Brrr ... it's cold! Despite the cold weather, Wellhaven Senior Living tenants continue to stay active. Aside from the games and independent activities always available to tenants, Wellhaven team members have been striving to keep tenants involved in other ways. Group activities include Bingo, worship services, ice cream socials, coffee time, exercise class and more!
With a strong history in the River Falls community, Wellhaven Senior Living is an ideal choice for seniors who want to stay active and independent. Wellhaven features a variety of apartment options and care options for our tenants. Wellhaven is set up accommodate both independent and assisted living in a Christian setting. Many community members, local church members and students often volunteer to spend time with our tenants.
It's a new year with new opportunities and a good time for change. Wellhaven Senior Living, along with the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Pierce and St. Croix counties, is taking advantage of this opportunity to move the River Falls Memory Café to a new location. Starting Jan. 31, Memory Café will be held at Wellhaven Senior Living, 119 Union St. in River Falls. Organizers hope the location change will encourage those with memory loss and their caregivers to attend the program.
Wellhaven tenants were recently in the spotlight as students from St. Bridget Parish School interviewed some of them for a biography project. Sixth and seventh grades students from Mrs. O'Connor's class had prepared a variety of questions about the lives of Wellhaven tenants. While asking questions, students were taking notes. To be sure not to miss anything, they also recorded the interviews using their computers.
Suddenly, it's January — and there is so much to do already. Since our annual Tree of Love Fundraiser last month, we have raised funds for our dining room renovation. Each day we are privileged to serve more than 200 meals to the 60 tenants that call Wellhaven home, their guests and members of the River Falls Senior Center. With a strong history in our community, Wellhaven has been the choice of housing for those who want to stay active and independent. We are involved in the community and partner with
"The Christmas tree is a symbol of love, not money. There's a kind of glory to them when they're all lit up that exceeds anything all the money in the world could buy." ― Andy Rooney In lieu of giving gifts or participating in a Secret Santa exchange, Wellhaven team members decided to start a new tradition. In pairs, team members were tasked with decorating a 2-foot Christmas tree.
December is a particularly busy month for most people. There is lots of bustling to and from places while shopping for gifts, attending holiday parties and more. After a snowfall, roads and walkways become slippery. This increases the chances of slipping and falling, especially for seniors. It's important for walkways to be salted and cleared of any ice.
The hustle and bustle of the Christmas season is upon us at Wellhaven Senior Living. Our decorations are up and the Christmas programs have begun. Each year, Wellhaven provides a community event called Tree of Love. During the event, we focus on memorializing and honoring our friends and loved ones. In honor of each of our tenants at Wellhaven, we placed an ornament decorated with their names on the tree. Our Tree of Love event helps to remind everyone how much they are loved. Wellhaven tenants and team members act as a family and are blessed to have one another.
"She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." (Matthew 1:21) The River Falls community is welcome to attend Wellhaven Senior Living's Tree of Love ceremony held in honor and memory of friends and loved ones. The special tree lighting fundraiser will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at Wellhaven Senior Living, 119 Union St. in River Falls.
On Friday, Nov. 2, Wellhaven Senior Living tenant Glen Wiese began a journey of a lifetime. Glen served in the United States Army in the finance department. He handled claims from soldiers and their paperwork from World War II. Glen fulfilled his commitment to the Army after serving for two years. Glen was recently selected to join Pastor Curt Seefeldt for Inspire with Hope Gala at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center in Milwaukee. The Gala honored and celebrated The Lutheran Home Association's 120th year anniversary.