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March 2013 • Issue 536

CHAPEL DEDICATION “In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” -Paul Bunyan

Swiss Village recently completed the renovation of the old library into a space for a quiet intimate Chapel. As Christians we

Daryl L. Martin, Executive Director

understand that we can reach out to God at any time and in anyplace. Yet experientially there are some places that are more conducive to worship. The creation of this chapel is intended to be such a place. Residents gathered in the hall outside the Chapel on February 12th for a dedication and ribbon cutting. Rev. Jerry Flueckiger led a devotional and offered a prayer of commitment. Anna V. Liechty assisted with the ribbon cutting. Thanks also to George Buhler, Dave Bauman,

and Paul Zerby for their contributions of creative workmanship. The Chapel provides residents and families a private space that allows for a more reflective personal experience than a large open area. It is intended to be a place for personal prayer, meditation and devotional reading, but also enough space for small groups. Persons should feel free to close the door if they desire privacy. We trust that God’s Spirit can use this Chapel as a place for healing and hope to all who seek him.

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


Apartment Updates


Residential Activities


Kinder Haus


Residential & Healthcare 5 Activities South Campus Wellness & Wellness Pavilion


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.




Apartment Updates Are Being Made at Swiss Village Retirement Community.

Betty Anderson is a new resident since January 26. She is from Geneva and is a member of High Street United Methodist Church. Rosemary Cole is a new resident since January 31. She is from Markle. Connie Gluth is a new resident since January 25. She is from Decatur. Luella Reinhart is a new resident since February 1. She is from Bryant and is a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Nancy Roth is a new resident since January 31. She is from Decatur and is a member of Pleasant Dale Church.

Michelle McIntosh

These independent living apartments have been gutted and new construction is underway. These newly renovated apartments are scheduled to be completed this Spring. Each apartment will feature new indirect lighting, new kitchen cabinets, and bathroom fixtures, along with new flooring and window treatments throughout. Energy efficient patio doors have also been installed with built in blinds. In addition, residents will see changes to the hallways, main corridor, and lounge. Residents will have the opportunity to receive significant discounts in regard to meals in the main dining room, housekeeping services, and garage rental through a convenient daily rate structure. Apartments are being sold prior to completion. These remodeled apartments are selling fast. Only a few apartments remain for sale. Be sure to schedule an appointment and lunch with Michelle McIntosh, Director of Marketing at 260.589.3173 to select your apartment today. View samples of the new flooring and kitchen cabinets during your appointment. Don’t miss out on this chance to move into one of these renovated apartments! Call Michelle Today at 260.589.3173!

IN MEMORY Swiss Village experienced the loss of a couple residents who called Swiss Village home. Condolences go out to the family and friends of Willard Sandars who passed away February 22, 2013. Willard came to Swiss Village in August of 2004. Viola Dennison passed away on February 25, 2013. Viola came to Swiss Village in November 2007. We express our sympathy to the family and friends of Viola.

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CONTRIBUTIONS Carol Moore, Bernie & Marie Wiebe, Shirley Johnson, Mary Able, Carol Moore, Howard & Eleanor Flueckiger, Paul Von Gunten, Don Sprunger, Ted & Diane Rich, Howard & Alverda Ellenberger, Bill & Linda Schwartz. Ernie Liechty Memorials: Sandra Striker, Sharon Sprunger Wulliman, Richard Beitler. Flo Fennig Memorials: Millard and Betty Schwartz, Jeffery Fennig, Nicholas Fennig, Brice and DeLora Fennig. **All memorials and/or gifts given in honor of an individual(s) will go towards the Samaritan’s Endowment Fund unless otherwise designated.

SHOW SOME HEART Bonnie Flueckiger in honor of Jerry Flueckiger, Cliff & Betty Habegger in honor of Rose Matthew, Chris & Kim Janck in honor of Saint Jeanne Jugan. Mary Able. Sarabelle Zeigler in honor of Ellen Leyse. Doris Cheeseman. Margaret Hawkins in honor of Roger Hawkins. Lou Cabral in honor of Don & Eda Sweeney. Ned Stucky in honor of Margie Stucky.


11 Derryle Pharr Mary Schaadt

Anna Marie Neuenschwander

12 Frieda Brown

Paul Bryan

17 Anna Liby

Jane Wilkin

20 Angalene Amustutz

4 Lillian Glendening 5 Helen Liechty Estella Nussbaum

15 Elva Taube

22 Naomi Wiederkehr 25 Marjorie DeArmond 28 Henrietta Augsburger

Doris Sprunger

Barbara Liechty

6 Florence Myers

29 Sally Schneider

7 Jeanette Baumgartner Agnes Bubp 8 Elizabeth Meyer

Charles Spurgeon Grace Whetstone 31 John Zher

Merlin K. Sprunger Eileen Stauffer


SWISS VILLAGE 5K RUN/WALK & SENIOR 1 MILE WALK In celebration of Swiss Village’s 45th Anniversary, Swiss Village will be hosting a 5k Run/Walk & Senior 1 mile walk on Saturday, April 13 at 9:00 a.m. Please visit Swiss Village’s website at for more details, registration materials, and course map. The first 100 registrations will receive a drawstring backpack. This race is part of the Adams County 5k Run/Walk Challenge. Please join us at the Arthur & Gloria Muselman Wellness Pavilion for a fun race with unique awards for the top three finishers per age group, gender, and overall female and male winners. The race will take place at the Arthur & Gloria Muselman Wellness Pavilion located at 1201 Emmental Drive in Berne. Registration materials may also be picked up at the Museleman Wellness Pavilion Front Desk or Swiss Village Front Desk. For more information please contact Sarah Conrad, Wellness Pavilion Director at 260.589.4496.


Richard and Marlene Zeigler (52 Years)

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SPRING BOOK FAIR WITH BOOKS ARE FUN — Books Are Fun will be holding a book fair at Swiss Village Retirement Community on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. Books Are Fun’s product selection includes children’s storybooks, classics, Easter books & gifts, educational books, Mother’s Day & Father’s Day gifts, graduation gifts, New York

Michelle McIntosh

Times Bestsellers, stationary & gift items; and general interest books such as cooking, sports, gardening, reference, and multicultural titles. Books Are Fun partners with more than 400 leading publishers and vendors to bring you the newest, most relevant product assortments available in the industry. Purchases made at the Fair will allow Books Are

Fun to donate books to the Kinder Haus Day Care Library. For more information contact Michelle McIntosh, Director of Marketing at 260.589.3173 or visit

SENIOR EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR 2013 AT WELLNESS PAVILION — The Arthur & Gloria Muselman Wellness Pavilion staff has planned a full schedule of events for seniors. The events will take place once a month and are open to any senior 55+, you do not need to be a member of the Muselman Wellness Pavilion to participate in these scheduled events. The 2013 calendar includes Shamrock Floats


Christmas Walkway of Lights. These events are free with exception of the daytrips, and meals. For more details and a complete calendar of events please visit or contact the Wellness Pavilion at 260.589.4496. The Arthur & Gloria Muselman Pavilion looks forward to serving you.

Heidi Schoeneman

The infants have had lots of fun making valentine art. They used stickers, cookie cutters and finger paints. The toddlers made valentine card holders and learned what the shape of a heart looked like. The 2 year olds have enjoyed making hand-print roses,

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and Story Telling with Willa Kay Sprunger, a Spring Brunch, a Daytrip to Shipshewana and Essenhaus in Middleberry, Golf Cart Tours, Pool Tourney, Make it and Take it Card Craft, Day Shopping Trip with Lunch, Eurchre Tournament, Healthy Cooking Demonstration, Christmas Carry-in, and Bus trip to see the Marion

Michelle McIntosh

loveable mice and heart collages. They also enjoyed passing out valentines to friends during their classroom party. The three year old room has been learning about Valentine’s Day. They also enjoyed passing out valentines to friends (Cont. Page 6)

Hunter Lehman and Kale Beer proudly displaying their tower they built out of blocks that were made in the wood working shop by the late Herman Fosnaugh almost 12 years ago!

March 2013


Teri Sank


Cole Rupp

This month we had a packed house for cooking with Esther Ray, only for the residents to find out that Esther Ray had been replaced by the maintenance staff. How could this be good? The Pictures is Terry maintenance s t a f f Lehman and Randy Cooking demonstrated how to Reynolds for Esther Ray. make G o o ey Louie Sandwiches and served them with chips. Everyone loved them. We will see who is cooking next month.

The highlight for Bl u m e n g ar t e n t h is month has been the new baby grand piano that is now in the lower Blumengarten area! The residents have truly Pictures are several enjoyed hearing music r e s i d e n t s p l a y i n g before meals. We have dominoes one evening had several guests come in Blumengarten. in and play for the residents as well. The piano music quickly gathers a crowd. We continue to have great fun with dominoes and other board games.



February may be the shortest month of the year, but we managed to pack it very full of fun activities. We celebrated Valentine’s Day are several residents and President’s Pictured enjoying a game . Day with food and fun and trivia. Cookies or cherry pie, anyone? Music was a highlight of the month as well. Jane Summer came to play the violin, and the Stuckey Family brought a Saturday afternoon of music for our residents to enjoy. Chester Longenberger and Fred Walker delighted us with programs of even more memory stirring songs. And how we enjoyed the foods… cherry cheesecake, oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies, banana splits, plus our monthly McDonald’s luncheon and a flavorful resident-planned special luncheon.

Can you name the only President that did not get married? More on that in a moment. Last month we had m a n y celebrations and fun games. We Pictured is Loretta Brooks had a Valentine’s enjoying a special treat. Day party in which we played games like, “Name the Famous couple,” “Unscrambled Hearts,” and many more. We sang many favorite love songs, like “Let me call you sweetheart”. We finished with a special Valentine’s Day treat. We also had a pizza party for all the February birthdays. We had Pizza King Pizza, peaches and red velvet cake. It was yummy!! There was also a celebration for Presidents Day. We learned a little more about each President and their families. Did you know to the answer to the question? It’s President James Buchanan.

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Donna Stout

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SOUTH CAMPUS WELLNESS — We are just past the halfway point in our Winter Wellness Journey. It is entitled “Back Home Again in Indiana.” We have 25 people doing the study of Indiana each week and/or doing some cardiovascular exercise of their choice (walking, biking, Nustepping or swimming). We have also handed out pedometers and many people enjoy seeing how many steps they take in a

Emily Arnold & Rachel Rosswurm day. You can get a lot of steps, just inside the walls of Swiss Village. We celebrated the halfway point with a party and enjoyed some traditional Indiana foods. The menu included hamburgers with “all the fixings”, strawberries and corn on the cob. At the conclusion of our journey all residents participating will be invited to take an actual trip with us.

Art & Gloria Muselman Wellness Pavilion — The Arthur & Gloria Muselman Wellness Pavilion would like to invite any senior 55+ for Shamrock Floats and Story Telling. Join us as we enjoy wonderful stories told by Story Teller Willa Kay Sprunger on Friday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the Arthur & Gloria Muselman Wellness Pavilion.

Therapy —

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Andrea Miller

Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend this event. For more information contact Sarah Conrad, Wellness Pavilion Director at 260.589.4496 or visit The Wellness Pavilion Staff look forward to serving you. We hope to see you at this event.

Shamrock Floats & Story Telling March 15 at the Wellness Pavilion.

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Tara Farlow

Our brain is truly amazing. Ever heard the term “use it or lose it”? This statement is scientifically proven to be true when it relates to the brain. It is estimated that the human b r ain pro du ces 70, 000 thoughts on an average day. As we age, our brains produce less

Pictured are residents from last years Wellness Journey Trip. We look forward to our Journey this year.

of certain chemicals that help the brain function. You can improve your brain function with games, exercise, good food, and socializing. Making the right choices for your lifestyle can directly influence your brain function today and in the future.

During their classroom party. The three year old room has been learning about Valentine’s Day. They made heart collages and practiced forming hearts in shaving cream. The 4 & 5’s have spent the month talking about Health and Nutrition. They learned what food is healthy for them and what is not.

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Jennifer Lehman, Director of Volunteers

Serving with your hands while giving of your heart has become the motto for Swiss Village volunteers. We are so thankful to have many wonderful individuals and groups who give a few hours of their time each week or month to help make a difference in the lives of residents, children, and community members. If you are interested in joining our volunteer team, please visit our website or stop by my office to find further information. We hope you will find the joy of volunteering.


Michelle McIntosh Swiss Village presents Saturday Night at the Village. Fun free entertainment will be provided the second Saturday of every month from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, Sonshine Boys will be performing southern gospel music. The Sonshine Boys hail from Logansport, Indiana. As a Southern Gospel group, they have traveled around Indiana, southern Michigan, Ohio, and into Kentucky, spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ through song. “We love to sing His Word and uplift His name as Lord and Savior,” said the Sonshine Boys. 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, March 9, in Swiss Village’s Auditorium.

NEW EMPLOYEES Swiss Village welcomes several new staff members this month. Janelle Jackson - CNA in Healthcare, Shelby Anderson - CNA in Healthcare, Kristen Lehmann - CNA in Healthcare, Elaine Boze - RN in Blumengarten, Cindy Miller - Healthcare Activities. Please remember if you have not mailed back your Village News address update form yet. Please do so soon.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STAFF 4 4 4 5 5 6 8 9 10 10 10 11 12 14 16 16 17 18 18 19 20 21 21 22 23 25 26 26 27 27 28 28 30 31

March Matthew J. Garber Brenda H. Miller Brooks R. Lefever Kia A. Baughn Derick A. Bailey Jodie S. Muhlenkamp Chase J. Ingle Steven J. Sommer Bethany F. Busche Ashley L. Campbell Dexter C Miller Bonnie L. Blythe Stormi L. Toland Traci L. Hilfiker Jennifer S. Hirschy Taylor R. Turner Heather L. Kongar Julie A. Hurt Rhonda L. May Stephen W. Stout Kathleen E. Quillen Shaun R. Bertsch Janet L. Hardesty Shannon C. Dunn Brittany N. Studebaker Rebecca J. Krueckeberg Paul G. Zerby Vicki A. Simmons Shirley E. Green Amanda J. Koehler Sawyer S Shane Brianna L. Nevil Samantha J McAbee Erin E. Steury

Village News compiled by: Tammy Seffernick

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CHARITABLE GIVING NEWS — Jennifer Lehman, Director of Development / Volunteers

Did you know that there is a way to donate so that you can help residents of Swiss Mar. Event Village, while offering you tax 9 Saturday Night At Village benefits now and for years to come? It’s called a Charitable Shamrock Floats & Story 15 Gift Annuity and here’s how it Telling Wellness Pavilion works. John & Jane Doe who 22 Book Fair are 68 years old decide that they would like to give $25,000 Apr. to Swiss Village’s Samaritan’s Swiss Village 5k Run/Walk Endowment Fund to help 13 & Senior 1 mile Walk– 9am residents in need. Since this is a Charitable Gift Annuity they will be able to take a $5,034 tax deduction which may save them $1,661. They will also get Be sure to check the Swiss Village a payout every 6 months of Website at $1,100 for life with over $900 for the complete listing of this months Residential and Healthcare of their payout being tax free Activities. for 21 years! The percentage of return you will receive will vary depending on your age. Through this option there are many benefits provided to you,


including the joy of knowing that you are helping out those in need. Gifts of many sizes can be done on a Charitable Gift Annuity to match your giving interest. If you want to learn more about this option and how it will work for you, please feel free to contact me and I’d be happy to sit down and discuss more specifics. We want to thank everyone who gave to the "Share Some Heart" campaign last month. Through your generous donations we were able to help to support those in need through our Samaritan's Endowment Fund. We truly appreciate all of the support that you provide for the residents here at Swiss Village.

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