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

Thank You “Stepping On” Workshop!

Stepping On Workshop Karen

Thank You “Stepping On” Workshop! Thank You “Stepping On” Workshop! Karen had an unfortunate fall before participating in the Stepping On program. Because of the strategies taught in the classes, she’s been able to avoid falls. She loved the pharmacist and physical therapist who came in as guest speakers. They shared information about mixing medications and being aware of your … Read More

Stepping On Workshops Work!

Stepping On Workshops Work!

Stepping On Workshops Work!   Stepping On Workshops Work! Meet Gordon & Dolores. They both attended the spring Stepping On workshop. Dolores is full of energy and confidence because she’s gained strength through the Stepping On workshop. She and Gordon have more courage to get out, get active and exercise with others. Because of the Stepping On workshop, Dolores has … Read More

Don’t Let a Fall Cramp Your Style!

Prevent Falls in the New Year

Don’t Let a Fall Cramp Your Style! Don’t Let a Fall Cramp Your Style! Are you an older adult with a fear of falling? Falls are not a normal part of aging, yet one out of every three adults age 65 and older falls every year and most have significant health and lifestyle consequences as a result. Thanks to grant … Read More

Meet Marge of Shepherd of Grace.

Meet Marge of Shepherd of Grace

Meet Marge of Shepherd of Grace. Meet Marge of Shepherd of Grace. Marge grew up on the 80-acre family farm in the house where she was born. Her dad was a farmer and her mom was a nurse at the old Swedish hospital then later was a labor and delivery nurse at the Buffalo Hospital. Of her three sisters, she … Read More

Happy Parents’ Day!

Happy Parents' Day!

Happy Parents’ Day! Happy Parents’ Day! Parental figures in the United States receive the recognition for the role they play in their children’s lives on Parents’ Day. The day aims to promote responsible parenting and to recognize positive parental role models. It celebrates the special bonds of love between parental figures and their children.   What Do People Do? Parents’ … Read More

Meet Harold & Doris of Good Shepherd.

Meet Harold & Doris of Good Shepherd.

Meet Harold & Doris of Good Shepherd.   Meet Harold & Doris of Good Shepherd. Harold (Hap) and Doris are a delightful couple, to say the least! They have been married for 59 years and are still as devoted to each other as ever. Hap jokes that Doris “robbed the cradle” because she is two years older than him. They met … Read More