Care Testimonials

Irene Kangas, family member

“My sister, Angela, is a proud member of the Wingspan Life Glee Club.  It has enriched her life, and helped her build confidence, by giving her the chance to do what she likes best.... singing, entertaining, and meeting new people. Since she has joined she has announced, "I was born to sing!"

Elaine Grittner, volunteer painter

We were treated beautifully by Sharron and the residents, and we loved having the opportunity to interact with them. They made a special point of coming out, dressed in their finest, to thank us before leaving to attend a wedding. They were gracious, cheerful and very appreciative. To top things off, each of them had signed individual thank-you cards that Sharron handed out to us. It made our day!

Ann Cibulka, family member

It is such a wonderful feeling for me to know that Liz is so content in her home. I know when I go to visit and take her out, she is glad to see me, but the best part is knowing she is always so delighted to return to her home! Thank you all for everything you do for Liz and for being the caring, special people you are.

Mary Morehouse, Manager, DD Services

I want you to know grateful I am for your assistance as well as for the wonderful service you consistently offer our clients.

Senator Ellen Anderson

I recently had an opportunity to meet with Hmong elders at the Tsev Laus Kaj Siab Adult Day Program. I was very touched by their dignity and their very humble appeal for help.

John Duffy

Our sister Liz is the happiest she has ever been in her whole life and it is all due to Wingspan's work and the love and care given by your wonderful staff in each residential setting.

Wingspan Care Lets Parents Sleep at Night

"Our family, not only Lynn, has been welcomed with open arms."

Darlene Bergerson: “Back then, almost 50 years ago, the advice from doctors was to put this child in an institution.”

LeRoy Bergerson: “It was never an option in the first place, we were going care for and love this child, like nothing had ever happened. It was probably the best decision we’ve probably ever made.”

Therese Davis, Wingspan COO:
“So people are living at home, well into adulthood, sometimes even into their forties and fifties. Their parents begin to age and can’t handle it anymore and then we might see a referral.”

LeRoy: “And also I think we thought she’d probably be happier with her peers.”

Narrator: “It’s clear that they’ve made this their home and that the environment is providing stability while fostering personal expression.”

Unknown Voice “What are you listening to?”

Resident: “Peter, Paul and Mary.”

Narrator: “It’s also an example of how we’re seeking to bring technology into their environment, not only to modernize the homes they live in, but to connect them to more of the things and people they love.”

LeRoy: “You there? Who’s that?”

Lynn: “Mommy. Hi, I’m going to see you Saturday.”

Darlene: “I can see you right now. Look up at me and talk.”

Staff member: “What she got for you?”

Darlene: “Our family, not only Lynn, has been welcomed with open arms. It didn’t take long before we were moving Lynn in. We received the best Christmas present ever December 1, 2012, moving day into Thomas House, and it didn’t even have to be wrapped. We are so pleased with the care and compassion shown by all the staff. We’re not having sleepless nights like before as we have seen a nice change in Lynn. She is also back in the community, working some. We are looking for even bigger and better things to happen in her life, and we know it will with Wingspan.”