Fried Chicken

Candas Schouvieller, CEO / Administrator

August brought us many birthdays to celebrate and we enjoyed celebrating with all of our residents. It’s not every month we celebrate a 103rd birthday and in August we celebrated two! Both Dorothy and Audrey brought in their 103rd years with parties surrounded by family and friends. Cindee Krzmarzick, our life enrichment coordinator, interviews residents for their dreams and makes them happen as many times as is possible. When interviewed, Dorothy said she wanted to go to Happy Joe’s and have fried chicken and a beer. A simple request really. The pictures tell that story of how a few hours with people you love doing things you value make all the difference.

At Oak Hills Living Center, we believe every life has value. Nearly every resident interviewed for a Dream Come True says they want to go home. We understand. While we are not able to bring back those years where our residents were able to live independently, we work hard to provide meaningful activities to make each day the best it can be for everyone who calls Oak Hills Living Center home! We never forget how important it is to take time for fried chicken and a beer. Happy Birthday, Dorothy and Audrey!

August Highlights

In addition to celebrating with Dorothy and Audrey, we also enjoyed these fun activities! Keep up with our fun on Facebook!

Ruth celebrated her 90th birthday with a dream to have candy cigarettes and a beer! Dream granted!

Puppy love therapy dogs always bring huge joy to our residents’ day! Thank you for bringing some furry friends to visit.

Summer is not complete without peeling and eating fresh sweet corn! Freeze it up and eat fresh sweet corn all winter!

When you can’t get to the fair, we have our own! Resident’s displayed their talents for all to enjoy! We had some cheese curds and mini corn dogs too!

A real cow! Thank you to the Schroeder family for bringing “Theme” to visit. Our residents love to reminisce about their time on the family farm!

Staff Celebrate Years of Service in August

Barb Waibel, LPN, (image right), celebrated 30 years with Oak Hills Living Center. Barb embodies our mission to care for residents with compassion, excellence and integrity. She works on afternoon shift and handles everything that comes her way with a calm demeanor and fierce dedication to our residents. Thank you is not nearly enough to express how much we appreciate you Barb!

Paula Evers, celebrated 24 years with Oak Hills Living Center. Paula works in both housekeeping and laundry and helps out wherever she can. She always greets residents, staff and visitors with a smile and wave as she goes by! We are grateful for your dedication and service to Oak Hills Living Center!

Staff Employee Anniversaries

Julia Rieger2000
Krissy Melzer2002
Candas Schouvieller2006
Megan Meyer2008
Staci Beranek2010
Megan Brown2011
Ruth Zender2014
Angalissa Eckstein2017
Sarah Schauman2017
Lindsey Kuck2018
Amara Addy2019
Wendy Broderson2021
Ashley Culver2021
Calyn Glaser2021
Kallie Kociemba2021
Rhiannon Kuenzel2021
Lily Mosenden2021
Elizabeth Neville2022

Employee of the Month

Morgan Ranweiler, RNA was nominated by her co-workers because she is always happy, helpful and hardworking. She demonstrates care to residents as if they were her own grandparents. Thank you, Morgan, for the great care you give and role modeling the mission of Oak Hills providing care with excellence, compassion and integrity.

3rd Annual Golf Derby

Despite a cold and rainy day, spirits were high as 20 teams of 4 golfers ventured through Kentucky Derby themed events at the New Ulm Country Club to support Oak Hills Living Center!

Thank you to all who took time out of their busy schedules to support Oak Hills! A special thanks goes out to Lora Rahe and Chad Cooreman who have made this event possible for the past three years! From countless hours of planning and asking for sponsorships to donations of raffle gifts and other prizes your dedication to Oak Hills is appreciated.

For a full list of event sponsors and photos visit

$18,157.50 Gross Raised for Resident Care Needs at Oak Hills! Thank You!

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