January 2020 Newsletter

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My Happy New Year wish for you
Is for your best year yet,
A year where life is peaceful,
And what you want, you get.
A year in which you cherish
The past year’s memories,
And live your life each new day,
Full of bright expectancies.
I wish for you a holiday
With happiness galore;
And when it’s done,
I wish you
Happy New Year,
and many more.

By Joanna Fuchs

Let's Welcome to Grand Haven Retirement

Ann & Terry Petersen!

Spotlight on Senior: Rosalyn “Rose” Teidje

This month’s Spotlight on Senior is Rosalyn “Rose” Teidje. Rose was born on

December 21st, 1932 and lived in Dixon before coming to Grand Haven. She considers

herself a “jack of all trades,” having grown up on a farm, and continuing farming throughout

most of her life before working at a Super 8 Hotel for fourteen years! During her farming days,

she has cared for chickens, pigs, and young stock. When she talks of her farming days a wide

smile stretches across her kind face, as she recalls being responsible for milking the cows.

Her smile only got wider when asked about her family. Rose married her husband Ralph

in 1953, and they spent sixty-three wonderful years together. They originally met at a dance

and Ralph mustered up the courage to ask Rose to dance. The following week they began dating

even though Rose lived all the way in Louisburg, Wisconsin and Ralph was from Davenport. Still, he would often make the treck all the way to her home to see her. Over the years they would parent three wonderful children; two girls, Cindy and Nancy, and their son Randy (who has taken over the family farm.) They also have two granddaughters, Brittany and Cara.

In July of 2018, she sold her home and joined the Grand Haven community. You’ll often find her enjoying our activities, although she gets an extra glint of joy in her eye when talking about playing euchre. She also says she enjoys coloring, stitching, and just visiting with a lot of her friends out in the dining hall and common space. While it took some getting used to, she’s really come to enjoy living at Grand Haven- making it her “home,” as is very evident with the wonderful holiday decorations adorning her apartment.

She admits that life has plenty of ups and downs that can really take a toll, but she has words of advice. “You have to keep going. Life is really hard sometimes, but people make it worth it. You just have to keep on going week by week, day by day.”

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