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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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When is assisted living needed?

Assisted living residents are usually seniors who have had a slight decline in health and need assistance performing one or more activities of daily living, such as bathing, grooming or dressing. Seniors who would like to live in a social environment with little responsibilities, where care is easily accessible whenever it may be needed are the …

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Alzheimer’s Walk Totals

Thank you to everyone that has donated over the past months and those of you that came out (on a not so nice weather day) to Walk for Alzheimer’s. The Walk itself raised over $100,000 – our biggest walk ever for Rochester!!! Madonna Living Community exceeded our $3,000 goal and finished in the top ten …

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Madonna Summit’s Wildflowers Poem

I wanted to tell you how happy you have made my mom today for allowing her poem to hang in the hallway. It is an honor to have her poem included within the beautiful Madonna Summit surroundings you have created. Mom really loves her new home and that patio has especially become her happy place. …

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Madonna Living Community Named KTTC Fan Favorite

In January KTTC informed Madonna Living Community that we are named the KTTC Fan Favorite by the local and regional television viewers and website viewers. As a Fan Favorite, our business is recognized for the outstanding work not only in Rochester but southeastern Minnesota and northern Iowa.

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Support MLC through Amazon Smile

SHOPPING ONLINE? Are YOU an Amazon SHOPPER? Shopping PURCHASES made through AMAZONSMILE supports Madonna Living Community charitable organization.   What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same …

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Ardell’s Story

During the Madonna Living Community Foundation’s Celebration of Giving, Mayor Ardell Brede expressed his heartfelt sentiments of having a loved one living at Madonna Towers’ Skilled Nursing Care Center. “Judy, my wife of 56 years, has been a resident in the Madonna Towers Skilled Nursing Care Center since last summer, after having had two seizures, …

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MLC Welcomes New Administrator/CEO

Christine Bakke has accepted the position of Administrator/CEO of Madonna Living Community. She assumed her new role April 17 following the retirement of Mark Noble. Bakke comes to BHS from CentraCare Health System where she served as administrator of St. Benedict’s Senior Community, a five-star, 198-bed skilled nursing facility, St. Cloud, Minn. Previous experience includes …

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