Warming Up in Hot Topics

Armed with the newspaper, Rick Nemer leads the Jones-Harrison residents in discussion of many subjects in our Hot Topics group, but it inevitably turns to politics.  Why should we be any different?!

A great group from both assisted living and long term care get involved with Hot Topics!

Thanks to volunteer Rick Nemer for keeping the conversations lively!

One-Two, Cha Cha Cha!

This week our friends from Kairos were teaching us to cha-cha-cha with some lively Latin rhythms.  While most of the Breck students hadn’t performed this dance before, a few of our Jones-Harrison residents sure looked like they had!

Barbara leads the way on this dance!

Bev, Joy and Virginia show off their moves!

Dolores and Carolyn wait patiently for the next song to begin.

Clay Beneath Our Nails

Had a good time being creative with our friends from Breck in our ceramics session.  We thank the Breck ceramics department for continuing this fun class after the completion of our residency with Northern Clay Center.

Riva and Moira get right to work!

A sneak peak at our handy work! See more at the Winter Open House on February 8th.

The First Dance of 2020

It was so good to have the students from Breck High School back with us at Jones-Harrison Residence to continue our dance and movement sessions.  Everyone was in great spirits and we were happy to have the students that usually do ceramics with us this time.  The Kairos Alive! team got us moving and grooving and a good time was had by all!

The Breck students from the ceramics sessions jump right in on the fun!

Raisa gets the next dance!

Everyone feels the love during the “Great Big Love” song.

Welcoming Dog Visits

Meet Dupre.  He lives in the neighborhood and has now become a dog visitor to the residents at Jones-Harrison, much to everyone’s delight.  If you have an interest in bringing your dog into visit, please contact us and we would be happy to walk you though the process of becoming an official dog ambassador.

Dupre, a real snuggler, greets Maureen in the hall.

Jones-Harrison Residence Names Annette Greely as New President and CEO

Annette Greely, President & CEO

The Board of Directors of Jones-Harrison Residence has named Annette Greely to be the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization.   She will begin her leadership role at Jones-Harrison Residence on February 3, 2020.

Annette brings a lifetime of care and service to seniors.  Like many in the profession, she began by helping elderly members of her family while in high school.  She began her career as Director of Assisted Living and Memory Care at Guardian Angels of Elk River and advanced to become Director of Senior Services at CentraCare Health-Paynesville. She went onto became Campus Administrator at Elim Care – Park View Campus, and then assumed her current position as Regional and Campus Administrator at Ebenezer Health/Martin Luther Campus.

Annette holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, a Master’s degree in Gerontology from St. Cloud State University, and is a doctoral student working toward her ED.D in leadership from St. Mary’s University.  She is very active in LeadingAge Minnesota, recently serving as the 2019 Chair of the Education Committee.  LeadingAge recognized her in the “50 for the next 50” Leadership Award for Minnesota, and she was a 2017 LeadingAge National leadership fellowship graduate.

“As we seek to create a new vision for Jones-Harrison, Annette brings more than 25 years of valuable and pertinent experience, leadership and expertise to the Jones-Harrison tradition,” says Jeff Carroll, Jones-Harrison board chair.  “We are excited about her appointment, and what the future holds for Jones-Harrison.”

Thanks 2019!

As the year comes to an end, a little reminder of what we have been thankful for all year and some of the fun we had at Jones-Harrison Residence.  Our old acquaintances, some now departed, are never far from our hearts.

Our fun family picnic.

Dancing at our Senior Prom.

A day of thanks for our Veterans.

So many fun concerts and parties!

Fun outings!

Buddy Walks to Cedar Lake!

Pet show

Yummy Summer courtyard picnics.

Learning how to get a great photo during our photography class outing to the Arboretum.

Getting creative with our friends from Breck High School and artists from Northern Clay.

The Gift of Music

Many thanks to assisted living resident Joanne Judson and her family for the donation of a mint-condition Lowery organ to Jones-Harrison Residence.  The donation was made to honor Joanne’s husband, John, a long-time fellow resident. As fate would have it, a wonderful woman saw in John’s obituary that funds in his name would go to the purchase of a new organ.  She contacted our Chaplain Monica Powers about purchasing her late husband’s prize organ, and a magnificent and magnanimous deal was made.  The organ was delivered just before Christmas and will be featured in a special upcoming concert.  Many thanks to all that helped make this gift happen.

Chaplain Monica Powers looks on as Joanne Judson hits all the right chords on the new organ she and her family donated in honor of her husband, John.

Joanne said it will take a while to play with all the bells and whistles this classic organ offers.

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