume 16, Issue 8
Happy
August!
•Christian Home
& Rehabilitation
Center
• Christian Living
Center
• Christian
Homestead
We are happy to invite you once
again to our
Annual Pie Social!
• Marie’s Place
What’s Inside??
•Events & Activities
•Birthdays
•Announcements
•This ‘n’ That
•Wish List
•Humor
•From our
Chaplain
Wednesday, August 28th
5-7pm in the CLC Dining Area
BBQ sandwiches, beverages, pie and ice cream!
Dementia Awareness Team fund-raising raffle!
Join us!
August Events & Activities
Friday, August 9: Must Have Melon Special Event!
Activity Room1:30pm
August 12-16: Fair Week! Fair foods and special activities
throughout the week!
Thursday, August16: Resident Council
Chapel 10am
Friday, August 23: Special Camping Event! Chapel 1:30pm
Tuesday, August 27: Resident Birthday Party
Chapel 1:30pm
Wednesday, August 28: Pie Social CLC 5-7pm
Thursday, August 29: Resident/Family Picnic
Pie Social
Please note that the date on the front page is
CORRECT. Pies are donated by Christian Home Board
members, staff, and residents’ family members. If you
would like to donate a pie, bring it to the CLC dining
area—where a cart will be provided— Wednesday, August 28, any time after 12 noon.
August Birthdays
August 1
Darlene Kearly
August 1
James Rens
August 8
Theresa Westra
August 14
Mavin Vanburen
August 15
Jerry Billington
August 15
Doris Maas
August 16
Marion Wallendal
August 24
Gladys Kastein
August 26
Sandra Schneidervin
August 26
Elsie Streekstra
A Birthday Wish:
May God on your Birthday grant you:
A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel - so nothing can harm you!
Dementia Fundraising
Each year the Dementia Concerns Coalition of Dodge County hosts a walk to raise
funds to provide assistance to caregivers of
persons with dementia. The Christian
Home Staff has once again put together a
team to participate in the walk that is being
co-sponsored by the Christian Home and
Prairie Ridge.
The Christian Home team began having
fundraisers last November and so far has
raised $1500. Our goal this year is to try
and raise as much or more than as last
year— $3000. We are inviting you to help
us reach our goal by attending or assisting
in the following ways:
Truckers Jamboree. August 9 -10 we
will be located at the National Bank parking
lot selling walking tacos, soda, water and
air fresheners. We will be open from 6pm
throughout the night parade and then again
on Saturday at noon until the end of the
afternoon parade.
Another way you can support our team
is by eating at Tony’s Pizza in Waupun on
Thursday, August 22, as the team will be
serving customers from 4 - 9pm.
The third way you can help is by participating in a Raffle. Stop by the Christian
Home any time August 26 - 30 and sign up
for different themed baskets of goodies! $1
buys you one chance and $5 buys you six
chances to win. The basket raffle will also
be available during our pie social and family picnic being held on Wednesday, August 28 and Thursday, August 29.
If you are not able to make these special events you can also help out by giving
a donation or pledge. Please contact Val
Vande Zande at 324-9051 to make a donation or to have any questions answered.
Dementia affects many families
throughout our community. Let’s pull together and help raise some money to help
those suffering with Dementia in our community.
“A joyful heart is good medicine,
but a crushed spirit dries up the
bones.”
Proverbs 17:22
This ‘n’ That
August Resident: Helen Zoellner
August Staff: Flora Bresser
Helen Glewen was born March 31, 1921
in Alto, Wisconsin. She had three sisters
and a brother. She spent much of her
childhood helping her parents with the family farm. Her dad had the first grocery store
in Alto!
Helen married Howard Zoellner on June 9, 1945.
They lost two children, daughters, then adopted Scott
(who lives in Eagan, MN) and Linda (who lives in Deming,
NM). Helen now has three grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. At one time she worked as a receptionist
and bookkeeper for Stoddard Real Estate/Insurance
Agency. She and Howard also ran Zoellner Well Drilling
for thirty years in Brandon. Howard passed away in
1989.
Helen came to the Christian Home in 2002, when she
originally lived in the CLC. She enjoys listening to the
radio, watching T.V. and movies, reading, playing cards
and games and socializing. She is a member of Trinity
Reformed Church in Waupun.
Helen enjoys the many good friends she has made
here at the Christian Home!
Prior to coming to the Christian Home
as an LPN 24 years ago, Flora worked as
an LPN at the Waupun Hospital and various clinics. She decided to come to the
Christian Home where she could work second shift, a good move for her family, especially her sons.
A month ago she moved into the position of Manager of
the CLC and Homestead.
Flora and her husband, Brian, live on a dairy farm in
Brandon. They adopted two sons as babies: Tom, who is
now 24 and getting married in October, and Joe, 21.
Flora enjoys working in her garden, which has lots of
perennials, decorating her house and going to flea markets.
FAMILIES ARE WELCOME to put up birdfeeders
and/or shepherd hooks and hanging flower
Baskets outside of their family members’ rooms.
Please help us by keeping the bird-feeders filled
or by donating birdseed to the Home. Thanks!
Volunteers
Volunteers at the Christian Home are sporting a new look these days! Thank you to the
Waupun Memorial Hospital for generously donating blue
vests and smocks for our volunteers. It is so very much
appreciated.
Looking for something rewarding to do this fall?
Become a volunteer! We now have a 1-to-1 visiting program where you visit with residents individually: maybe
play a game or take them outside. It’s a great way to get
to know them and gives residents extra special attention. We are also looking for workers to run the General
Store on Tuesday and Friday mornings 10 am – noon.
Contact Val Vande Zande at 324-9051 if you are interested. We would love to have you aboard to enrich the
lives of our residents!
VALLEY BAY THERAPY, our contracted
physical therapy provider here at the Christian
Home, has an exciting new program they are offering. LSVT BIG is a research-based exercise
program developed from the principals used in
treating Parkinson’s disease.
This program has been developed and scientifically researched over the past twenty years with
funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Documented improvements include: faster walking
with bigger steps, improved balance, increased
trunk rotation and increased ease with self-care
abilities.
A commitment of 4x a week for four weeks will
help participants become more active and improve
their quality of life. One of the Valley Bay occupational therapists, Nicole Gutbrod, has been certified to provide this therapy.
Call our therapy department at extension #144
for more information about LSVT and to get answers to questions regarding insurance coverage.
Last month, residents from the
Christian Living
Center spent a
day at the zoo!
We traveled by
bus to Vilas Park
County Zoo in
Madison, enjoyed
the animals and
ate a yummy picnic lunch.
Grrrrrrrr!
From Our Chaplain ~~~ August 2013
“Ready?”
A couple months ago my wife and I were traveling to Iowa, our pickup loaded with some of our daughter’s belongings. I wasn’t ready for the sudden “BANG!!!” that happened, followed by a loud whirring
sound. We pulled over to the side of the road in the dark, with the bumper tight into the front tire, the front
end crumpled and no headlights. There was also a dead deer a couple hundred feet back. In that split second my first thought was that I couldn’t have hit a deer because in almost 45 years of driving I have ALWAYS
“just missed them”, countless times.
As I reflected on that experience it occurred to me that I didn’t have time to prepare—I never hit the
brakes because I did not know it was going to happen. Surprise! Although in some ways we were prepared
for AFTER it happened—we had insurance; we carried a cell phone; we had a wonderful sister and brother-in
-law who came 50 miles to get us, trailering our vehicle to their house; we had a talented nephew who found
and installed headlights for us— and all in all we came out of it okay.
The Bible tells us that the return of Jesus and Judgment Day will be something like that: surprising,
unexpected, unpredictable. But the Bible also tells us that we can be prepared for it. Whether we see Jesus
coming on the clouds with the trumpet sounding or meet him after passing from this life into life eternal, we
can be prepared because there are things we do know. Every one of us will stand before God one day, and
we all have the opportunity to live for eternity as a child of God, by trusting in the work of Jesus and his sacrifice to pay for our sin. So when we consider if we are ready, we can know that the day will come, even if we
don’t when.
Previously I have been told that a fact of driving in our area of the country is that at some point you
WILL hit a deer. That being said, I was still surprised when it happened. We can also know that a fact of living in the world is that someday it will end. I imagine we will in some way be surprised when it happens, but I
thank God we can still be prepared.
I am always personally comforted when I have the privilege of being with people who, approaching the
end of their earthly life, know they are prepared. They are then able to face that time without fear. The question each of us needs to ask and answer is this: Are we ready?
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“No one knows about that day or hour…therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day
your Lord will come.” Matthew 24:36, 42.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall
not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16.
Carry on!
Wick Hubers, Chaplain
Sunday church services for August
4. Pastor Bob Krueger
Alto Christian Reformed, Alto
11. Pastor Jerry Wallendal
Fresh Start/YFC, Waupun
18. Pastor Craig Van Hill
First Christian Reformed, Waupun
25. Deacon Willis Heideman
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Mayville
Christian Home &
Rehabilitation Center
331 Bly St.
Waupun, WI 53963
(920)324-9051
www.christian-home.org

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