Recognizing the Spirit of Our Community

Community Updates

As the holiday season flourishes with a mixture of twinkling lights and singing voices, our community has once again shown its generosity, caring and overall good will toward our fellow community members of all ages. For the last 10 years, North Central Health Care and Mount View Care Center Nursing Home have received donations from businesses, individuals, groups and families that make the holidays a little brighter for those of all ages in our community. Because of this giving spirit, Mary Ventzke, North Central Health Care’s Volunteer Coordinator, delivered seasonal cheer with gifts, clothing or food to over 471 individuals which includes 7 families! What makes this giving so unique is that the community develops their own ideas of collecting and receiving donations. With the assistance of Mary Ventzke’s team at NCHC, they can determine how, when and where their charitable efforts will go. From food service employees collecting their tips for the month or individual families wanting to adopt another family in need, our community has displayed their compassion and holiday spirit consistently over the last decade.

We give thanks to the all members of our community for their giving hearts, and allowing people of all ages in our community create holiday memories to last a lifetime.

  • Thanks to donors like Cloverbelt Credit Union, Liberty Mutual and St. Therese Church, 350 individuals each year within the Mount View Care Center Nursing Home have been remembered and celebrate the holidays with a little more cheer.
  • Individuals from the community have asked to adopt local families in need, to ensure that their children are not forgotten at Christmas.
  • A local family with young children has adopted a family and provides them with gifts, toys and food for a joyous Christmas.
  • The staff at the University of Wisconsin Marathon County Campus adopts a family and provides food, clothing for the entire family, and toys for the kids. They celebrate with a fun family outing, which otherwise would not have been possible.
  • A group of ladies from the community join together, focused on giving back to the community, and adopt a family and provide them with food for their Christmas meal, clothes and toys for the kids, and a gift card so that they can have a fun family outing of their choice.
  • Another local business has stepped forward and through the goodwill of their employees, they are offering to give all their tips to help four families who are in need of assistance this holiday season.