Celebrating the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and it’s time to pull out your red, white, and blue and celebrate in style. It’s cause for everyone to celebrate—young or old. Involving older adults in your celebration—whether it’s at their senior living facility or the family home—will make them feel more connected, engaged, and important. Make all your Fourth

Summer Activities for Senior Living

Everyone wants to get out and enjoy the summer sunshine. Seniors—whether they are living at a senior living facility or still living independently—may need to be a bit more careful in the heat, but they can still enjoy plenty of fun summer activities. Inside or outside, check out these great activities to celebrate the season.   Head to the Lake

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Jesus Will Never Doubt You

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Jesus Will Never Doubt You Isaiah 40.1-11/St. Matthew 11.2-11 Advent III/December 16, 2018 Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd/Good Shepherd Community Chapel, Sauk Rapids, MN Rev. Keith R. Weise, pastor/chaplain LISTEN TO SERMON Invocation    In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.   I          John the Baptist

Meet Marge of Good Shepherd

Meet Marge of Good Shepherd.   Meet Marge of Good Shepherd. Marge is a very active tenant of Shepherd Oak Apartments. She says that she just can’t believe that she is ninety-nine! When asked what her secret to longevity is, she says that working with young people all her life has kept her young. Marge has an amazingly positive attitude.

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Advent Hope

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Advent Hope Romans 15.4-13 Midweek Advent II/December 12, 2018 Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd/Good Shepherd Community Chapel, Sauk Rapids, MN Rev. Keith R. Weise, pastor/chaplain LISTEN TO SERMON Invocation    In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.   I  It’s been said that Advent is the

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Lift Up Your Heads!

Pastor Weise’s Sermon – Lift Up Your Heads! Malachi 4.1-6/St. Luke 21.25-36 Advent II/December 9, 2018 Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd/Good Shepherd Community Chapel, Sauk Rapids, MN Rev. Keith R. Weise, pastor/chaplain LISTEN TO SERMON Invocation    In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.   1          If you’ve ever had

Meet Bette of Shepherd of Grace.

Meet Bette of Shepherd of Grace. Meet Bette of Shepherd of Grace. Elizabeth “Bette” Davis Wolske was born on July 22, 1945. She was named after her grandmother Elizabeth but prefers to be called Bette. She was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey where she had a view of NYC and the Statue of Liberty. During her childhood,

Good Shepherd Receives McKnight’s Skilled Tech Care Award

Good Shepherd Receives McKnight’s Skilled Tech Care Award Good Shepherd Receives McKnight’s Skilled Tech Care Award. On October 5th  McKnight’s announced the winners of their 2018 Technology Awards contest. Good Shepherd Community received the Silver Award in the High Tech/High Touch category for their Anytime Dining Program. The High Tech/High Touch Award recognizes how technology was used to improve staff-resident

Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities – Silent Night

Jack's Cabinet of Curiosities - Camping!

Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities – Silent Night Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities – Silent Night. As I recall special events connected to this time of the year, my reflections are on my wife who passed away in recent months.  Her favorite time of year was Christmas.  She decorated with her collections, snow villages, Santa Claus’, and miniature German characters in their chosen

Meet Vivian of Good Shepherd.

Good Shepherd Meet Vivian

Meet Vivian of Good Shepherd. Vivian was born at home in Washington, Massachusetts on March 3, 1950. She was the 5th of 6 children. Her father worked as a stone mason and actually built the stone house they lived in. Her mother was a registered nurse. Vivian recalls having a lot of chores to take care of each day on