June 2022
Resident Newsletter
Summer is FINALLY Here!
In this Issue:
  • Garden Planting in Courts and Meadows
  • Memorial Day Services at Auburn Meadows
  • Four legged friends visit the Chaska campus
  • Mother's Day Celebrations
  • 26th Annual Call to Care Classic Tournament
  • Beauty Salon in Chaska Announcement
  • Happy Father's Day!
  • June Activities
  • The Pastor's Corner with Reverend Doctor Jennifer Moran
Warm weather means spring planting
Residents on both of our campuses were eager to get out and dig in the dirt once the weather was warm. Flowers, herbs and spices were planted to enhance the lives of our residents with beautiful flowers and fresh seasonings.
Memorial Day Service at Auburn Meadows
Auburn Homes & Services would like to thank the local veterans in Waconia for putting together a Memorial Day program for our Meadows residents and veterans to enjoy. Taps and other patriotic music was played along with the recognition of each veteran living at Auburn Meadows.
We salute our Veterans and thank them for their service.
Four Legged Friends Visit Chaska Residents
Auburn residents in Chaska were treated to an afternoon visit from a few of the staff member's four legged friends. One of the dogs, Bear, was the St. Paul Winter Carnival Canine King in 2021 and was proud to show off his crown. The pups were happy to receive lots of hugs, behind the ear scratches and treats. Sloppy kisses and wagging tails were given in return.
Mother's Day Celebrations
Auburn Mother's enjoyed Mother's Day luncheons on both of our campuses. Flowers, gifts and delicious food was enjoyed by all as we celebrated these wonderful women.
26th Annual Call to Care Classic
The Moravian Foundation Board and Auburn Homes & Services are delighted to announce that "The Call to Care Classic Tournament" will once again be held at Stonebrooke Golf Club in Shakopee on July 11, 2022. In it's 26th year, the golf tournament raises money to enhance our residents lives and bring the greatest impact to the greatest need within our facilities. We look forward to bringing old and new friends together for a day of golf and fellowship.
Please come out and join us on July 11th! For more information or to register, please click here.
Stonebrooke Clubhouse
Stonebrooke's Beautiful Grounds
Chaska Beauty Salon
Vonnie, a beautician on our Chaska campus, is leaving AHS on Tuesday, June 7th. Please let your loved one's know that there will be limited salon services available until we fill her position.
If you or someone you know is interested in a part-time job cutting, styling and providing men's services (shaving, beard trims) please click here for more information. This is a great opportunity for a retired stylist looking to work a day or two a week in a rewarding and fun role!
Happy Father's Day
Our resident dads will be enjoying special luncheons this month as we celebrate them for their upcoming, big day.

Happy Father's Day to all Dads and we hope you have a wonderful day with family, friends and spending time doing what you love.
Awwwww, June! Warm, summer days and cool evenings filled with long walks, time spent at the cabin, fishing, swimming and lots of fun activities for our residents!

June activities include outings to the Arboretum and Chanhassen Dinner Theater, "Fishing with Friends" on Lake Minnetonka, Entertainment by resident favorite, "The Singing Cowgirl", nature walks and so much more!

Check out your resident's June Activities Calendar to see which ones are available to them by clicking on the appropriate link below:

The Pastor's Corner with
Reverend Doctor Jennifer Moran
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35

Dear Auburn Friends,

What a joy it is to write to you as we are finally experiencing summer weather! Even though summer doesn’t technically begin until later in June, we have mentally begun to switch gears to summer. We start to plan days at the lake, weekends at the cabin, road trips, camping trips, and summer gardens. We can even wear white! J
This time of year is also the season of graduations. Our oldest son graduated from high school this year. Graduation and the week leading up to it was a whirlwind filled with celebrations and ceremonies, concerts and conversation. It was hard to find time to slow down and think about the meaning behind all of these traditions. I was actually somewhat grateful for the full hour I spent holding seats before the graduation while sitting on the unforgiving plastic of the gymnasium bleachers, because I finally did have that moment to reflect. It struck me that the purpose behind all the commotion surrounding graduation is fundamentally rooted in community. Graduation is certainly about the individual students graduating, but it is also about the community.
The graduates and their accomplishments give the community a sense of hope and promise for the future. We remember these young adults as infants and toddlers, and we see in their faces the truth that change can be a good thing. Each and every student who graduates has their own individual struggles and dreams, school drama and successes, joys and pain. As a group, they represent the corporate ability to work towards a common goal. Every one of them completed similar requirements to be better equipped to thrive and serve their communities. We pray every one of them heads off into a life filled with adventure and joy, just as each of us did however long ago.
The community shows up at graduations. The community includes parents, relative, friends, teachers, staff, business owners, and countless others. The graduation ceremony at my son’s high school ends with the entire gymnasium clapping and cheering until the last graduate leaves the room. The principal directs the gathered community to do this, so that the final memory students have of high school is of people cheering them on as they go out into the world. That is a very intentional and profound choice, even if not everyone notices its power in the moment. Every student graduating has a corporate memory of being loved and supported, at least once, in that space and time.
Jesus talks all the time about community and the power of loving one another. He is very clear in commanding us to love one another, just as Jesus has loved us. That is a hard thing to do. But it is also a powerful thing to do.
Auburn embraces community. In it, we find our identity, strength, and unity. We are who we are at Auburn because of our community, which includes the community the residents and staff create within the buildings, as well as our surrounding communities of family, friends, city organizations, businesses, and volunteers.
I am grateful to build this community with each and every one of you!

In the Spirit of Christ’s Love,
Pastor Jenny
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emailed on July 1, 2022.

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