Staff at Wildflower Court helped my Alzheimer’s-stricken mother

Thank You letters for May 12, 2019.

• My mother recently passed. Since last October, she was a resident of Blueberry Hall in Wildflower Court. I visited her daily as she deteriorated mentally and physically from the effects of Alzheimer’s.

The staff at this incredible facility was at all times caring, attentive, effective and efficient as they helped her through her day. The daily planned activities and events were entertaining and engaging for her, and adapted to her decreasing ability to understand and participate. Being in such a friendly, nurturing environment eased the stress of watching her lose her vitality from this horrific disease.

Juneau needs to be aware of what an amazing resource Wildflower Court is for our community. Thank you to the wonderful staff.

Paula Kalbrener,


• The staff and board of the Glory Hall wish to say thank you for making this year’s Empty Bowls fundraiser a successful one. We made our goal! This fundraiser would not be possible without the incredible support we receive from so many individuals and organizations.

Sponsors: First Bank, Breeze In, Alaska Airlines, Avista Corp., Wells Fargo, Valley Medical Care, Benjamin Gilbert, DDS, Sealaska, White Pass and Yukon Route, Pacific Seafood Processors Association, Faulkner Banfield, K Jardel Co., Alaska Seaplanes, State Farm: Reuben Willis, Behrends Mechanical, Coeur Alaska, Valley Paint, Family Practice Physicians, Heritage Coffee Roasting Co., Martha’s Flowers, Myer Hutchinson, McDowell Group, Juneau Composts, IBEW Local 1547, Southeast Radiation Oncology Center, Bickford Pacific Group, Holland America Community Grant, Hansen Gress, Arrowhead LLP, Alaska Glacier Seafoods, Western Autom Stoops and Associates, Seaside Diesel Repair, Wendy Chamberlin, Trident Seafoods, J&H Consulting, Coastal Helicopters, Petro Marine Services and those that gave anonymously.

The incredible artisans, the bowlmakers: Brandon Howard, University of Alaska Southeast Ceramics Department, Neil Slotnick, Margo Waring, Don Gotschall, Tongass Turners, Paul Voelckers and Mary Pat Wyatt, Kris Weixelman, Mike McKrill, Les Habig at the Canvas.

Every single person who donated to the dessert auction, the Juneau Interfaith Council for all the cookies, and the many individuals and businesses who donated to the silent auction.

The restaurants that provided soup: Coppa, Mar y Sol, The Rookery, Douglas Cafe, Zen, Grumpy’s, The Glory Hall Kitchen, Island Pub, Little Hong Kong, V’s Cellar Door, El Sombrero, Little Hong Kong, Mi Casa, Udder Culture, Pucker Wilson’s, Rainbow Foods, The Hangar on the Wharf.

The music provided by MaryDeSmet and Greg Burger, Full Circle Music, and Aurora Strings and Ursa Major, collectively known as Juneau String Ensembles.

Volunteers: Rotary Club of Juneau, Sandy Pahlke, Glory Hall board members and patrons of the Glory Hall.

The wonderful beverages provided by Alaska Probiotics and Alaska Mountain Spring Water.

Special shoutouts to Marla Berg, Merry Ellefson, Hearthside Books, Capital Copy, Centennial Hall staff, Pat Minick, Alice Ottoson McKeen, Tyler Emerson, executive chef David Moorehead and staff.

We appreciate this community so much. Thank you.

Mariya Lovishchuk,

Glory Hall

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