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Darlene Antinozzi, a volunteer at Guardian Angels Senior Housing in Zimmerman, was recently honored as 2014 Volunteer of the Year by Aging Services of Minnesota. Antinozzi has been volunteering for 14 years at the Pine Tree/Pine Cone buildings of Guardian Angels Senior Housing, where her many activities include gardening, sewing, dining, musical entertainment and decorating [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Guardian Angels and the Elk River Lions have partnered on a pair of events they have rolled together in hopes of creating health and wellness extravaganzas for years to come. Guardian Angels is hosting a Health Walk and Roll to celebrate the upcoming first anniversary of Club GA, the wellness center [...]

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It was a night of mischief and revelry as more than 300 guests gathered at Greenhaven Golf and Banquet Center  in Anoka for the Guardian Angels 11th Annual Gala. The Masquerade Ball was a fundraiser for the  Guardian Angels Wellness Center, Club GA. Guests got in the spirit of the event  with a colorful array [...]

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Members of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota raised placards and chanted inspirational messages to themselves during a round of informational picketing at Guardian Angels this past Monday. Progress in negotiations was made the following day. “We reached a tentative agreement with Guardian Angels and will vote on it Nov. 28,” said Steve Hunt, a Service Employees International [...]

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Are you holding back tears … while others celebrate? December Grief is a time to reflect, share, pray and recover balance. The program will be from 9;30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1326 Fourth St., Elk River. There will be a light lunch provided and the service will be led by Guardian Angels [...]

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“Caring for your Aging Parent” will be the topic of an educational event Oct. 25 at the Handke Center in Elk River. The United Way, District 728 and Big Lake Community Education, Guardian Angels, Faith in Action, RSVP and Riverway Clinics of Elk River have partnered to put it on. They decided to sponsor the [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor A long-time resident of Guardian Angels was recognized Tuesday at a Noon to Unite gathering for her quick actions that quite possibly averted tragedy. Bonnie Backlund came to the aid of Russell Wellnitz when she was roused by the sound of a smoke alarm and stepped out into the hallway of [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Guardian Angels has cultivated countless friendships among its residents. “But none that took the final leap,” said Carolyn June Sakariason, who married fellow Guardian Angels resident Russell James Wellnitz June 24 in the Guardian Oaks dining center. Carolyn and Russell make a cute couple. They get giggles from young children when [...]

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        by Joni Astrup Associate editor Seven months after construction began on a new two-story memory care wing at Guardian Angels By The Lake in Elk River, the building is completed. A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony were held Tuesday, May 15. Guardian Angels’ chaplain, Margaret Quill, also offered a blessing on [...]

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