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September 1, 2023


Good afternoon and welcome to SEPTEMBER!!!!

Not sure where the other months went, but we are now in the last quarter of 2023.  Life goes by way too quickly.

Not much to blog about today.  Homestead is still feeling good about the 4-STAR rating and being completely out of debt. 


  • New signage:   The family of our good friend and wonderful co-worker, Sarah Schmidt, have dedicated memorial funds for new signage at Homestead Health Center.  Sarah passed away at the age of 26 after a long bout with cancer.  She worked as a C.N.A. while going through nursing school and then worked as a Charge Nurse for us as long as she could.  We were blessed with her infectious personality and smile.  Once the signage is placed, there will be a dedication event.  No definitive ETA right now, however, should have something concrete in the next 7-10 days. 

  • BEACH PARTY:  Homestead is bringing the beach to 2133 S Elizabeth St., on September 20th.  There will be sand, water, fire pits, tiki torches, kabobs, games, a live band, and lots of fun for residents and staff. 

  • Magician:   Knox Zimmer will be stopping in on September 27th at 1 pm to entertain residents with his magic and fun. 

  • VACCINES:   September 25th will be the shingles vaccine clinic.  October 18th will be Flu and possibly COVID or RSV vaccine clinic.  Please remember to provide authorization for your family member to Wendy Shumard, DON no later than a week before the clinics.  Authorization may be verbal, electronic mail, or hand written.

September is quickly filling up.  We so enjoy the changing of the seasons.  I do hope we have a chance to enjoy fall.  Thank you for ALL your support and prayers.  Everyone connected with Homestead is part of our ‘family’.  You are appreciated.  Together, Homestead is the facility it is and we want to continue that for years to come.

As always, if you have comments/concerns, please reach out.  My email is  Office phone: 316.262.4473  ext 227.

Have a wonderful September.  I will probably blog again toward the middle of the month!


Elizabeth (Beth) Howarth

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