Posted: April 22, 2021

Socially distanced Spring Fling

Aase Haugen recently held a socially distanced Spring Fling event along with the help of volunteers. New guidelines now allow fully-vaccinated volunteers who screen weekly to serve at the nursing home. Pictured from the Spring Fling from left are, Susan Hove, Andrea Hexom, Aase Haugen activities supervisor, and volunteer Jackie Wilkie.

The theme for the April 18-24, 2021 National Volunteer Week is Shining a Light on the People and Causes That Inspire Us to Serve. It is also a milestone week at Aase Haugen, as they are able to welcome back volunteers. “We are grateful to be able to welcome our volunteers back and recognize all they do to support the residents and staff at Aase Haugen,” says Orson Bauder, Aase Haugen administrator. “Because we have worked so hard to meet and exceed the state and federal guidelines related to COVID-19, we are able to welcome back these fully-vaccinated volunteers who are so inspiring and talented.” Volunteers follow the same covid-testing requirements as staff and all participate in testing each week according to state regulations.

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world. “Our volunteers help us to carry out our mission,” says Andrea Hexom, Aase Haugen activities supervisor. “Their presence changes our days in the most positive of ways – they help make us stronger. They truly are shining lights for us and all the people we serve.”

If you are interested in volunteering at Aase Haugen, contact the Andrea at Aase Haugen Senior Services is one of the top twelve employers in Winneshiek County, and has been serving the community for generations – since 1915. Aase Haugen Senior Services is an all-embracing, all-inclusive senior living organization, providing a continuing care retirement community in a Christian environment, which nurtures the body, mind and soul, leading to healing and hope for all.