Licensed Practical Nurse, Jessica Abrahamson

The Face of Cassia

In addition to celebrating National Nurses Week, Cassia is also celebrating National Nurses Month in May. Our third nurse feature this month introduces Licensed Practical Nurse Jessica Abrahamson, who works at Cassia’s Elim Wellspring health care center in Princeton, Minnesota. Jessica has worked at Elim Wellspring for six years on the night shift. READ MORE

Supporting Caregiver Mental Health

Cassia in the News

The first part of this presentation will explore the impact of caregiving on mental health and general wellbeing based on recent research. The second part will focus on how to improve caregiver self-care and wellbeing. Assessments, intervention strategies, and resources will be recommended for use by professionals who interact with caregivers. READ MORE

Easy chair, lean back

The Cassia Life

One of the enjoyments of the work I do, journalism work, is the necessary reading. Then, from it, chancing upon sentences, phrases, paragraphs, single words, that reach out and grab me. Wow! I think. How true, or how artistic, or how clear. And often there’s a hint of poetry involved. Following are a few examples, some very timely. READ MORE

Personal Safety Device

The Cassia Life

Page through any magazine these days read primarily by seniors and you will see several ads for safety alert call devices. I telephoned one advertiser and was told that the LifeAlert network of devices brings in two million calls per year, saving a life from a potential catastrophe every 11 minutes. That’s impressive! READ MORE

The Enneagram and You

Cassia in the News Spiritual Life

This presentation was an informative webinar discussing the Enneagram, an ancient personality inventory tool that describes nine distinct ways of thinking, acting and viewing the world. It creates paths to self-reflection, growth and improved relationships… READ MORE

The Little Gray Box

Older and Wiser

The day was June 1, 1963. The first 3x5 index card in “The Little Gray Box” belongs to, Pauline Crume, otherwise known as Polly. To my knowledge and as the story has been told, Polly moved in and slept in the back office to listen for/and answer the switchboard. (Think Ruth Buzzi’s, Ernestine, “One ringy dingy”) The switchboard was a lot of cords that you stuck in the holes and flip a switch to connect the calls. READ MORE