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Floral creations brighten residents’ day – Byron Review

By Gretta Becay Students from Byron High School Floral Design classes from brought flower arrangements to the residents of Madonna Summit on March 28. It was the end of the quarter for the class. Residents were able to take the arrangements to their apartments or enjoy them in the common areas of the facility. Photos …

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Talking with a parent about transitioning to senior living

It’s not always easy to talk with an aging parent or loved one about a need for additional care that may lead to a move out of the family home – whether it’s assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing or even independent living – but ignoring issues won’t make them go away. Doing nothing or delaying …

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Meet the MLC Spiritual Care Department

The Spiritual Care Department at Madonna Living Community provides spiritual care to all of our residents. We offer worship services for Protestant and Catholic faiths several times each week. In addition to our worship services, we offer one to one visits, spiritual care assessments, liturgical celebrations, weekly spiritual care groups with the residents in our …

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Message from the CEO

2017 was a very important year for Madonna Towers – it represented our 50 years of serving Rochester area seniors. As we celebrated this anniversary, we reflected on the many changes that happened over the years that have made Madonna Towers so successful. When first built, Madonna Towers was essentially in the middle of a …

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Byron High School’s Grand Challenge Design Class

Byron High School’s Grand Challenge Design class is designing new products centered around the needs of their users. Our first user group is independent living residents. We found a strong local partner in Madonna Summit in Byron where a group of weekly volunteers help our students. The process started with students learning more about the …

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Non-Profit of the Year Award

Madonna Living Community of Rochester and Byron received the 2017 Non-Profit Business of the Year award from the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce on Feb 1st.  Every year, the chamber calls for local businesses to nominate organizations that have made a positive impact on the community. The following text was read as the award was …

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The Saint John’s Bible to tour Benedictine Health System communities

In honor of the 125th anniversary of our sponsors, the Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery, Duluth, Minn., the Benedictine Health System is bringing The Saint John’s Bible to all of our communities. In partnership with the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, the first handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine monastery in more than …

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BHS students design futuristic tools for seniors

Photo: Byron High School Design Class teacher Andy Pethan guides Madonna Summit resident Bill Manthey as Manthey tours a ‘house’ inside this virtual reality system. Student Bergen Burkhardt demonstrated the system to the residents as part of an outreach for the class. The students went on to develop prototypes of gadgets the residents could find …

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Never Far From Home

Daryl Glassmaker committed to his hometown BY LEON HANSON – Generations of TODAY Magazine Where is home? It’s an interesting question, and it will likely return as many unique answers as the number of people you ask. If you ask Daryl Glassmaker, his answer may come in the form of a few different stories and …

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