Author Archives: Molly Geipel

10 Senior Conversation Starters for the Holidays

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Senior Conversation Starters for the Holidays

The holidays bring family members together who might only see each other once or twice a year. It’s an occasion to catch up on the year’s events and share stories of triumphs, setbacks, joys, and struggles. Holiday conversation is often focused on the recent past—the months since everyone last saw each other. But some family members have a much longer past to share, a past that often gets overshadowed by more recent events.

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Copperleaf Honors Veterans Year-Round With Veterans Wall

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Copperleaf Honors Veterans Year-Round With Veterans Wall

Veterans Day is an annual occasion to honor the men and women who have bravely served our country in the Armed Forces. This November 11th marks the 99th year that our country has recognized Veteran’s Day, first celebrated in 1919 to mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. Veterans Day is an important holiday for Vista Prairie Communities. Our communities are home to many veterans, and many more have family members involved in the military.

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Meet the Team: Scott Hamman, Vice President of Human Resources

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Scott Hamman, Vista Prairie’s new Vice President of Human Resources, was looking for a mission-driven organization where he could utilize his extensive background in healthcare HR while having a larger impact on people’s lives.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Know the Facts

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Know the Facts

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to raising awareness about breast cancer risks, the importance of early detection through screening, and treatment options available. An estimated 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime, with rates of breast cancer increasing in women over age 70.

The best way to protect yourself against breast cancer is to understand the facts and be aware of the warning signs. Read on to learn some of the essential facts you should know about breast cancer detection, risk factors, and outlook.

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Jim Bettendorf, Vista Prairie CEO, Named to LeadingAge’s 50 for Next 50 List

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Jim Bettendorf 50 For the Next 50

LeadingAge Minnesota recently recognized 50 professionals in Minnesota who are innovative and influential leaders within the senior living realm, during their celebration at their 50th Anniversary Dinner last Thursday.

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