Sojourn Stories

Sojourn Spotlight – Katrin Betker


Born and raised to always help others, Katrin Betker is an inspiration to many. With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, Katrin shared many of her life struggles and how she maintained a positive outlook. While raising her twin boys, caring for her elderly mother at home, helping in the kitchen at Sojourn, along with […]



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Sojourn Spotlight – Terri Pollard


Born in Maymyo, Burma in 1928, Terri Pollard has had quite the adventurous life. Her father, a Swiss born electrical engineer traveled with his family for his company to help set up electricity in the new British colony. While in Burma, Terri experienced the rise of Burmese Nationalism and the Burmese Revolt that followed. Still […]



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In Honor Of International Women’s Month


In lieu of International Women’s Day March 8th, Sojourn found it fitting to celebrate four ladies in this month’s Sojourn Spotlight. Our “Fantastic 4” come from all different backgrounds and have had achievements on many levels. Whether it was working to achieve an advanced degree, being an entrepreneur, or giving their time to care for […]



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Sojourn Spotlight – Irving Johnson


Our Sojourn Spotlight this month is shining on Irving Johnson. Irving lives in one of our Sojourn Suites and attends our Day Center program. Irv just celebrated his 90th Birthday February 16th! When asked how he feels about turning 90, he responded, “I don’t think about that much,” said daughter Jody. A true testament to […]



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Kay Derner – January Sojourn Spotlight


Our spotlight this month shines on our wonderful volunteer Kay Derner. Kay is an extremely talented lady who has spent the last two years volunteering her time on Mondays at our art loft guiding our quilting group. She grew up in Excelsior, as did her mother’s side of the family. She is recognized in the […]



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