November 13th, 2015

Remember to Thank a Veteran!

This week, we celebrated the military men and women who have served and continue to serve our great nation.  The sacrifice made by those in uniform must never be forgotten and I would encourage everyone to take the time to thank a veteran.  Our veterans are all around us and we are fortunate that so many men and women have answered the call to duty.


Speaker's Task Force on Alzheimer's and Dementia

This week, the Speaker's Task Force on Alzheimer's and Dementia toured Brewster Village, Outagamie County's Short Term Rehabilitation and Long Term Care Facility.  Visiting Brewster Village was a great opportunity for the task force, and afterward, we were able to host our first out-state public hearing at Valley VNA Senior Services in Neenah.

Brewster Village and Valley VNA are both unique and successful facilities right here in the Fox Cities.  The administration and staff at each are exceptional and work to provide the best care possible for their residents.  The tour of Brewster Village allowed the task force to see how this facility thoughtfully cares for individuals who have Alzheimer's and dementia based on each individual's needs.  Valley VNA was a great host for our public hearing and Theresa Pichelmeyer, President & CEO of Valley VNA, provided the task force with excellent testimony concerning the challenges that face nursing home facilities today.

I would like to thank everyone who took the time to attend and participate in the public hearing.  I would also like to thank Brewster Village and Valley VNA, as well as the staff of each facility, for being such great hosts for the task force.

Alzheimer's and Dementia Public Hearing - Rhinelander

Coffee with Representative Rohrkaste

I will be periodically hosting coffee hours throughout the 55th Assembly District to give constituents the opportunity to voice their comments or concerns.

When:  Tuesday, November 17th from 7:30 - 8:30 AM

Where:  Shellattes, 330 N Commercial St, Neenah, WI

Spring Survey Results

If you would like to view the results for my 2015 Spring Legislative Survey, please click here.  The survey was sent out to over 1,300 residents in the 55th Assembly District and asked questions pertaining to the budget as well as several other issues.


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