Grateful Residents and Families Program recognizes 10 Bartels employees

Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community, Waverly, recently recognized 10 employees through the Grateful Residents and Families program. Receiving a gift of appreciation for going above and beyond and making a difference include Emily Harter, Danielle Johnson, Elizabeth Pickar, Aurion Redding, Tori Batton, Sheena Blanchard, Abby Krueger, Kara Groen, Vickie Chesnut and Viann Clancy.

Bartels residents, their families or co-workers can honor staff members by making a charitable donation to Bartels in honor of the exceptional nurse, C.N.A., housekeeper, maintenance worker, dining services, leisure services, or other Bartels team member. The donors remain anonymous to ensure residents’ and families’ privacy.

“Residents and families often express a desire to show gratitude for the hard work and dedication of our staff,” commented Angie Daniels, Marketing and Development Coordinator. “We’re happy to offer this program and give residents and families a way to partner in our mission of enriching lives through quality services and Christian care.”

Anyone interested in learning more about the program is encouraged to call 319-352-4540 or visit:

Several Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community staff members were recently recognized with the Grateful Residents and Families Program by CEO Paula Geise (back) and (front, left) Administrator Veronica Shea and Assistant Director of Nursing Brooke Holmes. Receiving the award were (left to right) Tori Batton, Elizabeth Pickar, Kara Groen, Viann Clancy and Vickie Chesnut.

Danielle Johnson (left) was recognized and presented her award by Bartels Administrator Veronica Shea.

Abby Krueger (left) received her Grateful Resident and Families recognition recently. Presenting the award is her supervisor Kara Groen.

Aurion Redding (right) was recognized and presented her award by Bartels RN, Kimberly Willbee.

Administrator Veronica Shea (left) presented Emily Harter her Grateful Residents and Families award.

Administrator Veronica Shea (left) presented Sheena Blanchard, Assistant Director of Nursing, her Grateful Residents and Families award for her exceptional commitment to resident care.

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