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Flu Vaccine Information

Treasures volunteers are welcome to get flu vaccinations at our clinic but are not required or need to fill out an exemption.

We will have flu vaccinations are available for employees and volunteers on the following day:

Thursday, October 7, 2021 – 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

All employees, hospice and office volunteers, and students providing services at Adoray Home Health and Hospice are required to participate in the influenza immunization program by doing one of the following:

  • Receive a flu vaccination offered by Adoray free of charge
  • Provide proof of immunization if vaccine is received outside of Adoray. This may be a signed provider note, receipt for payment, immunization record that is dated and signed, or a medical record document.
  • Obtain an exemption from Amanda in HR
  • *Treasures volunteers are welcome to get flu vaccinations at our clinic but are not required or need to fill out an exemption.

A request for exemption form may be obtained through human resources. Exemptions may be granted for the following reasons:

  • Religious or personal reasons
  • A medical contraindication to the flu vaccine:
    • Anyone with medical record documentation of Guillain-Barre Syndrome symptoms within 30 days of an immunization.
    • Anyone who has had a documented reaction to the vaccine, such as hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of tongue or lips. This does not include sensitivity to the vaccine such as an upset stomach or mild to moderate local reactions such as soreness, redness, itching, or swelling at the injection site.

Staff granted an exemption are required to wear respiratory protection in the form of a surgical mask when within 6 feet of a patient, patient care equipment, supplies, office, or food-- to limit possible exposure. Masks are required for the duration of the flu season. The beginning of the flu season is October 1- March 31 or when the CDC or Wisconsin DHS indicates that flu season is over.

You must pre-register for a timeslot by clicking the link below.


Happy October! Even though the temps were balmy like summer this past week, the changing colors of the leaves remind us of the coming beauty of fall.  And, just like the changes in nature, some great changes are coming within the hospice volunteer program at Adoray:

1)    I have been working steadily on updating of the volunteer files in our management software called Volgistics.  This will hopefully have a positive impact on all of you when it comes to finding opportunities for volunteering. The software program, for example, has the ability to sort volunteers by interest.  This means if a patient is a veteran, we will be able to locate all of the people who served, are volunteering in the Vet-to-Vet program, and then make a match.

2)    In an effort to update the volunteer database, this month I will be sending out a revised availability form via email for you to update.  If you would prefer to stop by the office and pick one up to complete, please let me know. I would love to start meeting you in person!

3)    We have had several volunteers who are “retiring” from serving our patients.  Please keep your ears open for friends or neighbors who express an interest in getting involved.  As you all know, there are many ways to serve at Adoray from office assistance to pet therapy to arranging flowers (only once a month with Blooms of Joy).  A token of gratitude for the referral will be rewarded for each the successfully onboarded new volunteer you recommend!  

Wishing you many joy-filled moments-

Kathy Metcalf

Hospice & Office Volunteer Coordinator

Contact Information

Office: 715.629.1888 ext. 213 

Direct Cell: 715-928-9904

Email: k.metcalf@adorayhomecare.org

Please reach out anytime, but I am in office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays!


We recently received two quilt donations from both St. Bridget’s Martha Quilt Group and Comfort Quilters! These quilts will definitely help keep patients cozy as the weather changes!


Are you or do you know a talented Seamstress that is
looking to make a positive impact in your community?

Adoray is need of a Volunteer Seamstress to assist in the creation of Remember-Me Items as a part of our grief support program. Remember-Me Items are stitched with love for loved ones of patients who have passed. These items are created with the patients clothing. Your efforts will have a lasting effect on the families we serve at Adoray as these items will be cherished by loved ones for years to come.

Please contact our Hospice Volunteer Coordinator today at 715-629-1888 if you are interested!


Click the link below if you missed our September Coffee with Kelsey feature about our new Compassionate Touch program here at Adoray!

Be sure to find this video on our Facebook page and share it to your own Facebook!


Theresa Gibson    Oct 1
Carole Lynum    Oct 3
Margaret Strehlo    Oct 3
Patricia Kolman    Oct 3
Toots Holle    Oct 6
Ella Schutz    Oct 7
Nancy Firth    Oct 7
Bea Hennessey    Oct 8
Alex McCray    Oct 9
Bonnie Crisp    Oct 9
Marsha Nadeau    Oct 9
Laura Swanson    Oct 10
Nancy Nichols    Oct 10
Roger Proch    Oct 11
Vickie Jensen    Oct 13
Dorothy Holm    Oct 14
LaVonne Larson    Oct 15
Pam Oman    Oct 15
Dorothy Eggen  Oct 16

Kevin Booth    Oct 16
Lois Mae Zezza    Oct 17
Terry Nesvold    Oct 18
Lois VanSomeren    Oct 19
Allyson Nelson    Oct 21
EVA GROTH    Oct 21
Aleka Loux    Oct 22
Evelyn Rademaker    Oct 22
Debby Walters    Oct 23
Kim Carley    Oct 24
Marlene Eggen    Oct 24
Nathan Stepp    Oct 25
Patricia Berghammer    Oct 25
Mary Frey    Oct 28
Karen Eno    Oct 29
Tessa Van Someren    Oct 29
Cynthia Bennis    Oct 30
Greg Corrigan    Oct 30


We had a wonderful time hosting the first Antique Treasures Showcase at the YMCA in Hudson earlier this month! A HUGE thank you to Marcia from our River Fall Adoray's Treasures from the Heart store for being the most passionate and knowledgeable Antiques presenter!

Did you miss out on the fun? No worries!

Click the link below to learn more about the event and watch a live stream from the event!


It was another beautiful fall morning for our Adoray team to be out delivering Blooms of Joy to patients last week. We are so thankful for both Family Fresh River Falls and our Bloomin' Buddies Adoray Volunteers for helping us making this program possible!


Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at the Adoray Office (715-629-1888)
if you are interested in being apart of Blooms of Joy!


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


Have you ventured out to all four Adoray Treasures from The Heart locations? Join Adoray for a spooky Broomstick Tour! From October 1st – October 30th, hop onto your broomstick and make your way to each of the four Treasures from the Heart store locations in Osceola, River Falls, Baldwin 1, and Baldwin 2.

You will need to make a purchase at each location to receive a punch. When you have gotten a punch from all FOUR store locations, you will turn in your card to the store to be entered into a drawing for some SPOOKTACULAR prizes. Please see prizes below!

Punch card will be available at each store location.


It’s October..., a month of cool breezes, warm sunshine, full moons and falling leaves. The kids are getting ready for tricks and treating and dressing up in disguise. We want our Volunteers to enjoy and have fun while they spend time with us. They give it their all when they assist us with many projects. They proudly display a volunteer apron or a volunteer badge. Is this their costume or disguise? Perhaps. Many share that they volunteer, and some keep it in the quiet. However, all our Volunteers have a wonderful attitude and a sparkling smile that is always recognizable to us and our customers. This truly is no disguise! Come and enjoy the Volunteer Appreciation Party this month. It’s all to show our gratitude for our Volunteers and what you do for us! See you at the Party Sunday October 31st!

- Lisa Aurandt -

Treasures Volunteer Coordinator

Lisa Aurandt

Treasures from the Heart Volunteer Coordinator

Contact Information

Direct Cell: 715-928-9905

Email: l.aurandt@adorayhomecare.org


Baldwin Treasures 2

We ask that you keep Bruce in your thoughts and prayers, as Bruce learns to navigate life without his Trudy, his partner, his love. "Do not be sad for me today or next week. Be happy for Trudy because now she is pain free".  Hugs Bruce from all of us.

Bruce helps shuffle donations between our two Baldwin stores, also takes care of our garbage and cardboard.  Sometimes Daphne his rescue Pupaliciouse is along for the ride.

The only way Bruce agreed to have his picture taken, was if Amy could be in it too.


Baldwin 2's Monthly Volunteer Drawing Winner: Faye Haugrud


Jewelry, gems and junk-Oh My! We have a volunteer that maintains a very tedious task behind the scenes for our stores. Not just the River Falls location, but the Osceola locations too! Carole Englund has provided us with her talent of sorting, organizing, cleaning, and placing a value on all the jewelry that is donated by our customers. She takes a box full of “glam” and turns it into “glitter”. All jewelry pieces that are unsaleable, she places into small jars to be sold as “Junk” jewelry. These jars sell fast and the customers love them for crafts. It has been another area where we can make money out of most anything for our patients. Recently, Carole has taken on another project within our jewelry department. We have mapped over all our stores to have the same display style. All of our earrings have a display card with our Adoray’s Treasures from the Heart logo. It has been a huge change and they look wonderful! Thank You Carole for all your dedication and hard work!

-The River Falls Treasures Team -


River Falls' Monthly Volunteer Drawing Winner: Betty Rudesill


Cranberry – White Chip Cookies

Shared by volunteer: Barb Nielsen



1 c butter (softened)

1 c brown sugar

½ c sugar


2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract


2 ¼ c all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt


1 pkg (10 or 12 oz) white baking chips

1 c dried cranberries

Bake at 350 degrees 9-11 min on an ungreased baking sheet

Yield 4 ½ dozen

(dark pan 350 degrees – light pan 375 degrees)

Introducing our new Adoray Volunteer Recipe Corner!

We will be featuring a new recipe submitted by our very own volunteers every month. The volunteer with the featured submission will received a $5 Adoray’s Treasures from the Heart Gift Card!

Interested in participating and submitting a recipe?

Bring your favorite recipe and submit it at our next Volunteer Appreciation Party!


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 | Baldwin, Wisconsin  54002
715-629-1888 | a.bettinger@adorayhomecare.org

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