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News

Check this page often for valuable information and updates about what’s happening at Madonna Living Community.

 


Message from the CEO

Technology is an ever changing phenomenon in our society for the past decade and has infiltrated almost every aspect of our daily life. If you ask our residents, they would never have imagined a computer could exist when they were children and now most of us walk around with a computer so small (cell phones) …

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Madonna Veterans’ Breakfast draws a crowd

By Gretta Becay – Byron Review Madonna Summit Housing Manager Marie Peterson and Veteran Robert Melin visited before the third annual Veterans’ Breakfast hosted by Madonna Summit on Nov. 8. Photo by Gretta Becay Veterans and their spouses trickled into the Madonna Summit Veterans’ breakfast Nov. 8 beginning at 8 a.m. but by 8:30 a.m., …

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Madonna Living Community Foundation Scholarships

Two very important scholarships are annually available as a benefit to all Madonna Living Community of Rochester employees with thanks to two very special past resident families who believe in our mission of service by providing these endowed scholarships customized to the benefactor’s wishes. Congratulations to the 2018 Dr. William P. Wharton $500 Scholarship winners: …

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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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