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July 2013 • Issue 540

YOUR HELP IS APPRECIATED! — Daryl L. Martin, Executive Director The Indiana Family & Social Services Administration’s Division of Aging in collaboration with the Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning will be conducting a satisfaction survey of all certified nursing facilities in the state,

Rob Kowalczyk & Derick Bailey had a good time while grilling hamburgers for the Employee picnic.

including Swiss Village. As a part of this effort they will be reaching out for input from residents, resident families/ friends and employees of Swiss Village.

a v al u ed b ase d reimbursement system. In other words the State wants to pay more when more services and staffing are given and less when less is given.

The information received from the survey will be used by the State to help determine Medicaid reimbursement rate setting. Nursing facilities that score higher will receive i n c r e a s e d reimbursement. This is part of the State’s effort to move towards

Swiss Village encourages you to participate in the survey process. Your input is critical to getting a valid s a m p l i n g . Organizationally, Swiss Village works hard to provide quality care. Our staffing patterns are significantly higher Cont. on page 2

SWISS VILLAGE EXECUTIVE TEAM AND BOARD MEMBERS Executive Team: Daryl L. Martin Executive Director Linda Arnold Director of Healthcare Services

Board of Directors: Kent Liechty, President Tom Muselman, Vice-President Linda Eicher, Secretary

Derick Bailey Director of Resident Services

Ted Lautzenheiser, Treasurer

Joe Burkhead Director of Information Services

Andrew Briggs

Margie Dougherty Director of Human Resources

Paul Zuercher, Immediate Past President Mark Settlemyre

Michelle McIntosh Director of Marketing

Sharon Sprunger Wulliman

Roger Young Controller

Greg Meyer Nancy Subler

Providing Compassion. Promoting Wellness. Achieving Excellence.

Inside this issue:

New Residents


Saturday Night at the 3 Village-The Master’s Own Swiss Days Events


Residential & Healthcare 5 Activities South Campus Wellness & 6 Wellness Pavilion Kinder Haus


Staff News


Swiss Village Mission Statement: Swiss Village Retirement Community is a not-for-profit corporation, committed to providing quality and affordable retirement living facilities and services in a Christian environment that enhances life with dignity, meaning and appropriate care for the senior adults from the surrounding community without regard to race, religion, sex, or handicaps that can be accommodated within our delivery system.




Swiss Village is delighted to publicly announce that Mike Wertenberger has been engaged to serve as chaplain. Pastor Wertenberger brings with him 39 years of ministry, and is currently in his fifth year as pastor of St Luke Church near Monroe. July 1, will be his first official day as chaplain for Swiss Village. A meet and greet reception will be held from 2-4 PM on Monday, July 1 in Swiss Village’s auditorium. and staff.

Pearl Yoder is a new resident to Swiss Village since May 22. She has been a Berne resident and is a member of the Cross Community Church. Carl Mann is a new resident since June 5. He has been a Geneva resident and is a m em b er o f t he Ber n e Evangelical Church. Angela Uhlman is a new resident to Swiss Village since June 5. She has been a Decatur resident. Doris Fluckiger is a new resident since June 7. She has been a Berne resident and is a member of the First Mennonite Church.

IN MEMORY Swiss Village experienced the loss of a couple of residents who called Swiss Village home. Condolences go out to the family and friends of Marie Rupp who passed away May 21 at the age of 95. Marie came to Swiss Village in April 2013. Matilda Leatherman was at the age of 95 when she passed away on June 18. August 2001 was when she came to Swiss Village. We express our sympathy to the family and friends of Matilda.

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YOUR HELP… (Cont. from page 1) than the average Indiana nursing provider and at the same time the skill level of our staffing personnel exceeds the norm. As a nursing care provider we strive to give enhanced quality of care. This survey process provides an opportunity for Swiss Village to be recognized for excellence; however, it will take your participation to make that happen. Thank you in advance for participating!

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES Swiss Village is home to many people, some of whom are living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. This year we will be helping to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association; for our residents and their families, to offer support and hopefully someday a cure. We would like to invite you to participate in a brat and hotdog lunch on July 10th from 11:00-1:00 in the Social Corner. The meal will be $3 and all proceeds will go to the Alzheimer’s Association. If you plan on attending please RSVP by calling 260-589-3173. Please stay tuned for more upcoming events and information!

JULY 16 Paul & Betty Zurcher (64 Years) 26 Dennis & Eva Pannabecker (55 Years) 31 Derryle & Neva Pharr (27 Years)

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CONTRIBUTIONS Stuart Lehman. In honor of Rosetta Ringger: Juanita Arnold. In honor of Deanna Miller: Juanita Arnold. Marie Rupp Memorial: Richard Beitler. Berniece Lehmann Memorials: Keith & Dena Walton, Adams County Credit Union, Carl Lehman, Mr. & Mrs. George Pulliom, Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Lehman. Mary Beer Memorials: Richard Beitler, Bob & Cathy Reef, Paul & Diana Abnet, Bill & Mary Snyder, Steve & Sherry Haggerty, Tom & Deb Schindler, Tom & Doris Watson, Ted & Kathy Liechty, First Missionary Crusaders Class, William & Coleen Allmandinger, Jay & Maryibeth Smitley, Pat & Ron Stuckey, Jerry & Marsha Walburn, Russel & Elizabeth Diehl. 45 Years...45 Dollars: Berneta Lehman, Clarence & Jaculin Torkelson, John & Mary Eicher. **All memorials and/or gifts given in honor of an individual(s) will go towards the Samaritan’s Endowment Fund unless otherwise designated.

Saturday Night at The Village Swiss Village presents Saturday Night at the Village. Fun f r e e entertainment will be provided the s e c o n d Saturday of every month from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. July 13, 2013 residents and guests will enjoy entertainment by Southern Gospel Group THE MASTER’S OWN. The vision of THE MASTER’S OWN is to experience God’s grace, celebrate His life, and share His Love by proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ through gospel music and the spoken word. Their desire is to see hearts redeemed and lives changed through the salvation of the lost and the maturing of the saints. THE MASTER’S OWN is excited about serving the Lord together and sharing the gospel in song. Saturday Night at the Village is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend. For more information about Saturday Night at the Village contact Michelle McIntosh, Marketing Director at 260.589.3173 or visit See you at Saturday Night at the Village, July 13, in Swiss Village’s Auditorium.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY RESIDENTS July 3 3 3 5 11 12 13 16 16 16 17 19 19 19 24 24 25 25 25 25 26 29 30 31 31

Crystal Bailey Ruth Sommer Kenneth VanEmon Darlean Schell Eloise Eddy Dorothy Steiner Helen Fields Coleen Allmandinger Judy Gorrell Don Yager Phil Neuenschwander Lieu Maxwell Annabelle Smith Arlene Sprunger George Buhler Carol Janak William Allmandinger Ada Frank James Godfrey Annabelle Parrett Vernelle Yoder Joan Mason Delores Joray Mary Anne Davis Leona Neuenschwander

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Michelle McIntosh

Every year the Berne community and people from throughout the surrounding area participate in a variety of enjoyable activities during Berne’s annual Swiss Days. This year, Swiss Village is pleased to participate in several events during Swiss Days. • On Friday, July 26ththe public is invited to take a closer look at Swiss Village’s Newly Remodeled Independent Living Apartments with a tour beginning at 11:00 a.m. from the main entrance. Informational materials, refreshments, and door prize items will be available for attendees. • Prior to the tour on Friday, guests are welcomed to attend a free gospel concert by Gospel Singer, Frances Bond at 9:30 a.m. The performance will take place in the Swiss Village Auditorium and everyone is welcomed to attend. • The Jay Fox Polka Band will entertain guest with polka music in the Swiss Village Auditorium at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 26th. With over 42 years of experience, Jay Fox tours regularly with his Bavarian Band to the Midwest and South. Fox has performed in Europe and has even performed for the former Vice President Dan Quayle’s presidential campaign. Jay and Patrice Fox regale audiences with the accordion, vocals, yodeling, cowbells, and schuhplatting. • Swiss Village’s Arthur & Gloria Muselman Wellness Pavilion will host an Open House on Friday, July 26th, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The general public is invited to come and check out the new facility. Refreshments will be served throughout the day. • Saturday, July 27th guests are invited to see a performance by the Fort Wayne Kinder Und Junge Bavarian Dancers at 2:00 p.m. The program will take place in the Swiss Village Auditoirum. For more information on these events, please contact Michelle McIntosh at (260) 589-3173. Swiss Village is located at 1350 West Main Street in Berne. For a complete schedule of Swiss Days activities, please visit or call the Berne Chamber of Commerce at (260) 589-8080.


Tara Farlow

The knee is the largest and most complex joint in the body. The number of moving parts in the knee that make it so useful also render it vulnerable to injury. Incidence of knee pain increases with age and is a very common occurrence in older adults. Home remedies to treat knee pain include: rest, ice, heat, antiinflammatory medications, weight loss and low impact exercise. The goal of

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therapy is to reduce pain and inflammation, while increasing strength and flexibility in the affected areas. A physical therapist can teach you how to work out stiffness without further damaging your joint. An Occupational therapist will work with you to reduce strain on your joints during daily activities. Participating in a therapy program you will learn therapeutic methods to relieve

discomfort and improve performance through various physical techniques and activity modifications. During therapy you will receive exercises that help your knees without increasing the risk for injury or further damage. Talk with your physician about your treatment plan and ask if Occupational or Physical Therapy can help. For more information, please contact our therapy department.

July 2013


Jamie Kittle


Cole Rupp

Warm weather and sunny days are here, and we have been taking advantage of them with a variety of outings and activities! We enjoyed reminiscing during a picnic at Ouabache State Park, enjoyed foods of the season including our popular ice cream sundae bar as well as a strawberry sturm social. The men enjoyed a fishing derby and cookout in honor of Father's Day, and our golf cart rides through the community have been enjoyed by many. We also ate lunch at Mrs. Wick's Pies Restaurant and visited Silver Towne in Winchester, IN.

It is so nice to be getting outside again! The residents have really enjoyed the fishing time, the golf cart rides, and just sitting in the swing by the fountain! The garden has been planted and it is coming along nicely since we have received all this rain! The Kinder Haus kids came over and we made butterflies out of cereal and we had a great time with Sharon and making flowers. With the strawberries in season, we enjoyed dipping them in chocolate! Can life get any better than this?



Summer has arrived, and many of our activities this month have centered around being outdoors and enjoying the w o n d e r f u l weather, including bus rides and golf cart rides. One of our bus rides took us to Schwartz’s Horse Boarding, where we got to see horses that are being trained for racing. Our residents especially enjoyed seeing the new foals. All month on Tuesday afternoons we have enjoyed relaxing times sitting and visiting in our beautiful courtyard. On the last Tuesday, a group of children from Kinder Haus joined us out there for a fun picnic! Also that week, the local 4-H Dog Club came, bringing their beautiful dogs to do a show for us.

We have enjoyed many nice golf cart rides lately. The residents have been enjoying the beautiful days outside, the breeze against their faces. We have seen many types of flowers and rose bushes. The residents then talk about their flowers and what they had in their gardens. And if you ask some, they think they should be driving. So if you see us driving around, make sure you wave to us. We would love to wave back! We had our special luncheon with the children from the daycare. It is always such a different atmosphere when they come up. The children and residents talk about all kinds of different things. Most of the residents either helped teach a Sunday school class or might have been a teacher and having the children here always bring those memories back. Sometimes we even wear the kids out.

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Donna Stout

July 2013

Art & Gloria Muselman Wellness Pavilion — Andrea Miller The Arthur & Gloria Muselman Wellness Pavilion will be hosting a pool tournament for any senior 55+ on Friday, July 12 at 9:00 a.m. at the Wellness Pavilion. Snacks will be provided. Members and Non-Members are welcome. Please sign up by noon, Thursday, July 11 at the Wellness Pavilion Front Desk or call 260.589.4496.

SOUTH CAMPUS WELLNESS — Emily Arnold & Rachel Rosswurm Each year, measured by our fitness assessments, we have many wellness program participants with great percentages of improvement. The following is just one of the positive stories. Darryle Pharr is a North Campus Duplex resident. He participates faithfully in the 1:00 strength and balance class on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the South Campus. He had a 375% improvement in balance, a 30% increase in upper body flexibility, 50% improvement in upper body strength and a 10% improvement in lower body strength. He also lowered his diastolic blood pressure. “I know that the exercise classes and riding the stationary bike has helped. If I didn't exercise, I would be stiff and feel worse. My wife and I ride the bike together and the doctor told her that her numbers have improved as well.”

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Kinder Haus —

Heidi Schoeneman

The infant room is very busy and active right now! The children are mostly all mobile and getting all around the room. It is amazing to watch the many different forms of “crawling” that goes on in the infant room. They are all beginning to jabber and talk and even shake their heads ‘NO!” The toddlers have been enjoying their walks outside and playing in the sandbox is one of their favorite activities. The 2 year olds have enjoyed learning about the sun and talking about summer. The children loved making a sunshine painting and a tissue paper sun. The 4 & 5 year olds have enjoyed talking about frogs and how they grow from a tadpole to a frog. They also had fun talking about gardens and all the different vegetables that grow in them. The school age children have been busy swimming, watering flowers and working on their “performances” for the much anticipated “talent show” coming up in August. They were so excited to have a special workshop on writing and illustrating a book by local author Holly Mishler and local illustrator, Karen Flesch. Before the day was over, one of the boys in the group had already written his very own book which he said he was going to copy and sell for $ 1.00 per copy! It sure is great to always dream big isn’t it!

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Margie Dougherty


We held our annual Employee Picnic on Friday, June 21. This year, because we are celebrating our 45th anniversary, we gave away ice cream scoops as well as additional cash prizes made possible by some of our vendors.

2 James Slack

Cash Prize Winners

6 Heidi Schoeneman

Paul Abnet

Angie Hartman

Carrie Nichols

Alma Ahmetovic

Vickie Harvey

Katie Nichols

Sharon Allspaw

Jeremiah Heckard

April Pries

Christine Bailey

Jeni Hirschy

Kathy Quillen

Julie Beer

Mandy Hunley

Carley Rediger

Jolene Biberstine

Gena James

Jean Reynolds

Sarah Biberstine

Loren Jutte

Randy Reynolds

Elain Boze

Linda Keller

Rachel Rosswurm

Frances Brinneman

Chelsea Keller

Karen Rowell

Phyllis Brotherton

Katie Kershner

Cole Rupp

Mary Burry

Esther Kile

Patty Schindler

Sarah Conrad

Derek Kirchhofer

Corey Seffernick

Laura Cook

Kate Lairson

Sawyer Shane

Sheila Coon

Olivia Lairson

Jessica Sharp

Sharon Craig

Linda Langel

Samantha Sprunger

Aaron Lehman

Sara Sprunger

Jen Lehman

Dale Sprunger

Gail Lengerich

Gloria Sprunger

Bev Liechty

Erin Steury

Jaci Liechty

Gloria Thornton

Vicki Cummings Alicia Degler Mary Elliott Breanna Emberlin Greg Fosnaugh Matthew Fox Rochelle Fox Nancy Garlinger Grace Gerber Fred Gilbert Sue Glisson Ruth Green Lisa Habegger Alanna Hancock

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Courtney Martens Mark McIntosh Vickie Michel Andrea Miller Rachel Miller Taylor Miller Becky Moore McKenna Murphy Martha Neuenschwander

Janice Thornton Wendy Weaver Becca Zerby Jackie Zimmerman Josh Zimmerman Chloe Zurcher 2 Colts Tickets Claudia Dyment Fonda Fiechter Jason King Haley Vorhees

July 3 Matthew Fox, Loren Jutte, & Jill Akins 5 David Bauman & Roger Young 7 Wanda Ross 9 Nancy Garlinger 10 Amy Ward & Amber Smith 12 Barbara Steiner 14 Erin Green, Margaret Kubany, & 14 Kathy Zerby 15 Terry Lehman 16 Amanda Zerby 17 John Kaeser & Shirley Blalock 19 Rebecca Grandlinard 20 Tamara Seffernick 22 Shelby Rector 23 Denise Habegger 24 Michelle Taylor 25 Adriane Culy 26 Zachery Eicher 27 Samantha Scherrer 27 Lois Elaine Boze & Robert Kowalczyk 28 Katherine Kershner 29 Yuleeza McCullough, Frances Brinneman, & 29 Claudia J. Dyment 30 Carrie J. Nichols 31 Marie L. Nussbaum

NEW EMPLOYEES Tobin Eicher, Cheyenne Evans, and Alyssa Keller are all new CNAs in Healthcare. Andy Lehman is a new employee in the Grounds Crew. Ruth Stetler is the new Weekend Receptionist. Village News compiled by: Tammy Seffernick

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UPCOMING EVENTS Jul. Event Saturday Night 13 at the VillageThe Master’s Own 7 pm Wellness Pavilion 26 Open House 9 am - 5 pm Gospel Concert 9:30 am Remodeled Independent Living Tours 11 am Jay Fox Polka Band 2 pm 27 Bavarian Dancers 2 pm

Be sure to check the Swiss Village Website at for the complete listing of this months Residential and Healthcare Activities.

CHARITABLE GIVING NEWS — Jennifer Lehman Are you 70 ½ years of age? Do you have an IRA? If you answered yes to these questions a Charitable IRA Rollover might be a good option for you. At the beginning of this year congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA) allowing Charitable IRA Rollovers for 2013. This allows you to donate anywhere from $100 to $100,000 as an individual or $200,000 as a couple, to help residents at Swiss Village get needed care. A Charitable IRA Rollover can be a great option because it allows you to transfer money from your IRA directly to Swiss Village without having to recognize the transfer as income. If you are required to take a distribution from your IRA that you don’t need at this time and want to help make a difference in many lives this is

a great option for you, as the gift will count towards your mandatory annual withdrawal. If you are someone who makes charitable deductions but you don’t itemize deductions on your taxes this is also a great option for you since the transaction is not recorded as income. A Charitable IRA Rollover gift can also be useful to you if you are subject to the limitations on your itemized deductions. Only IRA and Roth IRA accounts are available for this wonderful giving opportunity. 401(k) and 403(b) plans are not eligible. If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Lehman and she would be happy to discuss this with you further. This option can present many benefits to you, but most importantly you will be helping out those in need at Swiss Village.


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