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Our Family


Fort Calhoun is now home to me and my family, and although I didn’t grow up here, I was raised on a farm about 35 miles north and west of town. Growing up in a big family with many responsibilities, I quickly learned the value of hard work and caring for others.

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“Enjoys Visiting” After his father passed away, Jerry Brooks decided to move his mother Marjorie in with him and his wife Sherry. Marjorie began attending adult day care one day each week at Autumn Pointe.

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“Happy Family Member” About four months ago Ruth Schmidt and her siblings made the decision to move their mother to Autumn Pointe. After losing their father, they noticed how lonely their mother was getting.

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"The Ambassador" Autumn Pointe does not have an official point person who welcomes new residents, but Director Jaclyn Svendgard says if they did have that position, Ellanora Plugge would be the perfect fit. The unofficial “ambassador” to Autumn Pointe, Ellanora is quick to introduce herself to new residents and help make them feel at home as quickly as possible.

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"Open Door Policy" Amy Simon found her way to Autumn Pointe about five years ago after her husband was transferred to the area. A registered nurse, Amy is the Director of Healthcare for Autumn Pointe.

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"Feels Like Family" Amanda Becker has been with Autumn Pointe for nearly six years as a Medication Aide. Amanda was raised locally, went to college locally, and found it important to get a job in the same community where she grew up.

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