Labor Day and the change of the season to fall is fast approaching. As we celebrate the legal holiday for labors, please take the time to thank our employees
for all their hard work. There is a long important history regarding Labor Day
and the sacrifice that many before us endured so that the American worker
could be recognized for all the hard work they do.
In this last year with worker shortages, all our employees whether salaried,
hourly, and contracted workers have put in many extra hours to help keep St.
Ann’s going. Many businesses post signs that they are working short so to be
patient or reduced hours and you have heard it said, “everyone is working short
so please thank the people that show up!” Please be assured that we monitor
all departments and all shifts and there are days that are challenges.
Just a reminder of some ways to stay informed. Channel 3 on your TV is the “St.
Ann’s Channel” with daily and weekly information. There are photos from previous activities on the channel also. Events and activities are posted on the Daily
Board in the main 3rd floor lobby and are also announced.
To hear the daily menu:
Dial *8 on a St. Ann’s phone
Dial 740-5070 on a non-St. Ann’s phone
To hear the daily activities:
Dial *9 on a St. Ann’s phone
Dial 740-5071 on a non-St. Ann’s phone.
Scott and Jan
As August rolls around and we are into the lazy hazy days of summer we
hope you are doing well and having a good summer.
Thank you for all your continued cooperation and we are happy to report
that we have zero cases of COVID in our building. Who would have thought
that we would still be talking about COVID and testing two and a half years
There will be an Open Forum meeting on August 3rd at 2:00 in the Social Hall.
This is a time to meet with Administration to receive the latest updates and if
you have questions or concerns it is a good time to bring them up. One thing
we will be talking about at this meeting is our Resident Council. We have several openings and council members will be available to talk with you. It is a
good place to get involved!
At this time, we going to continue with serving our meals in the Social Hall.
We are going to try to bring back our monthly Administrator’s Lunch on
Wednesday, August 17th. This is a day we try to have a special meal and our
administrative staff are available to help and visit with you.
A big THANK YOU to the Family Council and the St. Ann’s Auxiliary for sponsoring a pizza lunch last month for our staff in appreciation for all they do.
Scott and Jan
We will be having a Memorial Service for Father John Doyle at 1:00pm in the Chapel on Wednesday, July 27th. Father Brandon and Deacon Hafdahl will be officiating.
Following the service, there will be a Root Beer Float social and music by Glen Laspi in the Social Hall to celebrate Father John’s life and St. Ann’s Day. Please join us on this special day.
Happy July everyone,
The month of July is proving to be a busy one! Our traditional summer picnic will be held on
Tuesday, July 5th from 11:00-1:00. It will be held in our front parking lot again this year so
Upper Lakes Foods can bring in their huge grill to BBQ for the picnic. Family and friends are
welcome. Sharon has many summer time activities planned.
Our Family Council and St. Ann’s Volunteer Auxiliary will be sponsoring an Employee Appreciation Pizza Party on July 14th. This pizza party is to thank our dedicated employees for all
of their hard work.
We also want to thank everyone that donated and helped fundraise for our new Social Hall
curtains. They have been installed and we have another of our projects completed.
One of the long traditions that was started by Sister Cecile LaForest, a former resident and
Chapel Sacristan, is to celebrate July 27th as St. Ann’s Day. It is a day of celebration, music
This year it will be extra special. We will be remembering Father John Doyle beginning with
a 1:00pm service in the Chapel. Father was a resident at St. Ann’s from 2013 to 2022. Father passed away on March 20, 2022 and many could not attend his funeral in Virginia, MN.
It was his wish to have a Memorial Service at St. Ann’s. We then will have a social following
the service with Root Beer Floats and music by Glen Laspi in the Social Hall.
In the words of Sister Cecile – “So let us seize the day and joyfully celebrate each other’s
presence, showing gratitude to all who dwell at St. Ann’s, to our wonderful and dedicated
employees who graciously and efficiently enable us to carry out the Mission of St. Ann’s.”
Jan and Scott