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The Cassia Life: Virtual Meetings Narrow Distancing’s Gap

The Cassia Life By Jesse Watkins, Cassia’s own resident blogger ZOOM!“We’ll meet this week as usual,” said David, my men’s group leader. “The nine of us, at my place, sort of. I’ll be sending you the… View article »
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The Face of Caring: Paige Lillquist at Augustana Lakeside

Coworkers at Augustana Lakeside in Dassel, Minnesota nominated Rehabilitation Aide Paige Lillquist for this month’s Face of Caring. She is constantly coming in early to help residents and staff during… View article »
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The Face of Caring: Leighton Hall at Valley View Village in Des Moines

Valley View Village residents in Des Moines Iowa say they know when Licensed Practical Nurse Leighton Hall is working by “the sound of his laughter floating down the halls.” Many family members praise… View article »
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The Chihuahua Wagon

By Wendi Dressen Director of Volunteer Engagement When I say “Chihuahua”, you say “Wagon”.Chihuahua. Wagon. Chihuahua! Wagon! What is a Chihuahua Wagon and what does it have to do with volunteer… View article »
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Spiritual Care: O God Beyond All Praising

By Chaplain Nancy CarlsonVice President of Spritual Care What are we to do in these uncertain times? We’ve seen the headlines, watched the news and perhaps been in contact with people around the worl… View article »
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The Cassia Life: Doctor Fear is Latrophobia

The Cassia Life By Jesse Watkins, Cassia’s own resident blogger Starting last week’s work searching for information about how, as seniors, some of us avoid going to the doctor, even when we perhaps n… View article »
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The Face of Caring: Brenna Westerberg

Brenna is employed as a certified nursing assistant and trained medication assistant at Augustana Care Moose Lake Health and Rehabilitation. However, her title should be power-lifter. She has a soluti… View article »
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The Cassia Life: Unretirement Unmasked, Why We Go Back to Work

The Cassia Life By Jesse Watkins, Cassia’s own resident blogger It’s a common dilemma. You worked hard to save money for retirement and all considered did quite well. Your savings--your investments--… View article »
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The Cassia Life: Why Computers Still Intimidate Seniors

The Cassia Life By Jesse Watkins, Cassia’s own resident bloggerWay back when small computers became available, roughly the 1980s and ‘90s, and individuals, mostly young people, began learning how to u… View article »
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Cassia Volunteers Dazzle and Amaze

By Wendi Dressen Director of Volunteer Engagement If you have been at a Cassia location lately, you have probably seen one or more of our amazing volunteers. They may have greeted you, assisted wit… View article »
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