Another Reason to Volunteer. Meet Cathy.

Another Reason to Volunteer. Meet Cathy.

Another Reason to Volunteer. Meet Cathy. Another Reason to Volunteer. Meet Cathy. Cathy is one of our many amazing volunteers. She spends her time giving to the Good Shepherd Community by working in our Northern Delights store. Cathy agreed to share her story about the way volunteering has made a difference in her life. Here is Cathy’s story in her … Read More

Meet Curtis of Good Shepherd.

Meet Curtis of Good Shepherd. Meet Curtis of Good Shepherd. Curtis was born April 16, 1948, in Portland, Oregon. His family moved to Wishram, WA, a small railroad town located on the Columbia River. They briefly lived in this historic town where Lewis & Clark camped upstream two miles. When Curtis was five years old, they moved to a very small … Read More

Happy Grandparents Day

Happy Grandparents Day

Happy Grandparents Day Grandparents Day 2018 – Sept. 9! Happy Grandparents Day. Since 2011, Generations United has spearheaded an annual campaign to encourage all generations to Do Something Grand and engage with another generation on Grandparents Day. Leading up to Grandparents Day 2018, we and our national partners will share resources, ideas, and information around this year’s theme, Immigration, to emphasize how this country’s changing age … Read More

Meet Edith of Shepherd of Grace

Meet Edith of Shepherd of Grace

Meet Edith of Shepherd of Grace. Meet Edith of Shepherd of Grace. Edith Jane Willms was born November 28, 1941. She grew up in the Wisconsin Dells and Milwaukee area in southern Wisconsin. Her mother was a waitress and worked additional odd jobs because she had to support 9 children. Edith’s father wasn’t around, so Edith never got the opportunity … Read More

Handling Caregiver Guilt after Transitioning to Senior Care

Helplessness.  Vulnerability.  Confusion.  Anger.  These are just some of the feelings seniors experience as they face the reality that their years of independent living have come to an end.  The adult children who make elder care decisions also experience a torrid of emotion and guilt.   To facilitate acceptance of the need to move a parent into a care facility, … Read More

History of Labor Day

History of Labor Day

History of Labor Day Labor Day: What it Means History of Labor Day. Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. … Read More

Meet Marie of Good Shepherd

Marie Mendel

Meet Marie of Good Shepherd.   Meet Marie of Good Shepherd. Marie is a very active 83-year-old woman which supports that age is just a number!  She was born at the St. Cloud Hospital in 1935 and lived in Sauk Rapids for a brief time. She and her parents moved to Minneapolis where she grew up.  Since Marie was an … Read More

“Stepping On” Program Reunion

Stepping On Reunion

“Stepping On” Program Reunion “Stepping On” Program Reunion. On August 13th, 2018 participants of the Stepping On Falls Prevention Class gathered for a reunion to celebrate and share in the experience they’ve had since completing the Stepping On class this spring.  Participants shared updates on what they have done to stay fall free since the end of the Stepping On class; … Read More

Festival of St. Mary, Mother of Our Lord

Festival of St. Mary, Mother of Our Lord

Festival of St. Mary, Mother of Our Lord Festival of St. Mary, Mother of Our Lord. Today we celebrate the Festival of St. Mary, Mother of Our Lord. She is mentioned repeatedly in the Gospels and the Book of Acts, with nearly a dozen specific incidents in her life being recorded: her betrothal to Joseph (Matthew 1:18); the annunciation by the … Read More

The “Stepping On” Workshop Helped Me!

Elizabet Stepping On

The “Stepping On” Workshop Helped Me! The “Stepping On” Workshop Helped Me! Elizabeth was leery of falling before she participated in the Stepping On program. Through the classes, she learned to be aware of her surroundings and the proper way to do strengthening exercises, which she now does daily. The Stepping On program increased her confidence. Elizabeth says, “I never … Read More