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Madonna Car Show a cruising success – Byron Review

By Gretta Becay, Byron Review More than 25 vehicles belonging to car enthusiasts turned out for the inaugural autumn car show and party at Madonna Summit Sept 21. The theme of the party was the 1950’s and popcorn and snow cones were available as well as a buffet with hot dogs and all the fixings. …

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Christine Bakke awarded LeadingAge Minnesota Spirit of Advocacy Award

Christine Bakke, administrator/CEO, Madonna Living Community, Rochester, Minn., received the Spirit of Advocacy Award from LeadingAge Minnesota during their 2018 Annual Meeting & Leadership Forum, Brainerd, Minn., Sept. 18.  The award is given to an individual who makes outstanding contributions to advocacy on behalf of aging Minnesotans and the people who provide them with care …

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National Respect Day at Madonna Summit

Today is National Respect Day and I know it is important as it is one of the BHS Core Values. Today in Memory Care the residents and I talked about self-respect and how important it is to give yourself the respect and kind words that we often give others.  We made mirrors to symbolize reflecting on all …

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KTTC News Center at Noon

Hear about the Med-City Crab Crack from our very own Christine Bakke, CEO/Administrator of Madonna Living Community. Click the link below to hear the full segment! Christine Bakke, CEO of Madonna Living Community on KTTC News

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St. John’s Bible Open Houses

You are invited to view The Saint John’s Bible At Public Open Houses The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine monastery since the advent of the printing press more than 500 years ago.  The one-of-a-kind Heritage Edition of the Saint John’s Bible is a full-size fine art …

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Message From the CEO

A Gift that Lasts a Lifetime Jean Bernard was a resident at Madonna Towers for many years and when he passed away in 2017, he left a legacy that will help residents, families and staff for decades to come. Jean worked for Minnkota Power Cooperative in North Dakota as a radio repairman and an electronics …

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New Residents Art Therapy Programs

How do you relax when faced with life’s stresses? For seniors with physical limitations, ways to relieve stress are fewer. Yet, creating art with paint, pencil, clay, and other mediums, can help reduce stress, decrease pain, and alleviate depression by offering relaxation through light physical activity all the while boosting mood and self-esteem. Art therapy …

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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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