Thank you to the VFW Everett McClay Post 1296 in Bloomington and the American Legion 550 for their combined color guard. Thank you to David Cobb our chaplain for providing a wonderful service that truly honors our veterans. Thank you to Karen Williams for playing the piano so beautifully. Most importantly, thank you to all the men and women in our armed forces who put their life on the line so we can celebrate freedom!
If you were unable to make it to our Veteran's Day Service, you can watch the livestream video on Facebook. We are also having our Meadow Song Memory Care Choir performing this Sunday at 10:30 at the Meadow Woods Chapel to honor our Veterans. We hope to see you there!
To those that regularly use our website to learn about current events, activity schedules, and updates to our services, we have reorganized how we lay things out in hopes that it is more intuitive to you and those that are new users to our website. Please feel free to take a few minutes to look around and see all that is happening on our campus, I promise you will find something you didn't know about Martin Luther Campus. 20 points if you can find where we hid Claire's Dog, Piper! Please use the "contact us" function on our website to tell us where you found that little dog. Have a great day!
Martin Luther Campus is looking for a quality painter to work full-time in Bloomington Minnesota.
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October 4th is known as the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, who was a man born into a well to do family and started his life out in a very worldly frame of mind. After an illness, he gave up his worldly mentality and devoted himself to a life of poverty and spiritual growth. He is known as the patron saint of animals and in honor of this, we encouraged staff, residents, and visitors to bring in their animals to get a blessing by our chaplain, David, who graciously has stepped into the role of St. Francis today.
Thank you to everyone who made our first Annual Oktoberfest at Martin Luther Campus a smashing success! We had such a larger community turnout than we expected and we love it! Next year we will be thinking even bigger so we can continue to accommodate all of our schnitzel nibblin', polka lovin' neighbors and family members! See you next year!
Ebenezer is entering our 100th year in business and we're growing at an unprecedented rate! Come grow with us! Are you a caring and compassionate individual who enjoys enriching the lives of seniors? We would love to meet you at our Job Fair on We have positions open in the following departments:
Nursing: RNs and LPNs, CNA/NARs,
Immediate interviews will be conducted! Refreshments and gift drawings!
Why work for Ebenezer? Ebenezer employees work as a team to provide the highest quality care to those we serve. Our employees don’t work simply to collect a paycheck; they truly work to make a difference in the lives of older adults in their communities. Ebenezer has been consistently recognized as a Minnesota Top Workplace by the Star Tribune. Here are some of the reasons why:
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On September 7th, Marysue Moses, the Dementia Care Program Coordinator at Ebenezer, shared some great resources how to be a more effective caregiver for those those loved ones with dementia.
We learned that there are three phases of dementia, and different techniques and tools for you to use in each of those three phases:
Phase 1 is when an individual loses their adult learning skills that make it difficult to find the right words, have critical thinking skills and might develop irrational fears. The best thing to do is to stop arguing with the individual, but instead empathize and validate the person. Meet them where they are instead of bringing them to you.
Phase 2 is when that person loses their adolescent learning, such as having control over their emotions, their organizational skills, and they may develop delusions. Something to think about that can help is to give structure to their routine, give verbal cues, and remember the 5 W's when you are validating their situation.
Phase 3 is when someone loses their childhood learning that might cause them to become overstimulated easily, might misuse objects, and will rummage, fiddle, hoard, and gather. The biggest thing to remember is this person is NOT a child, simply break down their routine into simpler tasks, ask yes/no questions, and give lots of compliments. Everyone wants to be told how wonderful they are, no matter their stage in life.
Aside from resources for taking care of others, it is also very important to take care of yourself. Give yourself permission to slow down and trust your instincts! It is always a learning process and don't be afraid to ask for help from others! At the Martin Luther Campus we have Respite, Stay-By-The-Day, and Adult Day Programs designed to help carry the weight of care-giving.
If you would like more information on any of our services and resources related to dementia, Alzheimer's, or our memory care program Dimensions, Click Here.
Luke Jenkins - Director of Community Relations