Quiet Oaks Newsletter November 2020
"The Year of Gratitude"
This year, Quiet Oaks has deemed 2020


"The Year of Gratitude"


Read on to see all
we have to be
GRATEFUL for!
STILL TIME TO VOTE!!! PLEASE HELP!
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CORNER OF GRATITUDE
Parking Lot Lighting
THANK YOU so much to the family of Delores Mueller for the new lighting installed in the upper parking lot and walkways at Quiet Oaks! Delores was the 'light of their life' and continues to light the way for Quiet Oaks and all its guests and staff!
Gutter Saviors
Thank you to the family of Jaqueline Klein and Full-Fledged Distribution for the new gutters. While COVID has forced families to visit through the windows the new gutters protect them from the elements.

Pictured- Jacque's grandson Charlie Roberts and crew of Justin Bros and Ben Waytashek who donated their time to install.
Beautiful New Swing
Thank you to the Utecht Family for the beautiful new swing dedicated in memory of their beloved husband/father, Bob Utecht!

We love it!
Sartell Middle School Yearly
Food Drive
We thank the students, staff and families of Sartell middle school for carrying on the collaborative tradition of supporting the annual food drive that helps defray expenses to feed those in our care.
NATIONAL HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE MONTH

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Announced in 1978 by then President Jimmy Carter, the month was established to recognize the efforts of those who provide end-of-life care, and to help raise awareness of the growing hospice movement.

When the observance was first established, the number of hospice patients in the United States numbered in the thousands. Today hospice programs in the United States provide care to more than 1.65 million people.
HOUSE HAPPENINGS
We would like to extend our sincere THANK YOU to the following
companies for spending their Day(s) of Caring out at Quiet Oaks doing
various tasks to help out! Their efforts are appreciated!

Great River Federal Credit Union, Diamond Vogel Paints,
Schlenner Wenner & Co., Cetera Investment Services,
Stearns Bank, LexisNexis, Xcel Energy and Sentry Bank
Kindness Cake
An initiative called C.A.K.E. (Culinary Acts of Kindness Encouraged).
During November, enjoy a brand new, extra-special cake inspired by our friends at Quiet Oaks; brown sugar and date with maple buttercream, maple toffee drizzle and chocolate leaves.
When you purchase a $20 slice of this delightfully-decadent cake, $13 (one meal) will be set aside to directly support the foodservice program at Quiet Oaks. A whole kindness cake ($136) provides the equivalent of 6.5 meals. Enjoy a slice here, take a slice to go or order a whole cake through our bakery -- help us help Quiet Oaks when you eat Autumn Forest C.A.K.E.
Heart Held Hands Initiative
With the beautiful gift of photography art, we're able to assist families in capturing those last heart held moments of holding hands before departing ways. 

Those hands tell many stories, provide many memories and also help the entire family in their grief journey.  

Your gift will help us provide these photographs at such a challenging time for our family members. The ability to hold loved ones has been taken away from so many people during the pandemic. Any way we can creatively support the grief journey is important and worthy of our time.
JOKE CORNER
Q: Why did the cranberries turn red?

A:  Because they saw the turkey dressing!
QUIET OAKS HOSPICE HOUSE VIRTUAL TOUR
To view tour, click on the button below and use your cursor or your finger to
click on the white circles. Each circle will lead you through the house. ENJOY!
SUPPORT QUIET OAKS WHILE YOU SHOP
STAFF CORNER
VOLUNTEER CORNER
Quiet Oaks Mowing Crew

Volunteers -
Dan Whitlock, Doug Adamek,
Paul Steil, Bill Winter,
and Herb Trenz


Quiet Oaks is grateful to our dedicated grounds crew. This group of committed volunteers has taken care of making sure the grounds were superbly manicured this year and that fall clean up took place. Thank you gentlemen! You all deserve a nice long winter break!
Although we're limiting people in the house right now, please don't hesitate to fill out a volunteer application. We have begun to resume some limited attendance volunteer orientations and would be happy to get you on board!
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
Safety for our residents, families, staff and volunteers is our first priority and we just wanted to let everyone know that Quiet Oaks is taking all the recommended CDC precautions to keep everyone safe. We will continue to follow all CDC recommendations and will integrate all measures as needed. Please keep Quiet Oak and everyone across the globe in your prayers.
We are now allowing immediate family members to visit their loved ones at Quiet Oaks between the hours of 10 am-12 noon and 4 pm-6 pm. You will be screened at the front door prior to entering the house.
Linda Allen, Executive Director
(320)255-5433, ext 11

Ginny Green, Director of Nursing
(320)255-5433, ext 28