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Live More


Enjoy, explore and embrace your best life!

Making a difference

Our many volunteers define what it means to be a 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 262.338.4625. 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 Six independent living residents proudly volunteer their time and talents at Cedar Community’s Cedar Ridge Resale Shop.

Our mission: To model Christ’s love for humanity by creating life-enhancing relationships, | and SUMMER 2018 02 services environments.

INSIDE th Helping hands and kind hearts Blessed to have a strong team of volunteers | 4 Cedar Community welcomes new vice president of ministry Welcome Reverend Julie Jennings | 5 Hidden Talents Meet Frank and Magna Byrne | 6 – 7 Cedar Community residents enjoy a passport to adventure Exploring other communities in the United States | 7 Making a difference Volunteers are the heart and soul of Cedar Community | 8 – 18

his ISSUE Q&A of volunteering at Cedar Community Learn more about volunteer opportunities | 19 Cedar Community wins multiple marketing awards Live More brand receives recognition | 20 Enjoying a maintenance-free retirement on Big Cedar Lake What it means to live on the lake | 21 Recognizing outstanding team members Congratulations to our team members of the quarter | 22 – 23 Out & About Events, classes and seminars you don’t want to miss | 24 – 27

Benevolent Corporation Cedar Community Officers Joan Adler, Past President Kathy Van Eerden, President Joe Carlson, Vice President Tom Ross, Treasurer/Secretary

Board of Directors Julie Gabelmann Rev. Eric Kirkegaard Dan Miller Bill Myers, Jr Chuck O’Meara Adam Stone Bud Wendorf Chris Zwygart

Cedar Community Foundation Officers Dale Kent, President Tom Ross, Treasurer Prudence Pick Hway, Secretary

Board of Directors Joan Adler Joe Carlson Lynn Olson Peter Ziegler Chris Zwygart

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HELPING HANDS AND KIND HEARTS One sunny day in May (I know, there weren’t many) I walked from my office in the Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center to one of our assisted living locations. I noticed a couple in the front lobby with two small dogs. I did not recognize them as residents so I introduced myself. The couple, Jim and Lorraine Bahr, were about to start visiting residents with their two dogs, both rescued from shelters. They told me one of the dogs, “Sophie” (a Chiweenie, half Chihuahua, half Dachshund), was a certified therapy dog and the other was in training. I asked what brought them to us and they told me about their volunteer efforts through Pets Helping People. Pets Helping People is a not-for-profit organization established in 1998 on the premise “that dogs, through their unconditional love and acceptance and acute senses, when paired with a compassionate human can be a remarkable source of companionship, inspiration, motivation and support to the healing and learning processes.” PHP provides training, support, program development and placement assistance for pet owners who want to spread joy through pet therapy. The organization, and Jim and Lorraine, were featured in a May 20 segment on CBS 58 Sunday Morning. The efforts of the Bahrs, and Sophie (along with her canine partner currently in training) are illustrative of the many community volunteers who, along with our residents, make up a strong volunteer team to help make life more enjoyable for those who live with us. Lynn W. Olson

CEO, “Coach of an Excellent Organization”/ Cedar Valley Horse Sanctuary volunteer

Recently, a group of team members, residents and neighbors worked on cleaning up our trails after the mess left by the removal of dozens of diseased ash trees. They removed debris, regraded the trails and are working on mileage markers to guide residents (and neighbors) around our property. Their efforts will make our walking trails safer and more enjoyable for all. The efforts noted above are just a couple of examples of the blessings we receive from a strong and growing volunteer contingent. We are also blessed to have an enthusiastic leader of our volunteer department, Bonnie Amerling, who coordinates the volunteers’ efforts. This issue of Live More is dedicated to those tireless volunteers who work with our dedicated team members to help make Cedar Community a place in which residents can truly LIVE MORE!


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CEDAR COMMUNITY WELCOMES NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF MINISTRY As the daughter of church musicians, Julie Jennings moved around a great deal as a child. Her father was a university voice professor and church choir director and her mother taught piano and music theory and was the church organist. “They were the dynamic duo of organist and choir director at every church I went to. Every move we made when I was a child was to the town that had the college job and a church with open music director and organist positions,” laughs Julie. Julie Jennings

Vice President of Ministry


to our dedicated horse volunteers: Susan Badura Sally Blank Karen Callen Mary Farrell Liz Gaulke Sarah Jankowski Jackie McCurdy Steve McCurdy Lynn Olson Katie Paul-Pribyl Dave Stasiak Diane Stasiak Lyn Wilk cedarcommunity.org

Julie’s interest was in math and science, which led her to study engineering at Duke University in North Carolina. She had what she calls “underlying motivations” for going into engineering. She had read an article about an engineer in Chicago who was tearing down dilapidated housing and building new units and then moving the tenants back into the new apartments. “I wanted to go into civil engineering as a way to use my gifts to help people and to restore dignity and hope in their lives,” she says. While working as an engineer, she was also volunteering in her local church and agreed to take on the role of leading the youth ministry program. While serving in this role, Julie’s pastor and several members of her church mentioned to her that she should consider the ministry. That’s when she began to realize a new path for herself. “I was aware that something bigger was at work in my life. It was about embracing the gifts that people were seeing in me and continuing to work in service of others and growing myself,” she says. After Julie graduated with her Master of Divinity degree from Eden Seminary in St. Louis, she was ordained in the United Church of Christ and began her ministry career working as a Chaplain with youth struggling with childhood trauma in the St. Louis area. Several years ago, Julie put her ministry career on hold to become a full-time caregiver for her mother, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s. “My journey with her, as I cared for and walked with her through her aging and decline, that was a tremendously challenging experience but it opened me up to gifts I didn’t really know I had about being with people and being that companion,” says Julie. After a year and a half of caring for her mom at home, she helped her mother move into a memory care facility. There, her experience continued to help her see her gifts in ministry with seniors. “I found I had an affinity for being with residents and staff. I realized I was embodying a presence with them and finding great meaning and joy in that,” says Julie. Julie’s mom passed away just a few months ago, while Julie was considering the opportunity to come to Cedar Community. Julie says beginning the next chapter of her ministry career at Cedar Community is exactly where she feels she should be. “My game plan at first is going to be to get to know the needs of the residents and gifts of the pastoral care team. I’m looking forward to both the support that will bring, the camaraderie that will happen and learning from the team about Cedar Community,” she says. “I celebrate that I am serving in a historically faith-based organization that has had great vision and expansive practices and it is inspiring for me to be a part of that.” SUMMER 2018 |



Resident life ... everyone has a story to tell

It all began when Frank and Magna Byrne met at work on an elevator in the Wisconsin Electric Public Service Building in Milwaukee. She was in a big hurry to attend the birth of her new granddaughter and had a brief conversation. As she hurried to cross the busy street, not paying attention to traffic, he grabbed her, saving her life. The next day she managed to find out, “who was that man?” She emailed Frank to thank him and reminded him of an old saying, ‘If someone saves your life, you are indebted to him forever,’ or instead she offered to buy him a drink. He chose the drink and the rest is history. Frank was born in Evanston, Ill. He has three younger brothers. Since the age of 12 he has had a job of some sort, but the foundation for his working career involved working with people and engineering. He attended Milwaukee School of Engineering, with a two-year degree in internal combustion engineering and then went on to graduate with a degree in industrial management. 06

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Frank was an Eagle Scout. He learned to play the piano as a child and in his teen years he played the bass guitar in a rock band. Frank is an avid outdoor sportsman. He enjoyed fishing in the Canadian wilderness for more than twenty years, experienced deep sea ocean fishing and enjoyed hunting in Wisconsin and Illinois. He has traveled to the Caribbean and many states. His favorite place is Colorado. Magna was born in Detroit, Mich. She has one older brother. She also played the piano and organ at church for over 20 years. She attended art school for a few semesters but most of her art work is self taught. She describes herself as a jack-of-all-trades, but a master of none. She is always eager to learn new ideas and exploring different techniques, art media and color. Magna enjoys painting, weaving, ceramics, jewelry making, crafts and decorating. As a starving artist on the road they attended and sold at many art fairs. Frank liked the selling part and meeting people. Magna preferred creating the art in back. cedarcommunity.org

Magna’s career involved working in electronics manufacturing. She was a production supervisor and manufacturing engineer. At Wisconsin Electric she also managed a gift shop. She finally fulfilled her art passion as a decorator. She did it all, painting, rearranging and repurposing—all using her artistic creativity. Their home displays beautiful artwork and unusual creations. They have traveled many times to the Caribbean and West Indies. Magna most enjoys travel to Colorado to visit her son and family. Frank and Magna married on August 25, 2001. They have two sons and a daughter, three grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a new great grandson on the way. They have two lovable cats named Elmer and Blue. They moved to Cedar Community from Fredonia where they owned a 10-acre farm with an old log farmhouse and a rustic red barn where they could both work on their hobbies and art. They learned about Cedar Community and talked about someday this might be a nice place to retire. That plan was accelerated when Frank experienced a spinal cord injury after an accident at his home. He was retired only five months. After nine months in Cedar Community’s inpatient therapy, they moved in January of 2015 into their handicap accessible home at Cedar Community. There’s a view of a rustic red barn across the road from their house. Last year they built a small cottage in Three Lakes to be near their daughter and family. Whenever possible, Frank has always looked for a challenge to fix things, whether at work, home or taking vacations on the road. His latest achievement is getting his driver’s license for his handicap equipped van. He continues to garden, loves to play Sheepshead, is always eager to meet new people and cruises the neighborhood in his motorized chair. He loves fishing with his grandchildren and they look forward to getting out on Big Cedar Lake in the new pontoon boat. Magna enjoys the opportunities available to use her art talents with ceramics, painting and jewelry making. Frank’s 97-year-old mother moved to Cedar Community’s assisted living from Chicago a few years ago. He arranged to have her take a tour to show her what an assisted living facility was like. She loved it and decided she wanted to move in right away. Frank and Magna especially appreciate the many amenities at Cedar Community, meeting new people and being surrounded by the wooded areas so close to Big Cedar Lake. Gladys Sachse

Resident, Cedar Community Independent Living cedarcommunity.org

CEDAR COMMUNITY RESIDENTS ENJOY A PASSPORT TO ADVENTURE! How would you like free vacation lodging for up to two weeks each year? It sounds too good to be true, but that is exactly the case for Cedar Community residents. Each year, residents have the opportunity to enjoy free lodging while exploring other parts of the United States for up to two weeks. Cedar Community residents have a “Passport to Travel” which is a first-of-its-kind program, connecting the fourteen senior living organization members of The Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM). CHHSM is an organization of United Church of Christ affiliated ministries dedicated to advancing the healing ministry of Jesus Christ by serving youth, families, older adults and those with disabilities. The Passport to Travel program provides Cedar Community residents free lodging at any one of seventeen sister senior living locations in eleven states, including North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Missouri, Tennessee, New Hampshire, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Michigan. Residents can walk to Pike Place Market while staying in urban Seattle, visit the Arch in St. Louis, golf in the Phoenix area or enjoy Colonial Williamsburg. Senior living residents from other states can also visit and enjoy Big Cedar Lake and the hospitality of Cedar Community through the program. Residents cover their travel costs and meals, but their lodging is free. For more information on the Passport to Travel program, visit chhsm. org/services/passport-to-travel/.

To learn more about all the engaging activities and amenities Cedar Community has to offer, visit cedarcommunity.org or call Cathy at 262.338.4615 for a tour. SUMMER 2018 |


Mike Wisnefske Community volunteer

Making a difference

The definition of a volunteer is “a person who performs a service willingly and without pay.� A volunteer is someone who offers their time and talent without obligation or need for gratification. There are many benefits of volunteering besides making a difference in the lives of others or helping an organization to achieve it mission and goals. There are also health benefits to volunteering including a decrease in depression because of the increase in social interaction; enjoying a sense of purpose; staying physically and mentally active and providing a sense of purpose. Cedar Community has over 400 active volunteers ranging in age from 8 to 96 years old, who are making a difference in the lives or our residents and team members. Volunteers are at the heart of Cedar Community’s mission, while providing over 36,000 hours of their time, talents and passion to our residents each year. 08

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Mike Wisnefske sold his tool shop two and a half years ago and is semi-retired. He is still helping out on a consulting basis and enjoys spending his free time in the outdoors. Mike began volunteering at Cedar Community in the early 80s on the trails committee. Rev. Louis Reisch was the CEO during that time and he gave Mike privileges to bow hunt on the property. Mike helped maintain the trails, cutting back branches and filling in holes to make them accessible and safe. His property borders Cedar Community so it is easily accessible for him and he often brings his own tractor to clear and grade the trails. Being so close, he also picks up garbage along Cedar Community’s lake frontage. In 1986 the Retreat Center at Cedar Valley was under development and Mike worked with the grounds crew to create and develop the trail system, maintaining them for several years. “For me, working outside is not work because I enjoy it,” says Mike. This year, Mike spent about four hours a day for a week straight removing down trees from the trail system from last winter’s logging operation that removed trees affected by emerald ash borer. Mike enjoys the time he gets to spend with residents. When his mom was in short-term rehabilitation at Cedar Community he was able to meet and interact with residents. “Growing up, my parents and relatives were farmers so I enjoyed listening to residents’ farm stories,” says Mike. One time per month, he signs up to skipper one of the Cedar Community pontoon boats and drive the golf cart. “I usually have two or three residents who have been on the lake or lived on it and have stories to tell. There are a lot of good ol’ stories that I just sit back and enjoy. Sometimes I will update them on how the lake has changed,” says Mike. cedarcommunity.org

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Sue Yogerst Community volunteer

Carolyn Lohmiller Retired Cedar Community team member, community volunteer

Joanne Wagner Community volunteer


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Sue Yogerst retired in 2014 and began volunteering at the Retreat Center at Cedar Valley in 2016, managing the gift shop. Her daughter, who works at the retreat center, told her if the position ever became available it would be a good fit for her. “I thought it would be a nice volunteer opportunity since my mom worked for Kohl’s managing the jewelry department for 35 years. She had been retired for a few years and I thought it might be a way for her to stay active and do something she enjoyed. She loves it when my kids can come with and help with the displays. We get lots of good comments from guests about the types and variety of items she picks out to put in the gift shop. She has always had good taste when it comes to decorating and gifts,” says Amy Damrow, Sue’s daughter and Cedar Valley Operations Manager.  Sue usually spends 20 hours per month ordering, pricing and displaying items for the gift shop. Her hours all depend on what types of groups are staying at the retreat center and how much they like to shop. She has an eye for things and knows what types of items guests are looking to purchase. Sue likes that she has the flexibility to choose her schedule. Sales have gone up since Sue began volunteering at the retreat center gift shop. “Someone said to me, nobody buys Christmas stuff at the retreat center gift shop, and one year we killed it,” laughs Sue. She said it’s fun to order merchandise and know that someone really likes what you are choosing to sell. “This volunteer position is a right fit for me with my retail background and the flexibility it allows,” says Sue.

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Carolyn Lohmiller worked as a supportive caregiver at Cedar Community at Home for nine and a half years before retiring in December of 2017. She says she did everything from A to Z in her job including taking clients to doctor appointments, grocery shopping, cooking meals, housekeeping, socializing and so much more. After retiring and spending a month in Florida she returned home to her bucket list which included volunteering. “I decided to come back to Cedar Community as a volunteer because I had a little hole in my heart. While working, I loved being able to meet the client’s needs and customize their care to what they needed and wanted,” says Carolyn. Carolyn volunteers at Cedar Community’s memory care each week playing Bingo with the residents and also helps with outings at both the memory care and assisted living. “Each month I pick and choose which activities I want to do from the monthly volunteer calendar. The flexibility is really nice and you get to choose which activities you want to do,” says Carolyn. She enjoys connecting with people and reconnecting with the clients she served while working at Cedar Community. Carolyn is a people person and enjoys making residents laugh. “It’s amazing what music can do for someone. I sing to a resident who is usually withdrawn and when she hears my voice her eyes flutter and there is a smile on her face,” says Carolyn. The ukulele group is next on Carolyn’s bucket list which meets at Cedar Community’s independent living apartments. She also volunteers at her church. When asked what she likes most about volunteering, Carolyn says appreciation knows no bounds. She tells others to get outside of yourself and your comfort zone and ask yourself what you really like to do. “Make a list of things you want to accomplish and be open to things that happen to you. There’s probably a path for you to follow if you’re open to it,” says Carolyn. Volunteering was top on Carolyn’s retirement bucket list and fills her need to connect with others.

Joanne Wagner retired from the Washington County Planning and Parks Department one year ago. She worked there for 21 years as the office manager. After a month and a half into retirement, she decided she needed to do something that included new adventures. That’s when she signed up at the Volunteer Center of Washington County and was connected to Cedar Community’s Volunteer Coordinator. There was a volunteer opportunity in the pharmacy scanning prescriptions. Joanne loved computer work so anything involving data entry was appealing to her. Joanne typically volunteers twice a week for six hours. “It’s a good fit for me. I enjoy it and the pharmacy team members are marvelous,” says Joanne. She even trains new volunteers in the pharmacy and has created a protocol sheet for all to follow. Joanne always watches for new opportunities at Cedar Community that involve computer work. When she knew she was going to retire, she looked for places to volunteer and started at the Kathy Hospice in West Bend a year before retirement. She also helps with data entry at her church and counts the offerings. “The best part of volunteering is the gratification. Everywhere I volunteer, I get thanked and thanked. It’s just that feeling that what you are doing really matters to people and they are sure to let you know,” says Joanne. She suggests for those who are looking to retire that it’s important to pursue your interests since you will have a lot of additional time on your hands. “Think about the volunteer work you might want to do in the community and how you can stay active in a positive way. It’s been a year, but I am still adjusting. It’s a big change, but wonderful,” says Joanne.

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Don and Jan Gruendemann moved to a Cedar Community independent living home in 2012. Jan is a third generation resident. Her great uncle and aunt lived at the independent living apartments and always told Jan they waited too long to move. “He told us he kept working on the home’s upkeep and it was the silliest thing he ever did. He told us don’t wait, sell your home and move in,” remembers Jan. Her mother lived at the independent living apartments, assisted living and skilled nursing care. “Cedar Community was the gathering place for our family. We had family reunions at the Retreat Center at Cedar Valley, Christmas and birthday parties on the grounds, my grandkids learned to swim in the pool here and my sister and I would bring the dogs to walk the trails before we ever moved in,” says Jan. In 2011 while the Gruendemanns were wintering in Maui, Don realized he was done with all the yardwork on the 40 acres they owned and decided to call the realtor and list the house. “I wasn’t looking forward to spending half of the summer working on the house and yard. I always told myself, when it quits being fun and starts to be work, we are moving,” says Don. The Gruendemanns looked at other similar facilities, but they just didn’t have the same feel. “You never feel like an outsider at Cedar Community. There is so much interaction among residents and there are so many activities available. The fun part is you get to pick and choose what you like to do or want to learn. Nothing compares to the natural grounds, pontoon boats and especially the woodworking shop,” says Don. Jan agrees, “This was the quality of life we were looking for. Being part of a Christian organization where you can help live out Christ’s mission of helping others is so important. At Cedar Community, you see people living life to the fullest, until the very end,” says both Don and Jan. Before the Gruendemanns moved to Cedar Community, they volunteered at their church and with their church’s youth group. Working full time didn’t leave much extra time for volunteer work. Once they made the move, a decision their children were quite happy with, they immediately joined a committee which coordinates events for the independent living homes residents. “Not being from the immediate area, joining the committee allowed us to get acclimated to not only Cedar Community but the greater community,” said Don and Jan.


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Jan now does all the things she loves to do including Nimble Thimbles and Mission Quilts, which involves sewing projects for several local organizations; Village Knitters where she knits hats, mittens and scarves for local public schools and the Mariners. “I had forgotten about my knitting and sewing now that my children were grown, so this has allowed me to resume an old hobby,” says Jan. It’s also something she can take along and still be involved in when they winter in Florida. Music is also a favorite of Jan’s and she participates in the ukulele group and Choristers who perform for events for both residents and the West Bend community. When asked what she likes most about volunteering, Jan says, “I like the feeling that I am productive and still contributing to society somehow in my own way. It’s very rewarding to know you are doing something to benefit someone else,” says Jan. In fact, while waiting for her car at a local dealership she was busy knitting when a woman in the waiting area asked her if she had a new baby in the family. Jan told her it was for the Volunteer Center so local children would have warm hats, mittens and scarves for the winter. The woman thanked her and mentioned there was a year when her family was out of work and the only hats, mittens and scarves her children had that year were from the Volunteer Center. Jan also fills in as needed at Cedar Community’s clothing resale shop, Cedar Closet, and works the special events held each year at Heritage House and Ye Olde School, the original Cedar Community benefactor farmhouse and the former one-room schoolhouse on the Cedar Lake campus. Jan really enjoys helping at the school where her mother once taught. Her mother’s

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photo is on the wall along with her class, the grades she posted and comments about her students. “My mother always thought she came full circle from her days of teaching here to living at Cedar Community. I also feel like I have come full circle from the days of family gatherings here to becoming a resident,” says Jan. Don spends much of his time in the Cedar Community Woodwork Shop working on projects for the organization and the greater community and serving as treasurer for the shop. He also drives the golf carts and pontoon boats for resident outings. “I get the greatest enjoyment watching the residents on the pontoon boats because you know they are having a great time,” says Don. He also helps out his neighbors whenever they ask, assists residents to the theatre for musical performances and sorts clothes at the Cedar Closet.

“I like the feeling that I am productive and still contributing to society somehow in my own way. It’s very rewarding to know you are doing something to benefit someone else.”

The Gruendemanns enjoy continuing to learn and try new things. Their life at Cedar Community has always been a family affair from the moment her great uncle and aunt moved in, to the present where they continue to volunteer, engage in new activities and meet new people. Their grandkids have even been actively involved in volunteering at Cedar Community. Granddaughter Stella has joined the ukulele group and she, along with another grandchild, Spencer, provides musical entertainment at the Top of the Ridge Restaurant. “Our son and daughter-inlaw are already planning for the future and we wouldn’t be surprised if they moved in here,” said Don. Don and Jan will continue to be involved for many years to come. “Living at Cedar Community adds years to your life because your mind is saying, ‘I have to be around for a while because I still have this, this and this to learn and do yet,’” says Don.

Don & Jan Gruendemann Cedar Community independent living residents and volunteers

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Marlene Yoost Community volunteer

Marlene Yoost worked for 28 years as a part time registered nurse in the intensive care unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend. “I don’t know how to explain it, but I did very well dealing with families, especially at end-of-life, while working as a nurse,” says Marlene. She wasn’t able to volunteer while working, but nursing and caring for people has always been in her blood and she liked working with families and the elderly. Marlene retired in January of 2017 and began volunteering at Cedar Community in March that same year. She learned about Cedar Community’s volunteer program from an ad in the local newspaper looking for hospice volunteers for Cedar Community at Home. “That was always something I thought I could be of some help,” says Marlene. She feels end-of-life can be beautiful and she wanted to contribute in some way. Working in the intensive care unit she saw many people pass away and families dealing with grief. Unfortunately, she wasn’t able to spend the time with them that she would have liked. When Marlene signed up to be a hospice volunteer she went through an individual training. She feels her strong family and faith have helped her to be a caring hospice volunteer. When asked what she likes most she said not only visiting with her assigned resident, but with other residents on the households as well. “I end up being here longer than I anticipate,” laughs Marlene. She also enjoys the team members who she says are 14

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wonderful. “Being a nurses’ aide was the hardest job I ever had early on in my career so I make sure to tell them what a good job they are doing,” says Marlene. She also helps with Bingo and tries to come every week. Marlene says the team members make it fun and the residents really enjoy it. She does too! When Marlene retired, volunteer work was important to her because she was young to retire and wanted to keep doing something for someone else. “Volunteering really makes you look outside of yourself and see there are other people who may benefit from your time and friendship. Volunteering at Cedar Community is flexible. I can do as much as I want or as little as I want,” says Marlene.

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Karel Bretsch worked as a geriatric care manager and owned her own business for 15 years. She retired and sold the business to her business partner in 2006 in order to care for her husband with Alzheimer’s disease. When he moved to Cedar Community’s skilled nursing care and received hospice care she experienced firsthand what it meant to be a hospice volunteer. “One day I walked into his room and a volunteer was sitting there holding his hand. I was so touched because I thought she is here because I can’t be all the time. I knew at that point I wanted to become involved and do the same thing,” says Karel. Cedar Community has been a part of Karel’s life for a long time. Her husband was a United Church of Christ pastor and knew Rev. Louis Reisch, Cedar Community’s first CEO. In 2008, Karel went through the eight-hour hospice volunteer training program at Cedar Community. When she is assigned to a resident, she spends time each week with them, one-on-one. Karel enjoys being with people and listening to their life stories. “For them to share and me to listen is so important,” says Karel. Karel felt she needed a new challenge and joined Big Brothers Big Sisters as a Big Sister to a 12-year-old girl in 2017. She spends a few hours with her every two weeks enjoying hiking, bowling and crafts. Karel is also involved in a prayer shawl group and Lay Visitation at her church. “I truly feel blessed and get a lot out of volunteering. When you are doing for others you are not thinking about yourself and what’s not going right,” says Karel.

Karel Bretsch Community volunteer

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Mary Ellen Dodge Community volunteer

Mary Ellen Dodge retired from the West Bend School District after 24 years as both a teacher and counselor. She worked at the high school for 10 years as a learning disabilities teacher then went back to school to earn her master’s degree in elementary school counseling, working with younger children. While working full time she volunteered for seven years as a Big Sister. Most of her volunteering has been since she retired in 2004 including the Albrecht Free Clinic for four years and one year at Casa Guadalupe helping children with their homework. When her parents became ill she took on the role of caregiver and took a break from volunteering. After they passed away, she decided she still liked volunteering, but wanted to do something totally different. Mary Ellen’s neighbor volunteers at Cedar Community’s memory care so one day she decided to tag along and see if it would be a good volunteer opportunity. It was such a positive atmosphere that Mary Ellen signed up and has been a volunteer there for over a year. She visits every Monday and helps with activities including baking, games and art projects. She also goes on outings as needed and helps with mass. “I enjoy spending time with the residents and hearing about their life. They have so much to offer. I wish people would spend more time with our seniors because they can learn a lot about history,” says Mary Ellen. Mary Ellen says she gets so much out of volunteering and the connections she has made with the residents. She said it helps fill a void with not having her parents around anymore. “I have been a caregiver all my life and I enjoy helping others. I feel like I am needed and doing something positive to help the community in some way,” says Mary Ellen. She strongly encourages others interested in volunteering to get involved in your local community. She also helps with her church and a program called Circle of Friends which sorts donated clothing and makes it available for people in need.


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Mary Jo Norgel grew up in a small town of about 700 people in a family of eight. She says there are advantages and disadvantages of living in a small town. “The advantage was everybody knew everybody and you help each other out when needed. It’s not something you get paid for, you just learn it’s what you do – helping out your neighbors,” she says. Those experiences sparked her passion for volunteering. Mary Jo worked as a licensed practical nurse at a local nursing facility. In her free time she volunteered at the food pantry. In the midst of raising three children, one with special needs, she continued to volunteer, but the time was minimal. Once her children were able, she started volunteering at Cedar Community so her children could share in what it meant to volunteer. That was 20 years ago. Together they helped with Bingo, outings and picnics. She also continued to volunteer at the food pantry alongside her son.

Mary Jo Norgel Community volunteer

When her husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer she had to put her volunteering on hold and became his caregiver. After his passing she felt Cedar Community’s hospice volunteer program would be a great fit especially with her nursing background. During the training she realized she could take care of her husband but the program was not for her. “I needed to be away from the caregiving side and interact more with people,” says Mary Jo. She ended up babysitting for children at the YMCA and delivering meals.

When Cedar Community’s memory care opened she decided that was the right fit for her because she was drawn to people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Mary Jo volunteers weekly and also helps with monthly mass and outings. She even recruited her good friend and neighbor as a volunteer. Together, they enjoy spending time with the residents, listening to their stories and learning from their past. “We have become even better friends because we share this experience together,” says Mary Jo. Mary Jo has cared for her daughter for the last 36 years and recently moved her into a condo. She is trying to help her daughter become more independent with the help of a caregiver, and that allows Mary Jo to fulfill more of her own needs and passions. “The selfish reason I volunteer is because I still need to be Mary Jo. With the help of a caregiver for my daughter, I am able to enjoy the things I love to do. I am a people person and it’s a little bit of heaven for me to be able to connect to residents in the memory care. There hasn’t been a time that I haven’t come home and said, ‘wow’ because they are so amazing and smart and touch my heart,” says Mary Jo. Mary Jo never knew her grandparents well and her parents passed away when she was fairly young so to her, being able to spend time with seniors feels like she is enjoying the things she wanted and missed. “I always encourage so many people who say they don’t know what to do since they lost a spouse that there is a lovely place in the woods that is more of a benefit to you than it is to them,” says Mary Jo referring to Cedar Community’s natural setting. She feels lucky to be able to volunteer and also continues to volunteer at the food pantry and her church. “My volunteering keeps me going,” says Mary Jo.

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Cedar Community’s Cedar Ridge Resale Shop opened in 2015, after the final year of the former Cedar Community Spring Festival. Six volunteers who live in Cedar Community’s independent living apartments who had volunteered at the Spring Festival work at the resale shop doing everything from making sure items are in working condition, cleaning, pricing and displaying items for sale. Each year, the store averages about $8,000 in sales with the proceeds benefitting resident activities, the Cedar Community Foundation and local not-for-profit organizations. Items they don’t use are donated to St. Vincent de Paul, Goodwill and the Washington County Humane Society. Joyce Schowalter has lived at Cedar Community for 12 years. Before moving, she volunteered as a van driver for the Germantown senior citizens for five years. After moving in she became involved in anything musical – choir, chapel choir and Choristers. Her role at the resale shop, along with Myrna Hazelwood and Lucille Swanson, is to clean items, make sure they work, mark them and display them on shelves. Items are typically brought to them after apartments are cleaned out. “Volunteering gives me a reason to get up in the morning. I often wonder what I would be doing otherwise,” says Joyce. Each week she spends at least an hour a day in the resale shop, sometimes more based on what is donated. Myrna Schulte has lived at Cedar Community for almost 10 years. She too, was recruited by another resident to volunteer. Myrna was in charge of the jewelry at the Spring Festival and continues to clean and price jewelry at the resale shop, working about four hours each month. “Volunteering is social, fun and it’s great to see all the jewelry,” says Myrna. She also served on the Resident Council for four years. Barb Scribbins has lived at Cedar Community for 22 and a half years. Prior to moving, she volunteered at her church. After a couple of years at Cedar Community she too started volunteering at the former Spring Festival, helping with the linens. She volunteers at least two hours per week, putting in anywhere from eight to 10 hours per month. Barb also volunteers one hour each week at chapel. “Volunteering gives me a good feeling that I am doing something with my time,” says Barb. 18

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Lucille Swanson has called Cedar Community home for 14 years. Her past volunteer work includes helping out with Girl Scouts since she had three daughters in the organization. Shortly after moving in, she was recruited by another resident to volunteer. “Volunteering gives me something to look forward to,” says Lucille. Winnie Caviggiola moved into Cedar Community five years ago and thought it was a beautiful place with the landscaping and countryside. She volunteered at Columbia St. Mary’s from the time she retired until she moved to Cedar Community. After moving to Cedar Community, she was approached by two people who thought she might be interested in the former Stephen Ministry program. She was in the last class to graduate, and Winnie still visits with residents. At the resale shop, Winnie volunteers alongside Barb Scribbins and together they handle doilies, homemade items, sheets, table cloths, towels and quilts. “It’s fun to do and it’s a way to stay active and involved. It makes you feel worthwhile that you are contributing,” says Winnie. She also helps with the new resident Welcome Committee. Myrna Hazelwood has lived at Cedar Community for six years. Myrna volunteers at church and is actively involved with prayer shawl, quilting and their rummage sale. She became involved in the resale shop in 2015 after her husband passed away. “Volunteering keeps me from sitting alone in my apartment,” says Myrna.

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photo (left to right): Barb, Winnie, Myrna S., Lucille, Joyce and Myrna H.


Q&A OF VOLUNTEERING AT CEDAR COMMUNITY Q: How do I become a volunteer at Cedar Community?

Q: Are there opportunities available outside of resident households?

A: Volunteers must fill out an application and go through a background check. They are then interviewed to find out their availability, their interests and what they are looking for as a volunteer.

A: Yes. Volunteers also help in pharmacy, the libraries and with clerical work such as stuffing envelopes or data entry.

Q: How old do I have to be to volunteer?

A: Many volunteers like the flexibility of being able to pick and choose what best fits into their schedules. Others enjoy the variety and types of volunteer opportunities. Some come to fill a void of loneliness in their own lives or simply the satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference in the life of another person.

A: Anyone 12 years of age and older can volunteer. Under the age of 11, you must be accompanied by an adult. Q: Do volunteers go through a training process? A: Every new volunteer is given a tour of the building where they will be volunteering. They also receive one-on-one training with the team members they will be helping. Hospice volunteers receive an eighthour training that focuses on the steps of death and dying, compassionate listening, dignity and respect, privacy and HIPPA, infection control and what guidelines volunteers need to follow.

Q: What attracts volunteers to Cedar Community?

To learn more about the volunteer opportunities available at Cedar Community, contact Bonnie Amerling, Volunteer Coordinator, at 262.306.4218 and learn how you can make a difference today!

Q: Do I need experience with senior citizens to be able to volunteer? A: No experience is necessary. Anyone who is caring and compassionate is welcome. Q: Are there a minimum number of hours I need to volunteer every month? A: No. Cedar Community is very flexible and does not require a minimum number of hours. It’s up to the volunteer how much time they want to commit. Each month a listing of volunteer opportunities are sent out to volunteers and anyone can sign up for as many or as little as they want and what best fits their own schedules. Q: If someone is working full time, are they still able to volunteer? A: Yes. There are many opportunities to volunteer that do not require you to be available Monday through Friday during the day. We offer night and weekend opportunities to volunteer.

Bonnie Amerling Volunteer Coordinator


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CEDAR COMMUNITY WINS MULTIPLE MARKETING AWARDS Cedar Community is proud to announce that their marketing team recently won several awards for both the Live More magazine, and the Live More brand video. The marketing team won the gold award for both the magazine and video from the Aster Awards. Cedar Community is the only long-term care gold winner in the video and magazine categories nationally. The Aster Awards Program began in 2002 and is the nation’s most elite competition dedicated to recognizing the most talented health care marketing professionals for outstanding excellence in advertising, marketing and communications. All entries for each category are placed together for judging by a panel of design and health care marketing professionals with decades of combined experience. Entries are judged on creativity, layout/design, typography, production, quality and overall effectiveness. The marketing team also won a bronze Telly award for the Live More brand video. The award was in the non-broadcast category for not-for-profit organizations. Some of their fellow category winners were the American Red Cross, Susan G. Komen Foundation, St. Jude’s Hospital, PBS and the American Cancer Society. The brand video can be found on the homepage of the Cedar Community website, cedarcommunity.org.

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films. The Telly Awards annually showcases the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators and corporate video departments in the world, and received more than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents. “We are thrilled to be able to accept these awards, which is a great accomplishment for our organization and marketing team. Our team is passionate about producing quality marketing pieces that highlight the organization’s brand message and conveys Cedar Community’s mission in everything they do to market our organization,” says Lynn Olson, Chief Executive Officer.

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Enjoying a maintenance-free retirement on Big Cedar Lake

Bill and Nan Myers had a home on a small lake in Michigan when they started an extensive search for a retirement community. They chose Cedar Community because the natural campus fit their lifestyle and it felt like home to them when they toured. The Myers moved to a Cedar Community independent living home and have been residents for 11 years. Nan says she feels like she is living a life on the lake, without all the work of a lake home. One activity Nan really enjoyed in Michigan was being able to kayak. She wanted to continue that passion at Cedar Community and suggested a kayak rack and launch pad be added to Cedar Community’s dock down by the lake. That request came to fruition and now there is a rack where residents can store their kayaks so there is no need to haul them down to the lake each time. There is also a lower dock with a launch pad which makes it easier to slide into the kayak. Nan even stores her kayak down by the lake in winter so she never has to worry about hauling it back to her home. For Nan, the maintenance-free lake living means having the freedom to take her kayak out whenever she wants. She typically goes out one time a week, more if she has time, for 45 minutes to an hour. “There is a lot of peacefulness about it. I also enjoy

birdwatching so I can stay close to the shore and check out all the birds. I look for fish as well. It’s a steady, slow, relaxing type of activity that I enjoyed at my home in Michigan and can continue to enjoy,” says Nan. While Nan is out on the lake, her husband Bill enjoys the peace and quiet of the shore and often reads. Nan also enjoys the rural lakeside environment. She walks the many trails on the grounds, participates in the birdwatching group, takes golf cart rides through the prairie and participates in the many social opportunities available. “It really is a gift to have all these opportunities available,” says Nan. Several other residents have since joined Nan with their own kayaks on the lake, including Steve and Carol Davidson who moved to Cedar Community in 2016. “Moving here we have friends who share our interests and values, we have a place we can call home and we have a sense of security here because we know all the levels of care are here if we ever need them,” says Steve. “We are just enjoying living and being very active; probably more here than we have been in the past.” Living on the lake is just one of many ways Cedar Community offers engaged living opportunities where residents can enjoy, explore and embrace their best life!

To learn more about Cedar Community and the living opportunities available, call 262.338.4615 for a personal tour of an independent home or apartment. cedarcommunity.org

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Recognizing outstanding


Each year, Cedar Community recognizes team members who go above and beyond their everyday tasks for our residents, volunteers, families and their fellow team members. In 2018, that annual award became a quarterly award, and in May of this year, two team members were recognized for the first 2018 Team Member of the Quarter Award. Congratulations to Sue Schickert, Licensed Practical Nurse, and Stephanie Ludin, Medication Technician. Sue Schickert has worked at Cedar Community for 42 years. She started when she was 17 years old as a certified nursing assistant. She worked in that position for five years before going back to school to earn her licensed practical nursing degree. Sue was told she would have a positon on nights until she finished her degree. Her plan was to stay at Cedar Community until she earned her degree and then move on to another organization. After one year on nights, six months on the p.m. shift and spending time in her current day shift, Sue knew this is the place she wanted to stay. “I like working with the elderly and I believe in the organization’s mission. I am a country girl and didn’t want a big city job,” says Sue. “I’m very grateful to be working with Sue. Every day I’m amazed at the relationship she forms with our residents. She has this genuine and calming nature 22

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about her that people connect to easily and she takes the time to learn things about every person we care for. She celebrates life milestones with our residents and team members and takes the time to make all of us feel valued. I hope that I can continue to work with her for many years to come!” says Jessica Mohr, RN, Nurse Manager. She also enjoys the time she gets to spend getting to know the residents and their families. “It’s such a rewarding job you can put your heart and soul into,” says Sue. She is currently a charge nurse and is happy to continue in that position which allows her more one-on-one time with the residents. “Sue exemplifies the mission and values of Cedar Community in her daily interactions with residents, families, team members and volunteers. She is an advocate for both residents and team members putting others needs first. She takes the time to get to know each resident and their family individually in an effort to provide the best care possible,” says Heather Suarez Del Real, Director of Nursing.

Sue Schickert LPN cedarcommunity.org

Stephanie Ludin Medication Technician Stephanie Ludin worked as a dining assistant for three years in the assisted living and skilled nursing care for Cedar Community. When she was offered a full time job as a resident assistant in the memory care she didn’t want to give up her hours in dining because she loved the residents so much. She then became certified as a medication technician through Cedar Community and has worked in the memory care assisted living full time for three years. She was promoted to supervisor and is a jack-of-all-trades helping with staffing, scheduling, paperwork, administering medications, serving meals, bathing, activities and wherever else she is needed. She currently supervises nine caregivers on all three neighborhoods of the memory care assisted living. “Time flies and I enjoy being busy. The residents and team members are like family to me,” says Stephanie. She is very happy and content to be working so closely with the residents every day. “She is a hard worker, compassionate and committed to our residents. A natural leader, her progression from caregiver to supervisor was effortless. She really has an uncanny way of relating to her team. She’s been there and knows how hard the job can be. That understanding and support, the camaraderie that she brings to her team, is what makes Stephanie shine!” says Amy Meyer, RN, NHA, MBA, Director of Assisted Living.

To learn more about Cedar Community’s career opportunities, visit the careers page at cedarcommunity.org. cedarcommunity.org

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Third Monday of every month | 1 p.m.

Second Wednesday of every month | 1 p.m.

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

Cedar Community, Cedar Run Campus, The Cottages Meeting Room | 6090 Scenic Drive, West Bend

For more information, contact Jeremy Ott, 1.800.972.5455.

For more information, contact Melissa Bright, 262.306.4230.


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.

MUSIC ON THE PATIO IN PLYMOUTH! Cedar Community is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Summer Concert Series at the Generations Senior Center in Plymouth this summer. The concerts will feature great local musicians, food, dancing and fun for anyone who would like to attend. Food from the Pic a Deli Grill and beverages from the Plymouth Brewing Company will be available for purchase beginning at 5 p.m., with live music and dancing starting at 6 p.m. Generations is located at 1500 Douglas Drive in Plymouth.

Mark your calendars for: July 17: Du Over (country) August 21: Jjaru (acoustic rock, pop, folk rock and blues) September 18: Il Cool (50s and 60s) Rain (will be moved indoors if inclement weather) or shine. Bring your blanket, chair and your dancing shoes, and join Cedar Community as we enjoy music and fun all summer long at Generations. Admission is free. For more information, call 920.892.4821.


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Butterfly Release Saturday, Aug. 11

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Program and release at noon Cedar Community, Cedar Ridge Campus 113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend

This fundraising event features musical entertainment, children’s craft area, photo opportunity with costumed characters, food and beverages for purchase, raptor show, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, bucket raffle with great local getaways and more! Proceeds benefit Cherished Moments, Cedar Community at Home’s hospice program, which 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 stateof-the art technology and services from independent living to skilled nursing care. Limited seating - bring lawn chairs or blankets. Admission with butterfly: $25, reservations due by Friday, July 27 Admission (no butterfly): $5 in advance, children 7 and under free; $10 after Friday, July 28 or at the door Reservations available at the main reception desks of Cedar Community: · Cedar Lake Campus, 5595 County Road Z, West Bend · Cedar Ridge Campus, 113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend

MONARCH $2,500 Entertainment sponsor · Ten admissions, meals and butterflies · Website link · Recognition: news release, Facebook, email blasts and newsletters · Signage at the event

BLUE PEARL $1,500 – $2,499

Tent sponsor · Eight admissions, meals and butterflies · Website link · Recognition: news release, Facebook, email blasts and newsletters · Signage at the event

RED GLIDER $1,000 – $1,499

Memorial wall sponsor · Six admissions, meals and butterflies · Recognition: news release, Facebook, email blasts and newsletters · Signage at the event

BUTTERCUP $500 – $999

Boutique, food area or raptor program sponsor · Four admissions, meals and butterflies · Facebook and newsletters · Signage at the event

PAINTED LADY $250 – $499

Children’s area or beverage area sponsor · Two admissions, meals and butterflies · Facebook and newsletters · Signage at the event

TIGER SWALLOWTAIL $150 – $249 Friend of Cedar Community · One admission, meal and butterfly · Signage at the event

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Cedar Valley Campus | 5349 County Road D, West Bend

Watercolor Excitement with Joyce Eesley July 13 – 15 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily These classes are for watercolor painters who have tried painting and would like additional instruction. Learn through demonstration with ample painting time. Joyce will focus on helping you achieve exciting results while gaining knowledge and insights by sharing tips and techniques.

Paint, Sip, Repeat Thursday, Sept. 20 | 6 to 8 p.m. Join Camille Walters and have a glass of wine or soda as she offers step-by-step instruction demonstrating the painting. Even if you can’t draw a straight line you can do this! No experience required. $35 includes instruction, all supplies, lunch and a glass of wine.

Beginning Pastels with Camille Walters

$120 commuters, includes lunch all three days; $270 overnighters, includes two nights stay and all meals. Supply list will be provided at time of registration.

Paper Marbling with Cary Suneja Saturday, Aug. 11 | 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In this hands-on workshop you will create beautiful swirls and mottling colors on paper. Experiment with a wide range of colors to create lovely, unique designs. Each student will leave with approximately twenty handmade sheets of paper.

Saturday, Sept. 22 | 1 to 5:30 p.m. This workshop is designed for people who are new to pastels and eager to learn this medium without investing in all the supplies. Your inspiration will be Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring. Learn techniques specific to pastels as she guides you through step-by-step lessons. No experience necessary. $55 includes instruction, all supplies, lunch and a frame to complete your masterpiece. 

$95 includes instruction, all supplies, lunch and an after workshop reception at Cedar Lodge.

All classes are open to everyone. For more information or to register for any of the above classes, call 262.629.9202 or visit cedarcommunity.org. Advance registration is required.

BOOK YOUR EVENT AT THE RETREAT CENTER AT CEDAR VALLEY! Planning an event, business meeting, anniversary, birthday party, family reunion, baby shower, graduation party, etc.? The Retreat Center at Cedar Valley would be happy to help. Our team of experts will partner with you to creatively plan and execute your event, ensuring you and your guests have a memorable occasion. Whether you are a group of one, or 100, our team members will be happy to personalize a menu to fit your every need. Guest rooms are available for those wishing to stay overnight, plus we offer a menu of spa services by appointment.


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Every Step

with Cedar Community Cedar Community is committed to being a leader by helping others navigate the landscape of senior living and senior health care. Each seminar will provide valuable information and handouts to help you and your loved ones plan for the future.

Thursday, July 19

Thursday, Sept. 20

Thursday, Nov. 15

The Impact of Gratitude on Wellness

What to do with all that stuff?

Advanced Directives

Mike Paul, Paul Auction Company

Elizabeth Murphy, Author/ Public Speaker

Learn what to keep and what you can get rid of – what’s valuable, what you can donate and what you should toss.

Atty. Andy Falkowski, Shanebrook & Falkowski Law Office

Learn why gratitude makes a difference. Elizabeth Murphy is winsomely transparent, accidentally funny and ridiculously creative as she speaks to audiences sharing messages of hope and encouragement. 10 a.m. Cedar Community, Cedar Lake Campus, Cedar Lodge 5595 County Road Z, West Bend

10 a.m. Cedar Community, Cedar Ridge Campus, 113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend

Do you have your advanced directives in order? Advanced directives include your power of attorney for health care, living will and financial power of attorney. 10 a.m. Cedar Community, Cedar Lake Campus, Cedar Lodge 5595 County Road Z, West Bend

Please RSVP for each seminar by calling 262.306.7685 or at RSVP@cedarcommunity.org and specify which seminar(s) you will be attending.


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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

At Home Services

· 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

· Palliative Care



· Cedar Ridge Apartments



· Hospice


· Cedar Bay East

Restaurant and Catering



· Cedar Bay West


· Cedar Bay Elkhart Lake

· Top of the Ridge Restaurant and Catering

Cedar Community Main Number

Retreat Center at Cedar Valley


· The Cottages (memory care)

Short-term Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing 262.306.4240




· Cedar Lake Heath and Rehabilitation Center

Live More

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2018 Summer Live More  

Enjoy the Summer edition of the Live More magazine!

2018 Summer Live More  

Enjoy the Summer edition of the Live More magazine!