Resident of the season

Nu-Roc Community Healthcare is privileged to honor a special resident on a seasonal basis. Since its origin in 1983, the "Resident of the Season" program has become a family and facility favorite. Once selected, a professional photographer takes several quality pictures of the resident. An 11" X 14" portrait of the resident is awarded at the beginning of each season at a scheduled facility activity. A brief synopsis of the resident's life and history is framed in a beautiful display and placed in the main entry of the facility for the entire season. During the month of the award, a copy of the portrait is also published in local newspapers to honor the recipient. At season's end, the 11" X 14" photograph is given to the resident or resident's family free of charge. This beautiful memento is a keepsake which can be cherished and handed down from generation to generation.

Resident of the Season

Wisconsin Hospice Resident of the Season
Germaine Collins
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Nu-Roc Community Healthcare is delighted to announce that Germaine Collins has been named the latest Resident of the Season.

Germaine celebrates her birthday on February 15th. She was the third child born to Ernest and Lillian (Hanneman) Krause. The family moved around some but always lived in Northern Wisconsin. In her late teens Germaine got a job as a housekeeper in the Wabeno area, and that has been ‘home’ ever since. It was in Wabeno that Germaine met her husband, Tytus. Together they had 3 children; Cheri, Teri, and Woody. That family has grown to include grandchildren Dallas and Nyssa, Travis and Melanie, and great-grandchildren Lucas, Braxton, and Elias.

Germaine has always been a ‘go-getter’ and can do anything she sets her mind to. She learned to upholster furniture and for awhile, even had her own upholstering business. For fun, Germaine liked to be outdoors. She continues to enjoy birds, wildlife, and the changing seasons. She loved being out in the country, and even now, one of her favorite things about living at Nu-Roc is being in the country setting. Germaine and her grandson, Travis, were trout fishing buddies until she was well into her 80’s. In addition to knitting, wood carving, and canning; Germaine dabbled in art, teaching herself oil painting.

On nice days, Germaine can be found walking the grounds at Nu-Roc. She likes parties, bingo, and the many visits and outings with her family. Germaine has an infectious laugh, a fun loving spirit, and is very, very young at heart. The entire staff at Nu-Roc Community Healthcare congratulates her on this honor.

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