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Stpaul spring2012newsletter3 20-2012

  1. 1. COMMUNIT Y NEWS NON-PROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTA GE PAID Retur n Ser v ic e Requ es ted Belleville, IL Permit No. 102 SPRING 2012 1021 West E Street Belleville, IL 62220 Tel. 618-233-2095 www.stpaulshome.com Steve Suess is chairman of St. Paul’s Board of Directors. Q: How long have you lived in Belleville? A: In 1972, I began my career as a junior high language arts teacher at Signal Hill School in West Belleville. I fell in love with the community and decided to Four Questions make my home here. Both of our children are graduates of Signal Hill School. After 13 years f o With ... Board teaching, I went into administration in the Lindbergh School District for the next 23 years. Upon retirement in Chairman 2008, I became the head of the education department at Community News Spring 2012 www.stpaulshome.com Steve Suess Lindenwood University-Belleville. I will be married to my wife, Barbara, for 40 years this November. Barbara is a St. Paul’s Home Board of Directors Steve Suess, Chairperson Longtime Hairdresser media specialist in the Mascoutah School District. Kristine Mueller, Vice Chairperson Dennis Spencer, Treasurer for St. Paul’s Retires Q: What inspires you about St. Paul’s Home? Beverly Brightwell, Secretary Carol Petty Betty Leppard A: Several things inspire me about St. Paul’s Home. First, it is part of the history and fabric of Rev. Andrew Kramer Jane Lee Carole Simpkins recently St. Paul United Church of Christ, which is my church. Secondly, it is the place we chose when Susan Relfe Bob DeCamp retired from St. Paul’s Home. my mother needed care. We knew that a faith-based facility had the same priorities as our St. Paul’s Foundation Board of Directors She served our community family, and we weren’t disappointed. Michael Pierce, Chairperson for 29 years and will be In This Q: What do you see in St. Paul’s immediate future? Issue: Jim Bohanon, Vice Chairperson Roger Relfe, Treasurer dearly missed. Thank you Craig Brethauer, Secretary Al Stahl Donna Nettleton Carole for your many years of A: In St. Paul’s immediate future, I see the planning and development of Sandy Ritter Tom Mentzer Susan Franklin, President/Executive Director service! new and improved facilities as well as the continuation of the current Calendar of services which are second to none. Events P.2 St. Paul’s Apartments Q: What do you want residents and families to know about you? A: I want families and elders to know that all of us on the Susan’s Desk hosts Health Fair St. Paul’s Home Board are here to serve them and to make Column P.2 their experience at St. Paul’s the most positive and Your Voices P.3 Local health service providers and non- fulfilling that it can be. We believe in servant Salute to profits gathered at the Apartments for a leadership. health fair earlier this year. For the latest Service P.4 educational events at St. Paul’s call us or visit www.StPaulsHome.com.
  2. 2. THE ST. PAUL From Susan’s Desk : Your voices COMMUNITY “A Place You Can Deeply Rooted in Faith BOB DARR: AN AVID VOLUNTEER Have Faith In” WHO GIVES FROM THE HEART St. Paul’s Senior Community is This spring, St. Paul’s for residential options for We have a long dedicated to excellence in care Home, rooted in faith, is seniors in Belleville. history of serving as a and a compassionate environment blooming where it’s faith-based nonprofit If you’ve enjoyed the beau- A semi-retired landscaper and Apartments. planted. We continue to share mission in Belleville and ty of St. Paul’s landscap- by trade, Darr’s mother, “We’ve always been mem- guided by our Christian love and the story of our residents thank our residents, ing you are witnessing the Henrietta has resided at St. bers of St. Paul’s Church concern that will enhance the It gives me great pride who are finding our families and staff for being touch of Bob Darr, an avid Paul’s Home for nearly four from since I was a little kid,” quality of life for those we are to see our staff go above community to be a place part of our St. Paul’s called to serve. volunteer who says he gives years. Darr said. and beyond for our they can have faith in, a Home and Apartments Established in 1926, we deliver back to St. Paul’s because residents and their family place with activities and family. Medicare-Certified Rehabilitation services that help their they give so much to him. “She’ll be 95 in July. She’s He enjoys talking to the caregivers. Services, Retirement families feel at home and He’s part of a team who doing really well and every- people at the community Sincerely, Apartments, Nursing Care and St. Paul’s Home and at ease that they’re with takes care of the body at St. Paul’s Home is and appreciates the staff at Assisted Living/Respite Care. Apartments staff us. landscaping for the really good to her,” Darr said. St. Paul’s Home for all they members are commit- ted to the highest qual- Whether it’s with a health Susan community. “If I am walking my mom down the hall, somebody do for Henrietta. How you can help Giving to St. Paul: ity of resident care and fair to educate and inform “I’m a giver not a taker. You in the kitchen or a nurse’s “People do a little extra and residents and the Susan Franklin You are invited to invest in the engagement. don’t receive until you give. aide all say ‘Hi, Henrietta!’ go out of their way, whether community at large or a Executive Director future of St. Paul’s home by By giving, I receive ‘feeling They don’t have to do that. it’s serving food or clean- making a special gift of cash, Since our groundbreak- special holiday celebra- good.’ I don’t do it for Everybody smiles.” ing. You can tell everybody stock, real estate, or life insurance. ing for the retirement tion, accolades or anything,” Darr enjoys what they’re doing,” Life income gifts and bequests are apartments more than said. “If something needs to The Darr family has had Darr said. “Everybody 25 years ago, St. Paul’s St. Paul’s Home and be done you just do it. Just long-standing ties to St. smiles and you don’t have also welcome. St. Paul’s Home Home has seen much Apartments reaches out Foundation has been give back.” Paul’s Church, which is an the turnover rate that all the growth in the need and celebrates our elders. determined to be a public charity overseer of St. Paul’s Home other nursing homes have.” by the Internal Revenue Service. Your gifts may be deductible as ON ST. PAUL’S CALENDAR ST. PAUL’S APARTMENTS ST. PAUL’S HOME S P R I N G E V E N TS charitable contributions to the extent permitted by your personal APRIL RECURRING EVENTS: St. Paul’s celebrated Valentine’s Day tax liability. We encourage you to 5 Easter Spring Fling and Parade, Church every Sunday, 9:45 a.m. with a Sock Hop co-sponsored with seek the advice of your 2 p.m. Mass on Mondays, 10 a.m. Family Hospice. We celebrated Mardi personal tax advisor before taking 24 Lynn Hatfield with LINC-Presentation Rosary every Tuesday, 10 a.m. on Adaptive Equipment, 2 p.m. Church Service every Wednesday, 2 p.m. Gras with food, music and dancing. any deductions. Whatever you can share will be MAY Check out our pictures here and APRIL greatly appreciated! 10 “Recipes to Sweeten Your online at www.StPaulsHome.com. 12 Guitar by Helen, 2 p.m. Send your gift to: Mother-Daugher Bond”, 1 p.m. 17 Piano with Bob Callmeyer, 2 p.m. St. Paul’s Home Foundation Mother’s Day Tea with Bob MAY 1022 West E St. Callmeyer, 2 p.m. 13-19 National Nursing Home Week Belleville, IL 62220 18 Ladies Tea, 2 p.m. JUNE Mike Pierce 15 Father’s Day Cook-Out with the Silver JUNE Chairman, St. Paul’s Foundation Or give online at: Eagles, 2 p.m. 6 Father Neff’s Picnic, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Board of Directors http://stpaulshome.com/foun- 20 Volunterr Appreciation Luncheon, 12:30 p.m. dation/contribute.html

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