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         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
                                                                                                                 Grand Meadows
         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
                                                                                               Month
                                                                                                                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
                                                                                                              welcoming coolness.
         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
                                                                                              Mushroom
         Pastor Don’s Corner:                                                                Picking Day        Elizabeth Barrington is an
                                                                                                              overnight home health aide, who
                                                                                             September 18
         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
         Cholesterol Cholesterol
         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
                                                                                                                                      Loretta Ide
         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
                                                                                                                                    Lucy Johnson
                                                                                                                                    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.

				
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