Encore Senior Living Begins Administering Two-part COVID Vaccines

Nothing Is More Important than Protecting Our Staff, Residents and Families Together our Encore Senior Living teams have worked diligently to help protect staff and residents throughout the pandemic. Starting in Minnesota, this week we began the next step in fighting COVID-19 with the administration of a two-part vaccine that is being made available to…

Heritage House Visiting Booth Creates Heartfelt BUZZ!

Over the holidays, the Heritage House Visiting Booth got a LOT of media attention. Television and newspaper coverage confirmed that residents and families are super grateful for the gift of in-person visits thanks to Heritage House’s team effort. Heritage House resident Jeanette Lambert’s granddaughter, Chelsea Lambert, called their Christmas Eve visit “a huge blessing!”  …

A Warm Winter Welcome

Dodge the Wild Weather Ride this Winter and eliminate some worry for yourself or a loved one. At Heritage House of Portage Assisted Living, it’s warm and cozy and the forecast calls for… Camaraderie and kinship with neighbors who are always up for card games, exercise and special events. Comfort in a private studio apartment home –…

Heritage House Residents Enjoy Priceless Holiday Gift of In-person Family Visits!

“Being able to visit with mom for the holidays means the world to us,” said Wayne and Karen Peterson, who recently dropped by Heritage House’s visiting booth to see his mom, Shirley Puttkammer.   Portage, WI…Spending time with family during the holidays is truly a gift that not everyone can experience this year. Thankfully, the…

Contemplating a Move to Assisted Living During COVID-19

Heritage House continues to follow state and national guidelines and welcomes new residents while minimizing potential health risks for all those involved in the move. The following chart will help you examine the pros and cons of moving to senior living during a pandemic. While each individual and family must make the choice that is right for…

COVID-19 Safety Update

As we thoughtfully and carefully continue to navigate through COVID-19, please take a moment to understand what Heritage House is doing to operate safely and continue to foster a healthy and happy lifestyle for our residents. While national and state regulators begin to relax COVID-19 quarantine restrictions, we are cautiously following their guidelines and industry…

What Does Wellness Really Mean as We Age?

  What Is Wellness? The National Institute of Wellness (NIW) puts it this way: “Wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence.” It’s an active process – which means it takes time and intentionality. It needs awareness – which means paying attention to the…

Community Living: It’s Healthier

Staying socially connected and feeling engaged with life becomes more important as we grow older, and not just for mental health reasons. Isolation is a serious health risk for older adults. We now know that people who don’t or can’t maintain connections with friends, family and neighborhood will experience greater numbers of chronic and life-limiting…