From Injury to Healing


By: Katie Bailey, Marketing Intern As a former CNA staff in the Good Shepherd nursing home, I thought I knew everything about the services this campus provides. Turns out, I only knew a small portion of the vast services offered. In an effort to familiarize myself, I recently had the privilege of sitting down with Brenda Breitbach, Director of Rehabilitation, … Read More

Meet Bob & Lois


Meet Bob and Lois Bob and Lois are the sweetest couple and their story is one of endearing and enduring love. Born in Wellpinit, Washington, Bob grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation the third oldest of seven brothers. He acquired the nickname “Chick” and according to his mother, he was named after a wrestler named Bob Robert Chick, but … Read More

Meet Judy!


Meet Judy Judy was born and raised in North Minneapolis. She and her two siblings, Bernadette and Ginger, had a difficult home life. They loved, cared for and supported each other growing up and their situation forged a very tight bond between them. Judy attended Ascension parochial school through 8th grade and then graduated from North High School. She met … Read More

Weekend Grilling Recipe


Enjoy the great weather this weekend by spending some family time outdoors and grilling up this great recipe. Grilled Chicken Breasts with Spicy Peach Glaze Ingredients 2 cups peach preserves or jam 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for brushing 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic 1 small jalapeno, finely chopped Kosher salt … Read More

Beat the heat with these refreshing takes on recipes!


Carrot, Date & Feta Salad Ingredients 3 medium carrots 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh cilantro 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons honey Kosher salt Juice of 1 lime 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese 2 tablespoons chopped toasted almonds 2 tablespoons finely chopped dates Directions Thinly slice the carrots into ribbons using a vegetable peeler or mandolin, including any … Read More

~ Fourth of July Goodies ~

Still not sure what to make for your Fourth of July weekend. Here our some yummy ideas we found to help you out!   Grilled Pork Tenderloin w/ Corn on the Cob Click here for recipe Red, White and Blueberry ColeslawClick here for recipe   Drumsticks w/ Biscuits and Tomato Jam Click here for recipe   Baked Potato Salad Click here for recipe   Easy … Read More

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