Once again this year, our assisted living facilities', has received a

monetary gift from the Winona Health Auxiliary to make a purchase
that is outside of our typical day to day purchases. At Watkins
Manor, we recently added a fireplace to the main entrance area
and we will be purchasing a large screen television to help us de-
velop our movie theatre room. At AMM/RMM, we will be purchasing
some new seating arrangements.
We are thankful to our friends and neighbors who think of Winona
Health, and more specifically, our assisted living facilities. Often
times these gifts come with a vision and wish from the donor. This
spring at Watkins Manor, we will be enhancing our courtyard area,
upgrading the resident’s computer, and looking at our resident
common areas to make improvements with donations left to us
through the WH Foundation. At AMM/RMM we will purchase a few
new benches for our garden area and take opportunities to re-do
our interior living areas to enhance our resident living space. We
hope you will enjoy these gifts that are intended to enhance our
care and service to our residents.
From Cheryl’s Desk
Inside this issue:
Birthdays 2
Do you remember?
Extra! Extra! 2
Welcome 2
Activity Profile 3
Edible Tidbits 3
Directory 4
Photos 4
Visit us at the Better Living,
Home & Builders Show on
Saturday, March 7th
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 8th
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Winona Senior High School

FREE blood pressure checks
will be available and prizes!

Feature Resident: Gladys
Gladys has been a resident of Adith Miller
Manor since November of 2008.
She was born and raised in Chisholm, MN.
Her father worked in maintenance at a
school and her mother was a homemaker.
She had one sister and one brother. After
graduating high school Gladys went to
Duluth State College for teaching. While in
college she met her husband, Joe. Gladys
was a cheerleader and Joe was a basketball
player. They dated for two years prior to getting married during
WWII. Joe went over seas during the war while she stayed back
home and taught elementary school.
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1st - Ruth
2nd - Ron
5th - Harold
15th - Kathleen
24th - Earl
25th - Myrna
27th - Dorothy

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Happy Birthday in March!
Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
Watkins WATs Moving winner for the month of
February was Esta! Good job!
Check out the new fireplace in the lobby of Watkins
Manor. The Winona Health Foundation made this
beautiful gift possible!
Thanks to everyone who shared your ideas for our
newsletter. We hope you enjoy the new look and
Correction: Watkins Manor Referral Program
awards $250.00 to residents who refer their family,
friends and neighbors to live at Watkins Manor.
To view past publications of our newsletter, please visit our website at winonahealth.org and click on “News & Publications” .
Welcome New Staff & Residents
Marjorie - Watkins resident
Charles L. - Watkins resident
JoAnn - AMM resident
Brittney - AMM/RMM resident assistant
(transferring from her hostess position at Watkins
Do You Remember?
The Mickey Mouse Club premiered on October
3, 1955. Do you remember the ending of their
song? Here it is:
Now’s the time to say goodbye
To all our company
Through the years we’ll all be friends
Wherever we may be
Mickey Mouse, Mickey Mouse
Forever let us hold our banner high
M-I-C - See ya real soon!
K-E-Y - Why? Because you like you! M-O-U-S-E!!
Feature Resident continued from page 1
Upon his return they moved to Winona and started a family. They had four boys: Donald, Doug, Dick, and
Dean. The family loved to travel and vacationed in Washington D.C., Chicago, and other places throughout
the Unites States.
Gladys was active in the PTA, PEO, and church groups at Central Methodist. She was an excellent pastry
chef and enjoyed reading about geography. Joe passed away in March of 2008, and shortly after Gladys
came to live at AMM.
Gladys enjoys music and loves listening to the harp played by music therapist, Mary Jo Baldus. She looks
forward to visits from her beloved family, riding in the car, and reading the newspaper. One of her favorite
outings is to Starbucks at the local Target - she loves their coffee!
Watkins Manor celebrates
all birthdays this month!

Cartoon Fun from todaysseniors.com
Page 3
Activity Profile
The Show and Tell group
at Watkins Manor is a new
group that began about
four months ago at the
suggestion of a current
resident. The group is
held on the 3rd Tuesday
afternoon of each month.
Residents are encouraged
during the group to share
their talents or treasures,
tell stories of their
interesting pasts and, of
course, that leads to
various interesting
discussions. The kitchen
provides treats as we
enjoy each others
company and learn more
about our friends and
neighbors at Watkins
Watch the calendar for the
next Show and Tell group
- what do you have to
show us?
Edible Tid Bits
News from Watkins Dining Services
March is National Nutrition Month. I will be having a display with handouts on
special diets either in the lobby or the gift shop. I will also incorporate healthy
food options throughout the month. For example, we will try whole wheat pasta
for spaghetti. I will bring in some brown rice to have instead of white rice, and
we plan to make some desserts with Splenda. I also saw a sugar free apple pie
in one of our vendor catalogs I might bring in and try.
Mark your calendars for special events this month:
Made to Order Breakfast Tuesday 3/3
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ b-day with breakfast for supper Wednesday 3/11
St. Pat’s Day special meal for lunch Tuesday 3/17
Made to Order Omelets Tuesday 3/31
Humor of the Month:
A little boy was overheard praying: "Lord, if you can't make me a better
boy, don't worry about it. I'm having a real good time like I am."
Winona Health is proud of its 113-year tradition of serving the healthcare needs of the Winona regional community.
We are a nonprofit, integrated healthcare system which includes the affiliates listed on the front.
Staff Directory
Mary Miller-Hyland, Administrator

Cheryl Krage, Manager

Paula Walter, RN

Bunny Bennick, RN

Jennifer Ready, Supervisor

Nancy Slaby, Admin. Assistant

Nola Skappel, Life Enrichment

Adith Miller Manor & Roger Metz Manor
Assisted living for memory care

Watkins Manor
Assisted living
Cheryl serves
the main course
at the Watkins
Rueben enjoys spending his
free time putting together
challenging puzzles.
Next Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group
Wednesday, March 11th at 6:00 p.m.
CMH-Parkview Conference Room
Topic: Open discussion and support
For more info. contact Cheryl Krage at 494.7496
Adith Miller
Manor staff
and residents
are blessed
with the
organ sounds
of Viola’s
The ladies of Roger
Metz Manor went
out for lunch at the
Ground Round.
Everyone shared a
sliver of their
delicious chocolate

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