Author Archives: Molly Geipel

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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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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7 Tips to Ease the Transition to Senior Living

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For many, the decision to move into senior living isn’t an easy one. It’s normal for seniors to feel some reluctance about the perceived loss of independence and anxiety about leaving behind the beloved familiarity of a longtime home. However, there is a great deal that family members can do to help ease a loved one’s transition to a senior living community.

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