Quiet Oaks Newsletter October 2021
Finding blessings out of our challenges is what we're about.
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The biggest blessing was the overwhelming support from
volunteers, community sponsors and continuous donations.
Quiet Oaks could not fulfill our mission without each and everyone of you!
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2021 is our "Better Together" year,
making a difference in our community...TOGETHER!
CORNER OF THANKS
Thank you for the Quilt Donation

Thank you to St. Ann’s Mission group in St. Joseph, MN and the Positive Piece Makers of Kimball Christian Church who also provided for their donation of various quilts and afghans including the one pictured and several beautiful quilts to share with our resident family members. They are beautiful and we are very appreciative!

#BetterTogether
Celebration Lutheran Church

Thank you to several members of Celebration Lutheran Church for spending time at Quiet Oaks helping with some Fall clean up!

We appreciate it!

#bettertogether
June does it again
We received another beautiful and generous donation from June of All Trades Custom Outdoor Planters. These gorgeous fall planters are just what the front entry way needed! Thank you June!  

#bettertogether
Quiet Oaks gets more quilts
Thank you to Jan Stockinger and the St. Joseph Quilting Group for their beautiful quilt donation.

These are just 2 of the many they brought to the house today.

So appreciated!

#bettertogether
United Way Day of Caring
"Volunteers don't necessarily have the time, they just have the HEART"
Overwhelming gratitude for these selfless individuals that came out to Quiet Oaks for the United Way "Day of Caring". Several volunteers from various area businesses generously donated their time to ground maintenance, cottage upgrades, landscaping, cleaning and numerous other things. Thank you to DeZURIK, Thrivent, Falcon National Bank, InteleCONNECT, Inc., Cetera Financial Group, Schlenner Wenner & Co. CPAs, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, BankVista, Preferred Credit Inc, & Intelligent Wireless Management
We appreciate all of you so very much!

#bettertogether
Thank you
Sand Companies
The work continues outside at Quiet Oaks. Sending a huge shoutout to these volunteers from Sand Companies, Inc. and to Sy and Chad Schlangen for all their hard work. We couldn't do it without any of you. Much appreciated!

#bettertogether
HOUSE HAPPENINGS
October Art Wall

Our October art wall is courtesy of Deborah Vender Eyk.

These mixed media masterpieces are amazing. Thank you for sharing, they are beautiful!

Contact for Deb: vandereyk@gmail.com

#bettertogether
THANK YOU TO THE AUTUMN REFLECTIONS DONORS AND SPONSORS
We are excited to share that this year’s event generated over $75,000 through Sponsorships and the Fund-A-Need Campaign! We are so grateful for the support of our community. We look forward to seeing you all in person next year at Autumn Reflections on September 29th.
STAFF CORNER
Haddy Lutz, RN
(Real name is Hadley)

Hometown: St. Cloud, MN

Family: One older brother, some cool parents and boyfriend Sean

Hobbies: I love to travel, hike, kayak, downhill ski, bike, camp and am an adrenaline junkie

Why I work at Quiet Oaks: I work at QO because I have a special connection with hospice care. Two of my grandparents were on hospice and the nurses that helped them and my family along their journey made a huge impact on us. For that reason I wanted to go into hospice so that I could also make a difference in other people’s lives, especially in their time of need. 
VOLUNTEER CORNER
Doug Adamak, Volunteer

I was born the oldest of five kids raised on a small 200 acre farm near Bird Island.

I have celebrated my 53rd year of marriage to my wife Jackie and we have two married daughters with six grand children.

I enjoy the outdoors, especially fishing, camping, softball and golfing.

I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the lawn mowing team at Quiet Oaks and doing my part to maintain this beautiful property and asset to our community. All of the staff at Quiet Oaks are so dedicated and professional in caring for the residents and their families.
HELP WANTED
Quiet Oaks has immediate openings for RNs, LPNs and CNA's

If you are passionate about end-of-life health care and wish to work alongside other gifted and talented health care professionals, please do not delay.  

Contact us immediately! Do not delay!

We can open the door to a career that is profoundly impactful and truly makes a difference.

Call 320-255-5433 to learn more.
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. #BetterTogether
ANNUAL REPORT
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT SERVICES
Quiet Oaks Fellowship is for anyone who is grieving and wants to learn more about grief in their own personal journey.
Each of these meetings will feature a guest speaker related to grief and/or loss.
These meetings will be happening via Zoom the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

#BetterTogether
Next meeting date is November 9, 2021 at 7:00pm
via Zoom, click link below to participate
Guy Talk is a fellowship support group for guys. It takes place the 2nd Saturday of each month with food following.

Next scheduled date is:
Saturday, November 13th, 2021.

Call if you have any questions, (320)255-5433.

#BetterTogether
Stronger by Nature:
A Grief Support Opportunity for Young Women
Seeking young women who are grieving the loss of a loved one. This program is limited to 8 young women, ages 13-18, and includes weekly small group meetings, monthly service at Quiet Oaks and quarterly retreats with seasonal rituals of remembrance. 

Please contact AnnElise Bergstrom at aebergstrom27@gmail.com if you would like to know more or if you have a young woman in mind who could benefit from this support. We hope to start as soon as possible.
Saturday, November 13th
10 am-12 noon

Riverside Church- Sauk Rapids

Come join Lisa and Tim Dalton to learn ways to deal with your grief this holiday season.

To register go to:
GriefShare.org or Riverside Church - Sauk Rapids website
QUIET OAKS TESTIMONIAL
Quiet Oaks has their very own tea blend,
custom made by Spice of Life Tea Shop.
Now available at the Spice of Life Tea
shop located downtown St. Cloud.
$25 suggested donation gets you 2 oz. of loose leaf tea in a reusable tin, paired with a Quiet Oaks mug for a cozy,
calming gift for yourself or a loved one. $11 of each transaction supports Quiet Oaks Hospice House Compassionate Care.
Stop into Spice of Life Tea Shop today to get yours.
SUPPORT QUIET OAKS WHILE YOU SHOP
If your looking for items to purchase for Quiet Oaks, check out the Target Wish List for some household items that Quiet Oaks uses frequently.
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!
JOKE CORNER
Q: Why are nurses always so calm?

A: Because they have lots of "patients"
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 see below for current COVID visiting hours.
We're now allowing two family members to visit their loved ones at Quiet Oaks between the hours of
10:00am to 12:00pm and 4:00pm to 6:00pm. You will be screened at the front door prior to entering the house. Window visiting hours remain the same
time from 10:00am until 6:00pm.
Linda Allen, Executive Director
(320)255-5433, ext 11

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