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Westbrook Acres-Welcoming Autumn

September 12, 2019
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GRANDPARENTS DAY Grandparents Day is Sunday Septem-ber 8th. We value and treasure our relationships with all our grandpar-ents and residents here. Happy Grandparents Day to all of you! September Recognition Dates September 15th—21st is National Rehabilita-tion Awareness Week. This week focuses on the powers and possibilities of rehabilitation because it enables people to overcome inju-ries or illnesses and live life to its fullest. We extend a HUGE THANK YOU to our Ther-apy Department {ONR} and……. to Heather Wagner, Lori Beenken, and April Muschick on the fantastic job they do in therapy. We appreciate you all very much!

We wish to extend our sincere sympathies to the families of Mildred Vajgrt and Marlene Wie-bensohn. Marlene was a long time employee here, and friend, even after her retirement. They will be missed, and we will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers.

Calling All Dogs National Dog Week is Septem-ber 22nd—28th. Please feel free to bring in your furry friends during that week. Call Activities to arrange a time. Thanks

Customer Service Superstar August- Heather Wagner Superstars of customer service enhance the customer experience for our residents, family members and visitors’ day in and day out. They take great service up 10 notches and knock the ball out of the park on every interaction they have. We are very lucky and honored to be able to showcase one of those superstars to you, Heather Wag-ner! Heather, you were nominated by your peer, Kaelynne Meling. She states, “Heather is very good with residents. She shows daily that she care for our residents. She is always willing to HELP. Heather has picked up things for residents (DVR, videos, cloth-ing, etc.) Heather expresses her appreciation towards her peers and overall does her job well.” Kelly Larson, Administrator states “Heather is always advocat-ing for our residents. She is on the CCDI unit 5 times/week. This can be very overwhelming for some, but she has a knack for being able to calm even the most difficult of residents. Heather is very good about suggesting things to improve the lives of our residents. She is also the biggest supporter of her peers. We are lucky to have her.” Heather, we commend you for your passion and dedication to Westbrook Acres. We are very proud to have you as a part of the team!! Keep up the good work!

We remember some of our favorite things………. Alice said recess was good and Science was her favorite subject. Lavina said there were lots of boyfriends, and Spelling and Lit were her favorite subjects. Elaine said she enjoyed the skating. And “Mo” said she enjoyed playing ball. Thanks to our residents sharing a few memories from school. Enjoy it kids! It goes by fast!

We’d like to welcome our new residents, Maureen “Moe” Harn, Doris Tessau and Richard Stackhouse to Westbrook Acres. We look forward to getting to know you and hope you enjoy your stay here.

Resident of the Month— Mildred Pieper Mildred was born on July 2, 1922. Her parents were Edwin and Anna Eggers. Her father ran the Standard Station in Gladbrook. She had one brother Earl. She has grown up and lived in in Glad-brook all of her life. Mildred married her husband Loren in 1945. They had two children, Marcia and Larry. Loren passed away in 1984. He was always a farmer. She was a typical farm wife, al-ways making sure the men had meals when they were in the fields. She loved to garden and had a big garden. He did canning, had lots of flowers and loved to mow with the old push mower. She loved the outdoors. She never had a drivers license so she walked everywhere she could, up until a few years ago. Her friends would pick her up to go plac-es also. Every Tuesday she would go to the Independent Living for coffee. And every Saturday morning 10 or so ladies would get together for coffee down at Shady’s. Her and Loren enjoyed polka dancing and going to Polka Fest around the area and surrounding states. Mildred has 3 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. It has been a pleasure getting to know you Mildred. Thank you for sharing your life stories with us.

Next month is…………….. Can you believe it??? Better yet how many weeks until Christmas????

Please be on the lookout for the safety of all the kids go-ing back to school. Where did the summer go?

RESIDENT BIRTHDAYS Lavina Diercks 18th Hisako Smith 21st Dorothy Adelmund 23rd Barb Coe 27th HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OF YOU

Happy September! Westbrook Acres is looking for Volunteers to help in our Activity’s Department! If you are wanting to volunteer, please contact Michele at 641-473-2016. We would love to have you here! Well wishes for a GREAT September here at Westbrook Acres! Please look at the Activity Calendar for all the fun happenings here at the facility! Kelly Larson MBA, LNHA


Staff Birthdays Crystal Jacobsen 17th Nicole Engle 24th HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OF YOU

Thank you so much to the Peace Church for the ice cream and pie from the Ice Cream Social. It was very good and the resi-dents loved it! It was a very special treat. Thank you for thinking of us.

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These are generous gifts from the Tammy Strait Family. George lived with Alzheimer’s Disease for 10 years before it took his life. The smiles on the residents faces melted all of our hearts from the first minute these gifts were given. We cannot THANK the Strait Family enough!!
~Your Family and Friends at Westbrook Acres



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