05 Mar September 2018 – Case Manager News
September – Case Manager News
(singing) September morn, we danced until the night became a brand-new day…. don’t you just love Neil Diamond? Maybe that’s just me, still this song just reminds me that this month my oldest son will be a senior, graduating early in January, and my youngest son will be a junior, so if you see me around the center giddy one minute and crying the next, you’ll know why.
Former Governor of Wisconsin Marty Schreiber
Former Governor of Wisconsin Marty Schreiber watched his beloved wife, Elaine, gradually transform from the woman who had gracefully entertained in the Executive Residence to one who sometimes no longer recognizes him as her husband. In My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver, Marty candidly counsels those taking on this caregiving role. More than an account of Marty’s struggles in caring for his wife, My Two Elaines also offers sage advice that respects the one with Alzheimer’s while maintaining the caregiver’s health. With patience, adaptability, and even a sense of humor, Marty shows how love continues for his Second Elaine.
- Join us in welcoming Governor Schreiber,
- here at the Senior Center on
- Wednesday, October 24th at 12:30
as he discusses his caregiving journey and his book dedicated to his wife. Books available to purchase that day. Sign up is not required, however come early as we expect this presentation to be well attended.
Verona Quilts of Valor
The Verona Quilts of Valor group has been working hard to create one of a kind quilts. If you’re a Veteran and do not have a Quilt, let me know as soon as you can. I will provide you with a short form which must be completed by mid-October. Quilts will be presented at our Veterans event in November. Thank you all for your service.
Highground Memorial Park
The Veterans Group is going to the Highground Memorial Park in Neillsville WI. The Highground honors all Veterans who’ve served in times of conflict, and in times of peace. Veterans and a guest are invited to join us as we visit the Highground on Friday, September 7th.
- Friday September 7th,
- We will be go by bus,
- meeting at the senior center at 7:45am
- with the bus leaving at 8:00
- There is no cost for the bus and entrance into the Memorial is on a donation basis
- We will stop for lunch, which will be the only cost to you.
- I expect we will head for home around 3:00,
- returning to the senior center around 6:00.
- There are limited seats available,
- RSVP for yourself and your guest by August 31st.
- If there are extra seats available after Vet’s sign up, we will open them at that time.
We will meeting at the senior center at 9/7/2018 at 7:45am, with the bus leaving at 8:00. There is no cost for the bus and entrance into the Memorial is on a donation basis. We will stop for lunch, which will be the only cost to you. I expect we will head for home around 3:00, returning to the senior center around 6:00. There are limited seats available, so if you would like to go on this trip, RSVP for yourself and your guest by August 31st. If there are extra seats available after Vet’s sign up, we will open them at that time.
Working here has been so rewarding. For staff it’s difficult getting to know each of you without becoming like a family. As time goes by, just like how my kids are getting ready to branch out on their own, us staff watch folks here come and go, and honestly it’s not easy. Many of you have dedicated your time and passion, which began years before any of us were here, molding the center into what it is today. This morning I was at a funeral, with many of you. The Pastor said something that really stuck with me. He said “When someone becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure “ and I couldn’t agree more. I’m so thankful for all of the friends, memories and treasures that have built and continue on building who we are. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow ~ Melody Beattie