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National Volunteer Week is a time for us to honor our volunteers for their selfless contributions and recognize the irreplaceable impact of their time and energy all year round. The Volunteers of Acorn Hill were celebrated for the 2800 plus hours they gave to our Tenants this past year.

The Tenants of Acorn Hill were also recognized for their contributions in our community service projects. They are Rosemary Lang, Sylvia Camomilli, Lorraine Gaines, Delores Nest, Doris Kennedy, Leona Dahlke, Mim Bemis, and Elaine Koss.

Senator Jerry Petroski presented Rose Marie Leszczynski with the 2008 Acorn Hill Volunteer of the Year Award. Rose Marie was selected for this award because of her love of people. She generally desires to connect with people of faith and enable them to actively participate in Activities of Faith. Rose Marie has shown her desire to serve by overseeing St. Paul’s Church Communion and Rosery Ministry at Acorn Hill.

All the Acorn Hill Volunteers were recognized by Margarete Budimlija for their dedicated services and presented with a Volunteer Appreciation Plaque by Justin Budimlija and Dan Budimlija. A delicious lunch of Cobb Salad, Bread Sticks and Connie’s Creamy Potato Soup was served.

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Well, I am happy to say that Mother Nature seems to be back on tract. After the 20 inch snow storm we all began to wonder.

Oh well, many Tenants at Acorn Hill shared memories of the storms they endured when they were young, like trudging through the snow when you couldn’t see the barn from the house and you knew you had to get there for the livestock. No fancy furnaces in those days just a wood burning stove and a wood box to be filled twice a day. Wally Rozella talked about the cook stove in the kitchen his family had when he was a boy and that he would stand in front of and get dressed so he could go out the barn where the cows kept it warm. We all decided that memories are better when shared 50 years later.

Speaking of sharing. It was a busy March at The Hill. Donna Muller’s Son, Mike, Daughter, Jennifer and Trapper came and were a hit at our St. Patrick’s Day Dance /Party. We all thank them for sharing their wonderful musical talent. Of course, the Irish Coffee and Corn Beef and Cabbage Potato’s and Irish Soda Bread was So Good. And what would St. Patrick’s Day be like without Green Beer and some Blarney. Once again Craig from 2’s Company was so generous with his Irish Chicken Wings and Pot of Gold Meatballs. Thanks again Craig.

Did you know that March 14th was National Pie Day? Well the Tenants if Acorn Hill took the responsibility of celebrating and tasted every pie put before them.

April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month and we are planning a fun luncheon for our dedicated Volunteers. We will tell you all about next month.

This month we welcomed Sunny Igl & his wife Lenore, Mr. Alan Albrecht and wife Dorothy, Mrs. Marjorie Gibson, and Mrs. Margaret Maier. We are happy to have you join the Acorn Hill family.
We share our condolences to the family of Lenore Igl, while her time us was short she made a wonderful impression on us all. We also bid farewell to Dolores Swedowski. Her gentle smile and so sweet disposition will be greatly missed.

Remember this: Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together.

Until we talk again,

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The Easter Bunny needed a little help this year and the Tenants of Acorn Hill were happy to oblige.

We found out that The Food Pantry of the Community Center of Hope was in need of Easter Baskets, so we got busy and made 10 baskets. We filled them with Candy and Games; Candy and Easter Playing Cards; Candy and Bunny Bubble; and Candy and Eggs filled with Candy. We sure hope the kids enjoy their baskets and remember to brush their teeth!!!

In the photo back row is David Coleman. Front Row left: Mim Bemis, Rosemary Lang, Doris Kennedy, Elaine Koss, and Delores Nest

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It seems that the sun peeked through the clouds a little more often during the month of February, teasing us with the hopes of Spring.

On Valentine’s Day the main dining room had a glow of Red about it as the tenants were wearing red and some were dressed in all red. Doris Kennedy even wore red sparkling shoes for the special day. We enjoyed a delicious lunch of Shrimp Scampi and all the trimmings with dessert of Cake Stacks accompanied by Chocolate Covered Strawberries. What made the meal so special were our servers Dan, Justin and Gavin Budimlija. It was a sweet surprise for the tenants as their servers had red lip marks all over their faces.

Keith Dupuis, Irene Swatloski’s Grandson tickled the ivories for us and soon had folks singing and some dancing.

With everyone decked out in red, it was only after serious deliberation that the Judges chose Ardella Thimm and Wally Rozella as Acorn Hill’s Valentines King and Queen for the Day.

While you were watching the Winter Olympics on TV, Acorn Hill held its own Winter Olympics. Helen Kowalski took home a Gold Medal in “Name that Tune,” Doris Brown a Gold in “Snowball Toss,” Leona Dahlke, Gold in “Checkers”. Many Bronze and Silver medals were given out as well. See more details and pictures in the coming weeks.

Abe Lincoln couldn’t make it for Presidents Day but promises to Ride our float in the Mosinee 4th of July Parade.

St. Patrick’s Day is not far away. You can bet everyone will be Irish that day. Join us for Irish Music, Irish Appetizers and Green Beer starting at 6:30 Pm. Wear Green!!! RSVP if you plan to attend to 715-693-8844

Please join us in welcoming Frances & Lenore Igl and Cheryl Ganser to the Acorn Hill family. We look forward to getting to know them.

The end of March and April will be a busy time at Acorn Hill as we host a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon celebrating our many dedicated Volunteers. We have scheduled several Barber Shop Quartet concerts as April is Barbershop Quartet Month. We will be making Easter Baskets for The Community Center of Hope Food Pantry and finally a week long Easter Scavenger hunt. This is in addition to the great daily activities.

Keep this in mind: Growing older isn’t so bad because your joints are more accurate at predicting changes in the Weather than the Weather Man.

Until we talk again,

Rose Boron

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Our very own Rose Boron speaks to Channel 9 about the Alzheimer’s support group she facilitates at the Mosinee United Methodist Church. The group is free to attend and is open to family members and caregivers. Respite is provided for your loved one with Alzheimer’s. The support group meets:

4th Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm
Mosinee United Methodist Church
607 13th Street, Mosinee
Call Rose Boron at 715.212.1548 with any questions.

Click this link to view the video:

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The Christmas Trees are all down. The beautiful decorations are all “wrapped up” and put away.

But, the loving memories and feelings of contentment linger on.

Every Christmas Acorn Hill sponsors “Deck The Halls” contest. Each tenant with the help of family members is invited to decorate the entry way, kitchen and living room of their apartment. When Deck the Halls day arrives, guided tours are provided. Then while enjoying Christmas Cookies and Hot Chocolate, the tenants decided what apartment was their favorite. This year’s Traveling Trophy went to Leona Dahlke. One tenant mentioned “it was so cozy and warm”.

Again this year a very special thank you goes out to Frank and Marge Morris (Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause) for their visit during our Annual Tenant and Family Christmas Party. Every one appreciated the gift they received from Acorn Hill.

It is with sadness we said goodbye to Patti Roddy and Ed Fochs this last month. They will always hold a special place in our hearts.

We extend a warm Welcome to Wally Rozella and Mim Bemis. These long time “Mosineeites” now call Acorn Hill Home. We are happy to have them as part of the Acorn Hill family. They both welcome your visits and calls.

What will the month of February bring? A Mardi Gras Celebration, A Valentine Luncheon with special music and Red Hot Bingo. On Presidents’ Day our Tenants will have lunch with Abraham Lincoln. Yes, you read IT correctly…Abraham Lincoln himself. All of this in addition to the usual fun things that are planned for our tenants. Check the Large Calendar in the Activity Room or online for dates and times and join us if you can.

Until we talk again next month…Remember…Wrinkles will only go were smiles have been.

Rose Boron
Acorn Hill

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