2018 Autumn Live More

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Live More


Enjoy, explore and embrace your best life!

"Building" a better community

Live More Live More is published four times a year for the neighbors of Cedar Community. If you would like to add a neighbor’s name to our mailing list, please contact us at 262.338.2819. To view Live More online, visit cedarcommunity.org/ news-events/publications. EXECUTIVE EDITOR Nicole Pretre MANAGING EDITOR Carrie Sturn ART DIRECTOR Cyndi Frohmader

ON THE COVER Jim Frank, Cedar Community independent living resident, volunteers nearly 30 hours every week at Habitat for Humanity.

INSIDE th “Inspired” to serve our community Giving back to society | 4 – 5 Cedar Community continues to show support for the Alzheimer’s Association Proudly supporting those affected by memory loss | 5 Hidden Talents Meet Edna Steitz | 6 – 7 Cedar Community joins forces with United Way Serving as a Pacesetter to support fundraising and awareness | 7 Cedar Community offers more than just your standard employee benefits Programs help team members in need and offer discounts | 8 – 9 Cedar Community welcomes new team members Welcome Julie Gabelmann and Jessica Melstrand | 10 Support for the caregiver Team member serves on the Washington County Caregiver Coalition | 11


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Helping to fill the shelves of the local food pantry Residents collect food and funds monthly | 12 – 13

OUR MISSION To model Christ’s love for humanity by creating lifeenhancing relationships, services and environments. OUR VISION To be a place where people live with dignity and respect.

his ISSUE "Building" a better community Jim and Geri Frank spend hours at Habitat for Humanity and St. Frances Cabrini | 14 – 15 Helping the survival of the monarch butterfly community Residents and team members enjoy hatching and releasing monarchs | 16 – 17 Butterfly Release Event honors and remembers loved ones | 18 – 20 Caring for our feathered friends Volunteering and activities are important to residents | 21 Celebrating outstanding team members Congratulations to our team members of the quarter | 22 – 23 Quilters giving kids a "Head Start" Mission Quilters donate their time, talent and quilts | 24 Preserving and protecting our natural campus for generations to come Nature conservancy planning | 25 Out & About Events, classes and seminars you don’t want to miss | 26 – 27

OUR VALUES Love We fulfill our mission by “loving our neighbor as ourselves” (Matthew 22:39). The golden rule, to “do to others as you would have them do to you,” (Matthew 7:12) guides what we say and do. Integrity “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely” (Proverbs 10:9). We hold each other accountable to high ethical and moral standards. We are honest, open and respectful. Vitality Cedar Community is a place to “live more.” Our natural setting reminds us of the beauty and diversity of creation. We share Jesus’s hope “that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). Excellence “You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). We strive for excellence in all 2018 things. AUTUMN | 03

“Inspired” to serve our community In past issues we have highlighted the efforts of the many volunteers, both residents of Cedar Community and those from the greater community, and how they give back to our residents and patients. Those of us fortunate enough to be engaged in the retirement living world know that our residents are not just receiving services; they are giving back to society in a variety of ways. As we have dialogued with neighbors and local leaders regarding our future plans for our Cedar Lake Campus, one issue that has surfaced is this: what benefit does our growth have for the greater community? Implied in this question is that because we are a not-for-profit organization and most of our residents are retired, how much do they really add to the economic well-being of the community? Let me respond to that question with a little background research. The following is excerpted from a December 2017 blog by John Feather, PhD, titled “Making the Economic Case for AgeFriendly Communities.” Imagine you’re the mayor of a small town. The economy is slow, and you need to do something to improve the quality of life in your town. Luckily, you have an opportunity to bring in 1,000 new residents of your choosing. You can choose 1,000 40-year-olds, or 1,000 60-year-olds. Who will do more for your economy? Ninety-nine mayors out of a hundred would say the 40-yearolds. Unfortunately for them (and their towns’ economies), it’s the wrong answer. It’s wrong because, as a group, older people bring unmatched economic benefits to their communities. This Lynn W. Olson might surprise many people, not just mayors. Again and again, CEO, “Coach of an Excellent Organization” the powers that be—urban planners, transit system directors, zoning boards, real estate developers, chambers of commerce, politicians and others charged with making big decisions about our communities—vote for the 40-year-olds. Every time they do, they’re leaving money on the table. If we are going to get anywhere building lifelong communities that work for everyone, we must be able to show that older people, far from being the economic drain they are sometimes painted to be, are an economic boon. This is true in several ways, according to Margaret Neal, PhD, Director of the Institute on Aging at Portland State University and co-author, with Alan DeLaTorre, PhD, of The Case for Age-Friendly Communities, commissioned by Grantmakers In Aging. continued on next page ...


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Among them: Older adults are consumers. They may have more disposable income than when they were younger, and their spending is a good driver for their local economy. Even older people in poor health, much of whose spending goes toward health care, are adding those dollars to the local economy. Older adults often work—and that’s good news. Whether they stay in traditional paid work, launch “encore careers,” or contribute as volunteers and mentors, older adults provide a boost to the local labor force that is often badly needed. They help communities maximize resources. Age diversity means that people may go shopping, drive, park, ride public transportation, see movies, or eat in restaurants at different times than office workers or young families, equalizing customer and revenue flow for local businesses. I would add, and you will see evidence of it in this issue of Live More, our residents are engaged in a variety of ways in helping make our greater community a better place to “live more.”


Cedar Community continues to show support for the Alzheimer’s Association Cedar Community is dedicated to serving men and women facing early to mid-staged Alzheimer’s disease and other progressive memory loss. We proudly support the Alzheimer’s Association through our corporate and committee involvement with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Cedar Community is also represented on the Dementia Friendly Washington County Partnership (DFWCP). Cedar Community has been a supporter of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s for many years, from Milwaukee to Fond du Lac, to its current location in West Bend, through sponsorships, team fundraising and committee involvement. Melissa Bright, Cedar Community Director of Social Services, has been involved on the Walk to End Alzheimer’s committee for six years. She assists in the organizing and planning of the Washington County walk and also serves as one of three co-chairs of Cedar Community’s walk team. Melissa has also been actively involved with the Dementia Friendly Washington County Partnership since 2015. The group, who works under the leadership of the Washington County Aging and Disability Resource Center and the Alzheimer’s Association, was established to promote dementia awareness in the community. Melissa is one of six DFWCP members trained to provide dementia friendly business training. The training helps ensure that businesses in our community recognize when they may be assisting a person with dementia and teaches participants ways to create a positive interaction with people with dementia. Cedar Community’s Home Health and Hospice program completed the training in 2017. Once a business has 50 percent of its employees trained, they receive a window cling with a purple angel to display. The Purple Angel is a universal symbol recognized worldwide for dementia friendliness in a business. It indicates that employees have had dementia awareness training and are sensitive to the needs of customers with dementia. The Purple Angel campaign began in Devon, UK in 2012 to raise awareness about dementia and how others can help support those with the disease. Many countries around the world have joined the campaign to create dementia friendly communities, where people living with dementia are supported to live a high quality life with meaning, purpose and value. To become a dementia friendly business, contact Tammy Dickman, Dementia Caregiver Support Specialist, at the Washington County Aging and Disability Resource Center, at 262.335.4497.

To learn more about the services offered at Cedar Community for those facing Alzheimer’s or other dementia related diseases, contact Michelle at 262.306.4299 or visit our website, cedarcommunity.org, to see family testimonials about Cedar Community’s memory care assisted living at The Cottages. AUTUMN 2018 |



Resident life...everyone has a story to tell If you haven’t had a chance to see the sandhill cranes in stained glass hanging at Cedar Community’s independent living apartments at Cedar Ridge, you should stop by to take a look. The beautiful artwork, which hangs in the conservatory, was created by Edna Steitz, a stained glass artist and resident at the independent apartments. Since there are sandhill cranes who live on and roam the grounds of the Cedar Ridge Campus, Edna found the pattern and decided to use her talents to display the cranes in stained glass for all to enjoy. Creating the sandhill crane artwork kept her busy every afternoon last winter. Edna moved to Cedar Community’s independent living apartments in June of 2017 from her home in Brown Deer, where she and her husband, Wally, lived for 53 years. Edna and Wally were familiar with Cedar Community through dear friends Hal and Norma Hoberg, former independent living residents. Twenty-one years ago the Steitz's home was severely flooded when the basement filled with water. After experiencing flooding several times, they wanted to move, so they put their name on the waiting list for a home at Cedar Community. After waiting two years, the flooding issue was finally resolved by engineers in Brown Deer and they decided to stay in their home a little longer, but Edna knew someday they would move to Cedar Community. Edna was born in Milwaukee. She was an only child and graduated from North Division High School. Wally and Edna were married on November 7, 1953. She says they had a wonderful marriage of 55 years. Wally passed away in 2008. Edna worked various part-time jobs, including 15 years at Sears. Edna speaks fondly of her two daughters, Vickie and Patty, who are also talented in quilting and gardening. Vickie lives in Beaver Dam and Patty lives in Kewaskum. Edna has six grandsons and one granddaughter. Through the years Edna and Wally took vacations around the country in their travel trailer. Her favorite places to visit were Yellowstone Park, the Smoky Mountains, Branson, Missouri and the Dakotas.


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Edna admits she was never a gardener—three tomato plants were her limit. However, she is an excellent seamstress. She sewed her own and her children’s clothing, as well as draperies, bedspreads and other home décor. A big accomplishment for her was sewing her daughter’s wedding dress, the bridesmaid dresses and her husband’s suit for the wedding. Thirty-six years ago a friend introduced her to stained glass. She immediately fell in love with it, pointing out that stained glass is easier than sewing, and you don’t have to rip your mistakes. Cutting and arranging stained glass is much like sewing, except it is glass and not fabric. Yes, she has cut her fingers on the glass, especially while she was learning. Edna took a series of classes and lessons, but mostly learned as she went along—learning from her mistakes. Her apartment is beautifully decorated with many amazing stained glass items she made including Tiffany lamps, a 3-D mirror, wall and window hangings and decorative small pieces. Family and friends have received gifts of her stained glass artwork over the years. Edna is proud of her creations and takes pleasure in showing her beautiful artwork, yet she is so humble. Edna makes smaller projects now, doing custom work. Edna spends about four hours each day in the stained glass studio at Cedar Community. You will find her artwork for sale in the stained glass studio, at the Market Café at Cedar Ridge and also at the upcoming Cedar Community Craft Fair. (see details for the fair on page 26) Gladys Sachse

Resident, Cedar Community Independent Living


CEDAR COMMUNITY JOINS FORCES WITH UNITED WAY Cedar Community supports the United Way of Washington County by serving as a Pacesetter organization for their annual campaign. Pacesetters are organizations that start early fundraising and awareness campaigns to support United Way, demonstrating commitment to corporate philanthropy and care for our community. United Way’s annual campaign unites local businesses, non-profit agencies and individuals during an annual fundraising campaign from September through December. Funds are invested in programs that empower local individuals and families to improve their lives through education, income stability and health. As a not-for-profit, Cedar Community knows the value of giving back to the community in which we live. Team members, residents and volunteers all give of their time and talent not only to Cedar Community, but to the greater community from serving on boards and committees and assisting local organizations to making financial contributions. Last year, team members, residents and volunteers helped Cedar Community exceed our fundraising goal and increase our donation by 550 percent from the prior year!

To support United Way, contact the local office at 262.338.3821, or if you would like to be part of Cedar Community’s United Way of Washington County campaign, send an email to info@cedarcommunity.org and we will get you the information needed to help make a difference in the community where we live.

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Cedar Community offers more than just your standard employee benefits Compassionate Care Cedar Community’s Compassionate Care Program was established in 2012 to provide funds to team members of Cedar Community who are in need of financial assistance or additional paid time off from work. Situations that qualify for assistance include natural disaster, fire, extended leave following exhaustion of paid time off (PTO), homelessness and abuse. This confidential program is overseen by a committee of team members that reviews each application. The Compassionate Care program is financed by donations of cash or PTO from current Cedar Community team members. Colleen Laetsch, Pharmacy Technician Team Leader, was truly grateful for the Compassionate Care Program and was helped twice by Cedar Community in the five years she has worked in the pharmacy. Last Christmas, Colleen had a knee replacement and was out of work for nine weeks. She was receiving short-term disability, but that was only a percentage of her pay, and she still needed to pay for her health insurance while she was out of work. When a fellow team member learned of Colleen’s impending surgery during the holidays, she nominated her for the Compassionate Care Program. “When I came in to fill a prescription, the Vice President of Human Resources found out I was in the building and presented me with Visa gift cards and a box of groceries. I was so emotional and grateful for the generosity Cedar Community showed to not only me, but my husband and two teenage boys,” says Colleen. She was able to buy both her boys Christmas gifts and groceries.


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This wasn’t the first time Colleen felt the generosity of Cedar Community. Shortly after she started, she was in a serious car accident and was in and out of work. During that time, a team member also nominated her for the program, and she received a variety of gift cards. “It’s hard to accept that you are in need, but the compassion I felt by being nominated is amazing,” says Colleen. The care she received has made her want to pay it forward, and she is always willing to support fundraisers at Cedar Community, raising money for organizations in the greater community.

Cedar Community also offers some nontraditional benefits including discounts to the following retailers:

Gifts of Joy

• YMCA—Joiner fee waived and receive a free one-week pass

Each year, Cedar Community team members show their support for fellow coworkers by helping those in need over the holidays. Cedar Community’s Gifts of Joy program helps Cedar Community team members and their immediate families during the holiday season by purchasing gifts for those experiencing rough times. The program was started by a team member committee over 15 years ago and has helped between 12 and 15 team members and their families every year.

Occupational Health Onsite Clinic Cedar Community contracts with UnityPoint Health® at Work to provide occupational medicine as well as urgent care and basic primary care services for team members. The clinic is located right on the Cedar Community Cedar Lake Campus, and is offered at no cost to team members. These are just some of the many unique benefits Cedar Community offers team members. To join our team, visit our website at cedarcommunity.org and click on the careers tab. As Washington County’s third largest employer, we offer excellent benefits, including:

• Verizon—Discount up to 22 percent not valid on unlimited plans • U.S. Cellular—15 percent discount on your service plan

• Drexel—Five percent discount on cabinetry and countertops • Budget Rent a Car—Discounted rate • Ewald Automotive Group—Factory invoice pricing for team members and immediate family • Floral discount—$10 discount at ftd. com/consortaemployees • Batzner Pest Management—10 percent off on one-time services

· Tuition reimbursement · Job advancement · Flexible schedules · Referral bonuses · Onsite Urgent Care Clinic free to team members · Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training classes · In-house pharmacy with discounts · Café and gift shops · Walking trails to enjoy · Beach/lake house and pontoon boat rental · and much more!


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Cedar Community welcomes new team members Cedar Community welcomes Julie Gabelmann as its first Vice President of Resident Experience. This move marks the organization’s continued dedication to excel as the premiere engaged living retirement community for adults aged 55 and better. She will focus on several key aspects of overall resident experience, including leadership of the independent living locations in Washington and Sheboygan Counties. “Julie brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in senior level corporate and non-profit settings, proven success in generating growth and customer experience solutions on both a regional and global scale. She is also very familiar with Cedar Community, as she recently served as a corporate board member, making her uniquely qualified for this position,” says Lynn Olson, Chief Executive Officer at Cedar Community. Gabelmann joins Cedar Community after completing her tenure with Economic Development Washington County (EDWC) as Business Services Director since 2015. Prior to this, she served as Chief Operating Officer at the American Society for Quality (ASQ); Division President at Fiserv, a Fortune 500 company; and Senior Manager at KPMG. Even though Gabelmann has lived and worked for many years outside Wisconsin, she has strong roots in Washington County, where she spent most of her childhood. She relocated back to the area in 2002 to be closer to family and lifelong friends. Since then, she has served as a board member for the United Way of Washington County, TEMPO Washington County and Cedar Community. “I am deeply honored to join the executive team at Cedar Community and look forward to helping to grow and enhance the overall experience of our current and future residents, as we help seniors enjoy, explore and embrace their best life,” says Gabelmann.


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Cedar Community is pleased to welcome Jessica Melstrand as the Administrator of Cedar Community Home Health and Hospice. Melstrand has over 20 years of experience in quality-focused nursing care. She has worked in the home health and hospice field, as well as spending time working with assisted living and in clinic and hospital settings. Prior to joining Cedar Community, Melstrand has worked as an interim administrator in other healthcare settings, overseeing company-wide home care and hospice clinical operations. She has experience serving in the roles of Quality Improvement Manager and as a Hospice Director of Nursing. “Jessica brings a wealth of knowledge along with a strong quality focus to both home health and hospice services. She is energetic and a good communicator, and we are very excited to have her taking our program into the future,” says Kelli DeRuyter, Administrator and Vice President of Clinical Services. Melstrand will oversee all outreach services for home health and hospice services offered to both Cedar Community residents and within the greater community. Cedar Community Home Health and Hospice programs are both licensed agencies, and Melstrand will be responsible for assuring the highest degree of quality care. She will also monitor services, evaluate programs and oversee all home health and hospice team members. “I’m very excited for this next chapter in my healthcare career, and I am also very honored to be working with such a strong and compassionate team, bringing high quality care to our patients and their families who are in need of our home health and hospice services,” says Jessica.


Support for the caregiver The Washington County Caregiver Coalition was formed in 2016 by a group of professionals and family caregivers who feel there is a need to support caregivers living in Washington County. The group meets one time per month and provides caregivers with educational and social opportunities and community resources. Cathy Majkowski, Sales Director at Cedar Community, was on the developing board of the Ozaukee County Caregiver Coalition several years ago, so this was a natural fit for her to be a part of something within the community in which she lives and works, while offering her expertise.

The Washington County Caregiver Coalition realizes the time, commitment, strength and energy it requires to be a caregiver. They want community caregivers to know they are not alone and offer several events for caregivers to engage with other caregivers, including: the Confident Caregiver Conference, which provides education on topics relating to caregiving; a summer picnic, which offers lunch, games and a chance to socialize with other caregivers and their care partners; a Caregiver Day of Renewal, which offers caregivers pampering and relaxation opportunities; and a holiday respite day, which gives the caregiver a day to themselves, while their partner who needs care spends the day filled with their own fun activities. The coalition is completely facilitated by professional community volunteers who give of their own time and talent to provide for caregivers in Washington County. The committee is divided into subgroups, and Cathy focuses her efforts on the marketing side to promote the coalition, but also noted that the group works collectively to make the organization and events work. “Our biggest challenge is getting people to recognize that they are actually serving as a caregiver. Oftentimes, caring for a spouse, parent, special needs child or loved one seems to fall on the family, and they feel like it’s just a part of their role and obligation but, in actuality, they are really serving as a caregiver,� says Cathy. The Washington County Caregiver Coalition also directs caregivers to resources available within the greater community. Cedar Community is honored to be a part of the Washington County Caregiver Coalition in support of all the caregivers within the county who give so much of themselves to others.


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Helping to fill the shelves of the local food pantry Cedar Community’s Cedar Ridge Resident Council for the independent living apartments is a volunteer group of residents who serve as a governing board on matters affecting the interests and well-being of residents. They meet monthly to discuss items such as construction projects, policy changes and concerns. They also raise money through various activities and donate those funds annually to the Cedar Community Foundation and several local organizations. Every month the Cedar Ridge Resident Council picks a local organization and makes a donation. Organizations include Elevate, St. Vincent de Paul, Family Promise, Friends, Habitat for Humanity, Harvest House at St. James, Threshold, United Way of Washington County, community Thanksgiving dinners, Special Olympics, the Boys and Girls Club and the Full Shelf Food Pantry. The group has been sharing their generosity locally for many years.


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Frank Miezio, Treasurer of the Cedar Ridge Resident Council, is also actively involved with the Full Shelf Food Pantry in West Bend, coordinating monthly food and monetary donations as well as an annual drive at Cedar Community’s independent living apartments and homes. Several residents assist with distributing and collecting bags and loading the food pantry truck during the annual food drive. The food drive is in summer each year when the food pantry’s needed is the greatest. Monetary and food donations are also collected every month either at Coffee Hour or by residents dropping off items. Several residents help by putting out monthly flyers, maintaining the food pantry cupboard and dropping off food and monetary donations each month at the pantry. “Our residents are very generous. Oftentimes, when someone moves out of the apartments or passes away, the family donates the non-perishable items,” says Frank. Over the past 10 years, over $35,000 and 5,000 bags of food have been donated to the pantry. “Residents who live at Cedar Community have a real sense of gratitude. We all feel blessed, that’s the overall tone here, and it is our way of thanking God for the many gifts we have been given,” says Geri Frank, resident and food pantry volunteer. Cedar Community’s support of the food pantry began many years ago by resident Martha “Marty” Gressen.


The support from Cedar Community both in food and financial contributions helps both the young and old. They are the most consistent group of donors. We greatly appreciated Cedar Community’s support. Al Pauli, Board President, Full Shelf Food Pantry


The West Bend Full Shelf Food Pantry serves over 500 families per month, 20 percent are senior citizens—and that number continues to grow. “The support from Cedar Community both in food and financial contributions helps both the young and old. They are the most consistent group of donors. We greatly appreciated Cedar Community’s support,” says Al Pauli, Board President.


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"Building" a better community With over 55 years in the construction business, Habitat for Humanity was a natural fit for Cedar Community independent living resident Jim Frank when he began volunteering there over 12 years ago. Jim got involved with the organization when they opened the original Restore on Chestnut Street. They needed help blocking up some windows and doors and building rooms in the basement. “That’s how I got started,” says Jim. Once the store was open, he went on a lot of donation pick-ups and deliveries. He noticed people had lots of items they couldn’t get rid of, and that’s when he came up with the idea of disassembling the items and creating a recycling program with the scraps. He started the program with another volunteer, and today they have anywhere from six to seven volunteers who tear apart things like dryers, washers, dishwashers and microwaves so they can collect money for the copper, iron, wiring and brass. “If the items that are donated don’t work, we recycle them,” says Jim. Once every two weeks, Habitat employees take a truck of the scrap to a recycling center, which can average anywhere from $500 to $1,000 of materials. Jim volunteers three days a week and usually logs around 30 hours. In 2017 he had 1,650 volunteer hours at Habitat for Humanity. “I enjoy doing it, and it gets me out of the house and keeps me busy,” says Jim. He also likes that the money supports the construction of new Habitat homes for people of the community. “Jim is a dedicated volunteer for the mission of Habitat. He is the lead in our recycling center. During his volunteer tenure, Jim has taught others about our mission, how the recycling center works and tricks and techniques to make the most out of the material we recycle,” says Bernie Hletko, Director of Restore Operations, Habitat for Humanity of Washington and Dodge Counties. Jim’s wife, Geri, also volunteers at Habitat at least once a week, working about four hours.


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The Franks moved to Cedar Community’s independent living apartments in 2015 from their home in Hartford. They decided it was time to give up the home maintenance, lawn mowing and snow shoveling. After a tour, they were also impressed with the number of activities and friendliness of Cedar Community. They are very involved with both the social opportunities and volunteer opportunities right here at Cedar Community, but they still find the time for helping around the greater community. When she is not working at Habitat, Geri can also be found at St. Frances Cabrini School, where she is assisting in the K4 classroom. Last year, Geri responded to a notice in the church bulletin looking for retired teachers to help out in the school. She responded and helped last year in the K4 classroom and also tutored fifth graders in math. This year, her focus will be in the K4 classroom, helping students with fine motor skills, reading and following directions. “Being a retired teacher, I enjoy the interaction with the kids. They always have something clever to say,” laughs Geri. She also serves the community by volunteering at the voting polls. “I feel like I am serving the community and doing a valuable civic service,” says Geri.


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Helping the survival of the monarch butterfly community A move to Cedar Community allows residents to live an engaged life where they can enjoy, explore and embrace everything that is offered. Benefits range from maintenance-free living, social activities, learning opportunities, exercise classes and workout facilities, to learning a new hobby or having the time to explore the beautiful 245-acre main campus on Big Cedar Lake. Opportunities abound and many residents take the opportunity to enjoy what is right in their own backyard, including Eva Rumpf, Cedar Community independent living resident, who has enjoyed hatching and releasing monarch butterflies. One day when Eva was in her backyard, she noticed a caterpillar on the leaf of a milkweed plant. She took a picture of the caterpillar to send to her daughter to find out if it was a monarch. Eva’s daughter started raising and hatching monarchs last year, releasing between 20 and 30, and was very knowledgeable on the process. She confirmed the caterpillar was a monarch, based on its coloring, and provided Eva with information on everything she needed to know about monarchs and how to successfully release them back into their environment. She also referred Eva to a helpful Facebook page, The Beautiful Monarch. The reason people are capturing caterpillars and bringing them inside is to provide a safe environment to help save the monarchs. In the past couple of decades, the monarch butterfly has declined by 90 percent because of the use of pesticides and loss of habitat. A female monarch will lay her single egg on the underside of a milkweed leaf. “Cedar Community is the perfect habitat for monarchs,” Eva said. “When I began looking for milkweed on campus, I was amazed at how much I found. It’s in my backyard and along the roads and trails.”


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On her kitchen counter sit various plastic containers with holes punched in the top and milkweed inside for the caterpillars to eat. When it’s time and a caterpillar has eaten enough, it climbs to the top of the container, attaches itself with silken thread, forms a “J” position, sheds its skin for the last time and forms a chrysalis. Within 10 to 14 days, an adult monarch will emerge. Once its wings have had time to dry, at least four hours, Eva releases the butterfly in her backyard, which is full of milkweed and natural gardens. “I just got so fascinated by the process and life cycle of the monarch,” says Eva. She has released about a dozen butterflies this year. Her daughter released between 60 and 70.


Eva is grateful for the opportunities available at Cedar Community and its natural environment. After living in the hustle and bustle of the East Side of Milwaukee for many years, a life they much enjoyed, Eva and her husband, Bill, were ready to sell their large Victorian home for something smaller and more manageable and closer to nature. “I just had this need, after having been an urban dweller all my life, to be closer to nature in a more contemplative environment. It’s very easy to be spiritual in a setting like this. I get so much out of being immersed in nature,” says Eva. Bill was a United Church of Christ pastor, so they were familiar with Cedar Community. They moved into an independent living home in 2014. “It’s a very active environment. The first year we were here we became aware of all the many social activities available and had to learn we didn’t have to do everything. Even now we have something on the calendar almost every day,” says Eva. Bill has a vegetable garden in the backyard and leads the Tuesday morning bird walk. Eva, a published author, teaches memoir writing classes. Both play Bridge, participate in exercise classes and attend social events. Now that Eva is enjoying a new hobby of releasing butterflies, she is always looking on the side of the road for caterpillars. “One day I was walking back after exercise class at Cedar Lodge and noticed a caterpillar on a milkweed plant. I got home and had Bill drive me back with something to put the caterpillar in. It’s really kind of addictive. You get into it and you want to keep going. I will definitely do this next year and will probably buy a special butterfly cage,” says Eva. She even shared her caterpillars with two other residents who have also released the butterflies they hatched.


Team members and residents share in the monarch excitement

For Darcie Heberer, Cedar Community Life Enrichment Therapist, work is never far from her mind when it comes to creating new experiences for residents. In July, Darcie brought home 20 Monarch caterpillars from her vacation in northern Wisconsin and put them in an empty aviary on the Sunrise household at the Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center. She read an article encouraging people to collect caterpillars and bring them inside to protect them. They are so plentiful up north, so she thought it would be great for the residents to watch their progression. Darcie provides weekly educational opportunities for the residents, and many will sit and watch the daily changes taking place. Residents have commented, “I like watching them fly around. They are so beautiful.” “I love them.” “It’s good for an older person to see something like that.” Darcie and several residents have also enjoyed releasing the monarchs in Cedar Community’s Cedar Creek Park. Five years ago, Bev Hansen, Cedar Community Home Health and Hospice Chaplain, learned about the plight of the monarch and wanted to do her part to save the species. She started with three caterpillars and planted three types of milkweed in her yard. “I have always been intrigued by nature, and watching them grow from an egg to a butterfly is amazing. It’s a miracle,” says Bev. Every year she finds more eggs, and this year alone she released about 100 butterflies. She gathers eggs and keeps them in a condiment container with a milkweed leaf. After they hatch, she moves them to what she calls her caterpillar condos, a plastic shoe box with a mesh top, by age. When they reach the chrysalis stage, she attaches it to a branch and puts it in a hamper. Once they come out of the chrysalis, she lets the wings dry out, puts them on her finger and releases them in her yard. “It’s therapeutic and very relaxing to watch them, and I also love photographing them,” says Bev. Her neighborhood participates in raising and releasing butterflies, and she will definitely be doing it again next year—growing bigger and better. “It’s doing my part to save the monarchs. Only one percent survives in nature from an egg to a butterfly, but in captivity it’s 33 to 50 percent,” says Bev.

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Butterfly Release The Butterfly Release was attended by over 350 people, who enjoyed a beautiful day full of musical entertainment by Cedar Community’s Finger Pluckin’ Ukulele Group, the Kewaskum Big Band, Savanna Rose and the Prince and Princess Singers. The event also featured a children’s activity area, photos with the Prince and Princess, a raptor show by Pine View Wildlife Rehabilitation, silent auction, raffles, a catered lunch by Cedar Community’s Top of the Ridge Restaurant and so much more! The Butterfly Release was a wonderful opportunity for guests to honor and remember those they have lost. The support of our sponsors, auction donors, guests and volunteers was amazing! The funds raised from the event will benefit Cherished Moments, Cedar Community Home Health and Hospice’s program that provides staff education and fulfills last wishes for hospice patients. Proceeds also benefit the welfare of our residents so they can enjoy an engaged living community with state-of-the art technology and services from independent living to skilled nursing care.


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Thank you to our 2018 Butterfly Release sponsors! Monarch Sponsors $2,500 B-E Controls LLC

Red Glider Sponsors $1,000 – $1,499 Maureen McGinnity & Richard Ziervogel Lynn and Rene Olson Helen Reinke Wisconsin Pharmacal Company

Chuck and Sharon Linstrom ABC Supply Co. Dan Beaudoin Bob and Audrey Brandt CG Schmidt, Inc. Delta Defense, LLC Drexel Building Supply Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Gary and Pam Herdrich Karen & Ken Liepert George Kohler & Ralph Liepert Memorial Prudence Pick Hway Betty Trombetta Sharon Ziegler

Buttercup Sponsors $500 – $999 Anonymous Neal Widder Walt and Ann Zube

Painted Lady Sponsors $250 – $499 Anonymous Al Kuhn Beverly Vogel

Blue Pearl Sponsors $1,500 – $2,499 Anonymous BSG Mainenance, Inc. Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.


Mike and Kay Chevalier Markus Frank Bob and Amy Johnson Doris Mohr Phillip Funeral Homes Jack and Paula Pretre Al and Elaine Prost VJS Construction Services, Inc. Wetterau Homestead, Inc. Don Boerner John and Jeanne Wood Tiger Swallowtail Sponsors $150 – $249 Mildred Michalski In Memory of Bill and Ethel Schmidt and their daughter June Reilly Jim and Doreen Mohr Dennis and Betty Rintelman

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Silent auction donors 4Points Sheraton - Brown Deer A Conversation Piece A Little Pizzazz - Cedarburg Ace Branded Products Anonymous Arrowhead Golf Course Dale Beaman Beanie Mexican Grill - Port Washington Bev Bellehumeur Bibingers Big Guys Bar & Grill Birds on Deck - Hartford Braising Pan Shauna Brown & Jerry Chmielweski Magna Byrne Hazel Campbell Cedar Community Cedar Community Chaplains Cedar Community Customer Relations Cedar Community Hospice Volunteers Cedar Community Retreat Center at Cedar Valley Cedar Community Woodwork Shop Cedarburg Toy Company Charcoal Grill Chocolate Factory Aprille Ciriacks Colony Barber & Style Cousins - Port Washington Crafters for a Cause Culver’s - Port Washington Linda Deets Gloria Dengel Derma Skin Care Clinic Discovery World Museum DKR Designed/Donna Ritke Do or Dye Hair Salon Dockside Deli - Port Washington Elkhart Lake’s Road America Eye Care Optical Falls Patio Players Fuel Powersports Full Service Car Wash West Bend German Fest Milwaukee, Inc. Go Over Rover


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Liz Goldberg Green Bay Packers Jan Gruendemann Susan Haddorff Jeanne Hammes Harley-Davidson Museum Healing Elements Day Spa Held’s Meat Market Rod Helgeland Mark Helmle Horsch & Miller HT Enterprisess HTG Design Jewelers Kathleen Huhn Irish Festivals Inc. Jeff’s Spirits on Main

Marcus Saukville Cinema Masters Enterprises of Hartford, Inc. dba The Mineshaft Maurices - Appleton Geri McGinnity Maureen McGinnity & Dick Ziervogel Nancy McGinnity Roxie Merkes Milwaukee Admirals Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Public Museum Milwaukee Wave Soccer Mountain Outfitters Museum of Wisconsin Art

Amy Johnson Jug’s Hitching Post K and K Sales Keith’s Marina Kettle Moraine Appliance Kettle Moraine Professional Cleaners Kilian’s Management Lakeshore Chinooks Leitner Properties LLC Little Red Inn Little Switzerland Pat Love Cathy Majkowski Marco’s Pizza

Paulette Nelson Neus Hardware Newport Shores Port Washington Olde Cedar Inn Pagoda Jewelry Shop Cedarburg Paradise Golf and Recreation Paradise Springs Spa & Fitness Kathy Parker Personalized Tours and Coaches Pick ‘n Save Pioneer Bowl Poplar Inn/The Norbert

Readers Digest Milwaukee Products Regal Ware Riveredge Nature Center Riverside Brewery Royce Fabrics Gladys Sachse Savoring Thyme Schalla Jewelers Schauer Arts Center Schooner’s - Port Washington Schreiner’s Restaurant John Schweitzer Shanebrook & Falkowski Law Office LLP Pat Shaw Sherwin Williams Company Sky Zone Trampoline Park Slesar Glass & Gallery Spotlight Productions Carrie Sturn Sybaris Pool Suites - Mequon Gene Taurman Taylor Made Floors Tello’s Grille & Café - Port Washington Tennies Hardware - West Bend Texas Roadhouse Tipsy Nails and Spa Toro Town & Country Dental Urban Farm Girl Boutique Walter’s Carpet Gallery Inc. Esther Wasmund Marlene Wendt West Bend Furniture West Bend Lioness Lions Club Wes Westra Wildtree-Sarah Moore Peg Willson Wing It! Wis. Golf Association (WSGA) Wisconsin Pharmacal Xpressions Yarn & Bead Boutique Bonnie Yogerst Carol Zimmerman Zimmermann’s Kettle Hills Golf


Caring for our feathered friends Cedar Community recently received a donation of two parakeets from Dr. Sloan, a local veterinarian. Each year one of his veterinarian techs raises parakeets and gives them to senior care facilities throughout Wisconsin. They feel that birds contribute to residents’ quality of life, being able to watch and interact with wildlife. The parakeets are blue and join two others in the aviary at Cedar Community’s independent living apartments. The aviary is maintained by three residents, Keith Klumb, Joan Steffes and Marlene Wendt, who clean the cages and provide food and water to the birds daily. Marlene was thrilled to move to Cedar Ridge in 2014. She was raised in West Bend but spent 43 years in Milwaukee, where she worked. Moving back to West Bend was an easy decision for Marlene since several of her siblings live in the area. Marlene worked in a hospital setting as a housekeeper for 41 years before her retirement. Marlene’s sister, Betty, attended several activities at Cedar Community’s independent living apartments and felt it would be a great fit for her. Marlene became interested in the birds shortly after moving in and offered to help out if it was ever needed. There are always opportunities available for residents to

share their talents both in the greater community and our own Cedar Community. Marlene volunteers and takes care of the birds two days each week. “I like animals so I enjoy taking care of them,” says Marlene. She can also be found talking to them and they often seem to respond. Cedar Community offers several opportunities for residents to be engaged, whether it’s volunteering or enjoying the many lifeenhancing events offered every month. Marlene also attends several of the social events and has made many new friends at Cedar Community. “Oftentimes, when I go to the restaurant I go alone, but once I walk in there is always someone inviting me to join them, so I never eat alone,” says Marlene. The restaurant is just one of the many amenities available to residents and the greater community, offering weekly specials and a Friday night fish fry.

For more information on Cedar Community’s independent living options or to learn more about our current moving special, contact Cathy at 262.338.4615. You can also visit our website, cedarcommunity.org, and see how residents are enjoying, exploring and embracing their best life.


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Celebrating outstanding team members Cedar Community is proud to recognize our Team Member of the Quarter Award winners: Kim Ehardt, Certified Nursing Assistant, and Becky Ruege, Medication Technician, who both work in assisted living. Kim Ehardt Kim Ehardt started at Cedar Community when she was only 16 years old and still in high school. She worked at the Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center in dining services. She wasn’t sure what her career path would be, but after working in the kitchen for four years and getting to know the residents, she decided she wanted to go on to school and get her certified nursing assistant license. One of her fellow teammates at the time also suggested they go to school for their certifications. She worked in the kitchen full time while attending Moraine Park Technical College during the day. In 2008, she earned her certification as a nursing assistant (CNA). After getting her CNA license, she continued to work in the kitchen and also began working part time at Cedar Community’s assisted living. In 2012 she was offered a full-time nursing assistant position at the assisted living. “My older sister worked at Cedar Community, and that’s one of the reasons I came here. Recently, I encouraged my younger sister to get a job here as a CNA,” says Kim. While working part time at Cedar Community, Kim also had worked at two other similar senior living facilities. She felt that she personally created a "family" with her fellow Cedar Community team members and residents, so she preferred to stay at Cedar Community once she was able to work full time as a nursing assistant. One resident still lives in the assisted living from when she started at Cedar Community. As a CNA, Kim helps residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, transporting them to activities and meals and updating daily care sheets. Kim enjoys everything about working at Cedar Community. She feels she is making life at assisted living a better and smoother transition for those needing extra care. As a CNA, Kim enjoys the one-on-one time and social interaction with residents. She also commented on how well her teammates work so well together. “The days just fly by and everything flows really well with our crew,” says Kim. As a mentor for Cedar Community’s Mentor Program, Kim spends six months training new team members and providing guidance as needed. “After their six-month training, I am always available to answer questions and assist with whatever is needed,” says Kim. “Kim’s presence brings her teammates and the residents great piece of mind. She is upbeat and highly dedicated to quality care and customer service. She serves as a leader and mentor to her team, ensuring that new teammates receive excellent support and a solid foundation for providing quality care,” says Lindsay Sauer, Assisted Living Nurse Manager.


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Becky Ruege Becky Ruege was driving past Cedar Community on County Road Z one day when she decided to stop in and apply for a job. She had recently moved to West Bend from Montello, where her family originally had planned to move after her husband retired, but they found they were not quite ready for the “quiet” life. She worked in a similar organization just outside of Montello and found it difficult to leave because of her love for working with the elderly. Cedar Community was a good fit for Becky, and she has been working in assisted living as a medication technician for two and a half years. When asked what she likes most about working at Cedar Community, she immediately says, “The residents.” Becky feels each and every resident is a little gem, and the more you talk with them, the more you learn about their personal stories. “Some people don’t like the cranky residents, but I love them the most. If you take the time to talk with someone, you learn more about why they are the way they are, and in the end, they really are wonderful people,” says Becky. She believes it’s all in the way you treat people. “The elderly are still people and have their own personalities. They love jokes and silliness,” says Becky. Becky enjoys the one-on-one time with residents, and her job as a medication technician allows her to get to know each one. She also floats and helps and supports the nurse manager. “I enjoy the medication technician part the most because it’s more time with residents, and that’s the part of my job I really like. It’s important to remember that this is the resident’s home, and we are being invited in each day. I don’t take that for granted,” says Becky. When it comes to her fellow team members, Becky says they are all amazing and each has their own quality that plays an intricate part in the day-to-day care of residents. “I feel like we are all equal and we are playing for the same team. I always tell the nursing assistants how they are really the backbone of this place and it’s a special gift to be able to do what they do,” says Becky. Becky’s mom passed away when she was only 19, and when her dad became ill, she was his caregiver. That role sparked her interest in caring for the elderly. “We had a wonderful experience with a hospice nurse who I am still in touch with who really touched our lives. I have been on the other side, so I try to make sure everyone receives the compassion and care my parents received,” says Becky. “Becky is a fantastic co-worker who is always happy to help her teammates and to teach and guide them. She takes great pride in providing the highest quality of care to the residents. She is highly trusted by her teammates, the residents and their families,” says Lindsay Sauer, Assisted Living Nurse Manager.

“Both Kim and Becky go above and beyond for both their teammates and the residents they care for, providing the level of care to the residents that they would want provided to a family member or loved one of their own. It’s truly hard to put it to words how amazing they are,” says Lindsay. cedarcommunity.org

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Quilters giving kids a "Head Start" Cedar Community’s Mission Quilters started about two years ago. They are a group of independent living residents at Cedar Community who enjoy quilting. They all share the mission of wanting to give back to the community and work on group projects. Currently, there are about 14 members. The group generously donated 250 quilts to Project Linus, and when that program dissolved locally, they needed to find another organization to support. That’s when independent living resident Lynn Rusch contacted Washington County’s Head Start program, which serves three- and four-year-olds of low-income families. “I just enjoy the satisfaction of giving back,” says Rusch. There are currently 140 children enrolled in the Head Start program, and the Mission Quilters will be making quilts for every child. They began in April and are about a third of the way complete, with a goal of 140 quilts by the end of the school year. The quilts are distributed to the children one


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classroom at a time. “The quilts are beautiful. They are a work of art and the kids really enjoy them. We are very thankful for the donations and hard work the Mission Quilters at Cedar Community have put into them,” says Matt Durant, Head Start Coordinator. The Mission Quilters meet once a month to talk about their projects and get new patterns. Some members sew several quilts each month, and others take their time and turn in one every few months. Donations of fabric come from residents and the outside community. The Mission Quilters purchase thread and batting with money they raise selling items at Cedar Community’s Craft Fair. If anyone is interested in donating fabric (100% cotton, at least a quarter of a yard and suitable for children), thread or batting, please contact Lynn Rusch at 262.306.4025. The Mission Quilters would be happy to turn your donation into a beautiful quilt for a child in need.


Preserving and protecting our natural campus for generations to come As Cedar Community continues to work on plans to develop new independent living homes on its Cedar Lake Campus, an important part of that plan includes the creation of a nature conservancy on its property on Big Cedar Lake. “Cedar Community has been a strong steward of our Cedar Lake Campus on County Road Z in the Town of West Bend for more than six decades, and we are dedicated to preserving this unmatched natural setting,” says Lynn Olson, Chief Executive Officer. “Cedar Community is committed to protecting approximately 100 acres of shoreline, prairie and forest lands through a legal conservation entity, and we are currently exploring all options by which to do so,” says Olson. Much of the 245 acres on the Cedar Community campus was originally bare farmland. Over the years there has been an ongoing and robust effort to plant trees throughout the campus, preserve and protect the largest undeveloped area of shoreline on Big Cedar Lake and maintain natural Wisconsin prairies as part of an ongoing conservation process. “Cedar Community has done an amazing job of maintaining this beautiful piece of property on Big Cedar Lake. Their current prairie restoration areas are healthy and pristine and provide a natural watershed buffer to Big Cedar Lake. They are planning to further this buffer with additional


native grasslands along the shoreline,” says Kristi Sherfinski, a landscape architect and botanist working with Cedar Community. Sherfinski’s locally-based landscape architectural firm, Helianthus, specializes in wetlands and environmentally sensitive areas. They are working with Cedar Community to conduct a thorough site inventory and analysis, including wetland and invasive species assessments, as well as wildlife and tree surveys on the Cedar Lake Campus. Protecting the lakefront and surrounding prairie and forest lands is also very important to Cedar Community’s residents. “Our residents and their families have a great love of the beauty of the forest and the undeveloped shoreline, and of our many woodland 'residents' that Cedar Community cherishes as part of our natural campus,” says Julie Gabelmann, Vice President of Resident Experience. Cedar Community hopes to have a comprehensive plan ready for review by the Town of West Bend before the end of 2018. “As stewards of this amazing campus for generations, we feel our plan will offer opportunity for growth, along with a conservancy plan that will protect this campus and the shoreline of Big Cedar Lake in order to ensure a beautiful, natural setting for residents and their families to enjoy for generations to come,” says Olson.

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Third Monday of every month | 1 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 22 | 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cedar Community, Cedar Ridge Campus | 113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend

Cedar Community, Cedar Ridge Campus, Top of the Ridge Restaurant |113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend

For more information, contact Jeremy Ott, 1.800.972.5455.

Reservations required. Resident, $13.95; Guest, $16.50; Children, 4 – 10, $8


First Wednesday of every month | 1 p.m. Cedar Community, Cedar Ridge Campus, First Floor South Conference Room | 113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend This is an informational discussion followed by a question and answer period for anyone close to a loved one needing support, whether physically or emotionally.


Second Wednesday of every month | 1 p.m. Cedar Community, Cedar Run Campus, The Cottages Meeting Room | 6090 Scenic Drive, West Bend For more information, contact Melissa Bright, 262.306.4230.

NOVEMBER ADVANCE DIRECTIVES Thursday, Nov. 8 | 10 a.m. NEW DATE! Cedar Community, Cedar Lake Campus | 5595 County Road Z, West Bend Do you have your advance directives in order? Advance directives include your power of attorney for health care, living will and financial power of attorney. Join Atty. Andy Falkowski, Falkowski Law Firm, LLC to learn more. Please RSVP, 262.306.7685 or at RSVP@cedarcommunity.org.


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For more information or to make reservations, call 262.338.2812.


Sunday, Dec. 2 | 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. (brunch until 1 p.m.)

Cedar Community, Cedar Ridge Campus, Top of the Ridge Restaurant | 113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend Looking for that perfect holiday gift for a loved one? Don’t miss the Craft Fair, featuring crafts and treasures from the artisans of the Cedar Community Woodwork Shop, lapidary, ceramics studio, Nimble Thimble crafters, quilters and much more! The train room will also be open, so stop by for a visit. Tours of the independent apartments will be available. Enjoy brunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Resident, $13.50; Guests, $15.50; Children, 4 – 10, $7.50. For more information or to make reservations, call 262.338.2812.



Thursday, Dec. 6 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Cedar Community Retreat Center at Cedar Valley | Cedar Valley Campus | 5349 County Road D, West Bend Create your own custom wine glasses, hand-painted by YOU! Join Camille Walters and uncork your creative side and learn to paint your own glassware. Sample designs will be available for inspiration, or bring your own ideas. Each participant will leave with two beautiful glasses just in time for the holidays. $35 includes instruction, all supplies and a drink coupon for one glass of wine or soda.


Saturday, Dec. 15 | 3:30 p.m. Musical entertainment; 5 p.m. Dinner Cedar Community, Cedar Ridge Campus, Top of the Ridge Restaurant | 113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend Featuring a five-piece band and four-course dinner. $16 per person. For more information or to make reservations, call 262.338.2812.



Saturday, Jan. 26 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cedar Community, Cedar Ridge Campus | 113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend Enjoy items for sale by our ceramics, crafters and Nimble Thimbles. Cedar Ridge Resale will be open with a 50 percent off sale on all items and furniture. Visit the train room. Tours of Cedar Community’s independent living apartments will also be available by appointment. Call 262.338.4615 for a tour by Friday, Jan. 11 and receive your lunch for FREE! Only those with a tour reservation will receive a free lunch. Enjoy our famous chili, hot ham and cheese croissant, fruit, fresh baked cookie, coffee or hot apple cider—all for only $8.50! Quarts of chili to go for $7.75. * If you have any books or CDs in good shape you would like to donate, please drop them off at Cedar Community’s, Cedar Ridge Campus office, 113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend. Please no encyclopedias, dictionaries or magazines.


Tuesday, Dec. 25 | 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

March 8, 9 and 10 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cedar Community, Cedar Ridge Campus, Top of the Ridge Restaurant | 113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend

Cedar Community Retreat Center at Cedar Valley | Cedar Valley Campus | 5349 County Road D, West Bend

Resident, $13.95; Guest, $16.50; Children, 4 – 10, $8. For more information or to make reservations, call 262.338.2812.


Thursday, Jan. 17 | 10 a.m. Cedar Community, Cedar Lake Campus | Cedar Lodge | 5595 County Road Z, West Bend Join Alan S. Wolkenstein, MSW, ACSW, Behavioral Sciences Educator, on navigating the conversation between children and their senior parents faced with a move to senior living. This seminar is geared to both the adult children and senior adults. Learn how to cope and adapt to a new life experience in this stage of the family life cycle. Please RSVP, 262.306.7685, or at RSVP@cedarcommunity.org.


Experience the contemplation of the image of God in humans by practicing firsthand the ancient Byzantine art of icon painting using egg tempera, natural pigments and gold leaf on a natural gesso board. Begin to learn the language of symbols and mystical theology in icons as a liturgical art. Each student will receive individual attention while completing an icon of Archangel Michael. A background in art is NOT required to be successful in this workshop, which is open to individuals of all faiths. $195 commuters, includes all supplies and daily lunch; $380 overnighters, includes all supplies, two nights stay and all meals.

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Non-profit Organization U.S. Postage PAID West Bend, WI Permit No. 24 5595 County Road Z | West Bend, WI 53095


Outpatient Rehabilitation

Resale Shops

Home Health & Hospice

· Cedar Resale at Cedar Ridge 262.338.8377

· Cedar Lake Village Homes


· Elkhart Lake Village Homes

· Home Health

· Cedar Closet 262.306.2100, ext. 4119

Assisted Living

· Hospice



· Cedar Ridge Apartments



Restaurant and Catering

· Cedar Bay East


· Cedar Bay West

· Top of the Ridge Restaurant and Catering

· Cedar Bay Elkhart Lake · The Cottages (memory care)

Short-term Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing 262.306.4240

Retreat Center at Cedar Valley 262.629.9202


Philanthropy 262.338.2819

Cedar Community Main Number 262.306.2100



· Cedar Lake Heath and Rehabilitation Center

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