Balancing Holiday Obligations When your Loved One is in a Senior Living Facility

Many of us have aging parents—or grandparents—in long-term care facilities. This can be especially difficult during the holiday season. How do you balance seeing your loved one, visiting your in-laws, and taking care of your own family? Whether your loved one is in a senior living facility temporarily or long-term, chances are, your loved one feels a bit discouraged that

Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities – Veteran’s Day

Jack's Cabinet of Curiosities - Camping!

Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities – Veteran’s Day Article by Jack Knothe Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities – Veteran’s Day. It’s November. What do you remember?  To my mind came thoughts of Veterans Day. As a grade school and junior high kid, many things we did almost daily, reminded us of WWII. November 11 was a day off from school to remember

Happy Veterans Day

Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day Happy Veterans Day. Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Saving Time Daylight Saving Time has been used in the U.S. and in many European countries since World War I. At that time, in an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power, Germany and Austria took time by the forelock and began saving daylight at 11:00 p.m. on April 30, 1916, by advancing the hands of the

Meet Grace of Shepherd of Grace.

Meet Grace of Shepherd of Grace

Meet Grace of Shepherd of Grace. Meet Grace of Shepherd of Grace. Grace Louise Fisher was born on August 8th, 1943, in Cleveland, Ohio. She was raised Swedish; both of her parents are from Sweden. Her dad’s side of the family is still in Sweden and her mom’s side of the family lives in the U.S. She grew up in

All Saints’ Day

Good Shepherd All Saints Day

All Saints’ Day All Saints’ Day is a holiday honoring all Christian saints. In Western Christianity, All Saints’ Day begins at sundown on October 31 (Halloween) and finishes at sundown on November 1 (All Saints’ Day). It should not be confused with All Souls’ Day, which is commemorated the following day. In Western Christian theology, All Saints’ Day commemorates all

Happy Halloween from Good Shepherd

Happy Halloween from Good Shepherd

Happy Halloween from Good Shepherd Happy Halloween from Good Shepherd. Halloween is a great opportunity for some holiday-themed activities at your senior living community. Halloween activities can get the group together, encourage camaraderie, and give everyone a chance to enjoy some spooky fun. Halloween Crafts for Seniors Halloween crafts can be completed early in October so you can use them as

Meet Jack & Cheryle.

Good Shepherd Meet Jack & Cheryle

Meet Jack & Cheryle. Meet Jack and Cheryle. Jack & Cheryle are a very loving couple who enjoy their life together. Cheryle was born May 7, 1946, and has two older brothers. They grew up in North Minneapolis on Freemont Avenue, right on the bus line. She really enjoyed that convenience because she and her friends could ride anywhere. Cheryle

Meet Paula of Shepherd of Grace.

Meet Paula of Shepherd of Grace

Meet Paula of Shepherd of Grace. Meet Paula of Shepherd of Grace. Paula Rose Yerxa was born on October 21st, 1938; she’ll be 80 years old this fall. Paula’s spent her whole life in Minnesota, because her family lives here and she likes the cooler weather. She grew up in North Minneapolis and she loved to play outside with her

Michael and All Angels

St. Michael and All Angels

Michael and All Angels Michael and All Angels. On the Feast of Michael and all Angels, popularly called Michaelmas, we give thanks for the many ways in which God’s loving care watches over us, both directly and indirectly, and we are reminded that the richness and variety of God’s creations far exceed our knowledge of it. The Holy Scriptures often