Enjoy, explore and embrace your best life!
â€œExposingâ€? new opportunities and hobbies
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/ about/news-events. EDITOR Nicole Pretre CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Carrie Sturn Nicole Pretre GRAPHIC DESIGNER Cyndi Frohmader
ON THE COVER Cedar Community’s photo club members enjoy a moment in front of the camera.
Our mission: To model Christ’s love for humanity by creating life-enhancing relationships, | and SPRING 2018 02 services environments.
INSIDE th Meeting the demands of the area Planning for future growth | 4 Interior remodel creates welcoming environment Updates to facility encourage socialization | 5 2018 oﬀers opportunity for homeowners Making the move to a retirement community | 6 – 7 Cedar Community receives 2018 customer experience award from Pinnacle Quality insight Providing a positive experience for patients and residents | 7 Hidden talents Meet Howie Knox | 8 – 9 Going green with Cedar Community’s Green Team The honeybee population is in danger | 10
his ISSUE Passion for gardening continues to grow Hobbies bloom for residents | 11 – 13 Cedar Lodge oﬀers a new robust social environment Staying healthy, active and engaged | 14 – 17 Team members go the extra mile Going above and beyond | 18 – 19 Personalized estate planning Learn how to increase your giving | 20 “Exposing” new opportunities and hobbies Cedar Community photo club | 21 The power of belief Positive perceptions of aging | 22 – 23 Out and About Events, classes and seminars you don’t want to miss | 24 – 27
Benevolent Corporation Cedar Community Oﬃcers Joan Adler, President Kathy Van Eerden, Vice President Bill Myers, Jr., Treasurer John Smithers, Secretary
Board of Directors Joe Carlson Julie Gabelmann Rev. Eric Kirkegaard Dan Miller Charles O’Meara Tom Ross Adam Stone Alan ‘Bud’ Wendorf
Cedar Community Foundation Oﬃcers Dale Kent, President Richard Eschner, Vice President Tom Ross, Treasurer Prudence Pick Hway, Secretary
Board of Directors Joan Adler Joe Carlson Andrew Gonring Richard Mehring Lynn Olson Jeﬀ Reigle Peter Ziegler Chris Zwygart
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Meeting the demands of the area In this issue of Live More, you will find many articles that showcase the engaged living opportunities that are at the core of Cedar Community’s mission “to model Christ’s love for humanity by creating life-enhancing relationships, services and environments.” Creating these opportunities for the residents of Cedar Community also means adapting to the changing needs of the greater community around us; those who will some day consider Cedar Community as part of their engaged retirement years. One of the areas in high demand, Cedar Community’s independent living homes on our Cedar Lake Campus, consistently has a waiting list. As part of our strategic planning process, we worked with a consultant who specializes in the senior living industry to conduct a market study to determine if there are unmet needs for seniors in our area. Their study showed a demand for independent living units in our primary market area. Armed with this information, we began developing plans for adding to the independent living homes we currently have on our Cedar Lake Campus. In May of 2017 we had a preliminary discussion with the Town of West Bend Plan Commission regarding the potential of additional CEO, “Coach of an Excellent Organization” houses on the campus. They gave us some excellent feedback, and using their suggestions we returned to the June meeting with a revised proposal. The Plan Commission members again provided more feedback and also recommended we seek additional input from area residents. Throughout the summer, fall and into the winter of 2017 we held numerous meetings with local residents and conservation groups to get their input on the proposed project. This led us to make additional modifications to the proposal. Lynn W. Olson
This spring, we hope to share with the Town of West Bend a long-term strategic plan which includes adding 39 new single family homes and 36 flexible apartments that will be licensed for both independent and assisted living residents. It will also include remodeling of existing assisted living apartments and the current independent living homes on our Cedar Lake Campus. Throughout the planning process we strived to remain true to our mission and our historical values, keeping the natural appearance of our property by maintaining the current lake frontage, maintaining as much forested area as possible, and being good stewards of the land and the creatures that inhabit it, as well as good neighbors to those who live near us. The senior living industry continues to experience profound change. New technology is enabling seniors to stay in independent or assisted living longer than ever before, which has reduced the need for nursing home care. Growing our independent and assisted living capacity, while downsizing our skilled nursing beds, is vital to the continued success and sustainability of Cedar Community. Our proposed construction and renovations will help us better meet the needs of both current and future generations of residents, while maintaining the natural, spiritual environment that has been at the heart of Cedar Community’s mission and ministry for more than 60 years. 04
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lighting; new ceiling tiles; framed light boxes over each apartment doorway; updated artwork and a system to increase airflow. The lounges are used for floor meetings, holiday parties, socializing, puzzles and more. Team members have been working with a designer to not only provide a more aesthetic look, but functional space. Residents offered input on layout, making these areas more spacious. Residents like the openness of the space and the amount of light in the hallways, especially the motion lights that dim in the evening when there is less activity. Madelynn Miezio, independent living resident, says, “I love it. I love every aspect of it because I know the designers thought things through when selecting the wall color, flooring, lighting and furniture. Cedar Community has made many good decisions in the 10 years I have lived in the independent living apartments. I am very positive about the change.”
Interior remodel creates welcoming environment In 2009 Cedar Community’s independent apartments took on a large remodeling project, creating a more welcoming environment and encouraging resident interaction with more common spaces. A vast two story entry welcomes residents and guests while a market and café offer food and shopping. The Bistro and Performance Square host events and socials while the Veranda offers a fireplace and a comfortable, cozy nook to read or socialize. The Conservatory and indoor greenhouse are framed by large windows allowing the outside light in and providing another place to interact with others or sit quietly alone. Cedar Community continues to update its facilities to be a warm, welcoming place for not only residents but their friends and families. Currently underway are hallway and lounge remodels which include a new color palette of paint, flooring and fabrics; new fixtures with LED cedarcommunity.org
If you are looking to make a move to independent living, Cedar Community offers two options – individual ranch-style homes and apartments featuring a variety of floor plans. The independent apartments feature one, two and three bedrooms to fit your needs. Each apartment offers conveniences that allow residents to age in place including single-floor living, lever handle door handles, walk-in showers with grab bars, comfort height toilets and LED lighting. Each apartment and home is also evaluated after a move out to determine if anything needs to be replaced based on wear and tear. Residents also have an opportunity at any time to upgrade and customize their apartment or home at their own cost. Rightsizing your home with accessibility features creates a level of comfort for people of all ages. Cedar Community offers an engaged living community for seniors age 55 and better who want to be actively involved or pursue their own interests. To learn more, see our floorplans and check out the videos on our website which highlight questions such as “What do you gain by moving to Cedar Community?” and “How does Cedar Community compare to other retirement communities?” Then give us a call to schedule a private tour with Cathy, Independent Living Sales Manager, 262.338.4615. SPRING 2018 |
2018 oﬀers opportunity for homeowners
Timing is everything. Athletes know it and we know it. The richest man in the world was asked, “What is your secret of success?” His answer with no hesitation was, “Buy low and sell high!” Sounds simple. But is it really? We all know when the time is coming to retire or when to see a doctor. The signs are there and we either listen, or suﬀer the consequences. When it comes to moving from the home you love we tend to hold back and start to negotiate with ourselves. “There’s too much stuff.” “No one will want my home in this condition.” “I live here for free so why take on an obligation at a senior community?” “I can live here alone and someone will take care of me.” These are all statements which in the end lead to procrastination!
Senior Real Estate Specialist
This year, is a unique year when it comes to selling your home. All the signs are lining up to be the perfect time to capture as much equity as possible. We have a buildup of millennial buyers who could not find a home to buy with the shortage of sellers in 2017. Add to that a new group of buyers who will enter the market. This means a seller’s market, or in other terms, top dollar with a very short market time. Buyers will overlook maintenance issues in a market like this, whereas in other typical markets purchasers are very particular and will want the home in pristine condition. So, if you are thinking of moving, this is the year to make it happen! Now let’s discuss downsizing a home after many years of saving
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and accumulating family treasures. The tedious task of going through a lifetime of personal property seems overwhelming! Yes, it can be if you try to do it on your own. I find that folks who say, “I can handle this task of downsizing on my own,” either end up in the hospital from a fall, throwing out a back or taking about five years to make it happen. The good news is there are companies who can do it all for you and it will be done in less than a week! Packing and sorting companies will come to your home and give you an estimate for packing the dishes and all that you want to take with you to your new home. They will even look over the specs of your new apartment and help you decide what will fit and where it will fit. Most importantly, they will show you what will not fit in your new apartment! cedarcommunity.org
Timing of downsizing and preparation for market and sale can be done efficiently by a senior real estate specialist. A realtor specializing in helping seniors and their families can offer suggestions and direction to make your move simple and easy. Do you want to sell and then move, or move and then sell? What do you want to donate and what do you want to take with you? What do you want to sell? A realtor and move manager will combine their expertise to make your move simple and efficient. As for selling in 2018, the spring market is the most prolific time of the year to get top dollar for that year. Keep in mind that interest rates are about to rise and many Baby Boomers are about to sell their homes and downsize. That means you may no longer be in the driver’s seat if inventory outpaces the number of buyers looking. The market is like a pendulum - always moving from one extreme to the other. Now the pendulum has swung to the seller’s advantage. It can move just as quickly to the buyer’s advantage. If you are looking to move to a better lifestyle, but are just too worried about downsizing and the entire process, know that you are not alone. The number one fear of people thinking of selling is fear of the unknown. “What if I make a mistake?” “What if I don’t like my new neighbors?” “What if I run out of money?” These are important questions to ask. That is why gathering information from your trusted advisors and friends can help give you the information you need to make a sound decision. The bottom line is this—if you are thinking of a move in the next year, don’t wait until you are no longer in a position of little competition. Put your lifestyle first and foremost as this life is not a warmup for the next one. Live life to its fullest today while you can still enjoy the freedom of no maintenance and meeting new friends.
Cedar Community Receives 2018 Customer Experience Award from Pinnacle Quality Insight Cedar Community is proud to announce that they are the recipient of Pinnacle Quality Insight’s 2018 Customer Experience Award™. Qualifying for the award in the category of independent living, Cedar Community had an overall satisfaction rate of 98 percent compared to the national average of 93.9 percent. Cedar Community displays a continued dedication to providing best in class senior health care services, receiving a “Best in Class” distinction for overall satisfaction, dignity and respect, communication, cleanliness, safety and security, quality of food, move-in process and activities. “Cedar Community is honored to receive the Customer Experience Award from Pinnacle. We continually strive to maintain an engaged living community where residents can enjoy, explore and embrace their best life and remain active during their retirement years,” says Lynn Olson, Chief Executive Officer. Throughout its more than 60 year history of serving the community, Cedar Community has placed a strong emphasis on ensuring that the individual needs of every patient and resident are met. Over the course of 2017, a sampling of Cedar Community’s customers and their families have participated in monthly telephone interviews that include open-ended questions, as well the opportunity to rate Cedar Community in specific categories. Every month, Cedar Community has gathered its realtime survey results in order to gain a better understanding of the patient’s/resident’s needs and make improvements when necessary. By achieving the Pinnacle Customer Experience Award™, Cedar Community has satisfied the rigorous demand of scoring in the top 15 percent of the nation across a twelve-month average. Clients have the opportunity to earn this Best in Class distinction on a monthly basis in many categories designed to accurately reflect each patient’s/resident’s experience.
Bruce Nemovitz is a Senior Real Estate Specialist as well as Certified Senior Advisor. Bruce has sold residential homes in the four county Milwaukee-Metro areas for 35 years.
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Resident life ... everyone has a story to tell
With 98 years of a very active life behind him, Howard Knox has a lot of stories to tell. Howie was born in South Milwaukee, growing up with two brothers and two sisters. Their father was a plumber and the boys sometimes helped their dad. When they were old enough, they each had a paper route. With the first dollar Howie earned in 1930 he bought himself a new pair of shoes – with no holes in them!
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He became active in Boy Scouts. In 1930, he was the first Cub Scout in Wisconsin; he continued on to earn his Eagle Scout award at age 16. His scoutmaster gave him his 1917 bugle, (which he still has) and assigned him to be the troop bugler. He was in the Milwaukee Boy Scout Drum & Bugle Corp for four years. Music was always a big part of his life; he is referred to as “Mr. Music Man.” Along the way, he taught himself to play the piano when he was down with the mumps. In September of 1937, with his trumpet, suitcase and $57 cash, he was off to college at UW-Madison. He worked at Joe’s Diner for his meals and as a house boy to earn a bed on a closedin porch. He delivered Christmas mail during breaks. Each summer he found various jobs working with his dad, including Allen Bradley, Line Material Co., a hired hand on a farm, a worker at a cheese factory and as a laborer loading cases of Schlitz beer into freight cars. He claims in the five
years at UW-Madison he spent $850. UW registration was $25 plus a $10 lab fee. His degree was in soil conservation and land planning. He played in the UW band for two years. He was always a runner, beginning with racing his brothers. He went out for cross country in his freshmen year, when he was named “Runner of the Year.” He earned his first “W” as a sophomore. As a junior, the team won the Big 10 Championship; he placed 16th in Nationals. He was team captain during his senior year and placed 11th in Nationals and named an All-American. Howie got his draft notice in December of 1941. He graduated from college and the Navy finally called him to midshipman school in September of 1942. He served during World War II in the Central and South Pacific on a towing-salvage ship, the USS Tawasa. He told a number of stories of his experiences on the ship during the war. As a lieutenant junior grade, he was in command for eight months. He returned to the United States to be trained for the occupation of Japan. During college he met his wife Pearl on a blind date going ice skating with friends. They were married in January of 1943 while he was home on leave. After her college graduation, Pearl got a job as the county home agent in the extension service. After his military discharge they settled in Sheboygan where he worked as the county 4-H Club agent. They have two children, John and Nancy, with four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. As a family they took camping vacations. After working as 4-H Club agent for six years, he had three excellent job offers and was considering the Lutheran ministry. He wanted to better serve the Lord and his church. With two small children, they moved to Minneapolis where Howie would attend seminary at age 32. “The Lord will provide,” says Howie. After ordination, he served 12 years for three churches in the Lancaster area. Howie and Pearl then accepted an assignment
to completely renovate and rebuild Pine Lake Church Camp in Wisconsin. He then served at Gethsemane Church in Brookfield and Trinity Church in Kenosha. Howie and Pearl took trips with the Elderhostel, fourteen in the United States and three to Europe. Before his retirement they put on a weekend seminar workshop on home management for Immanuel UCC church in the Learning Center at Cedar Community. They liked what they saw and began thinking this would be a great place to move for retirement. As Pearl’s health declined they moved to Cedar Ridge in 1988. While it was still under construction and their apartment not yet finished, they moved into a temporary apartment for seven months. They joined St. Luke Lutheran Church in Slinger where they became involved with the youth. Howie became very active at Cedar Community with Ye Old School House. He also participated in the Choristers and the music program. He joined the West Bend Marching Band which became the River City Irregulars and the German Blaskapelle Band. He plays the bugle at West Bend Memorial Day services, opening day of Washington Country Fair and Veterans Day programs. He started running again at age 60, continuing until he was 78. He entered 147 events, winning 135. Howie went on a World War II Honor Flight to Washington D.C. and continues to be a spokesman for Washington County, giving talks to schools and area organizations. With his daughter Nancy and her husband, in April 2017, he traveled to the World War II Museum in New Orleans. While there, he was interviewed about his recollections and is included as part of a permanent exhibit of 200 World War II veterans with special stories. He attributes his long life to hard work, being active and getting involved, while doing things he enjoys. He says it’s important to eat healthy and drink milk! Gladys Sachse
Resident, Cedar Community Independent Living cedarcommunity.org
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Going Green with Cedar Community’s Green Team It’s April and the gardener in us looks forward to planning, preparing and planting a garden plot, if we have one, or anxiously waits to plant flowers in a container or landscaping bed. Plants begin to leaf out and flower as the days gradually warm. Our insect friends and foes begin to stir. Conspicuously one social colonial hymenopterous insect has been missing in our gardens for some time - honeybees. Ten years ago there was not much awareness of bees’ place in our food chain. That changed in 2006 when almond growers in California detected an alarming decline in the bee populations. This is understandable since almond orchards require two-thirds of the nation’s bee population to pollinate the trees. This adds up to two million hives to pollinate 900,000 acres of almond trees, according the Almond Board of California. By April of 2015 to 2016, beekeepers had lost 40 percent of their honeybees. This colony collapse disorder made headlines across the country. As almond growers started talking to beekeepers, these two groups realized the problem was not a short term trend or an anomaly, but a potential global catastrophe. Researchers in Sweden and the Center for Ecology and Hydrology in the United Kingdom have been studying the effects of insecticides on the health of bee populations. To date, the data indicates that insecticides may or may not contribute to hive collapse depending on place and circumstance of the colonies. Papers published in Science Magazine call the situation “a kind of reproductive roulette.” One contributing issue for honeybees is we are eliminating their food sources by planting commercially huge areas of one type of plant, such as almonds, blueberries, cranberries and other similar monocultures and by getting rid of weeds, grasses and clovers that help diversify the bees’ diet. Another issue is a tiny parasite, the Varroa mite, which causes stress to bees in the hives where the mite feeds on the bees and spreads disease. Growers and keepers have found an ally in the non-profit organization Project Apis m. PAm’s mission is to fund and direct research to enhance the vitality of honeybee colonies while improving crop production. It works closely with crop growers and beekeepers who help fund PAm’s research projects. This is where we, as individuals, can help. By buying local honey we are helping beekeepers take care of their bees and supporting research to keep their bees healthy. We can also donate funds to PAm so it can facilitate stock improvement by helping beekeepers breed Varroa mite resistant honeybees, and award scholarships and fellowships to fund research at the PhD level. Another organization that we can support to help bee research is honeybeehealthcoalition.org. Robert Huckaby, Vice President of Wonderful Orchards of Shafter, California, a farm services company, comments, “It’s kind of mind-boggling just how much bees actually do for us. We know we need the bees, and we rely on them. I think there are a lot of farmers and a lot of people who are behind the research to make sure we do have bees in the future.”
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Passion for gardening continues to “grow” Making a move to Cedar Community’s independent apartments or homes doesn’t mean you have to give up the things you love about owning your own home. One hobby that many residents still enjoy is gardening. Residents at Cedar Community’s independent living apartments enjoy 10’x20’ garden plots, available free of charge. There are 60 plots, 58 are for residents and two are used as community gardens for everyone to enjoy, one with a strawberry patch and the other with raspberries. The gardens came to fruition from a suggestion of a resident when the apartments were built in 1986. More garden spaces were added in the late 80s. When the deer started to reap the benefits of the harvest, a tall fence was erected. Residents are responsible for tilling, weeding, watering and maintaining their own garden space. A tiller is available for use as well as shared garden tools and equipment in the garden shed. If help is needed with the tilling someone is always willing to help. Water and garden hoses are also readily available for everyone to share. Mary Stodola has lived at Cedar Community for 11 years. “When I married Bob it was part of our marriage agreement to move to Cedar Community’s independent apartments,” says Mary jokingly. It was a second marriage for both and Bob always knew he wanted to live at Cedar Community. Four years after they were married they made the move. Bob grew up on a farm and they always had a garden at their home he enjoyed. The Stodolas started out with half a plot before committing to a whole one just to make sure it was still something they wanted to do in retirement. The garden was a fun thing to do for the Stodolas, “Bob knew everything about gardening. I should have paid more attention, especially after Bob passed away,” says Mary. Each year, she typically plants tomatoes, sugar snap peas, herbs and flowers around the edges.
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She also has raspberries and rhubarb which come back each year. During growing season, Mary can be found in the garden a couple of hours each day. She also helps with plantings on the grounds. Residents also enjoy Cedar Community’s greenhouse and potting room to start their seeds in the spring. Household plants are also kept in the greenhouse which provides the right temperature, humidity and sunlight. Rosemary Fichert has lived at Cedar Community for 10 years and has helped out with the greenhouse since she moved into her apartment. In the past, she would care for over 100 geraniums that were moved from the outdoors inside over winter. She did that for four years. Now she takes care of keeping the greenhouse neat and tidy. Before moving to Cedar Community, Rosemary and her late husband enjoyed a 75’x100’ garden. “When I moved my friends said I was going to miss my house and the land. Once I moved in, I never missed my house,” laughs Rosemary. Julie Gundrum shared a garden with her sister-in-law for over six years before deciding she didn’t want her own space anymore. She decided instead to donate the Herb garden in memory of her late husband, Herb. The Herb garden is a raised bed in the middle of the garden with a variety of herbs planted by Julie and other residents and shared by all. Each year, there is always a bountiful harvest from the individual gardens so Julie thought it would be wonderful to host a garden party. A white tent is put up in the middle of the garden along with tables adorned with red and white checked table cloths and mason jars filled with fresh flowers. Everyone brings a dish made from something they grew in the gardens. The abundance of crops is also shared with other residents who may not be able to tend to a garden. Fresh produce can usually be found on the tables outside the market for the taking. Also, on the grounds are two pear trees residents pick and bring in the building for all to share. Just outside Julie’s apartment patio is a butterfly and hummingbird perennial garden that was started by two residents many years ago. She tends to the garden, maintaining it each year, all season long. “It’s just fun to be digging around in the garden. It’s so pretty and it changes almost weekly between the blooms and butterflies and hummingbirds who visit,” says Julie. Cedar Community’s gardens have been recognized by the City of West Bend, receiving the Mayor’s Beautification Award in 2006. In 2011 the gardens were highlighted in the Washington County Post’s Gone Gardening section and in 2014 they were featured on the Roots and Branches Garden Tour. 12
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Cedar Community’s independent home residents in West Bend and Elkhart Lake also enjoy the opportunity to customize their yard space. Several residents with a green thumb and those who have taken up gardening in retirement spend hours in their yards planting and cultivating their gardens, putting their own personal touches on their space. In spring of 2017, even before they were able to move into their independent living home, Dave and Jan Braby were planting trees and redoing garden beds. Dave has a passion for horticulture which began in the 70s when he worked with his brother for the Bradley family sculpture gardens in Milwaukee. Dave has also joined the Trails Committee which is a group of independent living residents who walk the trails on Cedar Community’s campuses, and monitor and maintain them or notify the grounds crew if a tree is down. They also help by eradicating invasive species throughout the campus. “I appreciate the trails and the history and want to maintain them. It’s my therapy and I love to be outside,” says Dave. While Dave enjoys planting trees and flower gardens, including his prickly pear cactus he transplanted from his former home, Jan spends time in her 12’x15’ vegetable garden. “We are both outside all the time,” says Jan. In fact, the outdoor space is what attracted the Brabys to Cedar Community. “Not too many retirement communities let you add your own gardens and alter the landscape around the homes. That’s what sealed the deal for us,” says Jan. When the Braby’s friends come to visit they take them on a tour of everything Cedar Community has to offer. “Our friends definitely have this preconceived notion of what a retirement community should look like and this is definitely not what they expected,” says Dave. Friends have also asked the Brabys if there was a downside of living at Cedar Community and they could not think of one! While grass cutting is one of the amenities included with Cedar Community’s independent living homes, some residents still like to cut their grass. Dave still enjoys cutting a portion of his grass, while fellow resident Keith Ruesch enjoys cutting his entire yard. Both have also taken on the task of creating new cedarcommunity.org
mileage loops on the trail maps that showcase all the trails around the 245-acre Cedar Lake Campus. The trail maps include the distance of each trail so residents know how far they are hiking. Rich and Mary Miller’s gardens look like a page taken from Better Homes and Gardens. They moved into an independent living home in 2009 and have not stopped gardening. Both had gardens at their previous homes but there was never time to tend to them while working. Now, they both spend hours outside, Rich planting trees, shrubs and bulbs while maintaining each of the gardens and Mary in her vegetable garden. They have seven garden beds in their yard with a name for each. Rich learned a lot about gardening from some of his independent living neighbors. He even added a trail behind his home. A lot of the plants and materials in the Miller’s garden were donated to them from their neighbors. Items include a water feature, hoses, bird feeder, oriental statues, cement planters, ornamental grasses, bulbs, trees and so much more. The Millers were also able to get a lot of their rock and boulders from local farmers and highway projects. “It’s really everybody’s garden,” says Rich. Neighbors are welcome and can often be found strolling through their gardens. “It’s a great time to visit with our neighbors and socialize,” says Mary.
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Cedar Lodge oďŹ€ers a new robust social environment Nearly 17 months after a fire at the old Learning Center on the Cedar Lake Campus, the new Cedar Lodge was dedicated in its place as a multi-purpose center for resident wellness and life-enrichment programming. Itâ€™s also a place where residents are able to sit, relax and enjoy socializing with their fellow neighbors. The Cedar Lodge features a large gathering room for events and parties, a full kitchen and serving area, pub room with bar and television, cozy hearth room with floor to ceiling stone fireplace, state-of-the-art fitness center and an outdoor patio space overlooking the picturesque woods and trails. Cedar Communityâ€™s team members engaged residents in the design process for the renovated building, discussing the function and purpose of the space and how to best serve those living at Cedar Community. Residents also helped with the furniture selection and spearheaded a fundraising campaign to purchase many items for the Cedar Lodge. One key component during conversations about the construction was to include an exercise space for residents to be active and engaged in their physical wellbeing. Cedar Community knows staying healthy and active is the key to remaining independent. That is why Cedar Community partnered with ActivLife Solutions which offers specialized equipment and one-of-a-kind exercise programming designed specifically for older adults.
The evidence-based exercise protocols in ActivLife are proven to improve all aspects of functional fitness including strength, balance, mobility and posture. Several studies referenced by ActivLife show that properly performed exercise can result in substantial increases in muscle strength in even very elderly adults, which, more importantly, improves or maintains their ability to perform day-to-day physical tasks. A 2017 study published in the Journal of Post-Acute and LongTerm Care Medicine showed participants who used the same fitness equipment currently in use at the Cedar Lodge showed a 55 percent reduction in falls. Those who have participated in ActivLife have reported increased energy and improved mood, relief from chronic joint pain, better balance and reduced risk of falling, and for some, a reduction in medication usage. (next page) The screen porch is a wonderful place to enjoy your coffee.
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Most participants have doubled or even tripled their strength within months of starting with the ActivLife program. The ActivLife model is based on countless research studies and recommendations from experts. ActivLife team members are themselves, wellness experts. ActivLife was designed to help those with a wide-range of health problems and abilities. It is computer-controlled air resistance exercise equipment that tracks and helps regulate repetitions, machine settings and resistance. Member data is loaded and stored in a secure software program, and bracelets activate the machines by recognizing the user. Once an ActivLife program is entered in the machines, there is nothing to remember because each machine automatically adjusts to the individual’s exercise program with the swipe of a bracelet. Also, resistance levels increase only when the member is ready to do more. Cedar Lodge’s fitness center is staffed by Trina Keup, a specially trained fitness coach trained by ActivLife, who customizes a program for each resident based on their fitness goals and overall health. Trina has an associate’s degree in administration, is a certified yoga instructor, has a background in Chinese medicine and has worked as a massage therapist for 10 years. Trina offers an in-depth orientation so each resident feels confident
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Many rooms accommodate several different activities such as exercise class.
and safe using the equipment. The orientation consists of three one-hour sessions. The first session focuses on the resident’s health history, timed evaluations of balance and gait and an introduction to the strengthening machines. The second session is a review of the strengthening machines along with balance, flexibility and stretching exercises. The third session focuses on the cardio machines and a final review of the strengthening machines. During the orientation process the amount of reps and weight are set on the strength machines by the staff, based on
each individual’s unique strength level, health history and goals. For cardio exercise, a workout guide is established for the member, based on his/her goals that includes how hard to exercise, how long per workout and how many times per week. Trina also provides ongoing guidance and support to help each resident progress and reach their fitness goals. The ActivLife program is free to all Cedar Community residents. “This equipment is a great benefit to the residents. They can stay strong and get even stronger. They can also continue to do things they have always done
The Cedar Lodge also hosts exercise classes. Cedar Community independent living resident Jan Braby taught aerobics, water aerobics and senior fitness classes for many years. Now she hosts two classes each week at the Cedar Lodge that incorporate stretching, deep breathing, balls, bands and weights. She also tries to incorporate more physical movement. “Exercise has to be fun so they keep coming back,” says Jan. She also plans to invite her husband Dave to one of her classes to teach scarf juggling. Dave was a gym teacher for 40 years and has also led fitness classes at other retirement communities. Jan and Dave both believe incorporating a cognitive challenge, something you have to think about, while exercising provides more focus and keeps the mind active.
Jan stays abreast on what is trending when it comes to fitness and hopes to someday incorporate additional fitness and mind-freeing activities that involve becoming immersed in nature. The new Cedar Lodge and the ActivLive program are wonderful examples of how creating environments for engaged living supports the physical, social and emotional wellbeing that is at the core of resident life at Cedar Community. Join us for our upcoming Cedar Lodge and independent homes open house! See page 25 for information!
or maybe even things they once couldn’t. Being able to continue with their daily activities at home is so important,” says Trina. It’s never too late to begin an exercise program and experience life-changing results. ActivLife offers a personalized workout plan for those who have never belonged to a fitness center and those who have exercised routinely.
The bar is an excellent place to meet up with friends for a quick game of cribbage and a beverage.
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Team members go the extra mile 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 January of this year, two team members were recognized for the 2017 Team Member of the Year Award. Congratulations to Alissa Nagel, medication tech at Cedar Community’s memory care, and Sam Holiday, controller in the financial services department.
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Alissa Nagel is a medication tech at Cedar Community’s memory care assisted living. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from MSOE and will be taking her registered nursing boards this year. She has never missed one day of school or work. Alissa has worked at Cedar Community for a year and a half. She applied at Cedar Community after college because she enjoys working with the elderly population. “It is my calling to work with seniors,” says Alissa. ”It’s like getting to work with my grandparents.” She also feels the residents and her co-workers are like family. For Alissa, every day is a new day when working with memory care residents. She has learned how to adapt and help each resident by getting to know them and caring for their individual needs. Alissa also likes the opportunities available to advance at Cedar Community. “I was impressed by how long some team members have worked at Cedar Community and there are always opportunities for advancement,” says Alissa. She was completely caught off guard by the award because there are so many amazing people she works with who she felt deserved the award. She was speechless. “The second Alissa walks in the door she’s smiling and ready to work! She’s quick and efficient. Everyone loves working with her because she’s a great team player! She’s always picking up shifts and figuring out how to get ahead for the next shift,” says Stephanie Ludin, Memory Care PM Shift Supervisor.
Sam Holiday worked at Cedar Community for almost 30 years when he retired in March. Having earned a bachelor’s degree and three master’s degrees, Sam had choices when it came to choosing a place to work. He chose Cedar Community because he liked the church affiliation and the organization’s mission to serve Christ. “Cedar Community was always a good fit for me. It was a great climate to work in and the time passed by so quickly. Why do anything else if you like what you’re doing?” says Sam when asked about his 30 years with one organization. When he started as the controller there were five people in the financial services department which has more than doubled. Sam enjoyed the meaningful relationships he had with his co-workers and felt he was able to help them and see them grow. As controller, Sam thrived on being able to build reports and databases. Sam will miss Cedar Community but looks forward to his retirement and his plans to travel, read, do some research and pursue his passion for photography. He encourages people to think about Cedar Community when looking for a career. “It’s a great place to work where people matter more than the profit. People support one another and you can make a difference in someone’s life because you are caring for others,” says Sam. “Sam has always been one of those people who you ask for something and give him a timeframe and it’s done immediately. He has been great to work with for 17 and a half years,” says Chris Cherney, Chief Financial Officer. Sam was honored and surprised to receive the Team Member of the Year Award. “It was great to receive the recognition and I am extremely thankful for my coworkers and their friendship over the years,” says Sam.
To learn more about Cedar Community’s career opportunities, visit the careers page at cedarcommunity.org.
In 2018 the Team Member of the Year will become a quarterly event, recognizing team members for their outstanding service to Cedar Community.
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Personalized estate planning
Do you have a plan in place for your estate and assets? Step back and assess your estate planning goals, while putting together a plan of action. Items you can review for estate planning purposes may include wills and trusts, beneficiary designations, powers of attorney for financial and health care, bank and brokerage accounts and charitable giving contributions. In April of 2017 the Cedar Community Foundation Board partnered with Thompson & Associates. Thompson & Associates’ consultants lead prospective donors through a personalized and comprehensive charitable estate planning process. Their experts help individuals make plans to pass their estate assets to their families and to organizations they support. This service is provided free of charge to donors. Cedar Community board member Joan Adler decided to go through the process even though she already had her retirement and financial plan in Director of Philanthropy place. Joan felt she had a good estate plan in place, but after going through the six meetings with Thompson & Associates she now feels that plan is much better. They begin the first meeting by asking about your values and what’s important to you. Next, they look at your current plan, if you have one, and match your values to that plan. Joan says she has learned a great deal about estate planning and tax law. One scenario presented to her showed how she can give 10 percent more to an organization than her original plan, and still have more money available for family, due to the tax implications. “Increasing the percentage I leave to charity actually decreases the percentage I leave to my heirs, but increases the actual dollar amount because the government is getting less,” says Joan. Amy Johnson
Every month Thompson & Associates holds meetings at Cedar Community’s independent apartments with those who are interested in going through the estate planning process. Each meeting lasts one hour, is strictly confidential and very educational. “My intent was to review my own situation and learn as much as I could. I learned a lot more than I thought,” says Joan. Thompson walks each client through scenarios based on their plans and shows them the real numbers. There is no pressure and they don’t tell you how to manage your money. It is strictly an educational opportunity driven by the participant in order to achieve their estate goals when they are gone. “After going through this process I am much better educated on how to manage my current contributions as well, donating pre-tax dollars and affording to give more to the organizations I support,” says Joan. Once the meetings are over, participants are given documents they can take to their lawyer to finalize the process. This is available to anyone who would like to review or go through the estate planning process.
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To learn more about Thompson & Associates and the estate planning process, contact Amy Johnson, Director of Philanthropy, 262.338.2819.
“Exposing” new opportunities and hobbies While enjoying the annual art show at Cedar Community’s independent living apartments featuring a variety of mediums including jewelry, textiles, paintings, photography and more, a chance meeting brought two independent living residents together, both of whom share a passion for photography. Don Stettler was admiring Jerry Balser’s photos when Jerry walked up and asked if Cedar Community offered a photo club. After some planning, in January of 2017 the photo club held its first meeting. The club meets monthly on the fourth Thursday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Cedar Lodge, and is open to all Cedar Community residents and the greater community. Each month they select a theme to photograph which has included fall colors, animals, leisure, night photography, purple, green, light fixtures and holidays to name a few. At each meeting the photos are shared with the group and they discuss what they did to make the photograph better. Members critique each other’s photos looking at the composition such as the lines that draw your eye to a certain point, where the subject is placed, any special camera settings that were used, focus, shutter speed and aperture. “We discuss how to make a photograph even better which furthers our own expertise,” says Don. Members also talk about their cameras and their features, work flow, taking the picture, saving it to a computer and the software
used for storing and editing photos. The group also learns from each other’s expertise by discussing how to photograph certain elements including an eclipse or super moon. “You never know what someone in the group might know,” says Don. The photo club welcomes everyone from beginner to professional. Some members have enjoyed taking photos since they were children and others have begun developing their craft in retirement. Several members of the club and other seasoned photographers, including a Cedar Community team member, have photographs on permanent display in the hallways at Cedar Community’s independent living apartments. Many of the hallways in the building have themes including Wisconsin, ponds of Cedar Community, country roads, sunrises and sunsets and these themes are illustrated by the photographers’ work. The photography club hopes to expand the number of members and is planning photo shoots to places around the community. Don also would like to offer more educational opportunities for members. “The photography club is a great way to include residents in an activity whether they have experience or not. They can learn more about photography if they have experience or they have an opportunity to learn a new hobby,” says Don.
To learn more about Cedar Community’s photography club, call Don Stettler, 262.338.3222.
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The power of belief What do you believe your later years will look like? Many of us never even think about the beliefs we carry inside us as our months become years and years turn into decades. Your beliefs may well determine the answer to this question. In recent years, a host of research has been adding its voice to the age-old wisdom of the world’s spiritual traditions in emphasizing the importance of belief and attitude in determining how our lives unfold. Some compelling and well-publicized research was done in the Yale School of Public Health by Professor Becca Levy. In the study, a very large number of middle age people were interviewed six times over the course of 20 years. They were asked whether they agreed with statements like: “As you get older, you’re less useful.” What they found was the perceptions held by people about aging had more impact on how long they would live than did their blood pressure, their cholesterol level, whether they smoked or even whether they exercised. The study found the people who had positive perceptions of aging lived an average of seven and a half years longer than those with negative images of growing older. They also found those with negative images of aging not only had compromised health and shortened lives; they also had more distress and depression in the present. People with negative perceptions of aging were more likely to consider their lives in the present worthless, empty or hopeless; those with more positive perceptions of aging were more likely to view their lives as fulfilling, joyful and having meaning and purpose. Let’s look at two very different sets of beliefs about aging. Since the modern era began, aging has largely been seen as a time of decline, loss and withdrawal from active contribution. Look up the word “retire” in the dictionary; most of the definitions include the word withdraw. Accompanying this view is the belief, held in both overt and subtle ways, once we retire, “It’s all downhill from here.” Our best years are over, with us by
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and large having made our significant contribution to society. Loss of a sense of purpose and meaning, and a flagging of our passions for life, is to be expected. The best we can do is hold on to who we have been for as long as possible; do our best to stay healthy; enjoy life to the extent our health and finances will allow; find things to keep us occupied and hope things turn out okay. Contrast this with another set of beliefs that sees aging as a process of development of character analogous to the development of fine wine over time. Aging is understood as a necessary prerequisite for developing the wisdom that comes only from experience and reflection upon that experience. This stage of our life provides time and opportunity for focusing on our deepest values, our personal development, our spiritual life and our relationships with our loved ones and communities. These decades are not just the final chapter after we have passed our prime, but rather a time full of possibility for fulfillment, meaning, passion and active community engagement - if we consciously work to make them so. If we resonate in some way with this second view of aging, a critical first step, whether we are past so called retirement age or in midlife and thinking about our elder years, is exploring with as much honesty as we can muster, the beliefs we hold about aging. Living in a youth-obsessed society and being surrounded by disempowering beliefs throughout our lives, most of us have disempowering beliefs engrained in our minds and are strongly influenced by them. One way to know how much they influence us is to honestly look at the fears and beliefs we carry about aging. We can reflect on questions such as these and do our best to honestly answer them:
Do I find myself trying to convince myself and others that I am not getting older? If so, what beliefs about aging does this reflect? How does it benefit me to continue to hold these beliefs? Do I believe that once I reach retirement age, it’s basically all downhill from here? If so, why? What is the vision I have for what my elder years can be? If it is a positive, empowering vision, am I willing to live intentionally so that my vision can become reality? Do I see my life as an unfolding process of inner growth or is growth not something important to me? If I consider growth important, what opportunities can aging oﬀer me to grow? The more we engage in denial of our aging, the more we allow ourselves to buy into our culture’s belief that older adults are largely irrelevant. We have the power to choose the beliefs that shape our lives. We have the power to act intentionally to chart a course for an elderhood of purpose, passion, service and continual growth in whatever circumstances life presents. Most of us begin many years before retirement to prepare financially for the elder third or fourth of our life. Isn’t it at least as important to prepare emotionally and spiritually? If we are in our 60s, 70s and beyond, it is certainly not too late. Using the power of positive beliefs, commitment to continual growth, refusal to let ourselves be marginalized because of our age and dedication to making a difference through serving others, our elder years can be the pinnacle of our development as human beings. Such an elderhood will only happen if we are willing to believe it can be our reality, and to do the inner work of growing into that reality. Ron Pevny is Founding Director of the Center for Conscious Eldering, a Certified Sage-ing Leader with Sage-ing® International, and author of Conscious Living, Conscious Aging published by Beyond Words/Atria Books.
Aging with Intention and Passion
presented by Ron Pevny of the Center for Conscious Eldering www.centerforconsciouseldering.com
Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15, 2018 Cedar Lodge at Cedar Community | 5595 County Road Z, West Bend, WI 53095
Cost: $275 Includes seminar (Friday 4 p.m. – Sunday Noon) and meals (dinner Friday through lunch Sunday) Register by July 1 by calling 262.338.4625.To make your lodging reservation at Cedar Community, Cedar Ridge Campus, call 262.338.8377. Guest rooms are $65/night, each with private bath. West Bend also has several commercial hotels. cedarcommunity.org
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Out&About EVENTS | CLASSES | SEMINARS
ONGOING PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP
HEALING HEARTS COFFEE HOUR
Third Monday of every month | 1 p.m.
Second Thursday of every month | 9 a.m.
Cedar Community, Cedar Ridge Campus | 113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend
Cedar Community Retreat Center at Cedar Valley | 5349 County Road D, West Bend
For more information, contact Jeremy Ott, 1.800.972.5455.
Join Judy Koeppl, grief therapist and co-founder/director of the Center for Life and Loss Integration in Madison and at Cedar Community’s Retreat Center at Cedar Valley, and others who have recently lost loved ones, as we begin the journey of healing in mind, body and spirit.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
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.
• Join others facing the same issues for support and solace • Discuss coping with the pain and grief of losing a loved one • Share stories of your loved one • Find ways to heal and recover
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP
Second Wednesday of every month | 1 p.m. Cedar Community, Cedar Run Campus, The Cottages Meeting Room | 6090 Scenic Drive, West Bend
The Coffee Hours are free and open to the public. Please RSVP so we know how many will be attending, 262.629.9202.
For more information, contact Melissa Searle, 262.306.4230.
It’s time for a new adventure! Learn why people age 55 and better are choosing an engaged living community where they can enjoy, explore and embrace their best life. Cedar Community’s independent apartments offer resort-style senior living with a market, restaurant, fitness center, heated pool and whirlpool, exercise classes, an endless array of activities and so much more! . Maintenance-free lifestyle
. Make new friends
. Learn a new hobby
. Relax and enjoy what life has to offer Retirement should be the best years of your life! Don’t wait! Call Cathy today to schedule a private tour, 262.338.4615.
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Experience an engaged living community!
Join us for an independent living homes open house! Spring is a great time of year to sell a home and consider a move! Cedar Community’s independent living homes offer comfortable, maintenance-free lifestyles with a variety of floor plans and options. Meet at the Cedar Lodge and tour the new building featuring a hearth room, large group gathering space, club room with bar, state-of-theart fitness center, screened porch and patio. During your visit, you also have the opportunity to visit with residents in their own homes. Two homes will be open for tours. Be sure to visit and learn more about Cedar Community’s engaged living community. Enjoy refreshments, free giveaways and a raﬄe prize drawing.
Thursday, April 26 | 4 to 6 p.m. Cedar Lodge, 5595 County Road Z, West Bend
RSVP by Tuesday, April 17 at 262.306.7685 or email email@example.com. If you can’t make the scheduled open house, call 262.338.4615 for a personal tour.
EXPERIENCE AN ENGAGED LIVING COMMUNITY!
SAVE THE DATE! BUTTERFLY RELEASE
Thursday, April 26 | 4 – 6 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 11 | 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cedar Community | Cedar Lake Campus | Cedar Lodge | 5595 County Road Z, West Bend
Cedar Community, Cedar Ridge Campus | 113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend
See above for details.
The Butterfly Release is one of Cedar Community Foundation’s biggest fundraising events. Join us for musical entertainment, children’s crafts and photo opportunities, food, refreshments, raptor show, 50/50 raﬄe, silent auction and more!
JULY CONSCIOUS ELDERING: AGING WITH INTENTION AND PASSION Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15 | Friday 4 p.m. – Sunday Noon Cedar Community | Cedar Lake Campus | Cedar Lodge | 5595 County Road Z, West Bend
See page 23 for details. cedarcommunity.org
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CEDAR COMMUNITY RETREAT CENTER AT CEDAR VALLEY EVENTS
Cedar Valley Campus | 5349 County Road D, West Bend
Breakfast with the Birds Wednesdays, May 9, 16 and 23 | 7:30 a.m. The program is timed during the progressive spring migration of warblers and other migrating song birds, with different species arriving each week. Open to everyone at every level of bird watching. $35 per person includes all three sessions, continental breakfast and guided bird walk.
Paint, Sip, Repeat Thursday, June 14 | 6 to 8:30 p.m. Join Camille Walters, have a glass of wine or soda, as she offers step-by-step instruction demonstrating the painting so even if you can’t draw a straight line you can do this. No experience required. $35 includes instruction, all supplies and a glass of wine.
Family and Me Saturday, June 16 | 1 to 3 p.m. Join Camille Walters for this unique art class geared toward children and adults to cultivate a collaborative creative experience, while providing the opportunity for children to bond with parents and/ or grandparents. $30 includes one adult and one child; $15 for each additional child.
Exploring the Surface: Cold Wax & Oil with Charlotte Cziperle June 29 - July 1 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily Whether brushing, drawing, scratching, scraping, rubbing, pressing, pushing, pulling or employing knife techniques, this ancient medium fosters versatility. Its translucent
qualities allow light to penetrate into the paint surface, emphasizing rich and vibrant color, depth and tone. Texture, movement and fluidity can easily be achieved working with cold wax, oil paint and drawing materials. $175 commuters, includes some supplies and daily lunch; $350 overnighters, includes some supplies, two nights stay and all meals. Supply list will be provided at time of registration.
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 sharing tips and techniques. $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.
Navigating the Landscape: Essential Elements with Susan Ploughe July 27 - 29 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily Learn the most common elements of landscapes, discovering what is important about each, practicing techniques and learning to paint with confidence. Susan will introduce you to a variety of methods for painting particular elements of the landscape. The first two days will be spent practicing these elements. On day three you will apply these skills to a more developed painting. $165 commuters, includes lunch all three days: $340 overnighters, includes two nights stay and all meals. Supply list will be provided at time of registration.
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. 26
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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, April 19 (MPTC L159. L-1 Entrance)
Thursday, May 17 (MPTC L159. L-1 Entrance)
Thursday, June 21 (MPTC T101)
Seniors: Moving and Downsizing Made Easy!
Nutrition and Aging
John Webber, Thompson & Associates Step back and assess your estate planning goals, and then put a plan of action in place. Items that you can review for estate planning purposes may include wills and trusts, beneficiary designations, powers of attorney for financial and health care, bank and brokerage accounts and your charitable giving contributions. Learn more about this process offered by Thompson & Associates. Thompson & Associatesâ€™ consultants lead prospective donors through a personalized and comprehensive charitable estate planning process. Their experts help individuals make plans to pass on their estate assets to their families, and to organizations which they support.
Bruce Nemovitz, Realty Executives Integrity, Senior Real Estate Specialist, Certified Senior Advisor, Certified Residential Specialist This seminar focuses on taking the fear and procrastination out of the equation when considering a move from your long time home to a senior community. Learn more about where to start and the best steps to take when downsizing. Bruce will provide real life examples and tools. Walk away with a better understanding how to simplify your next move or downsizing from your longtime home.
Mary Beth Emmer, Registered Dietitian, Kettle Moraine YMCA Explore how nutrition plays an important role in the aging process and how by eating a variety of healthy foods can improve strength, stamina and energy level.
There are two time options for each seminar date: 10 a.m. | Cedar Community, Cedar Ridge Campus | 113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend 6 p.m. | Moraine Park Technical College (note location) | 2151 N. Main Street, West Bend
Please RSVP for each seminar, 262.306.7685 or at RSVP@cedarcommunity.org. cedarcommunity.org
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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
CEDAR COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORY Independent Living 262.338.4615
· Cedar Ridge Apartments
At Home Services
· Cedar Resale at Cedar Ridge 262.338.8377
· Cedar Lake Village Homes
· Elkhart Lake Village Homes
· In-home Personal Supportive Care (non-medical home help)
· Cedar Closet 262.306.2100, ext. 4119
· Home Health
· Cedar Bay East
· Cedar Bay West
· Pathfinders (Geriatric care management services)
· Cedar Bay Elkhart Lake
Cedar Community Main Number
· The Cottages (memory care)
Restaurant and Catering
Short-term Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing
· Top of the Ridge Restaurant and Catering
· Cedar Lake Heath and Rehabilitation Center
Retreat Center at Cedar Valley 262.629.9202