St. Crispin Living Community in Red Wing
St. Crispin Living Community is comprised of St. Brigid’s at Hi-Park Senior Apartments, St. Brigid’s at Hi-Park Care Center, Seminary Home Care Center, St. Crispin Foundation and the future St. Crispin Post-Acute Care Center, focusing on providing skilled nursing care along the entire continuum of need one may face during aging. As part of the Benedictine Health System (BHS), St. Crispin Living Community is able to provide a dynamic and progressive state-of-the-art senior care model. BHS support brings a long history of experience in the realm of healthcare, bringing forth a direction to provide care based on our Core Values of Hospitality, Respect, Stewardship and Justice.
5th Annual Festival of Trees Major Success!
“What an amazing event! It was heart-filling to see all the wonderful people in one room raising money for the seniors in our community,” said Kayla Ziebell, director of clinical services, St. Crispin Living Community, Friday evening as the fifth annual Festival of Trees came to a close.
More than 2,500 people strolled through the St. James Hotel’s Summit Room last Friday to view beautifully decorated Christmas trees, listen to the high school ovation choir, get their photo with Santa and partake in a raffle. “The community support of this event was overwhelming. Last year we had 16 trees and 20 silent auction items, this year we had 24 trees and 30 raffle items, donated from local businesses, organizations and families,” said Megan Ramaker, director, marketing and fund development. All money raised benefited the St. Crispin Foundation of Seminary Home and St. Brigid’s at Hi-Park. The event raised more than $16,000 all to go towards the purchase of a new bus. “I had the privilege of interviewing our tenants at St. Brigid’s and they all agreed…we need a new bus!” said Julie Polglase, director, recreation.
“To help offset the costs of low reimbursement rates from the state, we fundraise for resident and tenant enhancements to help improve their quality of life. For example, we have purchased more than 30 electric therapy beds for our residents- all from fundraising dollars. Through philanthropic efforts, we are able to provide care for even more individuals in the community by supplementing through foundation dollars,” said Ramaker.
The highlight of the event was the auctioning off of the Hiawatha River Valley Family Beyond the Yellow Ribbon tree. Every year, the event partners with Beyond the Yellow Ribbon to give a veteran a tree. This year, the tree went to Brianna Moffet and her two girls, Cadence and Kylie. Moffet lives in Red Wing and has been deployed twice. The tree raised $2,000, split three ways between the Moffet home, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon and St. Crispin Foundation. “Brianna and her girls were thrilled!” said Ramaker. Beyond the Yellow Ribbon connects service members and their families with community support, training, services and resources.
Save the date for Friday, November, 28, 2014 for the sixth annual Festival of Trees. It gets better and better every year! Winners of the voting contest went to Kids Favorite- Fit for a Princess by St. Brigid's, Best Theme- Mele Kalikimaka by Mary Turner and family, Overall favorite- Blueberry Bliss by Heartland Hospice.
Special thank you to all our local businesses, organizations and families that donatated towards the event:
TREES!! Victoria Leichliter, SCS Aim, Bill’s Bay, Mary Turner Family, Ladies Tea of Red Wing, Heartland Hospice, Accra Home Care, Sargent’s Nursery, St. Crispin, Hallstroms, Bella Casa, City of RW Dept. Heads, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Hiawatha River Valley, Capital Safety, St. James Hotel, The Levee, Jerry McGough Family, Smith Schafer & Associates, Hiawatha Home Care, Potter’s Ridge, and Culligan Water Treatment!
RAFFLE ITEMS!! Mayo Home Care and Hospice, Meghan Lee Artistry, Cut n Edge Salon, RW Shoe Gift, Treasure Island, Bonnie Kingsley, United Way, Haycreek 4H, Becky Von Bargen family, Cannon River Winery, Braa Photography, Millie White, Jake and Nancy Goering, Mike and Mary Schultz, CherryBerry, Claydon’s Hallmark, St. Croix Hospice, Red Wing Wood Carvers, Slumberland Red Wing, Ramaker family, Q Media/KWNG/KCUE and Applebee’s!
Special thanks to our event sponsors: Five Gold Rings: Prairie Island Indian Community, Webber & Judd Pharmacy, Scott Adkisson from Diversion Solutions (Santa) Laura Braa Photography (Santa photos) Dick Houghton (Auctioneer) Karyl Anderson and Imagine Consulting Solutions (Emcee) Three French Hens: Ryan Mechanical Two Turtle Doves: Florence Berstrom and First Farmers & Merchants Bank Partridge in a Pear Tree: Pearle Vision Red Wing, Discovery Financial, Johnson & Scofield, Wilbert Matthees, Anytime Fitness, Corner Medical
All proceeds benefit the St. Crispin Foundation (formally the Hi-Park Foundation) of Seminary Home and St. Brigid’s at Hi-Park. We are raising funds to purchase a NEW BUS!! This bus will service the residents and tenants at both Seminary Home and St. Brigid’s and eventually St. Crispin Living Community.
Grand Opening Fall 2015
St. Crispin will be a state-of-the-art post acute care and long-term care facility located adjacent to the Mayo Clinic Health System Red Wing campus. Post-Acute Care (PAC) is intense nursing and rehabilitation for individuals who have been hospitalized with a recent illness, injury or exacerbation of a disease and require further nursing care and rehabilitation services. This care is provided in a relaxed and comfortable setting with the intent of returning home. Long-term care is for individuals who need assistance with the activities of daily living and periodic skilled nursing. Nourishing meals and therapeutic diets are combined with restorative nursing and exercise to enhance physical abilities. St. Crispin features will feature 40 PAC units and 40 long-term care units in a neighborhood style setting. Both PAC and long-term care are forms of skilled nursing.
St. Brigid's at Hi-Park
135-213 Pioneer Road | Red Wing, MN 55066
906 College Ave | Red Wing, MN 55066