St. Ann’s is one of Duluth’s most respected and well established Senior Living Retirement Communities. We have Assisted Living options ranging from large two bedroom apartments with balconies to affordable housing.
We offer both independent living and as needed assisted living services, with 24 hour care available.
It’s time to look forward to fresh start this New Year. Hopefully 2022 will bring good things to you and to St. Ann’s.
“The only constant in life is change” could not be a better quote for the last almost two years of the global pandemic. Sometimes it is like whiplash as changes occur in the world, United States, Minnesota, St. Louis County, and the City of Duluth! The one thing we do know is that it has not been easy but THANK YOU for all you do each day to forge ahead.
The one thing that has not changed at St. Ann’s is that when you are leaving the building that you sign out at the Front Desk especially if planning to be gone through the mealtimes, an extended period or overnight. This system is not to invade your privacy but to make sure you are safe when we sign off on our resident safety checks it is recorded that you are out of the building and have checked back in when returning.
We are off to a good start with new residents coming in and we have several new employees starting this week. Please greet them and if they have questions help them out. You may have seen hiring signs all over and heard this is the most difficult time to retain staff so please thank the staff that come to work everyday and try to serve you the very best they can.
As the month of December rolls along you will see St. Ann’s transformed into a place of Christmas and holiday beauty! St. Ann’s is a huge building to decorate inside and out. Some updated news regarding the Patio Room and the 6th floor dining room. With our maintenance staff doing the work on completing the Patio Room and needed re-pair of the interior wall, this project is taking longer than anticipated. We have decid-ed to designate another area that the residents can utilize while the Patio Room is being completed. We are going to move the items from the patio room up to 6th floor dining room temporarily. This means the piano, foyer TV, puzzles, tables for card play-ing, visiting and some comfortable furniture will be up there for you to utilize. We hope this will serve you well and you will enjoy another area of our building. Please be assured that our goal is to continue to have the 6th floor dining room remain a din-ing room when our occupancy increases and we gain employees to staff another din-ing room. We want to thank everyone that donated to St. Ann’s through GiveMN. Whether you donated on line or off line we raised a total of $7,110.00 to support St. Ann’s. We al-so want to thank everyone that has supported St. Ann’s through this year! We have done many great things this year from repairing the patio, to getting a new sound sys-tem in the chapel and updating the Social Hall sound system, to having a Years of Ser-vice Employee Recognition and much more because of your generosity. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Sincerely,
It is difficult to believe we are talking about cold weather and Thanksgiving already! Our Food Service Department will be putting out more information and details regarding the Thanksgiving meals. We will be having a traditional meal and are planning for a limited number of guests. We continue to try to plan and order supplies in advance, so we don’t have a disruption in our services. There have been times in the last months where a certain item or product does not come in and is labeled unavailable or back ordered so we need to improvise. We want to thank everyone for your patience and understanding as we maneuver in this Covid pandemic world. We greatly appreciate your mask wearing in public areas and all the precautions you have been taking. One way to ensure that you are doing everything you can is to have your Covid booster shot on November 8th. There will be sign up No-vember 1st so that the paperwork is completed before the Covid clinic day so it will go smooth for everyone. Residents and family have been asking for a new donor wish list. St. Ann’s has many, many needs. This year we have joined in the GiveMN program. Give to the Max Day takes place on Thursday, November 18,2021 with Early Giving beginning Monday, November 1st, 2021. Our goal is to raise $15,000. Please contact Jan Lappy or Sharon Lenzen for more details. We will be posting more information of how you can help and participate. Wishing You a Wonderful Thanksgiving!
Wow, it is hard to believe how fast the leaves changed and are beginning to fall off the trees. Hope you enjoyed the nice summer weather, and we hope we continue to have nice sunny days this fall.
With the change of season , out comes the fall decorations and nowadays Halloween has become one of the major retail holidays. You had better start getting your Halloween costumes ready and watch for all the exciting things Resident Program Services has coming up this month.
Many of you are asking about our October Rummage and Bake Sale. We are sad to report that with the cases of Covid -19 surging in St. Louis County and with the Delta variant out there, we will have to postpone our sale to the public. Sharon is planning a small sale for the residents and bid items so that you still can have some fun and still adhere to the Covid Guidelines.
We continue to make improvements as we are able. The curtain rods in the Social Hall are going up and when the draperies are cleaned, that project will help improve the Social Hall. Thank you to everyone who donates, whether large or small and thank you to everyone for your continued support.