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Paying Tribute to the Special People Who Raised You, part II

June 15, 2018

SharonNiebur_Mom.JPGDuring the months of May and June we are honoring the special people who raised us. Whether that be a mother, a father, grandparents or another special person, we are running special contests and would love to see photos of those who are special to you. Visit our Facebook page to see some of the entries so far! Take a moment to enter our upcoming contest by submitting a photo of your special father-figure and telling us about him.

Here at Augustana Care we have several special relationships within our communities. This story is from Sharon Niebur. Sharon’s mother lives at our Hastings campus and has had multiple sclerosis (MS) for many years. Despite struggling with MS, Sharon’s mother has always had a ‘can do’ attitude and lived in her home until the age of 94!

My mother, Irene Banks, has been a resident at Augustana Hastings for the past 3 years. She is going to be celebrating her 97th birthday in September! She is an inspiration to me. One of the qualities I admire the most in my mother is her ability to accept and then adjust to new situations in her life. She does this with a positive attitude and grace. Even though living with multiple sclerosis (MS) has posed problems for her, she has always been determined and proud to be as self-reliant as possible. As her health condition has changed the past couple months she is again handling it with grace as well as the help of the caring staff at Augustana Care Hastings campus.

At Augustana Care we are inspired daily by our residents and honored that our employees entrust us with the care of their loved ones. One employee said “how telling it is about the wonderful care we provide when an employee chooses to have their loved one live within our network of communities.” We can’t agree more with that statement!

Augustana Care provides a wide variety of services and programs, including spiritual care and occupational therapy, at our locations that respond to various needs, traditions and preferences of our residents and members. To learn how to grow and evolve with Augustana Care visit our website at or call 612-238-5101