October Newsletter, Autumn’s Promise Assisted Living

file7691286497067_resizeOctober 2014

October Newsletter, Autumn’s Promise Assisted Living. As September came to a close and the weather became cooler, we enjoyed working on different projects to bring in October and Fall!

In September, we began our cookbook club. We are planning a meal and starting our recipe book. We enjoyed homemade milk shakes on a sunny afternoon. Residents reminisced about hunting and fishing while looking at “opening” bow hunting weekend pictures. We shared our knowledge on the USA and talked about our past vacations. We ended September by making and enjoying homemade salsa and a cold beer!

Autumns Promise continues to welcome new Residents and Staff as our “family” here continues to grow!    See you soon!

We wish you all a happy and safe Halloween!




What’s New?!

Happy Birthday!



10/01: Kayla W., CNA
10/01: Bethany J., Dietary Aide



Special Events-Mark Your Calendars!

October 7th, 2014 @ 2:30pm: Flu Shots

October 13th, 2014 all day: Wear PINK For Support Breast Cancer Awareness

October 23rd, 2014 @ 7pm: Family Support Group

October 27th, 2014: RSVP for Family Night

October 29th, 2014 @ 6pm: Family Night – Pumpkin Carving

October 31st, 2014: Trick-or-Treat

November 10th, 2014 @ 10:30am: Music with Roger Walburn


Join Us!

For our second annual…

October 29, 2014 @ 6 PM

Bring your best pumpkin carving tools and ideas

Please RSVP By October 27 to assist us in planning accordingly!








  • Picture Permission Slips
    Pictures of us will only be used as advertisement and for our newsletter. You may decline to have pictures to the public and only in THIS newsletter and/or around the building. You may decline any pictures. This is very much appreciated either way you may choose.
  • RSVP
    Please remember to RSVP for our family nights to help us plan accordingly! – October 27 RSVP for our Family Night!
  • Facebook!
    Yes, we are on Facebook! Our updates include Lola’s training, employee spotlight, writings to relate to, and what is going on here!
    Like us on Facebook!
  • Volunteers
    If you or someone you know is a part of an organization that would like to join us for bingo, intense cribbage, beautiful paintings, and more – please let Sam, Ginger, or Nicole know! We would love to have you join us as do our residents!


Is the month of…

Breast Cancer Awareness
Domestic Violence Awareness
Diabetes Awareness

National Celebrated Weeks in October

Week 1: Get Organized
Week 2: Fire Prevention

Go Pack Go!

10/02 @ 7:20pm- Packers VS Vikings
10/12 @ 12pm- Packers @ Dolphins
10/19 @ 12pm- Packers VS Panthers
10/26 @ 7:30pm- Packers @ Saints
The Game is Always Playing in the Great Room with Our Surround Sound in the Dining Room or in the Theater Room! We Don’t Miss A Game Here!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month


10/10: We will be making Breast Cancer ribbon pins for families and friends to show our support

10/13: Wear PINK to support Breast Cancer Awareness!



Support Group

Autumn’s Promise is inviting family members and friends of their loved ones to have the opportunity to share feelings, problems, ideas, and information with others experiencing the same situations.

Autumn’s Promise Support Group will be confidential. This will be a place to share and learn from the others about the different experiences with their loved one and the aging process. This group is designed to be informational about disease and caregiving, remind us we are not alone, encourage us not to forget our own health, talk each other through difficult times and of course, share memories good times.

When: October 23, 2014 @ 6:30pm
Where: Autumns Promise

Risa Janowski,M.S., LPC, AACC, will be joining us with Samantha Eklund, Autumn’s Promise Activity and Wellness Director.



September Newsletter, Autumn’s Promise Assisted Living

September Newsletter, 2014

Our lovely Jar Aquariums!

August has flown right by! As someone reminded us on August 25th
There are only 4 months until Christmas!

Last month we enjoyed visiting, bingo, and cookies with the Summer Stretch group from Pilgrim Lutheran! In our September newsletter, we have a lot to share with you. All Residents have successfully tried new ‘socials’ such as orange creamsicles, cupcakes, Hawaiian parties, and s’mores! We have been feeding the birds with our own homemade bird feeders too.

We continue to make posters for others to see our views on a variety of topics. These posters are on display in the activity room. Our favorite creations last month were “no maintenance” Jar Aquariums that are placed throughout the building for viewing!

Autumn’s Promise is excited to be welcoming New Residents and additional Staff in the weeks to come! We continue to invite family and friends to join us for all of our activities, socials and games! Hope to see you sometime this month!

We wish you all a warm and happy end to the Summer!

Happy Autumn!


What’s New?!

Happy Birthday!

balloon_clip_art09/01- Virginia
09/02- Donna
09/03- Helen
09/04- Sam, Wellness Coordinator
09/12- Wendy, Facility Manager
09/16- Art
09/18- Nicole, Administrator


Happy Anniversary!

Dorothy & Roland – September 10th

Special Events-Mark Your Calendars!

September 9 @ 10am – Music with Roger Walburn

September 24 @ 6pm – Family Night

September 30 – Sign-Up Due To Nicole For Flu Vac Clinic

October 7 – Flu Vaccination Clinic

Looking Ahead:     October 15 @ 6pm – Family Night:  “Name That Musical with John”

Words of Wisdom

Best Travel and Vacation Recommendation

Advice From: Art, Ruth, Roland, Dorothy, Janice, & Pete

  • “Always pack snacks but stop at new restaurants on the way!”
  • “Take the “super highways” if you want to get there fast!”
  • “Always travel by car (unless you have to cross the oceans); it truly is the best way to travel!”
  • “If you don’t have to be somewhere in a certain time frame… take the scenic route!”
  • “The best vacation recommendation would be to go NORTH; go to WISCONSIN, take all the back roads, country roads, and see the different parts of nature.”

(For additional vacation advice…see the Vacation Poster on the Activity Room Wall)

July Jeopardy Winnings!

TEAM 1: 2000 points
Pete, Shirley, Janice, Donna, Roland, Dorothy, Lorraine S.
TEAM 2: 3200 points
Virginia, Millie, Evelyn, Rose Mary, Art, Ruth

September’s Layout

  • “Heart of the Matter”: There is always time to tell someone how much we love and appreciate them.
  • California Dreamin’ Social: We’ll explore California’s landmarks, discuss vacations to Cali, and enjoy California Raisins while we chat.
  • Good Neighbors: We will start building houses, with our own special touches, to begin a neighborhood for our “meet & greet” social in October.
  • Fleece Hats & Dog Toys: We will tie fleece hats and fleece dog tug toys to donate to the child’s advocacy and the humane society.
  • Wisconsin Outdoor Fun/Survival Success: Last month we discussed a mutual love for Wisconsin! Using wisconsinoutdoorfun.com, we will view pictures of our beloved state and discuss different strategies for survival in the great outdoors.
  • Salsa Social: For a fun addition to our socials, we are going to make our own salsa to enjoy with chips and beverages!
  • Autumn Social & Fall Book Making: We will enjoy hot apple cider while making an Autumn’s Promise “Book of Fall”.
  • Checker Tournament: In honor of National Checker’s Day, we will have our own Checkers Tournament.
  • Cookbook Club: We will plan a meal for lunch and supper for Autumns Promise and at our second meet we will begin our “Fall/Winter/Holiday Recipe Book”.
  • Healthy Aging: How well are we aging? We’ll find out and ways to improve



  • Picture Permission Slips
    With signed permission, pictures of Residents will be used for Facebook, newsletters, our webpage and in the facility. You may accept or decline any or all of the above by signing the photo release form. Please return the forms to our office at your earliest convenience.
    Streus’ Pharmacy will be holding a flu vaccination clinic at Autumn’s Promise on October 7, 2014. Please notify Nicole, no later then September 30, 2014, you wishes to participate!
  • Facebook!
    Yes, we are on Facebook! Updates include Lola’s training, employee spotlight, interesting articles on seniors and senior related topics and of course, pictures of events and projects!
    “Like” us on Facebook Today!
  • Volunteers
    If you, or someone you know, are a part of a group or volunteer organization that would like to join us for bingo, intense cribbage, beautiful paintings, and more – please contact Sam, Ginger, or Nicole! We and our Residents would love to have you join us!

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Is the month of…
Classical Music – Square Dance – Self-Improvement – Healthy Aging – Wilderness – Prostate Cancer Awareness

National Celebrated Weeks in September

09/07-09/14: Assisted Living Week

09/21-09/27: Active Aging Week





July Newsletter, Autumn’s Promise Assisted Living

July 2014

Nicole and Lola the therapy dogWelcome to our Autumn’s Promise Assisted Living Newsletter! Last month marked the one year since Autumns Promise has opened! We have met many new faces and have really built quiet the family! It has been very exciting and we are ready for many, many, many more years!!

We may have not made it to the zoo but… we have still got our chance to enjoy and relax out in the fresh air. Even better yet, we had volunteers from United Health Care come for a very enjoyable visit for everyone.

We have introduced our very own ‘Autumns Promise Therapy Puppy in Training’ by Nicole! Lola, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, is bringing many smiles and “awes” to Autumns Promise. Lola is here with us Monday through Friday-So stop by Nicole’s office and see her. It is our ‘promise’ she is the cutest little lovable puppy!!


July 4th banner

We Wish You All A Safe & Happy 4th!

Fun fourth of July jokes:

What is the difference between a duck and George Washington?

one has a bill on its face and the other’s face is on a bill!

What did one flag say to the other flag?

Nothing, It just waved!

Watermelon for fourth of July picnic

Our 4th of July Picnic!
  • BBQ Chicken on the grill
  • Tuna Salad
  • Pasta Salad
  • Watermelon
  • Angel Food Cake w/ red, white& blue berries

    Happy Birthday!

    Lorraine O. – 17th 
    Ginger – 22nd
    Ruth – 28th

    Happy Anniversary!

    Ruth & Art: July 17th

Activity Department – New!

There are new ideas added to our calendar! Here are some of the new activities and their description!

Cocktail Hours: We will bring back our cocktail hours this month! We will be tasting flavored daiquiris, beer & popcorn, and wine & cheese!

Reminisce: Focuses on a person’s life from early years through the present; focusing on a specific time period or around such life events and/or experiences.

Artistic Expressions: Uses artistic abilities (even if limited) to create, relax, explore, share, and release feelings/thoughts through color, molds, paper…etc.

Timeslips: Using a photograph and series of questions will build a story that is opening, unlimited to freedom of imagination.

Book Making: Using magazines and newspapers cutting and pasting pages of the topic and putting together on a page- each time, each page is a page in our story.

What’s in the Bag?!: A bag will be filled with an object or objects and we will pass around and guess what is in the bag- the one closest or guesses correctly wins a prize!

Special Events!

July 4th: Picnic Lunch
June 17th: Big Game of Jeopardy!
July 23rd: Music with Roger Hartwig
September 9th: Music with Roger Walburn


“About Me” Life Timeline

As Autumns Promise continues to grow and much pride is taken for knowing our residents and staff, we would like to begin a project. Part of our staff-resident one-on-ones we would like to begin an “about me” or a life timeline of our residents. Each staff member is paired with a resident, and will spend 1-3 days a week with them for 10-20 minutes. During this time we would like to get to know them. We need your help as their family member to bring in pictures and any other information to get to know your loved one. We will make posters of their “about me” or life timeline. We believe this is truly important for memory, social aspects, and reflections. This will give your loved one a chance to re-tell their life, events, and accomplishments in a 1-on-1 setting. After information is collected, together they will use their creative skills to put together a poster. After the poster is complete as a group we will discuss and reminisce together. We will be completing this during July. Any information, pictures, awards…etc. that you are able to provide us will be much help!

Thank you!!!!!

Any questions please see Nicole or Sam. 🙂

United Healthcare VolunteersWe would like to send another “Big Thank You” to all the volunteers from United Health Care. As we were bummed by the rain, we couldn’t have asked for a better day! Starting with three dozen donuts, one-on-ones to just sit and chat, then followed by beading jewlery, Rummy 500, cribbage, and a big game of Bingo…by lunch we were exhausted!

Thank you again for making our day enjoyable and memorable!


July Is the month of…

Unlucky weddings, hot dogs, blueberries, ice cream, anti-boredom, UV Safety, picnics, parks, firework safety, Juvenile Arthritis Awareness, & Social Wellness

  • Social Wellness is nurturing yourself and your relationships.
  • Social wellness is a vital piece of human being wellness.
  • Social Wellness prevents isolation and reduces stress.
  • Social Wellness promotes the ability to share your feelings, thoughts, ideas, and dreams.
  • So… reach out – communicate – build relationships – respect.




“The most wasted of all days, is one without laughter.”

-E.E. Cummings