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 (time TBD)
    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 2017 (date/time TBD)
    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 2017 (date/time TBD)
    Basic Watercolor Painting
    - To celebrate National Watercolor Month, come learn some watercolor basic techniques. Every attendee will be able to paint their own small painting using the techniques learned, and take home their own piece of art!
  • August 2017 (date/time TBD)
    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 2017 (date/time TBD)
    Topic still pending
  • October 2017 (date/time TBD)
    Topic still pending
  • 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. 

Open House/Ice Cream Social - August 15, 1pm

Pine Haven Christian Communities will hold an open house event at their Giddings Avenue campus at 531 Giddings Avenue, Sheboygan Falls on August 15, 2016.

This event will offer tours of the campus, including view of the standard resident room layout, and all public areas including the newly constructed lobby, coffee bar, and therapy gym. The event will begin at 1pm, with a brief ten minute presentation about Pine Haven, followed by small group tours. Throughout the tour, attendees are encouraged to ask questions about the care Pine Haven offers. At the end of the tour, attendees will be brought to the central courtyard area to meet our residents and join them for an ice cream social.

The event is free. Please RSVP through our Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1014905535291641/ or by contacting Karin Oliver-Kreft on the phone at 920-550-5227 or via email: koliver-kreft@pinehaven.org. 

Learning For Life: Fitness As You Age - Sept. 24, 10:30am

Martina Wessels of Pine Haven will speak about fitness and exercise, and show you how to get started at home right away, including tips to improve your balance!

Event will take place in the community center at Pine Haven Christian Communities' Haven Drive campus, 220 Haven Drive, Sheboygan Falls. (Take 6th street north off of C, right next to the Piggly Wiggly to Pinehaven Lane. Then look for the Pine Haven Haven Drive Campus signs.)

The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. Reservations are not necessary. Snacks will be served. The event is free. See also our Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1746986562182919/

If you have questions, please contact Karin Oliver-Kreft, director of marketing & community outreach at Pine Haven by calling 920-550-5227 or emailing koliver-kreft@pinehaven.org.

Learning For Life: The Importance of Support for the Caregiver - August 13, 10:30am

Steve Hendrikse of Pine Haven will speak on August 13th about those who are providing care to their loved ones: why it is so important that they find support, and provide key information to assist them in their care.

Event will take place in the community center at Pine Haven Christian Communities' Haven Drive campus, 220 Haven Drive, Sheboygan Falls. (Take 6th street north off of C, right next to the Piggly Wiggly to Pinehaven Lane. Then look for the Pine Haven Haven Drive Campus signs.)

The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. Reservations are not necessary. Snacks will be served. The event is free. See also our Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/225148621199899/

If you have questions, please contact Karin Oliver-Kreft, director of marketing & community outreach at Pine Haven by calling 920-550-5227 or emailing koliver-kreft@pinehaven.org.

Learning For Life: Planning Ahead For Independence - July 9, 10:30am

Matthew Becker of Thrivent Financial speaks on ways you can plan ahead to retire wisely, securing & preserving your retirement strategy with insurance, and preparing for long term care.

Event will take place in the community center at Pine Haven Christian Communities' Haven Drive campus, 220 Haven Drive, Sheboygan Falls. (Take 6th street north off of C, right next to the Piggly Wiggly to Pinehaven Lane. Then look for the Pine Haven Haven Drive Campus signs.)

Reservations are not necessary. Snacks will be served. The event is free. See also our Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1711767442394610/

If you have questions, please contact Karin Oliver-Kreft, director of marketing & community outreach at Pine Haven by calling 920-550-5227 or emailing koliver-kreft@pinehaven.org.

Learning For Life: Cataract Awareness - June 4, 10:30am

Pine Haven Christian Communities’ June community learning event will focus on cataract awareness, featuring speaker Dr. Todd Larson from Larson Eye Care.

This event offers information that is important for everyone, as everyone eventually will develop cataracts, as a natural part of aging Dr. Larson will explain what cataracts are, when you can expect them, and what you can do about them. This free event will be held on June 4, 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. 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 on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/ 531142773759289/. Or you can reach Karin Oliver-Kreft on the phone at 920-550-5227 or via email: koliver-kreft@pinehaven.org. 

Learning For Life: Tips For Better Hearing - May 21, 10:30am

Pine Haven Christian Communities’ next community learning event will offer Tips For Better Hearing, presented by Welsch Hearing’s Susan Fenrich, BC-HIS (Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences).

Susan, a State Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist for 31 years, is passionate about the field of hearing. “There are so many options to help people to hear better, right now – but most people don’t know of all the advances that have been made. It’s great to be able to share information and see people improve their lives!”

This free event will be held on May 21, 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. 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 on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/933021743483776/. Or you can reach Karin Oliver-Kreft on the phone at 920-550-5227 or via email: koliver-kreft@pinehaven.org. 

Women's Auxiliary Pizza Ranch Fundraiser - May 16

Pine Haven Women’s Auxiliary will hold a fundraiser to benefit the residents of Pine Haven Christian Communities at Pizza Ranch in Oostburg on May 16th, 2016. The event will take place from 4:30 until 8:00 pm at Pizza Ranch in Oostburg – at 944 Center Avenue.

During these hours, a percentage of all sales for both eat in and carry out orders will be donated to benefit the residents of Pine Haven Christian Communities. Pine Haven Women’s Auxiliary and all the staff at Pine Haven Christian Communities encourage everyone to come by to support a local restaurant, as well as your community.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Learning For Life: National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day is on April 16th, and Pine Haven will be supporting this with the first in their Learning For Life educational community seminars.

Pine Haven Christian Communities announced they will hold community learning events each month in the community center at their Haven Drive campus in north Sheboygan Falls. This series of educational events is open to the public and will feature a new topic each month. The events are free to attend, and will take place one Saturday each month, at 10:30 am.

“You’re never to old to learn – and there are a lot of subjects that are of interest to our residents and their families. We decided to create these learning events, to help bring the wider community onto our campus,” said Pine Haven’s director of marketing & community outreach, Karin Oliver-Kreft. “When people come onto our campus, they bring energy and excitement that our residents really enjoy. So, our plan is to have a wide variety of topics throughout the year, so that they’ll be of interest to as many people as possible.”

The first event will be held on April 16th, which is National Healthcare Decisions Day. Speaking at this event will be Christine Freund from the ADRC (Aging & Disability Resources Center), who will explain advance care planning, why it’s important and help guide attendees on how to get started. RSVPs are not necessary, but you can list your attendance on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/188814388162622/.
Or you can reach Karin Oliver-Kreft on the phone at 920-550-5227 or via email: koliver-kreft@pinehaven.org. To learn more about National Healthcare Decisions Day, visit nhdd.org.

Pine Haven Women's Auxiliary Italian Supper: April 12th

Pine Haven Christian Communities’ Women’s Auxiliary will hold their annual Italian Supper to benefit the residents of Pine Haven Christian Communities will be held on April 12th, 2016. The benefit will take place at First Reformed Church in Cedar Grove, located at 237 South Main.

Spaghetti and other Italian main dishes, salad, bread, desserts, and beverages will be served from 4:30pm – 7pm. All donations received will benefit the residents of Pine Haven Christian Communities. Pine Haven Women’s Auxiliary and all the staff at Pine Haven Christian Communities encourage everyone to come by to enjoy the food and fellowship, while supporting your community.

PINE HAVEN MEN’S CHORUS 65TH CONCERT SEASON BEGINS

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Pine Haven Men’s Chorus kicked off their 65th year performing to support the mission of Pine Haven Christian Communities. For 65 years, they have been known for praising God and serving the elderly, as they perform concerts in the area to raise money to benefit the residents of Pine Haven.

Concerts are open to the public and will take place throughout Sheboygan County, with free-will offerings taken at each event. The 2016 Pine Haven Men’s Chorus schedule is as follows:

January 17, 6:00 pm – First Reformed Church, 927 Superior Avenue, Oostburg

January 24, 10:15 am – Zion United Methodist Church, N1667 WI-28, Adell

February 7, 9:00 am – New Horizon UCC, 9663 WI-144, Kewaskum

February 21, 9:30am – Hope Community Reformed Church, 500 Lenore Drive, West Bend

February 28, 9:30am – Alto Reformed Church, N36976 Co. Rd. EE, Waupun

March 6, 6:00 pm – First Reformed Church of Cedar Grove, 237 S. Main, Cedar Grove

March 13, 6:00 pm – Hingham Reformed Church, W4390 Church Road, Hingham

April 3, 1:30 pm – St. Nicholas Catholic Church – Dacada, W4274 Co. Hwy. K, Random Lake

April 10, 6:00 pm – Evangelical Free Church, 1710 N. 15th Street, Sheboygan

April 17, 10:00 am – St. Paul Lutheran Church, 509 Milwaukee Avenue, Cascade

April 24, 8:15 am – First Reformed Church of Sheboygan Falls, 527 Giddings Avenue, Sheboygan Falls

May 7, 6:00 pm - SING PRAISE CONCERT at Gibbsville Reformed Church
                              N3145 WI-32, Sheboygan Falls
                              This evening of music features performances by:
                              - The King's Delegates - Voices of Peace - The Rice Family Violinists -
                              - Trio of Faith - Pine Haven Men's Chorus -

If you are interested in more information regarding the Pine Haven Men’s Chorus or joining, please contact Bob or Donna Caljouw  at (920) 627-6961 or rdmvvcaljouw@gmail.com.