Newsletter - Strum Area Health & Rehabilitation


Newsletter - Strum Area Health & Rehabilitation
Strum Area Health and
Rehabilitation News
March 2015
Betsy Henck has accepted the Administrator position and will be starting March 25th.
Until then, Jack Halbleib, President of Covenant Care also a Nursing Home
Administrator will be filling in temporarily until then.
I am so thankful I was able to get to be a part of such a great facility and community; I
enjoyed getting to know each and every one of you!!
Best Regards,
Jamie Smith, NHA
Hello, I would like to introduce myself to all of you. My name is Bonnie Putz and I have
accepted the Director of Nursing position here at Strum Area Health and Rehabilitation. My
official start date was March 2, 2015; however, you may have seen me earlier than this date as I
was doing some training with Michelle. I am looking forward to working as Director of Nursing
at Strum Area Health and Rehabilitation for many years to come.
I received my associate degree from Western Technical College and BSN from University of
Texas out of Arlington. At this time I am attending on-line through Governors University in
Utah to obtain my MSN in administration. I have prior experience as a Charge Nurse, Nurse
Manager, Infection Control Nurse, and a Director of Nursing for approximately 3 years.
I am happily married to my best friend for 22+ years. My husband and I have two sons ages 21,
and 17. I have lived in the Arcadia community for over 25 years. In my off time I enjoy
spending time with my family, working around our house and or yard, when the weather is
permitting. I also enjoy reading, drawing, and painting.
I look forward to meeting each of you. So, please feel free to stop in my office at any time to
just say hello or to talk.
Sincerely, Bonnie Putz, DON
March Birthdays
½ cup low-fat granola without raisins
Delores Berg – March 4
Connie Davidson – March 6
Lillian Ferguson – March 6
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 large peaches, pitted and sliced
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt
1. Preheat broiler to high.
2. Place granola on a jelly-roll pan, spreading
evenly. Broil 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute.
3. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over
medium heat. Add peaches to pan; cook 3
minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sugar and
cinnamon to pan; cook 1 minute or until sugar
melts, stirring occasionally. Spoon about 2/3 cup
peach mixture in each of 4 shallow bowls. Top
each serving with 2 tablespoons granola and 1/4
cup yogurt.
St. Patrick’s Day
Ireland is a relatively small island about
the size of Indiana. It has a generally mild
but rainy climate all year round which
gives the country its green vegetation and
its nickname, the “Emerald Isle”.The Irish
people are a blend of blonde Celts, redhaired Danes and Norsemen, and brown
haired French Normans. The people speak
both English and Gaelic, and both
languages are taught in schools. Ireland is
famous for its legend of St. Patrick which
claims he charmed all the snakes so they
went into the sea and drowned, thus
ridding the country of snakes forever.
March Shining Stars
Our shining star boards are located in the
main dining room. Please stop in and check
the board each month!
March Happenings
Wednesday Mar. 4th @10:30 Food Council
Wednesday Mar. 4th @ 1:45 Church with Pastor
Resident: Lillian Ferguson
Thursday Mar. 5th @ 10:30 Resident Council
Staff: Jordan Laufenberg
Friday Mar. 6th @ 1:45 Liturgy study with Sister
Nominated by: SAHR Staff & Managers
Jordan has taken great initiative to
lead our restorative program for the
residents. He is very dedicated,
compassionate caregiver. Enthusiasm
radiates from him and increases
resident participation in their
restorative programs. He has gotten
numerous compliments from his coworkers, residents and families in
the last few months. Jordan’s
approach and diligence in ensuring
restorative is provided & encouraged
has made noticeable improvement
for all residents.
Saturday Mar. 7th @ 3:15 Bible Study with
Pastor Nimeskern
Wednesday Mar. 11th @1:45 Church with Lay
Minister Schaefer
Friday Mar. 13 @ 1:45 Liturgy Study with Sister
Tuesday Mar. 17th @ 10:30 Visit from Bob’s
House for Dogs
Tuesday Mar. 17th @ 1:45 St Patrick’s Day Party
with Steve and Doris Szydel
Tuesday Mar.17th from 5:00- 6:00 Community
Event “Staying Fit and Balanced”
Wednesday Mar. 18th, @ 1:45 Church with Sister
Carolyn Wildrick
Saturday Mar. 21st @ 3:15 Bible Study with
Pastor Nimeskern
Tuesday Mar. 24th @ 1:45 Monthly B- Day Party
with Jim Radloff
Wednesday Mar. 25th @ 1:45 Church with
Pastor Bob Castro
Please Welcome our
new staff
We’d like to take a moment to
welcome & recognize the new
staff that has joined our team in
February! Please help us make
them feel at “home”.
Bonnie Putz – Director of
Nancy Higgins – Activities
Leah Sheffer – CNA
Jody Kelly – CNA
Megan McLean – Dietary
Mandi Lee - RN