St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield

St. John’s Circle of Care is celebrating National Skilled Nursing Care Week

St. John’s Circle of Care will celebrate National Skilled Nursing Care Week May 12-18, 2019. This year’s theme, “Living Soulfully,” will celebrate skilled nursing centers, their residents and staff, by showcasing how they achieve happy minds and healthy souls.

Every day, skilled nursing care centers assist our seniors and people with disabilities in living their happiest and best lives. Whether it’s planting, cooking, reading or listening to music, St. John’s Circle of Care pays it forward by helping individuals find their own happiness to improve their quality of life. 

 “St. John’s Circle of Care has more than 150 employees who do great work, and National Skilled Nursing Care Week is a good time to show our appreciation and acknowledge all that they do,” said Chaplain Noel Wetter. “We are so fortunate to have the Grandkids/VIK Daycare, After-school, and a Summer Children’s Program. Both our seniors and the children are equally blessed by this Intergenerational Programming.”  

“We are fortunate that our community has such a fine nursing home,” added St. John’s Foundation Director Lindsey Beyer.  The entire Community is welcomed to come and celebrate National Skilled Nursing Care Week with the residents, tenants and staff.” said Lindsey.

We are wanting to celebrate our residents, show our appreciation to our employees and highlight the special programs throughout the week.  

Monday, May 13
 — Being Grateful: Staff breakfast in the chapel from 5:00 to 8:30 a.m.; a presentation “How to Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude,” with Linda Carruthers at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.; and Movie and popcorn at 2:00 pm. 

Tuesday, May 14  Being Faithful: Living Soulfully Chapel Service at 10 am, Lunch Wagon at Springfield Market from 11:00 to 1:00 and 5 pm – 7 pm. This event is sponsored by the Circle and Change Committee and proceeds will benefit St. John’s Circle of Care. 

Wednesday, May 15 Being Peaceful: Campus Wide Ice Cream Social at 2:00 pm with ice cream treats provided by St. John’s Auxiliary; St. John’s GrandKids Pre-School Graduation 4:00 p.m.; Open House in the new St. John’s Daycare from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

Thursday, May 16  Being Joyful: How to Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude with Linda Carruthers at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.; Craig Blackstad Musical Entertainment at 2:00 in the Chapel.  

Friday, May 17  Being Playful: “Dance Your Soles Off” with the GrandKids at 10:00 a.m.; Staff and Resident Grill-Out serving Midwestern Soul Food from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The entire campus at St. John’s Circle of Care — St. John Lutheran Home, The Maples, St. John’s GrandKids and Cottonwood —  is grateful to be a part of the Springfield Area Community. Come out and celebrate with us!  Thank you for your continued support to and involvement in our Senior Living Community. 

Springfield Advance-Press

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