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By: Marissa Salvesen on April 13th, 2016

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Faithful Stewards… Olle and Elaine Haggstrom

Faithful Stewards

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A Closer Look at the People Who Make the Mission of UMH Possible

UMH is so grateful for the support of our donors. We have so many faithful stewards who have joined us on our journey of caring and we are delighted to take this opportunity to introduce you to a few of them.... their stories have become a part of ours. Many, many thanks to all of our donors for their dedication and generosity. We couldn't do what we do without you...

Meet Olle and Elaine Haggstrom!

It gives us great joy and delight to feature an amazing couple in this “Faithful Stewards” article. Olle and Elaine Haggstrom are longtime friends, benefactors and stewards of the United Methodist Homes family. Shown below is a recent photograph, as well as a picture from their wedding day, Olle and Elaine recently celebrated 65 years of marriage! What an incredible blessing.

Elaine recounts being introduced to the UMH community when she attended the ground breaking of the Bishop Loyd Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center in the early 1960’s with longtime friend Dolly Woerner, a fellow faithful UMH supporter. She was hooked on UMH and the care provided to seniors in need. Elaine was drawn to the mission of our organization and the care provided to seniors in need. Alongside her devoted husband, Olle, a retired General Electric executive, the Haggstrom’s have faithfully supported UMH’s mission financially every year since 1992, including a named fund in our Foundation. They are active members of our Wellness Center at Wesley Village, where they particularly enjoy using the pool.

We all are inspired by the Haggstrom’s generosity and kindness. More importantly we are touched by their spirit of caring. They each display a strong desire for seniors to be taken care of with compassion, concern and loving professional care. This does not happen without a commitment to our mission and cultivating a culture of caring. As they celebrate 65 years of marriage, we celebrate them! Thank you for your faithful stewardship of our organization. We could not do what we do without you. We invite YOU to follow Olle and Elaine’s lead and become a steward of the United Methodist Homes mission today!

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About Marissa Salvesen

My journey into the world of senior living began when I started working for United Methodist Homes in 2010. Starting as an Activities Director at one of our-winning assisted and independent living communities and then transitioning to Marketing and Promotions Manager for UMH, I now work as the Manager of Mission Development, fostering the Mission and Values of our organization. I love sharing stories about the many ways we build meaningful relationships and enrich the lives of those we serve, and am proud to be part of building UMH’s 140-year legacy of caring. Wondering what makes our communities such special places to live and work? Connect with me and find out!

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