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vol. IX, issue 4 April 2010

current happenings in the community

5595 County Road Z  West Bend, WI 53095  262.306.2100 

Chestnut resident weaves a legacy As a child growing up in Sheffield, Pa., in the Allegheny National Forest, Cedar Community resident Andrew Nelson became interested in rug weaving while watching ladies weave beautiful rugs from large balls of cloth. They were called “rag rugs” since they used scraps from clothes handmade at home. He remembers telling the ladies that someday he would like to learn how to do this wonderful work. Many years later, he would do just that! As a young man, Andrew maintained a “trap line” in the woods near his home, trapping fur-bearing animals – muskrats and raccoons. In wintertime, the temperature would plunge to -50º F and he felt he was “the only animal in the woods.” He saved his money from selling the pelts to attend business college and become an accountant. He was very proud to be one of the first of his relatives to graduate from high school and go on to college. Andrew’s many exciting careers have included working for the US Government in Washington, DC, and working in the Panama Canal Zone where a highway from Mexico to Columbia was being built. While there he attended the University of Panama to study Andrew Nelson shows us his handmade items. Spanish. During this time the Army asked Andrew to carry out classified assignments for them; he agreed, and continued in this capacity until 1946. After discharge from the Army, Andrew returned to college at Purdue University to complete the last two years of his engineering degree and it was there he met Helen, who was studying home economics. They married in 1949. The Nelsons settled in Milwaukee to raise their two daughters and Andrew was employed at Mueller Climatrol for 22 years, first as a lab technician and then as chief engineer for the heating and ventilation division. He retired at the age of 65 and bought his first loom at 72. Since then, Andrew has woven 420 rugs, two of which were sold to ‘Hand Woven Magazine.’ His room here holds many beautiful rugs, including a wall hanging on which he spent six hours a day for three months creating. Andrew’s two daughters and grandson live in Wisconsin and are able to visit him often.

in this issue ...

New addition to Cedar Valley 2

Seeking success in a time of crisis 3

Pie throwing at Cedar Ridge 10 - 11

Market Café specials and coupon 16

News you can use 20 - 23

A new addition to Cedar Valley Center and Spa the cedar citizen Published monthly by Cedar Community

Executive Editor Tracey MacGregor, 306.4252

Managing Editor Cyndi Frohmader, 306.4225

Contributing Writers Carrie Sturn, 306.4216 Yvonne Schultz, 306.4250 Mary Ann McKinnon, 306.2100, ext. 2221

Circulation Manager Bonnie Yogerst, 338.2824

Celebrating over 57 years of superior service. The Cedar Citizen is also available online or by mail. News tips are welcome. Deadline for submissions is the 10th of every preceding month. Electronic files are appreciated. Printing services provided by Graphic Edge.

Our mission: Cedar Community serves the Lord by creating relationships, services and environments that enhance the well-being of seniors and their families.

Cedar Community has announced the addition of Rebecca Condé as director for Cedar Valley Center and Spa. Condé brings a vast array of experience in facility management including special event planning, daily operations and personnel management, as well as financial operations in accounts receivable and payable and budgeting. She is also actively involved in local organizations such as West Bend Friends of Sculpture Rebecca Condé (board member), Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau (past president), West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce (member), Downtown West Bend Association (former member), Ethnic Cultural Alliance Committee, SE Wisconsin (member) and Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes (sesquicentennial committee). Condé’s most recent experience includes associate director of operations for the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend, chief operation officer at the Washington County Historical Society as well as several positions at the Milwaukee Art Museum including assistant to the director and CEO, executive assistant to the executive director and development associate. “Cedar Community is honored to have Rebecca Condé on board as our new Director of Cedar Valley Center and Spa for she truly understands the importance of living a holistic lifestyle. Her vision is to fill the center with people who are looking for a place to rest and reconnect,” said Susan Kolb, Director of Pastoral Care and Administrator of Cedar Valley Spa and Center. “The addition of this full-time position will help ensure our guests receive the utmost attention.” As director of Cedar Valley Center and Spa, Condé will oversee programming and hospitality services there as well as adding events and opportunities for the public to enjoy. Her goals are to build clientele at the center including the promotion of spa services. “I am excited to join Cedar Community as director of Cedar Valley Center and Spa. I had been looking for a way to contribute since moving into a Village Home with my husband, Ted, almost eight years ago. When I heard of the opening at Cedar Valley, I knew this was what I had been looking for, and it was a perfect match for my background. Cedar Valley Center and Spa, with its sprawling 100 acres, is a true mind, body and spirit center. The fact it also supports a faith-based organization that’s known as the ‘world’s friendliest’ sets us apart from others. Everyone has been continued on page 22 ...


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Seeking success in a time of crisis Someone once said that in terms of business, a church-affiliated, not-for-profit must ‘have the grace of a dove, Steve Jaberg yet strike like a Chief Executive Officer serpent’ when opportunity knocks. We at Cedar Community have not completely evaded the bad economy. We live in the real world of poor Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements, strong competition and prospective residents unable to move into our homes and apartments until they can first sell their homes. For the first time, Cedar Community’s supply of homes and apartments exceeds current demands. So what are we doing about this? We are responding to economic changes and seizing new opportunities in a variety of ways: 1. Betty Christen is focused full time on building occupancy in our independent Village Homes and Cedar Ridge Apartments. Betty is doing a wonderful job creating and maintaining close connections with prospects. She hosts open houses, conducts lots of tours, works with the marketing department in developing advertisements and ‘special’ events and follows up with all prospective residents. We are seeing results of her great work and again receiving some down payments and seeing new residents move to Cedar Ridge and our Village Homes.

2. Anxious to build our already strong Cedar Home Health and Hospice program, we hired Nicole Pretre full time to promote referrals to those services. Nicole calls regularly on area doctors, nurse practitioners, clinics, social workers and discharge planners, informing them of our medical home health, hospice, supportive and palliative care, as well as geriatric case management. The response has been strong thanks to Nicole’s work and the quality of the entire Home Health and Hospice staff. Our caseload is climbing nicely as our reputation for highquality, individualized care is becoming the new standard for all area home health and hospice programs. 3. Cedar Valley Center and Spa has a new full-time manager, Rebecca Condé, to operate and promote our retreat services under the administrative supervision of Rev. Susan Kolb. Retreat centers traditionally have to work especially hard to promote themselves to potential groups in difficult economic times. Rebecca has real skill in understanding the value of providing a hospitable environment for solitude, education, discovery, wellness and spiritual renewal. She articulates well Cedar Valley’s unique setting and ‘personality’ to past, current and prospective customers who would benefit from all Cedar Valley has to offer. 4. Cedar Lake Pharmacy, in Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center’s Main Street Mall, has a new pharmacy

director, Mark Selle. Mark is working hard with his staff to increase use of our pharmacy services. He has extended hours and increased insurance coverage, working now with nearly 290 companies. New retail items are available and being even more price competitive is key as we hit record usage by our residents and staff for all their pharmacy needs. 5. The new Cedar Community website and complementary social media initiatives, developed by the Cedar Community marketing department and interactive media consultant Jake Ströh, have experienced phenomenal growth. These are very vital and costefficient ways to tell Cedar Community’s story. As a result, many new Cedar Community residents have found their way to us via the worldwide web. 6. Finally, we are delighted about our future opportunity to fulfill our mission even more and build new relationships, services and programs as we together contemplate our new Cedar Run campus. We are actively soliciting YOUR ideas, thoughts, insights and experiences to develop conceptual site plans for what Cedar Run might become! This is another way to grow in our service to others! So you see, while the economy might be alarming, it’s also a great time to ‘roll up the sleeves,’ change from the old ways of doing things and seek success in a time of crisis. It’s all a function of attitude. We continued on page 22 ...

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Directory of business services


Love At First Sight Eye exams, frames, lenses and contacts. Open Tuesdays. Call 334.1680, ext. 4140. Aurora Medical Group Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 1 - 5 p.m. for patients over 16. Call 338.5300 for an appointment. Blossoms Fine gifts, edibles and potions. Call 334.1680, ext. 4128.

Durable medical equipment. Free delivery. Medicare/Medicaid certified. Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Call 306.4251

Brighten Up! Onsite dentist. Call for an appointment at 334.1680, ext. 4144. Cedar Care Pathfinders Professional expertise to help you navigate aging services. Call 306.2691. Cedar Crossings Subacute Unit Ask about our five-day recuperative program. Call 306.4240. Cedar Valley Center and Spa 100 acres of care-free hospitality. Call 629.9202. Family Hearing Care Call 338.3553 for an appointment. La Daisy ‘Do Full-service beauty salon and salon products. Call 306.4281. Respite Care Apartments available at Cedar Bay for short stays. Call Maggie Schwartz, 306.4299. Top of the Ridge Catering Party trays and hors d’oeuvres available. Call 338.2812 for details.


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Your prescription for good health. Hours: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 306.4251 Offering competitive pricing, personalized service, convenience and safety and security.

Your onsite choice for outpatient rehab and massage therapy. Call 306.2150.


home health  hospice  pathfinders

Quality care for Cedar Community residents and persons of all ages in adjoining counties. Call 306.2691.

News flash! The Independence Store is now an authorized dealer for Golden Lift Chairs. The advantage to you, the customer, is the quick turn around time (three to five days). Every style has models ready for “quick ship” with a variety of fabrics available. We will have a display at Cedar Ridge for Rosemary Schrauth’s presentation on April 13. More information is available on the Cedar Community website or in the Cedar Scene. One of our employees, Dale Zarling, has just been certified by Golden Technology to do repairs on this line of lift chairs. Experience great customer service by visiting The Independence Store Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact us at 306.4251. We look forward to serving you.

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Calendar of worship Ecumenical CLHRC Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. (Celebration Room) Cedar Ridge Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. (Grand Hall) CBW Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. (Chapel) CBE Thursdays, 10 a.m. (Activity Room) Catholic Mass CLHRC/CBE 1st, 3rd and 4th Wed. 10:30 a.m. (Celebration Room) CBW Tuesdays, 10 a.m. (Chapel) Cedar Ridge 1st and 3rd Thurs. 10 a.m. (Grand Hall) Catholic Rosary CLHRC/CBE 2nd and 4th Mon. 7:15 p.m. (Celebration Room) CBE 3rd Tues., 11 a.m. (Meditation Room) CBW 2nd and 4th Mon. 7 p.m. (Chapel) CBW 3rd Wed., 1:45 p.m. (Chapel) Cedar Ridge 2nd and 4th Thurs. 10 a.m. (Grand Hall)

Rosary, Communion and Scripture Cedar Ridge

2nd Wed., 10:15 a.m. (Grand Hall) 2nd Tues., 10 a.m. (first floor so. conf. rm.)


2nd Wed., 10:15 a.m. (Celebration Room) 2nd Wed., 9 a.m. (Chapel)


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“Presence is about being a friend with time.” Naomi Feil Our rushed world creates the illusion we are at war with time, trying to squeeze one more moment out of it. Let us spend time thanking God for the one and only moment we live in. In Grace, Rev. Susan Kolb

So blessed to teach and learn The continuing education of Cedar Community ministry and pastoral care volunteers has turned to those who know and understand it best Cedar Community’s own staff. The goal of educating Stephen Ministers and Leaders and Assistant Chaplains is to better equip them to serve residents with care and compassion. A variety of requests eventually led to invitations to those willing to share their knowledge and expertise in their positions with Cedar Community. Dementia training, presented by Melissa Searle, was very well-received by the group at two meetings this past February. Handouts on dementia and memory loss, strategies suggested for visiting residents with those concerns and effective communication methods were discussed. An all-day retreat at Cedar Ridge on the last Saturday in February included several participants who focused on death, dying and grief topics. Special guest speaker Denise Gruber’s experience as a Cedar Hospice nurse captivated attendees as she explained hospice and the team concept, the physical dying process, comfort care and supporting family members. Denise shared her personal story as well, punctuating it with a few real-life scenarios. continued on page 22 ... The Cedar Citizen



THURSDAY, MAY 6 7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Select from a limited supply of bedding plants, perennials, patio gardens and hanging baskets. Pre-orders will be taken April 1 - 23. Order forms will be available at the Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center customer relations desk or by calling 262.306.4218 to request a form be sent to you.

5595 County Road Z West Bend, WI 53095 262.306.2100

All net proceeds go toward Staff Helping All Residents and Employees


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friendship house Time Slips Time Slips is an activity that promotes creativity by writing a story as a collective group. Each person is shown a black and white photograph. The facilitator asks questions, such as, “What is going on in the picture? Who is that? Why are they doing that?” The recorder writes down the group members’ responses verbatim. The entire story is then read back, and the event concludes by giving the story a title. Enjoy a recent Time Slips story below. Going Nuts Out on the Lake The man is fishing. Two people are in the boat and a woman with some kind of animal. Little black cocker. The lady has a dog. She has some food in the basket. She has her hand resting. What is she smoking? It looks like a pipe. The dog looks like mine. You know what the man is saying? “There’s no fish in this darn lake.” Is that two men or two children in the other boat? The husband and wife are in the main boat and the children in the other. They can’t be kids if they are driving the boat. They are fishing on the lake. The people in the other boat are watching them fish. The man says to the wife, “If you’d fish a little instead of sitting, we might catch some fish.” I don’t think they’re catching fish. They aren’t very far out, close to shore. I think he’s fishing for small ones to use for fishing later out farther. She’s laughing. She wasn’t planning on going in the water all dressed up. Maybe they went to breakfast before fishing. It’s a pretty nice boat. It looks like she’s holding something. She’s holding the dog back so he doesn’t jump. If the other boat comes across, they’ll be close, but far enough away and won’t

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april activities 2 fri

3:15 p.m., Happy Hour

9 fri

11 a.m., Lunch Outing

16 fri

3:15 p.m., Happy Hour

17 sat 22 thurs 23 fri 27 tues 30 fri

10 a.m., Pinewood Derby 10 a.m., Sing-a-Long with Walt 9:30 a.m., Children’s Theatre – “Abracadabra Aladdin” 1-4 p.m., Family Spring Social 10:30 a.m., Spring Scenic Drive

hit the lunch basket on the end. The dog is sniffing the lunch bag. The dog turned his head and pushed the basket for the sandwiches to fall out. It might be fall, they have jackets on. If they were on vacation, he’d have a sweater on, not a suit coat. Very interesting!

Welcome Friendship House welcomes Erna Zarling!

Baby picture answer Linda Voeks was that “cute” little girl in the picture printed in last month’s Cedar Citizen!

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health and rehabilitation april activities 1 thurs 10:30 a.m., Maundy Thursday Service, Celebration Room 2 fri 10:30 a.m., Good Friday Service, Theatre 6 tues 10:30 a.m., Easter Service, Celebration Room 8 thurs 10:30 a.m., Resident Council meeting 3 p.m., Forestview Happy Hour 12 mon 7:15 p.m., Rosary, Celebration Room 15 thurs 10 a.m., St. John’s Kids, Countryside Silverbrook bowling outing 17 sat 10 – 11:30 a.m., Pinewood Derby demonstration, Celebration Room

Springtime activities April is going to be a very busy month with many exciting activities happening at Cedar Community. Here is a brief overview! Throughout the month of April and May, households will be going to King Pin Bowl and Ale House for some fun bowling and lunch. Watch your weekly calendar to confirm when your specific household will be going. On Saturday, April 17 from 10 – 11:30 a.m., Cub Scout Pack 3782 will be doing a Pinewood Derby demonstration in the Celebration Room. Please join us to watch the boys show off their uniforms as well as their prize-winning cars! ELVIS will be making a guest appearance on Thursday, April 22 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Celebration Room. Please put on your dancing shoes and poodle skirts for this fun-filled sock hop!

19 mon 3:30 p.m., Music Listening, Celebration Room 20 tues 2 p.m., Vet’s Social, Countryside 21 wed Children’s Theatre outing 22 thurs 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Sock Hop, Celebration Room 26 mon 7:15 p.m., Rosary, Celebration Room 28 wed 10:30 a.m., Anointing Mass, Celebration Room Cherries Jubilee Red Hatters visit Sharon Spradau at Crossings on Paradise, surprising her for her birthday. Left to right: Faith Welch, Julia Kuhn, Donna Klumb, Dolly Tannehill, Ginny Goltry – with Sharon in the middle.


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CBW activities CBE activities CBE and CBW activities april 1 thurs Maundy Thursday 10:30 a.m., Church Service, Celebration Room 3:30 p.m., Church Service, Chapel 2 fri 10:30 a.m., Good Friday Service, Theater 3 p.m, Good Friday Service 4 sun 9:30 a.m., Heartwarmers Easter DVD, Coffee Shop 5 mon 9:15 a.m., Shopping trip to Pick ’n Save 1:45 p.m., Dice Bowling Tournament 3:15 p.m., Dice Bowling Tournament 6 tues 10 a.m., Chimes rehearsal 2 p.m., Crafts 3:30 p.m., Chapel Easter Service 7 wed Noon, Celebration Meal 2:30 p.m., Birthday/ Anniversary Party with music by Bob Ropiak 8 thurs 10 a.m., Easter Chapel Service with special music by the Bay East Chimes 1:30 p.m., WB Library Day 2 p.m., Current Events 2:30 p.m., WB Library Day 3:30 p.m., Current Events vol. IX, issue 4

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9 fri 2 p.m., Bingo 3 p.m., Bingo 10 sat 2 p.m., Sing-a-long with Sandy 12 mon 1:45 p.m., Dice Bowling Tournament 3:15 p.m., Dice Bowling Tournament 14 wed Noon, Birthday Meal 2 p.m., Birthday Party with music by Bob Ropiak 2:30 p.m., “Remember When …”

22 thurs 10 a.m., Chapel with special music by Cedar Community Hand Bell Choir 2 p.m., Current Events 3:30 p.m., Current Events 23 fri 10 a.m., Culinary Comments 2 p.m., Bingo 3 p.m., Bingo 24 sat 2 p.m., Sing-a-long with Sandy 26 mon 3:15 p.m., Dice Bowling Tournament Banquet

27 tues 15 thurs 8:30 a.m., Nail polishing 10 a.m., Bringing Generations 28 wed Together with St. John’s 4th graders 2 p.m., Current Events 3:30 p.m., Current Events 29 thurs 16 fri 8:30 a.m., Nail polishing 2 p.m., Bingo 3 p.m., Bingo 17 sat 2 p.m., “Remember When…” 3:30 p.m., Wii bowling 19 mon 9:15 a.m., Shopping trip to Pick ’n Save 2 p.m., Dice Bowling Tournament Banquet 3:30 p.m., Music Listening Program, 3rd floor Celebration Room

10 a.m., Chimes rehearsal 2 p.m., Crafts 1 p.m., United Methodist Church Women’s Bible Study, Back Bay Lounge West 2 p.m., Current Events 3:30 p.m., Current Events

30 fri 2 p.m., Bingo 3 p.m., Bingo

Yahtzee’s 300 Club West – Hattie Radloff, 344 East – Elaine Zuern, 323 Mary Sullivan, 314

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community camera PIE THROWING AT CEDAR RIDGE! MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2010

Residents and staff at Cedar Ridge enjoyed throwing pies at three staff members including Betty Christen, Jerry Chmielewski and Jim Williams. Everyone who purchased a slice of pie from The Market at Cedar Ridge had their name entered in a drawing for a chance to throw a pie. Everyone was a good sport and fun was had by all!

Bonnie Yogerst gets ready to take aim at Betty Christen.

Ready or not!


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Ridger Roland Kasper lets Jim Williams sneak a taste before he throws it in his face!

Amy Johnson and Jerry Chmielewski both have a good laugh at Jerry’s expense.

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cedar ridge Enjoy live music

Men’s Breakfast

Featured this month for music at the Top of the Ridge Restaurant Saturdays from 5 to 6 p.m.:

The April Cedar Ridge Men’s Breakfast is Friday, April 16 at 8:30 a.m. in the Top of the Ridge Restaurant. Our speaker will be Larry Millard, manager of the Top of the Ridge Restaurant. The breakfast is $4, payable that morning. Sign up at the Cedar Ridge and Village bulletin boards or call John Swanson, 338.3808 or Frank Turpin, 306.8628.

3 april

10 april

Dave Bertelsen Piano and vocal jazz selections Howard Fisher Piano selections

17 april

Selah Strings String trio

24 april

Marco Gensch and Courtney Campbell Violin and piano selections

Thank you for volunteering! Please call (306.4554) or email Sherry McElhatton ( with any questions. Musicians: If you need to cancel the day of your scheduled evening, please contact the Top of the Ridge directly at 338.2812.

New residents at the Ridge Walter and Ann Zube were born and raised in the LaCrosse area but did not know each other. After high school, Walter was drafted. When he returned he went to school at MSOE and then to work for Wisconsin Bell. Ann went to work for Standard Oil and was Walter and Ann Zube transferred to Milwaukee. They met each other on a train from Milwaukee to LaCrosse going home for a visit. They were married and made their home in Wauwatosa for 37 years. They have traveled the world and visited many places. Besides traveling, they love dancing and gardening. Welcome to Cedar Ridge, Ann and Walter!


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Cancer Support Group Barbara Justman of BJ & Company will discuss the “Look Good, Feel Better Program.” This free program teaches beauty techniques to women cancer patients to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Date: Thursday, April 15 Time: 1 p.m. Location: Cedar Ridge Education Room

Go bananas To help raise funds for the Cedar Community Arthritis Walk team, we are having a banana split bar. Date: Every Tuesday in April Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Location: Cedar Ridge Market Café Cost: $5

Cedar Ridge Spring Festival volunteer help needed Saturday, May 1 The sign-up sheets for all areas of the Spring Festival are located at the Cedar Ridge bulletin board. Your help and smile are needed! Sign up today! Resale One person’s junk may be another person’s treasure. We are looking for volunteers to work in the Resale Room or Collectible Room during the Spring Festival on Saturday, May 1. If you are new to Cedar Community, experience the excitement!

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Bakery We need bakers! Whether you have a special recipe or a family favorite it’s not too late to share something you enjoy baking. Our guests enjoy bars, breads, cookies, pies, cakes and candies. Please drop off baked goods at the Cedar Ridge Fitness Center on Friday, April 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. or Saturday, May 1 from 8 to 9 a.m. Refrigerated items should be dropped off Saturday before 10 a.m. Baked goods should be pre-packaged on a disposable plate and wrapped in plastic or in a Ziploc® bag and labeled. The Bakery Committee will price all items. Volunteers are also needed to work in the bakery. Craft items If you would like to donate items for the craft sale, please give them to Judi Wright, Sharon Ramshak or Ruth Townsend before Friday, April 30. We are looking for all of you talented people out there to help make the craft sale a success!

Raffle tickets available Have you noticed the big barrel in Cedar Ridge’s front lobby? That’s the place to put your raffle ticket stubs for the big drawing. We have some wonderful prizes including cash, a beautiful afghan, a quilt made by our own quilters, gift certificates, Cedar Valley Center and Spa retreat for two and more. Tickets are $1 each, six for $5 or 15 for $10. Purchase tickets at the Cedar Ridge office, Top of the Ridge Restaurant, Cedar Ridge Salon or from Resident Council Members. There is a winning ticket waiting just for you!

Concordia University Health Fair Concordia Nursing Students Concordia students are offering free blood sugar screenings, blood pressures, body mass index readings and hydration screenings. No need to sign up. Please show up and support the students and their learning. Date: Wednesday, April 7 Time: 9 - 11 a.m. Location: Cedar Ridge Plaza Cost: Free vol. IX, issue 4

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Keeping the “Independence” in Independent Living Rosemary Schrauth, OTR, Cedar Haven Rehabilitation Services Using correct methods and/or equipment while performing daily tasks can help you remain independent as well as prevent wear and tear on your body. Sign up at the Cedar Ridge and Village bulletin boards. Date: Tuesday, April 13 Time: 3 p.m. Location: Cedar Ridge Performance Square Cost: Free

English Afternoon High Tea Ladies, this is a chance to wear your new spring finery or your old classics. Red Hatters and significant others are welcome. Mothers and grandmothers, bring your daughters to this fundraiser. Enjoy finger sandwiches, scones, scotch eggs, hot and cold teas, lemonade and more! Reservations are required by Friday, April 9. Call 335.4498 or stop in at the Senior Center at 401 E. Washington Street, West Bend. Date: Sunday, April 18 Time: 2 p.m. Location: Cedar Ridge Grand Hall Cost: $15

Please see the April, May, June Cedar Scene, the Cedar Community website, bulletin boards and your monthly calendar for a complete listing of upcoming activities and events.

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cedar ridge coffee hour presentation on india Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010

below: Terri Tybring, Lora Buck and the Landowski Family pose with Ridgers Esther Kohler and Judy Johnson.

Lora Buck and Terri Tybring present an informational Coffee Hour on India.

Lora Buck and Terri Tybring display beautiful fabric used in India for clothing.

right: Ms. Landowski and Lora Buck share photos from India with Ridgers Bill and Katherine Zauner. left: The Landowski Family knit scarves and sew various other items to raise funds for India.


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Join Amy Johnson and Bonnie Yogerst for ‘Philanthropy Corner’ the fourth Tuesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. in the Bistro. below: Several residents learn about updates within the foundation while enjoying refreshments on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010.

Get a peek at the quilt being raffled off at this year’s Spring Festival. Dru Richtsmeier is hard at work putting the finishing touches on it.

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cedar ridge services

specials Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Market Café weekly panini specials - $3.75 March 29 - April 3: Chicken cordon bleu April 5 - 10: Portabella mushrooms April 12 - 17: Roast beef April 19 - 24: Buffalo chicken April 26 - 30: Grilled peanut butter and jelly Or come try some of our other great panini sandwiches! Mondays ½ sandwiches & soup or small garden salad for $3.75! Tuesdays Chili day: $2.10! (plus tax) Last day for chili is April 27! Monday, April 12 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ‘Take me out to the ball game day’ Brats, Crackerjacks, root beer floats and soft pretzels Monday, April 19 Sandy’s special sundae - $2.50

Saturdays 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Dessert specials We are now serving soft serve ice cream sundaes for $2.50 and shakes for only $2! We also have ice cream cones for $1 or with a topping for $1.50! Try a Caramel fudge brownie sundaes for $2.50 Coffee specials Come get a café mug for $1.50! Your first cup is on us! Refills are just $0.55 Buy 10 cups of coffee get the 11th FREE! (Red Café Mugs are included.) Muffin specials Come join our muffin club at the Cafe! Buy 8 muffins get the 9th FREE! Breakfast specials Come try a hot bowl cereal w/toppings for $1.50 or a breakfast sandwich for $3.50! All day, everyday!

Are you watching your diet? Come to the Café and try one of our hot soups or freshly made salads. 

Free bottle of water with purchase of panini sandwich and soup. GL# 015255257105


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philanthropy Taking Cedar Community and Wisconsin to Florida My father winters in Florida every year and I always try to visit him in March or April. As I was planning this year’s trip, I decided to see how many Cedar Community residents, donors and Amy Johnson family members live there either Director of Philanthropy permanently or seasonally. I was surprised to come up with a list of nearly 100 people! That got the wheels turning in my head – why not host a Cedar Community event while I’m in Florida?! So, on Monday, April 12 we are hosting an authentic Wisconsin tailgate party in Sarasota complete with brats, hamburgers, assorted salads, cocktails and dessert, soda and coffee. We even have Wisconsinthemed raffle prizes, including an item from the Green Bay Packers, to give away to our guests.

and the community. Residents can document life stories and relieve feelings of hopelessness, loneliness and boredom. The IN2L systems are portable and include flat panel touch-screen monitors with extendable arms, wheelchair-adjustable work stations and peripherals for a variety of activities and therapies. The systems’ games and programs are excellent tools for therapy, engagement and educational experiences, and they work well for individuals, small and large groups of all physical and cognitive abilities. Residents can also use their personal email and enjoy video conversations with family and friends via a web camera.

To learn more about the IN2L system and donate online, visit You’ll also see our current “wish list” and other new features.

If you, or someone you know, might be interested in learning more about Cedar Community and will be in the area on Monday, April 12, please consider attending the event. It will be held from 3 - 6 p.m., at the VillageWalk of Sarasota Café. Please RSVP to me, Amy Johnson, at 338.2819 or 262.343.0942.

Legacy League update I would like to welcome three new Legacy League members! Cedar Ridge resident Mary Lu Powell, Cedar Village residents Verna and Walt Thompson and volunteers, Al and Carrie Skibinski all have noted Cedar Community in their wills. Thank you for supporting Cedar Community’s future.

Enthusiasts project chosen “It’s Never 2 Late” (IN2L) is a customized computer for residents that engages them, empowers them and encourages lifelong learning. The benefits to residents are great. They stay cognitively stimulated and socially connected to family, friends vol. IX, issue 4

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village homes The following Village SAE events are slated for April. “Branson on the Road� Friday, April 9, 7 p.m. Schauer Arts & Activities Center, Hartford Those signed up will receive a confirmation note with ticket and carpool information. Contact person: Bert Faase, Moraine Hills West, Village SAE, 335.3308

Movie in the Cedar Theatre Tuesday, April 27, 2 p.m. “Julie & Julia� A comedy-drama film, written and directed by Nora Ephron. The film depicts events in the life of chef Julia Child in the early years in her culinary career, contrasting her life with Julie Powell, a woman who aspires to cook all 524 recipes from Child’s cookbook. Meryl Streep portrays Julia Child and Amy Adams appears as Julie Powell.

For Ridgers and Villagers: “Mama’s Night Out� Friday, May 7, 7:30 p.m. Cost: $24 Schauer Arts and Activities Center, Hartford Just in time for Mother’s Day! “Mama’s Night Out� features a southerner, a sassy Brit and a native New Yorker in an eclectic blend of stand-up comedy. Each a finalist in Nick at Nite’s Search for the “Funniest Mom in America,� you don’t have to be a mom for these three ladies to have you rolling in the aisles. For mature audiences. For details, visit: Sign up at the Village bulletin board through April 2. We will carpool. Please indicate on the sign-up form if you are willing to drive and how many passengers fit in your vehicle. Contact person: Mary Miller, Kettle Heights, Village SAE, 243.5960

Please see the April, May, June Cedar Scene, the Cedar Community website, bulletin boards and your monthly calendar for a complete listing of upcoming activities and events.


SENIOR Conference Washington County

Thursday, April 29, 2010 Washington County Fair Park Contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 262.335.4497 for more information.



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cedar landing Meet Harold Bruns

Harold Bruns

A new Cedar Bay at Elkhart Lake resident, Harold will celebrate his 105th birthday in May. Harold was raised in Plymouth, Wis. His father, E.A. Bruns, was a medical doctor and his mother, Lilly, was a homemaker. Harold had one older sister and one younger brother.

Harold attended grade school in Plymouth and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1922. He furthered his education at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and graduated in 1927 with a bachelor of arts degree. His was the first class to hold graduation at Camp Randall Stadium. Harold lived in Plymouth until he was 27 years old. In 1931, he married Edna, whom he met while doing some accounting work in Fond du Lac. He was living in a hotel at the time and dined at the restaurant where Edna waitressed. In 1935, Harold was a manager in manufacturing for Lawson Engine in New Holstein (sold to Tecumseh in 1959). He worked there for 34 years and retired on May 31, 1964. He and Edna, a homemaker, had four daughters and one son. Harold moved to New Holstein and lived there until 1980, when he moved to Florida for two years. He returned to Plymouth in 1982. Harold enjoyed woodworking and making his own furniture. He traveled to Europe with his brother and enjoyed seeing England, France and Paris. Harold now has four grandsons and one great-granddaughter. He said his key to living to over 100 is having one aspirin a day and “taking whatever else the doctor throws at you.” Welcome, Harold!

Cedar Lane Walking Club The Cedar Lane Walking Club kickoff and registration begins Thursday, April 15 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. at the Cedar Landing Clubhouse. This program is open to people of all ages through

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out the Elkhart Lake area. Last season’s club participants walked many miles, with resident Stuart Katte leading the charge by logging more than 600 miles. There were several others who walked over 500 miles, and many who walked over 100 miles! Let’s see how many miles can be walked around Cedar Lane this year and if anyone can beat the 600 miles during the 2010 season.

Upcoming events at Cedar Landing Visit us Sunday, April 25, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The public is welcome to visit Cedar Bay Assisted Living and learn more about senior living options at Cedar Landing. Light refreshments, tours. Call 920.876.4050 for details. Daffodil Days Thursday, April 29, 5 – 7 p.m. Dinner and entertainment Learning in Retirement program Wednesday, May 5, 11 a.m. “Joint Protection for Arthritis” with Rosemary Schrauth, OT, Cedar Haven Rehabilitation Services Free program with optional lunch following for $5; Call 920.876.4050 to reserve your meal Cedar Landing hosts the Arthritis Foundation’s Arthritis Walk Saturday, June 5, 9 a.m. – noon Visit or call 920.876.4050 to register. Hawaiian Luau Thursday, June 24 5 – 7 p.m. Dinner and entertainment

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news you can use In February, I underwent surgery for a total knee replacement. I entered the hospital with an extremely positive attitude knowing I had a good physician and the prayers of many of my Cedar Community family. After two days, I was released into their Joanne Bodien hands and had the privilege of Administrator, Director of Clinical Operations experiencing the professional care provided by our nurses and therapists. After admission to Crossings on Paradise, my need for pain control was assessed and made a priority. Attention to my physical and emotional comfort was met by all three nursing staff shifts. My appetite wasn’t good at the hospital and I had eaten little that appeared on my tray. It was nice to be able to choose what I wanted from Cedar Community’s dining menus and I soon began eating and enjoying the interaction from my fellow patients. My therapists got me and my knee moving and within the week, I was discharged home, feeling much stronger and sure of my abilities. The rehab for a total knee can be quite strenuous and I continued to progress under the daily direction of my physical therapists from Cedar Home Health. By the end of the week I was walking with a cane and found myself able to leave home and continue rehab as an outpatient at Cedar Haven. Some people wondered how I could receive services from the same place I worked. Wouldn’t I be embarrassed to be cared for? What about my privacy? None of this was an issue for me. I wanted to be cared for by the best and that just happens to be where I work. I am now back to work and grateful for the stellar services I received from the various Cedar Community divisions. Thanks to all of my wonderful caregivers. In the next several months, we will decide on new names for Coves 2 and 3! In the past, these memory loss households were numbered to show residents’ progression as their condition changed. This is no longer the practice as it is better for the residents and families not to experience the disruption of a move. Instead, once they enter, they will be cared for by the 20

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same staff members who know them and their families. Programming is now the same on both floors. Staff and families are encouraged to give their suggestions to the Cove 2 or Cove 3 nurse manager. Joanne Bodien Administrator, Director of Clinical Operations

Ask your Pharmacist Question: When I request a refill, the Pharmacy sometimes sends a message that they can’t fill it today. Why would that happen? Answer: A couple of things could contribute to the pharmacy experiencing a delay in processing your request. For one thing, your prescription may not have any refills left. Not only does the original refill number written by the physician impact this, but the time since the original writing of the prescription affects how long a prescription is valid. A prescription is typically valid one year, but this time could be shorter for a controlled substance (such as hydrocodone or lorazepam). When there are no refills left, the pharmacy needs to contact the physician’s office to request a refill. If this communication takes place on a Monday or Friday (the busiest days for physician’s offices and pharmacies), there can be a delay of anywhere from a few hours to a few days. In this time of fast electronic access, other issues may affect how quickly a prescription is refilled. When the pharmacy sends in a refill request, the request is automatically reviewed by the insurance carrier. Potential delays come from requesting a refill more than seven days in advance of the normal refill time, temporary denial of a claim due to a change of insurance carriers, a revision in the list of medications that the insurance carrier will allow for a certain disease state or even a shortage of the medication itself. The Pharmacy makes it a courtesy to attempt to contact customers regarding such issues. A day is sufficient for most issues to resolve. Occasionally, the process can take longer, but vol. IX, issue 4

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we will work toward a resolution with your best interest in mind. You should feel confident that you have a caring partner in your medication needs by using Cedar Lake Pharmacy. Mark Selle Director of Pharmacy

Do you have a green thumb? As the days grow longer, are you getting that urge to get your hands into the dirt and do a little gardening? We have a deal at Heritage House Museum for you! Sign up to be a volunteer gardener either on a regular basis or to be called when your help is needed. You’ll be able to dig in the gardens when you wish or prune shrubs or help divide and replant crowded herbs and flowers. Perhaps you’ve resolved to learn more about herbs and maybe even plant a few. Be a friend of the Heritage House Museum Herb Garden and learn more about herbs, get special advice on planting, growing and cooking herbs and even borrow special herb books. Volunteers also will be needed to keep herbs harvested. You can’t lose! Call Bonnie Amerling at 306.4218 to become a Heritage House Gardening Friend and be among those who greet the oregano, thyme, chives and mint when we remove the straw!

Prevent “undue influence” The presence of undue influence is an ongoing concern for vulnerable older people. Undue influence occurs when someone who is stronger, or in a more powerful position, convinces another person to do something he/she otherwise would not. The stronger person may be perceived as someone of authority, and generally manipulates the older person into decisions. He or she may begin by gaining the victim’s trust or developing a dependent relationship from which the older person is unable to disengage. Isolation, where a person is prevented from seeing family, friends or others either privately or out in the community, is one sign that undue influence is taking place. Other tools of manipulation include provoking a distrust of others and fear of

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speaking to others. As the abusive relationship continues, the elderly person becomes dependent on the manipulator to the exclusion of other outside caregivers. To prevent undue influence, family and friends should be in regular contact with loved ones and engage in private conversations that allow for a discussion of well-being and personal preferences. Loved ones with dementia should also be engaged in conversation to the best of their ability. Advanced directives should be consulted and honored. If a situation of undue influence is suspected and intervention is difficult, contact the nearest County Department of Aging for assistance. Other professionals who may provide guidance and assistance include an ombudsman, physician or certified care manager. Christa Pretzl Pathfinders Care Manager Certified

Nominate a Real Hero! Cedar Community is proud to sponsor the Red Cross Real Heroes program, as their Senior Hero Award sponsor. Throughout the community, ordinary people perform extraordinary acts of kindness. The Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross needs your help to identify and recognize local heroes for their selflessness, courage and dedication to our community. Your Real Heroes nominee for the award must live, work or be active in Washington County. Awards will be presented at a Real Heroes dinner celebration later this summer. Nomination deadline is 4/16/10. Nomination forms can be found at any of the campus reception desks, or you can mail, fax or email your nomination to: American Red Cross 819 Schoenhaar Drive West Bend, WI 53090 334.4989

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news you can use Evercare to host Coffee Hour Join Evercare as they host an informal Coffee Hour on Monday, April 12 at 10 a.m. in the health and rehabilitation center’s main lobby. Coffee and treats will be served, as well as information for residents, staff and family members on the care assistance Evercare enrollees enjoy. Meet an Evercare staff member to learn how the Evercare Model helps residents avoid unnecessary hospital visits and streamlines communications between health and rehab center staff, families and doctors. To learn more, call Melissa Searle at 306.4230. ... “A new addition to Cedar Valley Center and Spa” continued from page 2

so helpful and supportive, I look forward to going to work every day,” said Condé. Condé’s interests outside of work include gardening, ecology, music, photography, reading, nature walks and volunteering. Condé noted there have been many changes at Cedar Valley in the past six months with the addition of spa suites and services. “If you have never been to Cedar Valley Center, stop in anytime and I would be happy to give you a tour,” said Condé. ... “Seeking success in a time of crisis” continued from page 3

trust in the Lord while working harder. Thanks to all for your assistance and support.

Community news · On Sunday, April 11 from noon to 2 p.m., we will host an open house for the Cedar Lake Village Homes. It’s a good day to learn of all the advantages of living at Cedar Community. · Cedar Community Foundation’s annual Enthusiast Club fundraising campaign is ‘up and running!’ Funds raised will help purchase ‘brain exercise’ equipment. “It’s Never 2 Late” (IN2L) is a customized computer for health and rehabilitation center residents that engages them, empowers them and


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encourages lifelong learning. Residents benefit by staying cognitively stimulated and socially connected to family, friends and the community. Donations can be made directly to our philanthropy department, dropped off at any Cedar Community lobby or made online at Steve Jaberg Chief Executive Officer ... “So blessed to teach and learn” continued from page 5

Both programs’ lively question-and-answer periods satisfied caregivers’ desire for relevant education. Cedar Community staff members Rev. Susan Kolb, David Stone and Bev Hansen also played a role in the program’s success. Volunteer presenters included Gayle Van Ess and Connie Jones. In March, Rachel Haggerty, CBSW, Cedar Hospice social worker, will provide her perspective on social work and its contribution to the wellbeing of Cedar Community residents and their families. She’ll also share what “a day in the life of a social worker” might look like. Rachel’s enthusiasm guarantees further education in this specific field for those involved in ministry. May’s guest presenter, Cedar Community Director of Operations Jim Williams, will cover a program he’s presented to others called, “Aging in Place.” Jim’s discussion is very appropriate as ministry occurs personally as well as campus-wide. Cedar Community ministry is SO very blessed to have access to resources that so effectively support and encourage service in Christ’s name. Everyone involved appreciates the ongoing education necessary to provide compassionate care to others. Continued blessings … May your hearts be touched with our Creator’s love in the newness and rebirth of spring. Stephen Ministers, Stephen Leaders, Assistant Chaplains, Cedar’s Chaplains and Cedar Community Pastoral Care Staff vol. IX, issue 4

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Where in the world is CC? Planning a trip? Don’t forget to take your Cedar Community T-shirt with you! Have your photo taken in one next to a readily identifiable landmark during your travels. Drop the photo off at Cedar Community’s marketing department, or email a digital photo to: If your photo is chosen for publication, you’ll receive a $5 Cedar Community gift card, which can be reloaded and used again and again toward your favorite Cedar Community services and purchases.

support groups Friends, families, caregivers and anyone affected by the following diagnoses are welcome to attend a Cedar Community support group. April dates 14 weD

Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia 1 p.m., Cedar Bay West Community Room

Alyce Winnemueller and Jeanne Hammes are atop camels at the Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt.

NO meeting in april


15 thurs

Cancer 1 p.m., Cedar Ridge Education Room*

28 wed

21 wed

*Parkinson’s Support Group note We are having Parkinson’s Exercise in the Fitness Room at 1 p.m. and then Parkinson’s Support Group will be at 2 p.m. in the education room.

Low Vision 1:30 p.m., Cedar Ridge Terrace Room

*Cancer Support Group note Barbara Justman of B J & Company will come to share about the “Look Good Feel Better Program” - “Look Good Feel Better Program” is a free program that teaches beauty techniques to women cancer patients in active treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.

6:30 p.m., St. Frances Cabrini, 1025 S. Seventh Ave, West Bend

19 mon

Multiple Sclerosis Noon, Top of the Ridge Restaurant, Cedar Ridge

Parkinson’s 2 p.m., Cedar Ridge Education Room*

8 thurs

Sandwich Generation 6 - 7 p.m., Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1044 S. Silverbrook, West Bend

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WE ARE CEDAR COMMUNITY Cedar Landing at Elkhart Lake 40 miles Cedar Valley Center and Spa

Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center 262.306.2100 Cedar Haven Rehabilitation Services 262.306.2150 Cedar Crossings Subacute at Cedar Lake 262.306.4240

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Big Cedar Lake

Aurora Medical Clinic at Cedar Community Cedar Crossings at Pleasant Valley


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Cedar Home Health, Hospice and Pathfinders Main Street Mall Friendship House Cedar Haven Rehabilitation Cedar Bay Residential Facilities Cedar Lake Village Homes Heritage House Museum Ye Olde School Learning Center Lake Front Beach House

Cedar Crossings Subacute at Pleasant Valley 262.677.6800 Cedar Ridge Apartments 262.338.8377 Cedar Landing 920.876.4050 Cedar Bay at Cedar Landing 920.876.4050 Cedar Community Pastoral Services 262.306.2100 Cedar Community Foundation 262.338.2819

Cedar Home Health 262.306.2691 Cedar Hospice 262.306.2691 Cedar Care Pathfinders 262.306.2691 Cedar Lake Village Homes 262.306.2102 Cedar Bay Assisted Living East 262.306.2145 West 262.306.2130 Cedar Valley Center and Spa 262.629.9202 Friendship House Assisted Living 262.306.2120 Ye Olde School/ Heritage House Museum 262.338.4625

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