Category: Open Circle

Reflections on Tradition

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An old friend once told me that the best tradition is someone else’s. He was just at the point of being pulled between families and being stuck with a menu that was not palatable. “No,… READ MORE

Lighting Up Life

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Marge walked into Augustana Care’s Open Circle Adult Day Services with a beautiful bouquet of sunflowers. “Here, I thought you needed these.” Everyone turned to look at the flowers much like the flowers would turn… READ MORE

Let’s Go Fishing

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John was worried about the upcoming “Let’s Go Fishing” field trip. “I might be disappointed because it won’t be the same.” John had been an avid fisherman and has many fish stories to share. I… READ MORE

The Card

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When Larry handed me the envelope with “Open 0” scribbled on the front, I sensed it was something important. Larry is a charismatic guy who strived for the best and is a cherished member at… READ MORE

Dementia: Where Things Feel Right

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“I’m not going!” Suddenly, Carl was unwilling to move from his seat. The Augustana Care Open Circle Adult Day Services staff was baffled. He generally followed the routine with ease and went to his usual… READ MORE

The Last Hike

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I want to tell you about my friend Knut. He has been an influence on my life for 38 years. Knut was my friend’s father. The last two years of his life he spent time… READ MORE

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