The American flag flew proudly at Azura Memory Care of Manitowoc… until one cold, blustery day this winter when a gust of wind snapped the cord from the pulley on the very top. Jim Verhage, Maintenance Technician, knew it needed to be fixed. But how? His ladder didn’t reach that high. Jim was determined to find a solution out of respect for his country and our residents. He used a very innovative and creative approach. He called the Manitowoc Fire Department, and they were happy to help.
They brought Ladder 1 and hoisted Jim up in its bucket. He was able to fix the flag that now once again flies proudly at 3720 Menasha Avenue, Manitowoc.
Special thanks to Battalion Chief Tim Herzog and MPO Scott Larsen of the Manitowoc Fire Department.
Azura Memory Care thanks you, Jim. You live by our Core Values. Your actions demonstrate that we truly retain the finest people. Your efforts are exceptional.
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
"We want to thank you for the loving special care you took of our mother, Diane. It was truly mom's home and you all became part of our family. Everything was home for her....from the beautiful rooms, large sunny windows all around, good food made with love, fun and personal activities from people who really loved our mom. We would highly recommend your facility to anyone. The staff from the director, to the doctor, to the nurse, to the caregivers and the maintenance man were all extremely helpful, caring, loving and professional. There are not enough words to say how much we appreciate all of you. Your exceptional care, kindness, and love were beyond anything we could have imagined. You were part of our family, and we will miss you." - Gail Sommers and Deborah Guse