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Happy November 

Wishing a Happy Birthday to all our amazing volunteers who are Celebrating their big day this November! 


Mary Waters - Nov 4






Rachel Iverson - Nov 9





Marlys Berrevoets - Nov 17


Magdalena Pala - Nov 18


James Rens - Nov 20





Thomas Weiss - Nov 28


As we embark on the momentous occasion of National Home Care and Hospice Month this November, I am deeply honored to recognize the remarkable contributions of our dedicated staff, volunteers, and caregivers. At Adoray, our team embodies the very spirit of our organization, and each one of you plays an indispensable role in shaping the essence of our mission.

I want to express my sincere appreciation for the unwavering commitment and exceptional work demonstrated by every individual within our Adoray family. Your relentless dedication ensures that our clients receive the highest standard of care and support, enabling them to thrive within the comfort of their homes.

To mark the beginning of this significant month, we are delighted to announce a unique opportunity for our exceptional team members. We invite all staff and volunteers to nominate deserving individuals for four prestigious awards:

  • The Mary Troftgruben Employee of the Year Award
  • The Servant Leader of the Year Award
  • The Nancy Parlin Hospice Volunteer of the Year Award
  • The Brab Hess Treasures Volunteer of the Year Award

Thank you for your choosing Adoray to share your time and talent with.



This November Adoray is hosting a Food Drive to give back to our community members in need. Please bring non-perishable food item(s) to the Adoray Office now through November 16th

We will be taking a group photo of the food donation after the Home Health meeting on the 16th at 9:30am. The food will be delivered that afternoon to Food Banks throughout our Service Area. If you have any patients who would benefit from a box of food items, please email Nancy Peters or Amber Bettinger to have them added to a list. 

Thank you for all you do to make a difference in the lives of the communities we serve! 


Join us in Honoring our Veterans!

On behalf of Adoray and Western Wisconsin Health, we invite you to a flag ceremony, to remember, honor, and celebrate those who have served our country.

The American Legion Post 301 from Woodville will lead the flag ceremony.

Complimentary Cookies, Cocoa, and Coffee will be provided.

All are welcome! 


Celebrate family & friends as Love Lights shine in our community!

Love Lights make memorable holiday gifts and offer a unique way to honor family or friends, while giving back to the community. As each gift is made to the Adoray Love Lights Fundraiser, your loved ones name is added to the Love Lights Remembrance Ceremony. An official Love Lights Remembrance Ceremony will be recorded and shared on December 21st at 4pm. 

All donors will receive an invite to the event link to view at their convenience. 
If you would like a photo of your loved one included during their name reading please include a copy of the photo with your mailed donation, or you may email or drop-off by Dec. 8th. 


Save the Date for our Adoray Holiday Casino Party
for Staff and Volunteers, happening on Saturday, January 13th
at Ready Randy's in New Richmond from 5-10pm 

We will be announcing the NEW Adoray 2023 Staff & Volunteer Awards! 

RSVP Details will be sent out soon from your Volunteer Coordinator - please keep an eye on your email! 


Reminder on New Store Hours and Donations:
OPEN: Tues. - Fri. 10:00am - 6:00pm & Saturdays 10:00am - 3:00pm
FOR DONATIONS: Donations are accepted every day our stores are open - up to 1 hour before closing. Please call each store directly regarding large donations.

💥NEW SPECIAL at all our Adoray's Treasures from the Heart stores.💥
Get Double Punches with every purchase of $20 or more ALL DAY Wednesday!

💜 Adoray's Treasures from the Heart - Osceola
💜 Adoray's Treasures from the Heart - River Falls
💜 Adoray's Treasures from the Heart - Baldwin


Brrr! The temperatures sure changed quickly. Each day is a surprise mix of whatever comes our way for a few weeks. Surprise mixes of change is something our volunteers in River Falls help keep going. We have several helpers doing the displays each week, both setting new displays and refilling empty spots. Many customers visit each day to browse and see all the surprise mixes of change that are wonderfully designed by you all. Our cashiers take hold of each week’s new sales and share the excitement with the customers. While customers come and go, many times one of our volunteers is a surprise to a customer as a recognizable friend! They are excited to see a familiar face, excited that you are volunteering and in exchange, our volunteers take pride in sharing how Treasures Stores support Adoray. For all the helpers in the backset of the store, the change has progressed heavily from Winter Clothing being introduced and 3 different holidays very close to each other. You continue to do this so smoothly!

Thank you all for creating, encouraging, participating and embracing the surprise mixes of change.

You’re doing great and extremely valued!

Lisa Aurandt

Treasures Volunteer Coordinator

Lisa Aurandt

Treasures from the Heart Volunteer Coordinator

Contact Information

Direct Cell: 715-928-9905

Email: l.aurandt@adoray.org


Drawing Winners

 River Falls: Kathie Baumer

 Baldwin: Mary Frey

Osceola: Karen Svoboda


Soups On!

We had a great time Wednesday, Oct. 25th in River Falls!  We held our first “official” Soups On!  We have had many unofficially, but we thought why not get this on our calendars and make it an event!  We invite all Adoray Volunteers to join us if you are in the area for some low-key fun and fellowship!  Meet new friends and catch up with the folks you work with. 

The next one is scheduled for Tuesday, November 28th from 11 – 3.   It’s an Open House so come when you can. We meet in the breakroom, and we promise there will be no Turkey Soup!!  Join us if you are in the neighborhood! We look forward to seeing you!



Meet Dan
Dan wears many hats as one of our newest Volunteers. Dan is helping with transporoting in all our donations by tiressly checking and hauling them from the trailer to the back door. 

THANK YOU, Dan! We are truly BLESSED to have you on Team Adoray! 

Donating at Adoray’s Treasures Baldwin Update!

Due to our Neighbors Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley construction project, the back alley is closed until further notice. Don’t worry our community can still donate their treasures!

Please check-in at the store before putting your boxed and bagged items in the trailer out front.
Donations will still be Accepted
Tuesday-Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm

Thank you for your understanding and helping communicate this update to our customers during another building's beautification on our wonderful Main Street Baldwin!
We can’t wait to see the finished project!

Our very own Lisa helped hand out candy at the Annual B-W Chamber's Trick or Treat on Main Street on Halloween!

With over 700 kiddos in attendance this year - everyone had a spooktacular time even with the chilly temp. Thank you again to Lisa for helping show our community how much we love being a part of these great community events! 

If you are in the Baldwin area on Saturday, December 2nd - come on down and watch the Horse Parade in front of the Treasures store. The Horse Parade with Santa starts at 12:30pm. 

As we embark on the Holiday season, I personally want to Thank each and everyone of you who donate your time and talents to Adoray Treasures. We are so Grateful to have you and wish you a wonderful season full of love, family, and friends! - Karen 


October has been a busy month in Osceola!  Choo! Choo! And the customers just keep rolling in.  We are now into full swing for the holiday season, with Christmas trees  and holiday decorations galore!  Check out the lights in our windows when you drive by in the evening.  They are soooo pretty.

George shared a picture of himself and his sister riding a Trisha (pronounced Tri - shaw).  His sister gave him this as a special gift for his birthday earlier this summer.  The opposite of a Rickshaw, the driver is in the back pedaling an electric bicycle that goes up to 12 mph.  This was a really fun experience for George!

Mary shared that she is spending Halloween in Salem, MA with her granddaughters this year.  She loves all things Halloween.  Here they are having a ball. 

We are WINNERS! Once again, our store was voted Best Thrift Store in the valley. Without each of you, we certainly could not have earned this high honor. Thank you for all you do here!


The staff here is feeling so THANKFUL for each of you, that we are hosting a
THANKFUL LUNCHEON on Monday, November 20 from 12-3pm at Debbie's house. 

We will have her address and directions for you at the store.  Soup and beverages will be provided and we ask that you bring a potluck side item.  This will be so fun to be together and spend time with each other during this thankful time of year!  Please plan to attend. 


Happy November Hospice Volunteers

The fall colors came late this year but were as vibrant and beautiful as ever!  One of my friends on Facebook posted this quote.

It reminded me how we all face change daily, and how you as valuable volunteers face it in the service you provide our precious patients. While sitting, reading, singing, and listening with them, you help these individuals see the beautiful parts of their lives as they change and their journeys draw to a close.

In this season of Thanksgiving, I want to personally thank each of you for your many kindnesses to Adoray’s patients and families. Your dedication and commitment are deeply appreciated by the clinicians and care team members, as well. You are each valued and appreciated!!!!

Program Update

In addition to the changes in the seasons, there are some positive changes taking place at Adoray in the hospice volunteer department. During the month of November, I will be working with a new team member, Martina Steltzner, who is excited to take on many of the day-to-day volunteer program responsibilities. She will be coordinating all the volunteer placements with patients, assisting with bereavement items, organizing WHV pinnings, and managing other program-related activities as needed. Her contact information is:


Adoray Cell: 715-928-9981

She will be in the office Monday-Friday and will be available to assist you with volunteer program questions. 

I will remain at Adoray (because I love working here) and will be taking on a newly created position of Foundation and Volunteer Manager. This means, if you need support and Martina is not available, you are always welcome to contact me.  I will still be involved in the volunteer program supporting Martina. Additionally, I will be working on fundraising and grant writing efforts. As Adoray grows, we need to make sure we have the funds to ensure our patients continue to receive great care through our programs.

Meet Martina 

Martina has been employed as a CNA with Adoray since 2017. In addition to being the Lead CNA, she is a Dementia Live Coach, Compassionate Touch Coach, and recently completed her certification in Gerontology and Aging Care.  She loves working with older adults and passionately believes in Adoray’s mission of improving the lives of the individuals she cares for each day.

Originally from Zagreb, Croatia, she moved to the United States at the age of 18. When not at work, Martina enjoys camping, riding ATVs, hiking, kayaking, fishing, photography, and most of all spending time with her family. She calls Hudson home with her husband and four sons. 

Compassionate Caregivers

Congratulations to our volunteers who completed Compassionate Touch Training in October!

 (L to R): Lucy Palmer, Becky Hendrickson, Mary Jensen, Kim Patterson, Jane Scholz, Vicki Seibel Betzold, and Jerry Pedersteuen

Kathy Metcalf

Foundation & Volunteer Manager

Contact Information

Office: 715.629.1888 ext. 213 

Direct Cell: 715-928-9779

Email: k.metcalf@adoray.org

Please reach out anytime.


Virtual Suggestion Box

Do you have ideas on how to make Adoray a better place to work and care for patients? Submit your ideas using the virtual suggestion box. This box will be monitored daily and will be forwarded to the appropriate manager for action.

Adoray Home Health & Hospice
990 Main Street, Suite 1, Suite 1 | Baldwin, Wisconsin  54002
715-629-1888 | a.bettinger@adoray.org

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