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Public Events at Pathway to Living ® Communities Postponed

The health and well-being of our residents and team members is always our top priority. Pathway to Living® is closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and following the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to proactively limit risk of exposure to our residents and team members. The CDC's greatest concern at this moment is the rapid speed of transmission, causing large numbers of people to become sick. With this in mind, we are postponing all public events in our communities until further notice.

Although we currently do not have any active cases of COVID-19 reported at any community, Pathway to Living® is taking proactive measures to safely address this public health concern. In addition to our preventative measures and safety protocols already in place due to regular flu prevention, we are taking further steps to monitor and limit exposure to reduce the risk of infection. We have a simple, front desk screening process in place to support scheduled and walk-in visits from families and guests.

We ask that you refrain from visiting our community if you are ill, have traveled to a high-risk country or have been exposed to someone who has traveled to a high-risk country.

We will post updates as events are rescheduled. If you or a family member have questions regarding regularly scheduled visits or appointments, please contact your Executive Director directly.

To learn more about what Pathway to Living® is doing to maintain health and safety and to stay updated with COVID-19 developments and resources, please visit and .
Stoney River’s Memory Café has provided a monthly safe and
joyful gathering space for those dealing with memory loss and
their care partners for five years.
Anniversary Party!
Celebrate with us!
Accordionist Jerry Strack performs and complimentary lunch  

Wednesday, March 11, 10:30am-Noon 
Zion United Methodist Church, 2106 N. Peach Ave., Marshfield 
Hosted by Stoney River in partnership with
Marshfield Area Respite Care and United Way.

RSVP to Nikki at 715-207-6423

Sisters Reunite at Memory Café
At a recent Stoney River Marshfield Memory Café, two sisters reunited after nearly a lifetime apart. One sister, Esther, lives at Stoney River assisted living, and the other, Irene, lives in memory support. 
After Esther got married and moved to Illinois, Irene stayed in Wisconsin and worked a farm with her family. With the demands of farming and family, the two sisters drifted apart. 
They reconnected at a Memory Café and shared a joyful sister moment at February’s Valentine-themed gathering.  “It was so awesome,”  says Valerie Meddaugh, Stoney River's VIVA! Life Coordinator. “ Irene hugged Esther so hard at the end, they almost fell over.”

Stoney River Ramsey Hiring CNAs

Stoney River Ramsey , located at 14401 Nowthen Blvd. NW, Ramsey, MN, has full-time and part-time positions available for certified nurse assistants (CNAs). Stoney River is looking for people who have a passion for serving others and want to make a positive difference in older adults' lives.

Click below to view job openings and apply.

Sixty-five Years of Marriage…
and Counting

Ruth and John Joswiak moved to Stoney River Marshfield this fall from Woodruff, WI, so they could spend less time and effort on home maintenance and more quality time with each other and family. 
Ruth recommends moving sooner than later . “Life at Stoney River has been so easy and convenient,”  she says. Now they have time to spend with their four children, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

 “Always be close and loving to each other.” 
 ~ Ruth’s advice for a happy marriage

Ten Tips to Effectively Communicate with Someone Living with Dementia 

Pathway to Living's Director of VIVA! Life, Julie Ackley, maps out effective communication tips for your memory challenged loved one in Pathway to Living’s blog.

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