Yearly Archives: 2020

High Society

Society in a peace loving world – A pair of Diamondback doves proudly hatched twins this summer in the Shorehaven first floor aviary. The nest was perfectly designed and the babies hatched healthy, hungry and strong. Residents adored the fluffy wayward pair, as the youngins’ represented newness and hope in a raging worldwide pandemic. But… Read more »

A Butler Tradition

She recalls the famed sweet potato and marshmallow dish. The gelatins, corn, green bean casserole, rolls and steaming heaps of mashed potatoes. But what Shorehaven Dir. of Food Services Barb (Butler) Dehnert most remembers, is her family of more than 50 gathered around two 20 lb. roasting turkeys in an overcrowded bungalow on Harvard St…. Read more »

Holiday Greetings from CEO Dale Dahlke

Over 2,000 years ago, God looked down and saw a broken world. His solution to that brokenness was to deliver His Son, the hope of nations. During this holiday season, let’s cling to that hope, the Babe of Bethlehem, to bring us comfort and peace at a time of anxiousness and uncertainty. On behalf of… Read more »

Thanksgivings to Remember

“Every leaf on that table was used,” Shorehaven Tower residents reminisced about previous Thanksgivings, where an adult always had to sit at the “kids’ table,” another pulled up a cracked wooden chair, and others had to stand, “Because it didn’t matter. We were all together.” The group shared the “guts” of the Thanksgiving holidays, when… Read more »

Churches reach out through Feeding America

“It’s what we can do, to provide people with food,” said Feeding America representative Dale Kjensrud after 225 families were served this week. The monthly food distribution system at Shorehaven’s warehouse location serves as the platform for families to receive their food November through April. The City of Oconomowoc provides the Roosevelt Park shelter as… Read more »

A Shorehaven Veterans Day Tribute

On this day, we honor all current and former members of the Armed Services. We owe you our thanks, but more than that, we owe you our freedom. There’s no way to thank our veterans for everything they sacrifice for our freedom, but on Veterans Day, we have to try. So thank you to all… Read more »

New Chapel Cross Inspires

It came from a “big old spreading maple,” and now Shorehaven chapel’s new cross is bringing new meaning to those who view it. Shorehaven commissioned John Lindsay of Oconomowoc’s “Art in Wood” to create the new piece. Lindsay’s family members had spent their last days on the campus, and the wood artist said he was… Read more »

Birthday Party Chalks One Up for Gratitude

“We were thinking birthday party differently this year,” Jennifer Lodl described her daughter Lily’s 9 yr. old birthday party Oct. 2. “With all the COVID precautions, we were trying to be cognizant and careful. And we thought some good should come of it, too, actually benefitting other people.” The Lodls planned to gather six kids… Read more »

A Grateful Garden

Lake Terrace independent living residents gather in the early morning light, gazing across trailing vines and hand-sewn daisies, swaying sunflowers, and bulky Brussels sprouts. Together, they have nurtured and embraced a plot on the west end of the Shorehaven property, now calling it “our grateful place.” That project runs about 30’ by 120’ and sports… Read more »

A Floatload of Fun

Lac La Belle was calling them. The Golden Girls of Summer stretched for their ensuing swim in the early morning sunlight, stacked assorted noodles in their rolling bins, and headed out to the lake. In tank suits and tankinis, robes, flip flops, water shoes, and a host of bright French terry cover-ups, they glided into… Read more »