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Pamela Rubis is Leading Safe Care in Fairmont

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Vista Prairie Communities (VPC) has named Pamela Rubis as the Executive Director of its Goldfinch Estates Senior Living Community in Fairmont. She is responsible for all operations, contact with residents, staff and the community — in short, assuring Safe Care at Goldfinch Estates.

A veteran human service executive, Pamela brings 20 years of experience in leadership and marketing positions with senior care, a nursing home and homes for people with developmental disabilities. Her experience includes service in care communities in Adrian, Hutchinson, Lakefield, Luverne and Worthington, Minnesota. She assumes leadership of VPC’s largest community, with 92 one and two bedroom assisted living apartments and 41 memory care suites.

“We welcome Pamela to the Vista Prairie family of senior living communities,” said VPC Chief Operating Officer Kim Webster. “Pamela is known for her high quality care and her excellent communication, customer relations and interpersonal skills.”

Pamela obtained her Human Services certificate from Rochester Technical & Community College in Rochester and completed additional training in Project Management from the United States Geological Survey’s Data Center for Earth Resources Observation & Science in Sioux Falls, SD.

Find a Senior Living Community for You or a Loved One

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At Vista Prairie Communities, we are dedicated to serve those who entrust us with their lives, health and well-being. We transform lives by providing compassionate care and joy-filled environments in the communities we serve.

If you or someone you know is looking for assisted living apartments specifically for seniors, take a look at the different communities we have located around Minnesota.

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June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 47 million people live with Alzheimer’s and other dementias worldwide. June is a month dedicated to raising awareness of Alzheimer’s.

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How to Show Gratitude to the Seniors in Your Life

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When a loved one enters memory care, the poignant reality is that we can’t know how much time we have left with them while they’re still able to recognize us and reminisce about shared history. We should always celebrate the role our loved ones play in our lives, but this time of year serves as an extra reminder to show our loved ones what they mean to us. The holidays can be a stressful time of year for seniors who may be missing lost loved ones or struggling with limitations that prevent them from experiencing the holidays like they used to. A gesture of gratitude is a reminder that they are loved, cherished, and included in the festivities.

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Holiday Gifts for Seniors in Memory Care

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Choosing a holiday gift for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be a frustrating challenge, and only becomes more so as the disease progresses into later stages. It can be difficult to find something that is both appropriate and enjoyable. The task becomes simpler if we draw on our knowledge of the disease for inspiration.

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