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Elmore Assisted Living to Kick Off 2017 Senior Care Insights Series with CEU on Dementia

Janelle Johnson LSW, JD, dementia care specialist and consultant for Sunflower’s SEEDS OF SUCCESS™ Memory Care Program will share new strategies to become a more empowered caregiver when working with those who have various forms of dementia. We’re excited to welcome case managers, social workers, and nurses for our first of many FREE monthly CEU events at Elmore Assisted Living! We hope to see you there! 2017 Senior Care Insights CEU …

Elmore Assisted Living Announces CEU Series

Each month in 2017, Case Managers, Social Workers and Nurses can join us on-site for fresh insights from local and regional experts in geriatric healthcare — and earn 1 Hour FREE Continuing Education credits! First up, on Thursday, January 26th from 7:45 – 9am we will be joined by Janelle Johnson, LSW, JD. A dementia care specialist, Janelle will be speaking on “Excellence in Dementia Care”. Join us for this …

Elmore Assisted Living to Host Holiday Pie & Cookie Social Dec. 20

Our team at Elmore Assisted Living is excited to welcome families, community members, case managers, and other senior care workers to our Holiday Pie & Cookie Social event on Tuesday, Dec. 20 from 3-6pm at the Elmore Assisted Living community. Guest will enjoy delicious treats baked by our culinary team, see our festive holiday décor, and go on a tour. For more information about this event or to set up …

We’re Thankful for YOU!

As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, we would like to extend a special thank you to all of those who have supported our communities in both Elmore and Waconia, MN this past year. Thanks to the countless local leaders, businesses, case managers, families, and residents who have each played an important role in helping us establish these warm and caring communities. We look forward to a wonderful holiday season and an exciting …

Sunflower Communities Announces November CEU Events for Social Workers & Nurses

This November, we are offering two exciting CEU opportunities for area social workers and nurses in the greater Elmore and Waconia, MN areas. Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, Administrator for Twin Cities Physicians, the on-site primary care providers offering services at both Sunflower locations, will be presenting “Keys to Understanding & Ethically Treating Geriatric Depression & Anxiety” – a presentation worth 1 Hour FREE CEU Credit for social workers and nurses. …

Sunflower Communities Announces Promotion of Megan Hickenbottom to Housing Director

We’re proud to announce that Nagel Assisted Living admissions team member Megan Hickenbottom, MSW, LGSW has recently been promoted to the position of Housing Director for Sunflower Communities. In this capacity, she will be working with our communities in Elmore and Waconia, MN to lead all functions of resident admissions and oversee our on-site admissions staff. Additionally, she will be partnering with our dietary, health services, and maintenance teams to …

Nagel Assisted Living Opens for Preview Tours on Oct. 3

After extensive renovations and decorating, Nagel Assisted Living in downtown Waconia, MN is proud to announce that on-site preview tours will be made available to the general public, interested residents, and case managers starting Monday, Oct. 3. Tour participants will get a sneak preview of the upper floor Meadow View assisted living neighborhood and see both a single and companion bedroom, spa room, community room, bathroom and shower options, and …

Elmore Assisted Living Hosts Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for 1st Responders on Sept. 17

The Elmore Assisted Living team was proud to host a very successful pancake breakfast fundraiser for the local 1st Responders on Saturday, Sept. 17. When the event concluded over 100 people had been served and $616 was raised to go to basic supplies and equipment to assist the 1st Responders in their on-going, life-saving work. The Elmore Assisted Living team looks forward to hosting many additional events in the coming …

Nagel Assisted Living Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Memory Care Addition

Dozens of local business, community, and governmental leaders joined the Sunflower Communities leadership team to celebrate the Official Groundbreaking for the Memory Care Addition to Nagel Assisted Living in Waconia, MN. Joined by key members of the Bauer Construction team, the general contractors heading up the project, eight individuals turned the first shovels of dirt as a ceremonial gesture signifying the first ground breaking on the site of the historic …

Nagel Assisted Living Plans for Final Inspection Before Construction Begins on Memory Care Addition

Final preparations are being made this week for the final walk-through inspection of the existing building on the site of our Nagel Assisted Living Community in Waconia. This is the first step toward commencing construction on Sunflower Court, our new Memory Care addition that will be built this fall. During construction, tours with select case managers, senior care workers, and interested residents and families will begin to take place so …

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