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Wish List Items

Staff Training Equipment. As a long-term care center, Marquardt Village must be prepared to provide acute, intensive treatments today - a level of care available only at acute care hospitals in the past. The following equipment is not covered by Medicare or other insurance.

Benches for Walking PathsBenches for Walking Paths. Walking is one of the best and easiest types of exercise. Providing benches as places to rest along sidewalks and trails encourages residents to come out for a walk. 6 more are needed. Approximately $800.

Raised Garden Beds. Residents who love gardening enjoy fresh air and sunshine, a sense of accomplishment, and good exercise. Oftentimes, achy joints make it difficult to bend and kneel. Raised beds allow residents to dig into their passion again. 6 more are needed. Approximately $150.

iPods, New or Gently Used. 175 iPods for our residents receiving assisted living, memory care or skilled care. Staff members help residents find their favorites. We can only accept the iPod brand, and preferably iPod shuffles. $50 each.

iPadiPad and HDMI Adaptor. iPads are used for music, reading, group and individual games, pictures, sensory experiences and more. 5 are needed. Approximately $400.

Wood Pellet GrillWood Pellet Grill. Gathering with friends and neighbors has huge benefits, especially for older adults. Socializing not only offers a sense of belonging, it can help build self-esteem, improve physical health, increase cognition, reduce depression, and relieve loneliness. A grill will help with outdoor events, and encourage residents to come together, eat and socialize. Approximately $1,260.

Drink DispenserDrink Dispenser. Spending time outdoors with neighbors on a lovely day or meeting new friends at a festive party offers a chance to have fun and feel connected. With a beverage dispenser, we can invite more friends and neighbors, and more easily host special events throughout the year. Approximately $1,600.

Wheelchair ScaleWheelchair Scale for Park Terrace. For residents in a wheelchair being weighed on a traditional standing scale can be difficult and cumbersome. Getting up and down risks injury, especially for those who are frail or need their weight monitored frequently for health reasons. With a wheelchair scale, residents can simply roll onto the scale to be weighed, ensuring their comfort and safety as well as the staff's. Approximately $1,650.

Items for Resident Auctions. Residents earn "auction dollars" at events throughout the year and use it to bid on items such as postage stamps, snacks and holiday decorations at live auctions organized by activities staff. It's a favorite resident activity! Approximately $400.

For More Information, call Cheryl Porior-Mayhew, Chief Development Officer, at (920) 206-4000 or email

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