A matter of time

It’s funny how the little things really seem to matter now. I don’t know if we’re more sensitive, or if we talk to fewer folks, or we’re just getting accustomed to being apart. But all of a sudden, the little things are so treasured. A former coworker is designing masks for us, customizing to smaller… Read more »

Quilts for a cause

A group of individuals have provided patriotic lap quilts for Shorehaven veterans, recognizing their service to our country. According to the Camo Quilt Project, the quilt measures about 45” x 72”, and more than 30,000 quilts have been distributed to active military and veterans. The quilts are presented to veterans in assisted living, nursing homes,… Read more »

Reaching out to seniors

Thank you to the Waukesha Freeman and Oconomowoc Enterprise for exploring ways the community can reach out to seniors this winter, overcoming COVID isolation and fostering personal connection. Link: https://www.gmtoday.com/news/older-locals-staying-connected-despite-covid/article_488e99ee-3fe7-11eb-99f0-ff4bf6e9e720.html

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 »