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Green Leaves Newsletter

Winter 2017

February 7, 2017

Check your mail box for the latest issue of Green Leaves! 

Or read it now right here:

Highlights include:
Celebrating 50 Years! • pages 2-4
Remembering a Friend • pages 5
Master Site Plan Update • pages 6-7
Staying Active • pages 8-9
Community Profile • page 10-11


Evergreen Foundation Awarded Grant

January 20, 2017

The Evergreen Foundation is pleased to announce that funding for the purchase of three Reclining High-back Wheelchairs has been provided by the Ladies Benevolent Society: Advocate for Older Adults Fund within the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation.

Evergreen currently has six high back wheelchairs in use in our skilled nursing facility. With this generous gift from the Ladies Benevolent Society: Advocate for Older Adults Fund within the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation we have purchased three additional high-back wheelchairs to help meet increased needs.

According to Evergreen Program Specialist Vanessa Frank, the availability of these wheelchairs will offer residents improved opportunities to engage in day-to-day activities and allow opportunities for increased independence.

“Reclining high-back wheelchairs can be particularly beneficial for residents who need head and neck support, for tall residents or for those with postural challenges,” said Vanessa. “This style of wheelchair provides a preferred position for eating and performing activities of daily living as they offer a position for residents to comfortably participate in activities and socialization opportunities.”

Evergreen is grateful for this generous gift from the Ladies Benevolent Society: Advocate for Older Adults Fund within the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. Vanessa summed it up well when she said, “I am very thankful for the generosity of the LBS:AOA for the gift of three reclining wheelchairs as the comfort and therapeutic value will make a positive difference in the lives of many residents over the next several years. It is reassuring for residents, families and staff alike to know that increased comfort and functionality will improve the quality of life for our residents.”

2016 Annual Evergreen Foundation Appeal Recap

January 16, 2017

In 2016 $182,662 was gifted to the Evergreen Foundation Annual Appeal. The purpose of the appeal is to help support the work we do each day.  

   • $106,348 came from 322 individuals through 727 separate gifts.

    • $76,314 came from bequest income.

    • Two new planned gifts bring the total number to 48 Leave a Legacy Guild planned giving members who have named Evergreen as a beneficiary in their estates.

These are the simple things – so necessary and easily taken for granted – that contribute to the comfort, enjoyment and enrichment of everyday life at Evergreen.  To all those who made a gift during 2016, we say, “Thank you!” See the complete listing of our Family of Friends in the spring issue of Green Leaves.

Webster Stanley Partnership

November 2, 2016

For many years Evergreen residents and Webster Stanley Students have worked together to enhance intergenerational learning through the third grade service learning project. We are very thankful for our partnership and want to thank the Oshkosh Area School District for making this wonderful video that highlights and tells the story of our partnership!

Best of Winnebago

October 31, 2016

Evergreen is proud to again accept the honor of being named "The Best Senior Independent Living" and "The Best Assisted Living" communities in the recent readers' poll conducted by the Oshkosh Northwestern newspaper. 

The value of a community is measured not only by the buildings and the amenities it offers. Evergreen understands the importance of MEANINGFUL PURPOSE for every individual - no matter how active or inactive, no matter talents or abilities, no matter how gifted or limited in capabilities. Evergreen staff work hard to help residents realize their meaningful purposes by offering a variety of opportunities for significant activities and interactions based on individual interests and circumstances.

The result ... "The Best" in the eyes of our customers!

To read the full list of the Best of Winnebago click here.

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