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Bethel adds memory care home to community
It can accommodate up to 14 people with Alzheimers or other forms of dementia
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Bethel Home and Services CEO Clark Nordberg, Community Services Administrator Debbie Stout Tewalt, Bethel Oaks Manager Lora Roling and Board President Chuck Hatfield officially opened Bethel Oaks Memory Care Home with a ribbon cutting ceremony July 15. - photo by Contributed/Inga Gerber

Bethel Home and Services held a service of dedication at Bethel Oaks Memory Care Home in Viroqua July 12.

Bethel Home and Services Board President Chuck Hatfield of La Farge opened the dedication service for the new facility.

He said, “Standing here today, it is hard to believe that a year ago this was an empty field–stretching beyond the Maplewood Terrace building.  If you haven’t visited Maplewood for a while, it would seem as though it appeared by magic–and perhaps it did.  There may be some magic in the construction business, but this lovely building did not involve much magic.  It was created from a deep sense of ministry.  This is not the opening of another fast food restaurant.  It is another step in Bethel Home and Services’ commitment to its mission, ‘…to provide quality care in our communities for people who will benefit from health and residential services for the aging, guided by the gospel of Jesus Christ.’   That this organization, its leadership and staff, as well as area churches and the community–came together to create Bethel Oaks Memory Care Home is a kind of magic--maybe even a miracle, but with a lot more work involved. “

Following the Open House and Ribbon Cutting on July 15, two people moved in to Bethel Oaks on July 16.

The home, located at 620 Garfield Ave.,, Suite A, can accommodate up to 14 people with Alzheimer’s or other dementia who need a secure home with 24 hour care.   The home will provide a much needed service to people from Vernon County and the surrounding area.

For further information, contact Lora Roling at 637-6310.