October Administrator’s Letter

Hello Everyone,
So October sure looks like it is going to be a busy month here at St. Ann’s with many
events and projects planned.
We start with Falk’s Pharmacy holding a Flu and Covid Booster clinic from 8am-noon on
Tuesday, October 4th. Sharon has outings planned for you along with many activities
throughout the month along with our Rummage and Bake Sale and Halloween Party.
Thank you for your support with our fundraisers. Our Coney Island Fundraiser was a success with a profit of $724.50 and this month we will be holding our famous Rummage and
Bake Sale on Friday, October 14th and Saturday, October 15th. Also on Saturday, October
15th our St. Ann’s Angel’s Auxiliary members will have a craft table across the street at St.
Mary’s Star of the Sea Church Fall Market. So, mark your calendar to come down and get
some great crafts, items, bargains and bakery!
We will also be participating in Give MN again this year. St. Ann’s is a nonprofit and we
continue to need community and individual support. Watch for more info to come.
A big Thank You to our garden volunteer Hilary who helped us with the gardens this year.
Father Schweigert and Dean Hagen (our master gardeners from years past) would be
proud.
Hopefully we will still get some nice weather to get out and enjoy and have a Happy Halloween.
Sincerely,

Scott and Jan

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September Administrator’s Letter

Hello everyone,
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.
Sincerely,

Scott and Jan

August Annlines

Hello Everyone,
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
later!
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.
Sincerely,

Scott and Jan

Fr. John Doyle Memorial

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.