CELEBRATE NATIONAL COFFEE MONTH WITH US - AUG. 9, 10AM

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Pine Haven Christian Communities’ August community learning event will celebrate National Coffee month in an open to the public event.

This free event will be held on August 9, 2017, starting at 10:00 am in the community center at Pine Haven’s Haven Drive campus in north Sheboygan Falls. Speaking at the event will be Karin Oliver-Kreft, marketing director and coffee aficionado, who will explain the different types and characteristics of coffee roasts as well as the different types of coffee drinks. Attendees will be able to enjoy free samples of coffee – provided by Daydream Café.

This coffee lovers’ celebration is part of Pine Haven’s “Learning For Life” series of educational events, which are open to the public and feature a new topic each month. The goal of these lecture series is to provide information that is of interest to the general population, offering them a chance to learn more about topics that will benefit them through life. Future topics are outlined on Pine Haven’s Facebook page, so that the community can plan their attendance in advance. Refreshments will be served.

Reservations are not necessary. Event is listed under events on Pine Haven’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PineHavenChristian/. Or you can reach Karin Oliver-Kreft on the phone at 920-550-5227 or via email: koliver-kreft@pinehaven.org.

June 21 - Longest Day Fundraiser

Between 9am and 3pm on Wednesday, June 21st, come to either the Community Center at Haven Drive or the sitting area outside the business office at Giddings. Make a donation to go toward Pine Haven's Walk Team (all donations go to the Alzheimer's Association), and you can decorate your own cupcake or cookie! 

We'll also have board games set out for people to relax and join in a game (make a donation to play). 

It's fun for a very good cause. Come join us!

Haven Drive Campus - Community Center - 220 Haven Drive, Sheboygan Falls
Giddings Avenue Campus - Business Lounge - 531 Giddings Avenue, Sheboygan Falls

Brat Fry, Craft & Bake Sale Scheduled for June 24 to Benefit Our Residents

Pine Haven Men’s Chorus and Pine Haven Women’s Auxiliary have announced that they will hold their annual brat fry and summer craft/bake on June 24, 2016. This event will benefit the residents of Pine Haven Christian Communities, and will take place in the residential center activity room at Pine Haven’s original campus – at 531 Giddings Avenue in Sheboygan Falls.

Brats, burgers, potato salad, baked beans, desserts, and beverages will be served from 2pm – 6pm. Take outs are available. Handmade crafts and baked goods will be available for sale. The Men’s Chorus, the Women’s Auxiliary, and all the staff at Pine Haven Christian Communities encourage everyone to come by to enjoy the food, crafts, and fellowship, while supporting your community.

Pine Haven Job Fair June 14th!

Looking for a job? Come to our job fair!

June 14, 2017, 9am-noon & 3-6pm
Pine Haven - Haven Drive Campus
220 Haven Dr., Sheboygan Falls

  • Bring your resume, apply onsite, and be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card! 

  • Meet and greet managers and staff.
  • Learn more about Pine Haven.
  • Tour our beautiful campus.

When you work at Pine Haven Christian Communities, you make a difference in people's lives every day. It's not just a job - it's a calling.

 

LFL - National Cancer Survivor's Day - 10 Days Later, 6/14-6pm

Join Pine Haven to celebrate National Cancer Survivor's Day - 10 Days Later with a Learning For Life lecture.

Learning for Life seminars are FREE events featuring a different topic each month, held at our Haven Drive campus community center, at 220 Haven Drive in Sheboygan Falls.

On June 14th, at 6pm, we're celebrating National Cancer Survivor's Day. (National Cancer Survivor’s Day is June 4th.) Tim Renzelmann will speak on not just surviving cancer, but finding the joy in living.

Special presentations will be made to those attending who are actual cancer survivors.

Those who would like to take a walk around the campus can plan to come an hour early (by 5pm). We will also offer another walk after the event has concluded.

 

LFL - National Senior Health & Fitness Day, May 31st

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Wednesday, May 31st is National Senior Health & Fitness Day, and to celebrate, Pine Haven Christian Communities will be holding a Learning For Life Lecture on senior fitness.

Learning for Life seminars are FREE events featuring a different topic each month, held at our Haven Drive campus community center, at 220 Haven Drive in Sheboygan Falls.

At 2pm on May 31st, Pine Haven’s Martina Wessels will lead a fitness event where attendees participate in brain fitness exercises, and receive physical fitness tips and demonstrations.

LeadingAge Wisconsin Report on The Long-term Care Workforce Crisis

LeadingAge Wisconsin has released a report outlining the current workforce crisis facing long-term care. Pine Haven Christian Communities' leadership team has been active in reaching out to our elected officials and spreading the word, to help address this issue, so that current and future residents will always get the Christ-centered care they deserve!

To read this report, simply download the report in pdf form.

Pine Haven's Virtual Dementia Tours featured in Press article!

Pine Haven Christian Communities is partnering with the Weill Center to offer virtual dementia tours to the public during their special dementia event on March 31. People can sign up to take the tour anytime from 12:30 - 7pm on March 31, 2017. It only takes about 15 minutes to take the tour. At 4pm and 7pm, the Weill Center will be offering special showings of Glenn Campbell I'll Be Me, which is a documentary filmed about his diagnosis with dementia and the music tour that he and his family ran for a year after that diagnosis, to help build awareness for Alzheimer's disease.

To read the online version of the Sheboygan Press article about these events click here.

To read the official Weill Center blog, purchase tickets, or sign up for the tour, click here.

Mar. 15, 2017: LFL Event - Easter Crafting with JoAnn

Celebrate National Craft Month!

Crafters from JoAnn will teach attendees about the joys of craft them and guide them through making their own Easter project to take home. There is no cost for this event!

This free event will be held on March 15th, from noon until 1:30pm in the community center at their Haven Drive campus in north Sheboygan Falls, as part of Pine Haven’s “Learning For Life” series of educational events, which are open to the public and feature a new topic each month. The goal of these lecture series is to provide information that is of interest to the general population, offering them a chance to learn more about topics that will benefit them through life. Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP so we can have enough supplies on hand. This event is FREE! Snacks will be served.

If you have questions or to RSVP, please contact Karin Oliver-Kreft on the phone at 920-550-5227 or via email: koliver-kreft@pinehaven.org.

Feb. 23, 2017: LFL Seminar - Attracting Purple Martins

Celebrate National Bird Feeding Month with the Wisconsin Purple
Martin Society's Tom Rank, who will give tips on how to attract martins (and other songbirds) to your yard.

This free event will be held on February 23rd, starting at 6pm in the community center at their Haven Drive campus in north Sheboygan Falls, as part of Pine Haven’s “Learning For Life” series of educational events, which are open to the public and feature a new topic each month. The goal of these lecture series is to provide information that is of interest to the general population, offering them a chance to learn more about topics that will benefit them through life. Refreshments will be served.

Reservations are not necessary. Snacks will be served. The event is free.

If you have questions, you can reach Karin Oliver-Kreft on the phone at 920-550-5227 or via email: koliver-kreft@pinehaven.org.

2017 Learning For Life Calendar

We are pleased to announce our Learning For Life events schedule for 2017.

  • January 26, 2017 – 1-6pm
    Red Cross Blood Drive
    - Learn about what the Red Cross is doing to help save lives, and do your part by donating blood. To sign up to donate, visit https://www.redcrossblood.org and enter key word “Pine Haven”.
  • February 23, 2017 – 6-7pm
    Attracting Martins & Other Birds
    - To celebrate National Bird Feeding Month, the Wisconsin Purple Martin Society will give tips on attracting martins (and other songbirds) to your yard.
  • March 15, 2017 – 12:00-1:30pm
    Easter Crafting
    - Celebrate National Craft Month! Crafters from Jo-Ann will help teach attendees about the joys of crafting. Every participant will be able to make and take their own Easter project during this event.
  • April 2017 (date/time TBD)
    Planning Your Garden
    - To celebrate National Lawn & Garden Month, Pine Haven’s groundskeeper Nathan Perkins will give tips on planning your garden this year.
  • May 31, 2017 (2pm)
    National Senior Health & Fitness Day
    - Pine Haven’s Fitness Coordinator, Martina Wessels will hold a fitness event. Attendees will participate in brain fitness exercises and be provided with physical fitness tips and demonstrations.
  • June 14, 2017 (6pm)
    Celebrating National Cancer Survivor’s Day
    - Tim Renzelmann will speak on not just surviving Cancer, but finding the joy in living. We hope you can attend this heart-warming, inspirational session.
  • July 7, 2017 (1pm - 6pm)
    Red Cross Blood Drive
    - Help save a life by coming and donating blood!
  • August 9, 2017 (10am)
    Coffee Appreciation Event
    - To celebrate National Coffee Month, Pine Haven is partnering with our local coffee shop, Daydream Café. Come learn about and sample different types of coffees and become a true coffee aficionado.
  • September 26, 2017 (2pm)
    National Rehab Awareness
    Chrissy York of Rehab Care will explain the benefits of and options in rehabilitation and therapy treatments. Get your balance tested at this event!
  • October 18, 2017 (2pm)
    National Apple Month
    There’s more to apples than red delicious. Come learn about and sample a wide range of Wisconsin apples - with caramel dipping sauce to celebrate national caramel month, too!
  • November 2017 (date/time TBD)
    Electronic Greetings 101 - Celebrate National Electronic Greetings day by getting help setting up accounts on Facebook and Skype/Facetime – so that you can reach out to those you love. It’s learning with benefits that will last you a lifetime.
  • December 2017
    No Lecture this month, due to Christmas celebrations!

**Topics and speakers are subject to change.

With one event each month, the 2017 calendar is booked through most of the year, with only a few months still being finalized. Days and times of events vary, to help more people attend throughout the year. Events are free to attend, and refreshments will be served. 

If you have a topic you’d like to see covered, or if you know an expert who might be willing to present at one of these events, please do not hesitate to contact Karin Oliver-Kreft by calling 920-550-5227 or via email: koliver-kreft@pinehaven.org.

Save A Life/Donate Blood on Jan 26 at Pine Haven’s Red Cross Blood Drive

On January 26, 2017, the Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Pine Haven Christian Communities’ Haven Drive campus, located at 220 Haven Drive in Sheboygan Falls, from 1pm until 6pm.

Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished, according to the Red Cross. Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative. 

Currently, the drive is scheduled to run from 1 pm until 6 pm, but those hours may be expanded if a large enough donor base signs up to donate. 

There are three ways those interested in donating can sign up for a time to donate: 

  1. Visit https://www.redcrossblood.org and entering in the Sponsor Code “Pine Haven” in the blue box in the upper right corner of the page, selecting the drive and signing up for a slot; 
  2. Call the Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to schedule a time; 
  3. Contact Karin Oliver-Kreft at Pine Haven Christian Communities at 920-550-5227 or via email at koliver-kreft@pinehaven.org.

This event is part of Pine Haven’s Learning For Life program that provides educational sessions on topics of interest to the community. During the blood drive, donors will not only donate blood that can save lives, but they will be able to learn more about the Red Cross – what it does and how it saves lives.

Learning For Life: A Common CENTS Approach to Cancer (& Other Life Challenges)!

Tim Renzelmann, 45-yr penny collector and 24-yr Cancer Survivor, offers a light-hearted but
thought-provoking penny-themed pre-CENT-ation of common CENTS lessons of body, mind
heart and spirit that will open ourselves to the magnifi-CENTS of this CENT-sational life!

This free event will be held on November 12, starting at 10:30 am in the community center at their Haven Drive campus in north Sheboygan Falls, as part of Pine Haven’s “Learning For Life” series of educational events, which are open to the public and feature a new topic each month. The goal of these lecture series is to provide information that is of interest to the general population, offering them a chance to learn more about topics that will benefit them through life. Future topics are outlined on Pine Haven’s Facebook page, so that the community can plan their attendance in advance. Refreshments will be served.

Reservations are not necessary. Snacks will be served. This event is free to attend.

If you have questions, you can reach Karin Oliver-Kreft on the phone at 920-550-5227 or via email: koliver-kreft@pinehaven.org. 

Pine Haven Job Fair - September 21, 2016, 9am-noon, 3pm-6pm

Pine Haven will host a Job Fair at their Haven Drive Campus on September 21 from 9am-noon and 3-6pm. At this event, attendees can apply for positions as CNAs/RAs, LPNs, and Dining Services Workers. Just bring your resume and apply, and you'll be entered for a chance to win a gift card. You'll get meet and greet managers and staff, have an initial onsite interview, tour our exciting new campus, and learn more about Pine Haven and why it's such a great place to work.

Learning For Life: Therapy Today

Pine Haven Christian Communities’ October community learning event will feature Danielle Cantu of Rehab Care, who will speak about the benefits and options available in rehabilitative therapy today. The event will include the opportunity for attendees to get their own balance tested.

This free event will be held on October 15, starting at 10:30 am in the community center at their Haven Drive campus in north Sheboygan Falls, as part of Pine Haven’s “Learning For Life” series of educational events, which are open to the public and feature a new topic each month. The goal of these lecture series is to provide information that is of interest to the general population, offering them a chance to learn more about topics that will benefit them through life. Future topics are outlined on Pine Haven’s Facebook page, so that the community can plan their attendance in advance. Refreshments will be served.

Reservations are not necessary. Snacks will be served. This event is free to attend.

If you have questions, you can reach Karin Oliver-Kreft on the phone at 920-550-5227 or via email: koliver-kreft@pinehaven.org.