From Cheryl’s Desk
Happy New Year! Reflecting back this past year, it was filled with excitement! We saw a record number of residents participating in numerous outings and community opportunities at both Watkins Manor and AMM/RMM. Thank you Nola and Jenni for keeping our groups active! We had 100% of our staff participate in our annual Employee Pride Survey. From that survey we were able to identify things they need as a group to grow and feel successful and engaged in their work. We adopted the Aging Services of Minnesota’s Code of Ethics and Guiding Principles of Dementia care; an industry standard that we felt aligned with and complimented our own mission, vision, and values. We had a great response from residents and families returning our satisfaction survey. Of those returned, we had 100% indicate that they had overall satisfaction, would recommend us to others, felt safe and cared for by competent staff. What a great feeling … thank you. Last, but not least, we chose to not have a rate increase and are working everyday to make good financial decisions to keep the cost for our residents down. Thank you for choosing and having confidence in our Winona Health Assisted Living facilities. We look forward to 2009 and the opportunities it will bring for all of us!
All Are Invited!
Assisted Living Forum Thursday January 22nd, 2009 5:30 – 6:30 pm Watkins Great Hall This informal meeting will allow all of us discuss thoughts and ideas for assisted living for this next year. Refreshments and cookies will be served.
Newsletter Ideas Needed!
We would like to expand our newsletter from 2 to 4 pages so we can include more photos, news, and fun stuff! What would you like to see in the monthly newsletter? Please share your ideas! Ideas can be shared with Jenni by either: 1. Complete a survey located in the lobby area at Watkins Manor. 2. E-mail Jenni your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org 3. Contact Jenni at 507.457.4560 While we will always welcome newsletter content suggestions, for the purpose of our new format please submit your ideas by Thursday, January 15th. Thank you!
Inside this issue:
Birthdays Past Photo Did You Know? Puzzle Fun Support Group NYE Gala Happy New Year 2 2 2 3 3 4 4
Happy Birthday in January!
2nd - Viola, AMM 8th - Virginia M., Watkins 12th - Lee, RMM 16th - Neil, Watkins 20th - Elmer, Watkins 26th - Susie, Watkins 27th - Kathryn, Watkins 30th - Max, Watkins
Kathryn displays her beautiful crafts during a Watkins Manor Resident Art Show.
Photo From the Past
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They
Residents enjoy baking Christmas cookies.
The Welcome Wagon at Watkins Manor was introduced a few years ago. New residents receive a welcome basket delivered by a current resident. (picture: Dorothy delivers a basket to Meta.)
must be felt within the heart.” ~Helen keller
Did You Know?
Did you know that Watkins Manor offers a Resident Referral Bonus? If a current resident refers someone to Watkins Manor who moves in the resident will receive a check for $500! Do you have a friend who may be interested in Watkins Manor? Let Cheryl know and she will get in touch with them. For more information about the bonus ask Cheryl!
To view past publications of our newsletter, please visit our website at winonahealth.org and click on “News & Publications” .
It’s Puzzling! Think Literally to Solve These Word Pictures
1. HER BONNET 2. $$$&CARRY 3. THE POWERS THAT 4. BABY EMOC
Answers at the bottom of the page “we had a lot of fun this past year! Residents enjoyed many outings - from a trip to the Winona county fair to fun at steamboat days! We look forward to more community outings this next year” ~Jenni, AMM/ RMM Supervisor
Above: Lee helps make Spritz cookies. Right: Marian looks on as Nola tries her hand at it.
Next Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group
Wednesday, January 14th at 6:00 p.m. CMH-Parkview Conference Room Topic: To be announced For more info. contact Cheryl Krage at 494.7496
It’s Puzzling answers: 1. 2. 3. 4. Bee in her bonnet Cash and carry The powers that bee Baby come back
Watkins Manor 7th Anniversary Dinner
A Winter’s Eve Gala Thursday, January 29, 2009 4:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. supper seating’s 6 - 7 p.m. entertainment by The Gate City Jazz Family and friends are welcome to celebrate with us in the Great Hall for entertainment. Thanks for 7 wonderful years!
Happy New Year from all of us in Assisted Living!
Front row: Molly Rasset, Heidi Eldridge, Lisa Bennick, Ashley Philipps, Kaylene Kukowski, Wilma Loitz Middle row: Paula Walter, Bunny Bennick, Peggy Moss, Mary Green, Adrienne Uebel Back row: Nancy Slaby, Jennifer Ready, Nola Skappel, Mary Michaelis, Karen Burt, Cheryl Krage
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