Cally Endres (right) fielded the call at Windmill Ponds in Alexandria. It came from the nearby Community Behavioral Health Hospital (CBHH), operated by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the first of six such hospitals in the state. They were inquiring whether Windmill Ponds had excess capacity to supply meals from its kitchen.
Cally had recently joined Windmill Ponds as the Culinary Manager. It was a perfect match for her skill-set, as her formal education was in Dietetics. That call began a nearly two-year service relationship, for Windmill Ponds to provide three meals and two snacks, each day, for the CBHH. Cally was recently promoted to Business Office Manager for Windmill Ponds, but carefully monitors the relationship, along with her successor in the kitchen, Becky Sheggeby (left).
“We take pride in the quality of our food for residents,” says Cally. “We enjoy being able to meet the needs for another location as well. This relationship helps us accomplish our goal to be more closely connected with the community.”
Windmill Ponds is in a quiet neighborhood on the east side of Alexandria. It offers 65 one-and-two-bedroom apartments, designed for seniors who want an active lifestyle with access to the care they need.
Want to learn more about Windmill Ponds? Cally’s direct number is 320-815-3279. She also might share a favorite recipe.