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Congratulations to our September Employee of the Month, Vicky Hendricks!

Vicky began working in this facility in 1985.  She worked in various jobs throughout those years including Nursing, Restorative, Resource Development /Marketing and Administration. In September of 2011, Vicky graduated with her Business Degree with LTC Administration. On November 1, 2012, she took over the Administrator job at CGLC under the direction of Rural Health Development.

Vicky lives in the country by Oconto with her husband Neil. They have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Vicky loves spending time with her children and grandchildren. She spends any spare time she can find riding her horse, hunting, fishing, camping and gardening.

Vicky’s co-workers nominated her 3 times this month.  These nominations from co-workers included, “On the day of the backed up pipes, Vicky took a vacuum into residents rooms and helped clean up the mess.  She is a great example of pride for keeping this facility looking tip top!”  And this nomination, “When dietary staff was late, Vicky came to help.”  And this nomination, “Vicky stayed late to complete admission paperwork and help the Resident and Family get settled!  She really stepped up and made a difference for her staff and our Residents!  Thank-you, Vicky!”

“I am very honored and humbled by this award. I work with the hardest working, most compassionate people that deserve this award every day. Helping to provide a place for our residents to call home, or to come to rehabilitate is rewarding enough for us. We do not do this for the glory, we do it for the heart. We do it for the feeling that you get when you know you have made a difference in someone’s life. Not everyone can leave work every day and say they have that feeling. We can. I thank those that gave us the opportunity to serve the community in this capacity. What a wonderful place to live!”

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Fall BBQ last night here at Callaway Good Life Center! What a great evening with our Residents, staff and their families, even though we couldn’t be outside in the back yard due to the cool/rainy weather! Thanks to all that were able to come and join us! Nothing better than a family get-together! Thanks also to Lavon Harwager for your wonderful music!

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Congratulations to our August Employee of the Month,                   Jeremiah Cranwell.

Jeremiah has been an employee at the Callaway Good Life Center for 1 year and 8 months.  In that time he has worked in Dietary as an aide and he has taken on the added responsibility of working in housekeeping.  He also helps out in Maintenance whenever needed.  He is very willing to jump in and help in whatever capacity he is needed.

Jeremiah lives in Callaway.  His mom, Angie Allen, also works at the Good Life Center as a cook.  His Stepdad, Les Allen, lives in Oconto, and his sister Rheanne lives in Callaway and works at the Bear Pad and is also a Certified Nurse Aide.

Jeremiah’s interests and hobbies include Paintball, learning to play the banjo, fishing and getting tattoos. 

We asked Jeremiah why he enjoys working at the Good Life Center, and he replied “I like the residents, helping them out to my best ability.”  He also enjoys teasing the residents and staff as well! 

His co-workers said, “JC is usually the first one to volunteer for help with activities and with restorative walking with the residents.  His attitude towards the residents is phenomenal.”  JC was also nominated for “always making everyone laugh.  He is always willing to help out and he is always kind to the residents.” 

We enjoy your laughter and teasing.  You are an asset to our facility.  Thank you for all you do!


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Eight years after Callaway’s 600 residents banded together to keep the doors of a skilled living facility open, the central Nebraska town is planning for additional health care upgrades.

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We are overjoyed with this recent donation given by Stacey Erstrom! Stacey restored this beautiful aquarium, made the cabinet it sits on, set it all up for us, added all the fish, decorations inside and an automatic fish feeder and will keep it cleaned ongoingly! Thank you Stacey for your generosity and for caring so much! This will truly be a blessing for all and greatly enhance our resident’s quality of life here at Callaway Good Life Center! GOD BLESS YOU!!!

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A new popcorn machine was donated to the Callaway Good Life Center in memory of Leslie “Bud” Hickenbottom by his family! We thank the Hickenbottm family for their generous donation in memory of Bud!



Pictured is Halla Eggleson, Dietary Manager

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