6th Annual “Capturing the Moments” 5K a success!

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Runners gather at the start of the race

Thank you! It was another successful year! Final numbers are in and Eventide Heartland brought in almost $3,600 at our 6th Annual “Capturing the Moments” 5K in September. We had an amazing turnout and a gorgeous fall day.  Thanks to everyone who participated;  your support in raising awareness for those living with Alzheimer’s in our community is appreciated by so many! See you next year!

 

 

 

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Perfect day!

 

Eventide Fargo taking shape – June 2015

Construction photos taken in early June! The site of Eventide Fargo is alive with activity as work continues, and changes are visible on a daily basis.

Main entrance, care center.

Main entrance, care center.

Apartments are prepped for siding and stone, and roofing in nearing completion.

Apartments are prepped for siding and stone, and roofing nears completion.

 

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We’d love to keep you updated on the news and information on Eventide Fargo, including construction progress, available tour dates, apartment selection and more. If you’d like your name added to our mailing list,  contact Alicia Gorder at 218-291-2223.

 

Resident attends reunion, thanks to Cherished Hopes

Bob Sevdes dream of attending his family reunion in Bismarck, ND came true.

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Bob and his daughter, Kate, are off to Bismarck!

Thanks to the Cherished Hopes Program, Bob was able to make the trip on July 5th, accompanied by his daughter, Kate, and Sheyenne Crossings’ staff member Lisa Engebretson. Bob spent a very memorable weekend with his family.

Bob is a resident at Sheyenne Crossings’ Care Center. The Cherished Hopes Program is a program provided by the North Dakota Long Term Care Association to assist facilities in granting wishes to residents and tenants in long term care facilities.

 

 

 

 

 

Workplace rewards

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Kristy’s workday is rewarding and fun….a great combination!

Love your job? Kristy does!

“There are so many things I enjoy here….the residents, mostly. I love their humor, and helping them with what they need. I’m kind of their ‘go to’ person. And, my co-workers are awesome. Everyone cares about each other. This is a great place to be.”

–   Kristy Ringuette, Office Assistant, Fairmont

Let’s get moving!

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Wellness center helps make fitness fun!

Health and wellness are important to you – and to us. Eventide is committed to providing health education and wellness programs to help our residents feel better and live better.

At Eventide on Eighth, 200 residents are using the Haugo Wellness Center each week! It’s never too late to take steps to improve your overall health and enjoy the benefits of being active!

Our wellness program is sensible and easy — to make living here even more fun, satisfying and inspiring. Educational and wellness-related programs encourage fitness and social connections. And, because active, physically fit people have fewer injuries, recover more quickly when they do get injured, there are lots of good reasons to get moving.

Senior-focused, the Haugo Wellness Center program includes:

  • Fitness testing to evaluate your fitness level before you begin — and to measure your progress as you grow.
  • Individualized plans for your fitness goals.
  • Group classes including Walk With Ease program, tai chi, and seated yoga.
  • HUR Pneumatic Exercise Machines. These specialized exercise machines, in which the resistance is controlled through air pressure, are easy to use, gentle on joints, and have adjustable resistance
  • Additional Cardiovascular Training Machines: Treadmill, Nustep, Elliptical, Recumbent Bike and Upper Body Ergometer

 

We’ll see you at the wellness center!

 

Haugo Wellness Center

Haugo Wellness Center

Arline Follet Lends a Helping Hand

Arline FolletHer effortless smile welcomes you in, and her endless energy is amazing. “I have the time, and the energy. And besides, it’s good for me too!” Eventide resident Arline Follet responds in conversation, suggesting the benefits she receives from her volunteer escort service are equal to those whom she transports – her friends and neighbors at Linden Tree Circle.

Arline has always enjoyed walking, outdoors especially. She and her husband, Charles, spent 25 years wintering in Arizona, where she belonged to a hiking club and put on over 15 miles per week. Summer meant lake living at Bad Medicine in Minnesota. In 1963, the Follet’s had purchased a lot and built a cottage. Over the years it has been rebuilt, and today the home remains a favorite spot of her children and grandchildren. “I don’t fish or swim,” she says with a laugh, “but I’ve always loved walking in that beautiful scenery.”

Charles and Arline moved to Eventide on Eighth in November of 2006, two years after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Charles passed away shortly thereafter. Arline decided to remain in her cozy apartment, where she still lives independently, cooks for herself, and loves creating her own schedule each day.

It didn’t take Arline long to find a way to share her time and energy at Linden Tree. She recalls observing staff escorting residents to the salon, activities and worship services, and thinking to herself, “Why, I could do that!” She laughs now, thinking about how she began with one resident, and now has a weekly schedule hanging on her apartment door, detailing who is going where, and when.

Arline escorts her neighbors to the salon and the wellness center, totaling about ten trips per week. They visit along the way, sometimes stopping in the coffee shop or to pick up the mail. In October alone, she logged over 73 miles during her volunteer hours as an escort! The residents are so appreciative of her kindness, and she often reminds them that she does it because she has time and she enjoys it. “I have a hard time sitting still; my legs keep going!” In addition, she also walks on the treadmill three days a week in the wellness center, which she loves. Also an avid puzzler, you’ll find her latest work-in-progress on a table in her living room.

This amazing 92 year old credits all of the volunteers at Eventide for the variety of talents they share, and their commitment to serve others. “There are many things I can’t do,” she humbly states, “but I can push people!” And with each step she takes, her smile and gracious spirit continue to bring joy to those around her.