Volunteers Help Throw Seniors a Pub Crawl at Good Shepherd
ST. CLOUD - Around 50 United Way volunteers helped Good Shepherd in Sauk Rapids throw its seniors a pub crawl on Thursday afternoon.
About 200 seniors were helped by volunteers, who pushed their wheelchairs from station to station. Jodi Speicher is the Vice President of Marketing with Good Shepherd, she says this was their 2nd annual pub crawl, which was "Minnesota Nice" themed.
"The residents get really excited when we do special events like this, the staff that participated in planning are just jazzed about doing something different and to provide the tenants something fun and unique."
Some items for sampling included Minnesota craft beer and wine, bacon wrapped SPAM bites and a prairie cucumber vodka. Each stop in Good Shepherd also featured a variety of stands and booths displaying Minnesota history and facts.
The pub crawl was part of the Central Minnesota United Way Day of Caring. The event culminated with a Minnesota sports team themed happy hour.
"This was also a great way to get around 50 people into Good Shepherd just to see that you can have fun as you age," Speicher says.
Good Shepherd Community is a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod organization that provides specialized health care and housing for young and older adults in Central Minnesota.