March 2008


A Look Into The Past

Valentine Tea Photo Gallery

The community is invited for A Look On Thursday, February 14th Into The Past, a free community event residents, family and staff celebrated at Watkins Manor on Tuesday, March Valentine's Day at the annual Valen4th from 5-7 p.m. tine Tea. A variety of sweet treats All ages can enjoy a fun-filled evening: were available and everyone enjoyed ~view Watkins Manor new mural depiano music from our dear friend, Jim picting Wabasha Street from the 1920’s Brust. and meet the artist All residents ~enjoy displays of 1920 memorabilia were presented by Watkins Inc. Museum and Winona with a chocolate County Historical Society rose. Jenni ~listen to the sounds of the Great Hall presents a rose to Bill (left). organ ~feast on “gangster” food ~tour Watkins Manor
*this event is free and open to the public

FREE Income Tax Service Available
Mr. Walt Carroll will be here at Watkins in March to help residents file their 2007 income taxes. If you are interested in having Mr. Carroll assist you with filing your taxes, please contact Watkins Manor front desk at 494-7400 before March 7, for an appointment. Nancy Slaby will schedule your appointment. Mr. Carroll is an AARP volunteer and does not charge for this service.
JoAnne proudly shows off her chocolate rose.

Helen (right) enjoyed a special visit from her granddaughter McCarthy at the Tea.

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New E-Mail Group at Watkins Manor

In March!
1st - Ruth G. (Watkins) 2nd - Ron S. (Watkins) 5th - Irene L. (Watkins) 7th - Virginia M (Watkins) 15th - Kathleen K. (Watkins)

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We are trying to start an email group, led by a volunteer, to teach new technology to our residents and to keep them in contact with family and friends in this ever-changing hi-tech world. Please forward your email addresses to if you wish to participate. Through the volunteer, residents can learn the simple process of email, or dictate a message for the volunteer to forward to you. Depending on how much interest we have, we will start this group in March! There are a few residents whose family receives the Activity Calendar by email as well, so please let us know if you'd like that service provided to you. Keep in mind that the calendar is a Microsoft Word document, and you may need that installed to read it properly.

Watkins Manor Corner
Joe Howlett is the exercise winner for the month of February. Congratulations! ♦ Next Resident Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 19th at 10:00 a.m. in the Great Hall. ♦ Resident's and their families should make arrangements to move apartment furniture prior to the carpet being shampooed. Notices are sent one week prior to the carpet being cleaned. ♦ Thanks to all the residents and families who have participated in the phone and 1:1 surveys by providing more feedback in our “opportunities for improvement” from our 2007 Resident and Family Satisfaction Survey. We received some great suggestions and some wonderful comments on the care we provide.

Memory Care Corner
Adith Miller Manor are excited to welcome four new volunteers from Winona Senior High school from the Community-Learning Service class. Chris Bullard, Jade Gilbertson, Lauren Cruise and Kaitlin McNally volunteer at the Manors every day from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., except Wednesdays. Below, the girls are pictured with Margaret ( l ) and Mari ( r ).

Next Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group
Wednesday, March 12th at 6:00 p.m. CMH - Parkview Conference Room Topic: Understanding Memory Loss presented by Gerise Thompson from the Alzheimer’s Association For more info. contact Cheryl Krage at 494.7496

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