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The right care, right next door.

Celebrating 50 Years in 2009


Permit #368

Phone: 605 326-5161 Fax: 605 326-5734 www.pioneermemorial.org

315 N. Washington Street P.O. Box 368 Viborg, SD 57070-0368

Have you thought of remembering Pioneer Memorial in your will?

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Melanie Parsons, President Paul Christensen, VP Gary Ward, Secretary Jim Kasten Charlie Cole Joyce Orr Linda Andal Helen Jacobson Cheri O’Dell

FOUNDATION BOARD Bill Hansen Arlen Jensen Dr. George Jenter Mark Kasten Charles Larsen Eldon Nygaard Bob Satter Blanche Vannorsdel Melanie Parsons, Board Rep Paul Christensen, Board Rep Gary Ward, Board Rep Georgia Pokorney, CEO Anne Christiansen, CFO Brendyn Richards, Director of

Development Kathy Skotvold, Administrative Assistant (Recorder of Minutes)

Equipment for Restorative Nursing Purchased With Proceeds From Oktoberfest Celebration

Restorative nursing and the dietary department will benefit from the proceeds of this year’s successful Oktoberfest. Money raised, along with a matching grant approved by the Board of Directors, will purchase a standing unit known as a “Stand Strap Stand”. It allows users to go from a sitting to standing position directly from a wheelchair.

The goal of Restorative Nursing is to maintain optimal physical, mental and psychosocial functioning and acknowledges that any resident at any time may benefit from restorative nursing. According to Robin Stockland, Director of Rehab/Therapy, “The standing frame will be a great asset to the Restorative program at the Nursing Home and for the Physical Therapy Department. It helps residents or patients participate in weight bearing activities even if they have joint stiffness, weak leg muscles or poor bone health. Most of us take strong bones, joints and leg muscles for granted. The standing frame is a great asset to help others realize optimal physical functioning.”

Funds left after purchase of the stand aid will be used to buy an upright freezer for dietary.

All employees who donated and/or volunteered for Oktoberfest received a ballot. About 20 equipment ideas or projects suggested by staff were listed on the ballot. These ballots were used to select the final two winners.

This year’s “Oktoberfest” took the place of our former Country Craft & Health Fair. Though both events have proved popular and successful, the new format of holding the event in the Community Center and featuring entertainment throughout the afternoon was very popular. People came to enjoy the homemade Indian Tacos purchase a raffle ticket, bid in the silent auction, buy a bake sale item, and listen to the great music. Most stayed throughout the afternoon to hear all the entertainers.

Raffle winners included: Trip for two to Las Vegas, Lisa Wixon, $250 cash, LeAnn Knudson and Sioux Falls package, Holly Peterson. Cheryl Wierenga won the Employee contest for selling the most raffle tickets and won the grand prize of $75 cash, four Skyforce tickets, and a $25 Lone Star Restaurant gift card.

Community owned and operated since 1959.

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