The blessing of the hands is something Fairview and Ebenezer have done for years. Today, during nurses week, we decided to roll it out on our own campus. No matter a person's faith background, all were welcome to join in a spiritual uplifting and short blessing of our caregivers hands. We thank Chaplain Cobb, all the care staff, and everyone who makes things possible in caring for all the residents of Martin Luther Campus.
If you missed out on the blessing today, we will be doing a second round this Friday at 10:30, 2:00, and 3:00. Hope to see you there!
Residents, family, and staff all came out to the Martin Luther Campus Memorial Garden on this beautiful day to do our own heart walk! We had 4 stations (Just like there are 4 chambers of the heart) each talking about a different part of health. We talked about stress management (BP checks), Spiritual Health (Labyrinths), Eating Healthy (Water/healthy snacks), and Exercise (Waterbottles). We are glad so many people got to get out and enjoy the sunshine with us! See you at the big heart walk at Target Field this coming Saturday!
Word continues to spread about the Older Adult Job Fair and we were happy to get to share our story with Fox 9 Anchor Leah Beno. The story covers why Luke Jenkins, Community Relations Director for Martin Luther Campus decided to start this idea, and how it has taken off like wildfire with great response from local businesses as well as many older adults who are excited to attend.
We also got to hear from local job seeker Don Morrison who spent his working years as a lather, and then worked for seven years at Rainbow Foods. You can tell he is a man who knows customer service and any of the 30 businesses that are in attendance this Thursday, April 12th from 10-2 would be lucky to have him on their team!
For more details about the Older Adult Job Fair please CLICK HERE or type in www.MartinLutherCampus.com/SeniorJobFair
Our new dietary director, Theresa Carlson, held a very well attended food council meeting where she learned the preferences of our residents. She took each concern to heart and addressed it on the spot. Many residents and staff members were happy to hear all the positive changes that she plans to implement. If you want to make your voice heard about food at Meadow Woods or the Care Center, please feel free to visit our dietary services page and Ask a Chef.
We encourage everyone to stop by at some point and have lunch with us! Mention this post to Amy and get a free lunch! 952-948-5167
We are seeking caring and compassionate individuals who enjoy enriching the lives of seniors. We would love to meet you at our Job Fair on March 13, 2018 from 1:00pm – 6:00pm!
We have positions open in the following departments:
Nursing: RNs and LPNs, CNA/NARs.
*Must have current licensure/certification
Here is what is in it for YOU!
Join us for beverages, refreshments, and GIFT CARD raffles!
We will be having a Dementia Friends Information Session Every First Tuesday of the month in partnership with the Bloomington Public Health Department. Dementia Friends is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. Developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom, the Dementia Friends initiative is underway in Minnesota and across the United States. By helping everyone in a community understand what dementia is and how it affects families, each of us can make a difference for people touched by dementia.
Download the Flyer HERE
It was a combination of the planning efforts of Heidi the Director of Activities and Events, as well as, Tommie Daye and the dietary staff to throw a very fun holiday event. Martin Luther Campus is no stranger to a festive event and today is no different.
Everyone in the community was welcomed with open arms to join in on the fun and food. Between the fancy meat and cheese spread, to the homemade chocolate covered strawberries, wash it down with a glass of white wine and call it a Happy Valentines Day!
Lent is a reverent religious observance in the Christian liturgical calendar that beings on Ash Wednesday and ends about six weeks later before Easter Sunday. The purpose of Lent is to prepare believers through prayer, fasting, and penance for the coming Celebration of Easter. An interesting fact about Ash Wednesday is that they get all the ashes from the dried palm branches gathered at the previous year's Palm Sunday.
Take a few minutes today to reflect upon your own life and ponder how you can grow in your spiritual walk today. Our chaplain David Cobb is always willing to help you along your spiritual journey no matter what your faith background is. We are blessed to have him on our campus and hope you can join us soon.
Many staff last month took part in making some beautiful clay bowls for our Empty Bowls Fundraiser to benefit our local foodshelf, VEAP. We were planning on having it be a Valentine's fundraiser on February 14th, 2018, but we will be pushing it back a few months this year. We are sorry if this is an inconvenience to anyone who is planning on coming, but we truly appreciate your support.
In the meantime, we encourage you to check out the VEAP website as to how you can make a difference now and help feed hungry Minnesotans today!
Celebrating Culinary and Nutritional Services Week 2018!
Resident Birthdays Made Extra Special!
Martin Luther Care Center Culinary and Nutritional Services staff and Chef Rickey Turner make monthly resident birthday luncheons a superb dining experience.
The team’s main goal was to make the resident’s birthday luncheon as special as possible. Together, they came up with the idea to prepare menu items of foods they don’t normally have. Thanks to the efforts and creativity of the culinary team, the menu consists of prime rib, fried rice, an assorted vegetable mix (not normally served on the regular menu) along with rolls and butter and of course, hot coffee and birthday cake!
Residents love the prime rib dinner prepared especially for them in honor of their birthday. They particularly seem to enjoy and feel good about the message the meal conveys, that they are special and so is their special day!
As we celebrate Culinary and Nutritional Services Week, we thank our Culinary and Nutritional Services team for their creativity and hard work in preparing nutritional and appetizing food, not only for special events, but for all the meals that are prepared and well planned each and every day!
Luke Jenkins - Director of Community Relations