Meet Judy!

Meet Judy Born in Alberta, Minnesota, Judy grew up on her parent’s farm with her three younger sisters. They grew crops and raised cows, pigs and chickens. Judy graduated from Alberta High School and went on for two years of college in Moorhead for teaching. After college she taught fourth grade for about three years in Herman, which she absolutely … Read More

Meet Delores!

Meet Delores Delores is a charismatic, people person. Growing up in a large family of eight kids, she learned to enjoy the company of others. Her dad was a carpenter and her mom had all kinds of jobs. She certainly had great role models and got her stellar work ethic from her wonderful parents. She grew up in the small … Read More

Brave Care Manager Shares Viewpoints at Leading Age Conference

by: Barb Rebischke Tanya Schleeter, Care Manager at the Cottages, faced her fear of being in front of hundreds of people to share her viewpoints at the May 25th, Leading Age, Workforce Solutions Conference at River’s Edge Convention Center.  Leading Age of Minnesota hosted a Statewide Workforce Conference for Administrator’s, Directors of Nursing, and Human Resource staff to talk about … Read More

Meet Ethel

Meet Ethel Ethel, along with two younger brothers, grew up on a farm in the small town of Rapidan, Minnesota. She attended school there until grade nine when she dropped out to stay home and help her mother who’d fallen ill. At the age of sixteen the family moved to Wadena where two years later Ethel met the love of … Read More

Meet Alta

Meet Alta Alta grew up in a big family in Cohasset, Minnesota. The second oldest of ten kids, she is no stranger to hard work or taking care of others. Although she says she didn’t mind it at all. She helped her mom take care of her younger siblings, cleaned and ironed the “crunchy” laundry after being dried on the … Read More

Meet Al!

Meet Al Born in 1919 in Bertha, Minnesota, Al had some change of scenery, moving from Verndale to Minneapolis and finally settling in the Saint Cloud area when he was about two years old. His dad was a barber who worked in a shop, in downtown Saint Cloud, until he was 95. His mom was a teacher in Verndale until … Read More

Meet Sandy

Meet Sandy   Sandy was the youngest of five children and grew up in Minneapolis. Her mom worked for Honeywell and her dad was a street sweeper for the City of Minneapolis.  She graduated from Patrick Henry High School. She worked for Hayes Potato Farm sorting potatoes for two weeks before landing a job for Court Administration for Sherburne County. … Read More

Meet Eileen

Meet Eileen –   Eileen grew up in Virginia, Minnesota. During her high school years, her family moved to Roseau. Eileen was active in cheerleading and music, playing in the band and singing in the choir. Those younger years really helped develop a passion for music that has lasted her entire lifetime.   She met a man through her Church. … Read More

Meet Violet

Meet Violet –   Violet was born and raised in Libertyville, Illinois but later moved Zion. She has a very large family. Violet had seven brothers and four sisters who predominantly live between Milwaukee and Chicago. She considers this whole area home. They are a very close family and have always kept in touch. Nowadays they use Facebook to stay … Read More

A Word From Our CEO

I would like to commend the Legislature and the Governor for passing and signing into law the new LTC Reform Package.  As I’ve been out in the public, I’ve had many people ask me how the reform package has affected our organization.  I have prepared a number of bullet points to address that very question: As the legislature was in … Read More