Horoscopes and Birthdays
. Those born September 1 to 22 are hardworking, practical Virgos. Virgos are often
kind and dedicated caregivers. They are at home in the company of animals. Often September 2011
reserved, Virgos shy away from attention. Libras born between September 23 and
30 seek balance and harmony just like their symbol, the scales. They are very
social, seek compromise, and have strong powers of critical thinking
Grand Meadows Senior Living
Resident and Staff Birthdays 1420 Prairie Avenue
Glencoe, MN 55336
9/1 - Beulah Buhman 9/16 - Nicole Vorasane (320)-864-5577
9/3 - Peggy Tapper 9/18 - Melvin Wolter
9/7 - Vera Picha 9/27 - Betty Knick Better
9/13 - LaVonne Schleeter 9/29 - Martha Stoeckmann Breakfast Words from our Director: Brianne Wolters
9/15 - Sara Brown 9/30 - Stanley Katzenmeyer
The First Day of Autumn…
Monthly Recipe: Lemon Squares Happy Cat
The coming of fall is bittersweet for only days of the year in which the
1 c. flour 2 Tbsp. lemon juice Month hours of day and night are equal as
some, but for others, it's the best
½ c. butter or margarine, softened ½ tsp. baking powder the Sun crosses the celestial
time of the year! In some parts of
¼ c. powdered sugar ¼ tsp. salt Labor Day equator. The Earth's axis isn't tilted
North America, the landscape turns
1 c. granulated sugar 2 eggs at all, and with no tilt, the North and
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix thoroughly flour, butter, and
September 5 vibrant shades of orange and red
and there is a freshness in the air South Poles are virtually straight up
powdered sugar in a small bowl. Press evenly with hands in bottom and down.
Grandparents that is unrivaled by any other
and about 5/8 inch up sides of an ungreased square 8x8x2-inch pan.
Day season. In the South, the heavy
(If dough is too sticky, flour fingers). Bake 20 minutes. From here on out, the temperatures
heat of Sun lessens and there is a
Beat remaining ingredients in a medium bowl on medium speed September 11 begin to drop and the days start to
until light and fluffy. Pour over hot crust. Bake just until no indentation get shorter.
remains when touched lightly in center, about 25 minutes. Cool; cut International The word equinox comes from the
into bars. Housekeepers Latin words for "equal night." The
Week fall and spring equinoxes are the
GRAND GREETINGS TO OUR NEWEST RESIDENT September 11-17
8/1- ELINOR PLACE Staff Spotlight: Elizabeth Barrington
Pastor Don’s Corner: Picking Day Elizabeth Barrington is an
overnight home health aide, who
By: Pastor Don Urbach, Grand Meadows’ Chaplain started working at Grand Meadows
The decision by the Worship & Wellness Committee to have a First Day of in April of 2010.
session of coffee with Pastor Don was a success for trial one. There were She was born in Shakopee;
Autumn however grew up in Brooklyn Park.
eight who came to hear about our granddaughter’s wedding on the Lake of September 23
the Ozarks in Osage Beach, Missouri and to see pictures of the wedding Elizabeth has an 18-month old son
and the Kansas reception. named Cortez and is expecting
Good Neighbor another son on September 14.
In our next Coffee with Pastor Don, we will switch from my giving
information to those who gather for the event. We would like you (the Day Elizabeth has five brothers and
attendees) to tell about yourself before you came to Grand Meadows, September 28 two sisters.
She loves baking, cooking, her job here at Grand Meadows.
where you lived, where you worked, things you like, etc. Please make sure and congratulate
We are continuing our worship services on the third and fourth playing with her son and going to
Fall Astronomy the Minnesota State Zoo. Elizabeth after her baby boy is
Sundays of the month at 1:30 PM. I will also continue visiting with Birthday Week born!!
people in their apartments and visiting with those who agreed to having Elizabeth is always a helping
September 26 - hand to the residents and enjoys
anytime visits. Remember, please, all of my visits are to get to know you a
bit better, never-ever attempting to sway you from your religious beliefs. October 2
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Healthy Living: Activities & Adventures
By: DeeAnn Hartsuiker, RN - Home Care Director at Grand Meadows By: Sara Brown - Community Life Coordinator at Grand Meadows
September is National greater the risk. You can have Fall Prevention Class the program is to have a quick
NationalEducation Month, aEducation Month not know it.
high cholesterol and Offered This Fall balance evaluation. On,
good time to get your blood Lowering cholesterol levels that Wednesday, September 8, Angela
cholesterol checked and take are too high lessens your risk for I am pleased to announce Hansen, Wellness Coordinator for
steps to lower it, if it is high. developing heart disease and that Grand Meadows will be Tealwood, will be at Grand
National Cholesterol Education reduces the chance of having a offering an exciting new Balance Meadows to give 10-minute
Month is also a good time to learn heart attack or dying of heart Program. The class will include evaluations for residents to measure
about lipid profiles and about food disease. stretching, balance exercises and individual’s balance and stability.
and lifestyle choices that help you walking exercises incorporating After the six-week program there will
reach personal cholesterol goals. dumbbells, dyna discs, and small be a final evaluation to measure if
High blood cholesterol affects over exercise balls into the exercise there is any improvement in
65 million Americans. It is a routine. The goal of the class is balance.
serious condition that increases to strengthen participant’s core There is a sign-up for the
your risk for heart disease. The (the stomach and back). The ½ September 8 Balance Test located
higher your cholesterol level, the hour class will meet Monday, in the lounge.
Wednesday, at 10:30 AM for
eight weeks, beginning Monday,
What Affects Cholesterol physical activity can help lower September 19.
Levels? LDL (bad) cholesterol and raise The first step in beginning
A variety of things can affect HDL (good) cholesterol
levels. It also helps you lose
cholesterol levels. These are
weight. You should try to be
National Neighborhood Night Out Gathering
things you can do something
about: physically active for 30 minutes
On, Tuesday, August 2 from 2:00-
■ Diet. Saturated fat and on most, if not all, days.
4:00 PM, Grand Meadows
cholesterol in the food you eat What Do Your Cholesterol
celebrated the National
make your blood cholesterol level Numbers Mean?
Neighborhood Night Out by
go up. Everyone age 20 and older should
Pictured above: Lorraine enjoying Dairy Queen Dilly Bars
Saturated fat is the main culprit, have their cholesterol measured at Dietz, Margaret Style, and and playing card and dice games.
but cholesterol in foods also least once every 5 years. It is best Phyllis Senske Local police officers Jim Raiter
matters. Reducing the amount of to have a blood test called a
and Kevin Dietz stopped by to join
saturated fat and cholesterol in “lipoprotein profile” to find out your
in our activities. A drawing was
your diet helps lower your blood cholesterol numbers. This blood
held during the event for Bump’s
cholesterol level. test is done after a 9- to 12-hour
Gift Certificates and Grand
■ Weight. Being overweight is a fast and gives information about
Meadows Coffee Mugs.
risk factor for heart disease. It also your:
tends to increase your cholesterol. ■ Total cholesterol Door Prize Winners:
Losing weight can help lower your ■ LDL (bad) cholesterol – the
main source of cholesterol buildup Bump’s Gift Certificates:
LDL and total cholesterol levels, as Martha Stoeckmann
well as raise your and blockage in the arteries
HDL and lower your triglyceride ■ HDL (good) cholesterol – helps
levels. keep cholesterol from building up Grand Meadows’ Coffee Mugs: Top Picture : Martha Stoeckmann, June
in the arteries Pictured above: Jeanette Spiering, Lorraine Dietz, Officer Kevin
■ Physical Activity. Not being Willard Meier
Voelz with her daughter, Dietz, Margaret Style, and Phyllis
physically active is a risk factor for ■ Triglycerides – another form of Kay, at Winthrop’s
Phyllis Senske Senske. Lower Picture: Loretta Ide, Arden
heart disease. Regular fat in your blood Country Drive-in Outing. Bullert, Melvin Wolter, and Willard Meier.