Autumnwood Care Center
670 E State Route 18
Tiffin, OH 44883
Reading Race Why, Thank You
Happy New Year From All
January is Book Blitz Month. Go Jan. 24 is National Compliment
to the library and track how of Us at Autumnwood Day, so put a smile on
many books you can read this Care Center someone’s face by saying
month. something positive.
HAVE A PEACEFUL Penny-Pinching Tips for
NEW YEAR the New Year
Did the holidays drain your
savings account? Here are some
There is a lot of talk about peace helpful tips to save a few bucks
during the holiday season and and cushion those pockets
the new year. Wouldn’t it be again:
great if we could have a sense of Transportation. Perform
peace all year long? A short regular maintenance on your
definition of peace is car. The upkeep may cost, but Seasonal Selections
“contentment, or unity between the bill will be less in the long Enjoy the bright flavors of
people.” It is a state of assurance run compared with the price of a citrus favorites during the dreary
and lack of fear. Peace is major breakdown. Regular days of January. Grapefruit,
characterized by fellowship, checkups also lengthen the life oranges and tangerines are all in
harmony and unity between of your car. season now, meaning they’re at
individuals. Furthermore, peace Financial fees. Pay your credit the peak of perfection and more
brings freedom from worry, card bills on time. Avoiding late affordable. Choose one that
disturbance and anxious fees and interest charges will feels heavy for its size and has
thoughts. When we have a sense save you money and protect shiny, spotless skin. With light
of tranquility or experience a your credit score. Avoid ATMs pressure, roll on the counter
state of rest, we can say we are with transaction fees. before eating or slicing; this gets
at peace. Utilities. If you lower the the juices flowing and makes for
When a person is dominated temperature on your thermostat an even tastier shot of vitamin
by peace, he has a calm, inner and turn off all faucets and C.
stability that results in the ability lights when not in use, you’ll
Eden Prairie Staff Make
to conduct himself peacefully, save energy and a little cash.
even in the midst of Food. Clip coupons and try Christmas Special
circumstances that would generic brands. Generic items at Autumnwood
normally be nerve-wracking or offer similar quality to name
upsetting. brands at a fraction of the price.
Recently the staff of our home
How can we choose a Also, if you make a list before
office in Eden Prairie Minnesota
peaceful attitude this new year? heading to the store, you’ll avoid
visited Autumnwood and
As Christians, we can look to impulse purchases and buy only
presented us with a wonderful
Christ, whom the prophet Isaiah what you need.
gift—a Reverie Harp. It is
called “the Prince of Peace.” We Entertainment. Instead of
designed to be easy to play and
can make a choice not to be going to the movies, host a
can be used to create a sense of
anxious about our lives but movie night. Renting a DVD or
peace and calm during stressful
instead to pray and give our buying an on-demand movie
times. Look for photos and
worries to God. When we can costs much less than a movie
more information in the
learn to do that, God’s peace ticket. If you want to go to the
February newsletter. Thank you,
will enter our hearts and help us theater, see a matinee. You’ll
Eden Prairie Staff!
to rest in Him. avoid the crowds and the high
Ruth Lynch, Commissioned prices of prime-time
quilted trivets, and she was glad
to share. Maxine is an excellent
teacher. She showed several of
us how to do the step-by-step
process. The project will
continue once the holidays are
over. Even some of our men got
in on the act.
Sharing Our Talents
To encourage our elders to
share some of their talents, we
asked several residents what they
used to enjoy doing before the celebration of
coming to Autumnwood.
Maxine Young loved to quilt, one life can touch
and it was very evident that she so many others.
was really good at it. We asked
her if she could teach a group
how to make the beautiful star
Learn how honoring
a loved one’s memory
can make a lasting
di erence in
The Gospel Heirs provide a
monthly gospel program in our
chapel. They are a favorite with
our residents and many of our
evening visitors. If you would
like to hear them perform, we Mr. Moose Welcomes
schedule them for the first Visitors to Autumnwood
Monday night of each month at
New Volunteers Go Above
and Beyond Now Larry and Cynthia help
with bowling on the first
Thursday of the month, provide
When Rev. Larry Wagner and his a craft program on the third
wife Cynthia moved back to Thursday, joined the Auxiliary
Tiffin after being gone for 7 and were drafted to help with
years, one of the first places they our Christmas decorations. They
visited was Autumnwood. did a beautiful job decorating
Before they moved, they had the large Christmas tree in the
been actively involved in the Front Room and set up our Walmart Volunteers and
ministry at Autumnwood, and village on a beautiful sleigh in Autumnwood Staff Help
they were greatly missed. the Indoor Park. We are so Bring Joy to Our
Imagine how thrilled we were happy to have them back with Christmas Party
when we found that they had us. Our residents enjoy their
returned. It was no accident that cheery disposition and their
they came for a visit, because we ability to bring smiles to
were in need of a pastor to residents. Although many of our
provide the Sunday service on residents did not know them
the fourth Sunday. They went prior to their return to Tiffin,
through the Volunteer many of our elders have become
orientation process and casually acquainted with them and enjoy
asked if there were other things the time spent visiting with the
they could do. Never ask an Wagners.
Activity Director that question! It was evident that coming
back to Tiffin was in God’s plan
for Larry and Cyndy, but as they
have found out, their ministry at
Autumnwood never really ended
when they left Tiffin—it just was
on hold, and now it is back and
bringing blessings all around.
Thank you, Wagners, for your
willingness to serve.
You are welcome to join
them in the Chapel on the
fourth Sunday and listen to a
wonderful gospel message and
enjoy beautiful music on the
piano provided by Cynthia.
January is International
ARE A HIT!
Our family Christmas parties
were very well attended this
year. We hosted a Brunch and a
supper and served over 500
Monthly Men’s Club
Our monthly Men’s Club has
gotten quite popular. The men
gathered in the Community
Room and made Chocolate
Oreo Truffles and Chocolate-
Covered Pretzels for our
Christmas party. The plan
starting in January is to have
more Kitchen Crafts, and the
addition of a stove to the
Activity Room will allow this to
A WINTER RIDDLE
From Heaven I fall, though from
earth I begin.
No lady alive can show such a
I’m bright as an angel, and light
as a feather,
But heavy and dark, when you
squeeze me together.
Though candor and truth in my
aspect I bear,
Santa Claus at His Best!
Santa visited both of our Yet many poor creatures I help
Christmas parties and was quite to ensnare.
a hit. He and Elfreda the Elf Though so much of Heaven
found seats near our large tree, appears in my make,
and our Executive Director took The foulest impressions I easily
photos of everyone with Santa. take.
Family members got in the My parent and I produce one
act too. another.
WHAT AM I?
Thank You for Thinking
Thank you to the following
individuals, organizations and
businesses for their recent
Resident Birthdays Dorothy Tannenbaum
Quilts for Family for January Deb Hoerig
Memories 1 Charles Burkart Volunteers of America
Agnes Mathias is known far 2 Steve Drosky Northwest Ohio
and wide for her beautiful 11 Jeanne Kieffer Autumnwood Auxiliary
quilts. Here she poses with just 12 Lucille Stansberry Kroger
two of the many quilts she has 18 Helen Weller
put together over the years. This 22 Earl Adkins Autumnwood Care Center is a
year for her family Christmas, 23 Beryl Shoemaker not-for-profit organization. Your
her children drew numbers and 27 Mina Huston contribution may be
each of them got one of her 30 Betty Martinez tax-deductible.
beautiful quilts—a memory for
all of them to share for
generations. This took place
when Agnes had 21 members of
her family join her for our Employee Birthdays
Christmas party at Autumnwood for January
on Dec. 11. We got to enjoy the 1 Deb Weller-Medical Records
excitement and joy of family 3 Diane Smith-Receptionist
time when so many of her 8 Ann Borer-Housekeeping
family were able to join her for a 9 Candy Parish-STNA
meal and time together. Agnes 10 Kristy Frankart-RN
has albums showing all of the 11 Deb Gressman-STNA
magnificent quilts she has made. Employee Anniversaries 17 Chris Schultz-LPN
With the long winter months 21 Mary Ann Parente-LPN
setting in, quilting may become 3 Terri Kisaberth-21 years 22 Terri Kisaberth-Dietary
something we can work on 7 Stacey Winner-1 year 23 Holly Dombek-STNA
together. We know we have 13 Janice Dornbirer-1 year 24 Sherry Runion-STNA
several really good teachers at 13 Kendra Elchert-1 year 25 Lisette Lawson-RN
Autumnwood right now. 13 Tracey Hackenberg-23 years 28 Rebecca Sims-STNA
13 John Lacey-3 years
Positive Thought 13 Andrea Waldon-3 years
“Don’t let what you cannot 17 Tricia Glowniak-13 years
do interfere with what you can 20 Jennifer Mazzaro-5 years
do.” —John Wooden
Drive Carefully in No-Frying Chicken
Need some ideas to start 2012 Wintry Weather Parmesan
on the right foot? Try these Ingredients:
suggestions.... • ¾ cup plain, dry bread
Motivational Tip Winter driving can be crumbs
dangerous. Snow and ice make • ½ teaspoon Italian
Turn problems into roads slippery, and staying seasoning
opportunities. The next time home is not always an option. • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
you’re faced with a potential Follow these tips for safer • 6 boneless, skinless
hurdle, take a step back and ask driving: chicken breast halves
yourself what new capabilities Be prepared. Always keep your (about 2 pounds)
the problem gives you. For gas tank at least half full. Have • 1 egg, beaten
example, a rude encounter with an emergency kit in case you get • 1 jar pasta sauce
a stranger can be seen as a test to stuck. Include a map, emergency • 1 cup shredded, part-skim
your patience. Having “nothing phone numbers, water, mozzarella cheese
to eat” in your kitchen when nonperishable snack food, • 12 oz. pasta, cooked and
payday is still a few days away blankets, a flashlight, a brightly drained
challenges you to create new colored cloth to tie to your Directions:
recipes from ingredients you antenna, insurance information Preheat oven to 400° F.
do have. and a tool kit. Also, know how Combine bread crumbs, Italian
to deal with common seasoning and garlic powder in
Meatless Monday emergencies such as a flat tire or shallow dish. Dip chicken in
A common trend nowadays is a dead battery. If you become egg, then crumb mixture; turn
to designate at least one day a snowbound, stay with your to coat.
week in which meat is not vehicle—it provides shelter and Arrange chicken in 13x9-inch
consumed at any meal. This can makes it easier for rescuers to baking dish. Bake 20 minutes.
be good for your health, your find you. Pour pasta sauce over
finances and the environment. If Slow down. Accelerate and chicken; top with cheese. Bake
you already participate in decelerate slowly. When roads an additional 10 minutes or
Meatless Mondays, try forgoing are slick, the most important until chicken is thoroughly
meat multiple days a week. advice is to drive slowly and cooked. Serve with hot pasta.
Relaxation Techniques allow extra room between you
Relaxing helps manage stress, and the cars around you. This
lower blood pressure and can give you time to react in a
improve concentration. One crisis. Remember, speed limits
technique is called progressive are intended for ideal, dry
muscle relaxation. Focus on conditions.
slowly tensing and then relaxing Look ahead. Paying close
each muscle group separately. attention to the road and any
This method allows you to potential obstacles ahead allows
become more aware of physical you plenty of time to slow to a
sensations. stop if necessary.
Autumnwood Care Center Non Profit
670 E State Route 18 US Postage
Tiffin, OH 44883 Paid
Permit No. 105
Tiffin, OH 44883
Volunteers of America is a movement organized to reach and uplift people and bring them to the knowledge and active service of God.
Volunteers of America, illustrating the presence of God through all that we do, serves people and communities in need and creates
opportunities for people to experience the joy of serving others. Volunteers of America measures its success in positive change in the lives
of individuals and communities we serve.
Sally St. Clair, C.N.H.A.
Director of Nursing
Gina Porter, R.N., B.S.N.
Director of Therapy
Greg Koser, P.T.
Resident Services Director
Sara Koppus, L.S.W.
Human Resources/Business Manager
Autumnwood Care Center has offered premier quality Kevin Wasserman
skilled nursing and rehabilitation services since 1977. Quality Manager
We care for individuals with chronic diseases and for
those recovering from injury or illness. Our residents Ruth Lynch, M.S., Commissioned Minister
receive 24-hour care from our well-trained, dedicated, Therapeutic Recreation/Community Relations
professional staff. Families and friends are welcome to
visit as often as possible and are encouraged to be Mary Lee Creeger, ADC
involved with their loved ones’ care and activities. We Director of Dietary Services
invite you to discover the difference that living at
Autumnwood Care Center can bring to those you love. Russell Markwith
Visit us on the web, www.AutumnwoodCare.org, or call Maintenance Director
(419) 447-7151 for information.