Businesses Prominent in June's Life!
- Published on Monday, 04 April 2011 16:24
- Written by Stanton O. Berg
- and now Prominent in Promoting June’s Memory and Alzheimer’s Awareness!
(June's Alzheimer's Awareness cards and Holder shown below)
(Photo by Bill Peterson)
The card holder - dispensers used for June's Alzheimer's awareness cards are walnut or leather holders (4"x2"x1",) are attractively designed and constructed. An example of a leather holder is shown above. Todate, 10,800 cards have been distributed with this program, including cards that I personally pass out whenever I have an opportunity to do so. (13th Edition May 2013) The program was first started in February 2006... (Photo by Bill Peterson.)
The purposes of the June K. Berg Alzheimer’s Awareness cards are to achieve triple objectives:
(1.) To honor the world wide victims who have died from Alzheimer’s disease as well as those now struggling with this disease – and to specifically honor my wife June K. Berg’s memory as one of the victim’s who fought the disease for almost 12 years! It also honors my mother Ellen F. (Nedland) Silbaugh who also died as a victim of Alzheimer's after approx 6 years with the disease.
(2.) Provide a source of care practice information for caregivers’ and families of the victims of Alzheimer’s disease.
(3.) To raise a public awareness of the need for Alzheimer’s research and the funding for such research!
All of the businesses shown here have played an active role in June’s life during the days before Alzheimer’s took control.
We would like to recognize and honor those places of business that are now providing a prominent space on their front counter’s for a card holder to dispense June K. Berg’s Alzheimer’s awareness cards!
All of the following businesses are helping to distribute the June K. Berg Alzheimer’s Awareness cards and thereby assisting to bring attention to Alzheimer’s Disease and the critical need for funding and research in order to find a cure. These are the businesses that played an important role in June’s life during her lifetime before Alzheimer's and are now continuing to play a role in honoring June’s Memory while promoting Alzheimer’s awareness! I am sure that the world wide victims of Alzheimer's and their family will thank them also.
1. - Applebee’s in Fridley on Central Avenue just south of Highway 694.
Applebee’s has long been a favorite with June since first visiting one in North Carolina while visiting our daughter at Raleigh in the early 1980’s’. June was pleased when Applebee’s became a part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul scene. June was looking forward to the opening of the new Fridley Applebee’s when Alzheimer’s took over her life!
In addition, this fine restaurant has also honored June and Stan with a booth named the “June and Stan Berg” booth with brass name plates on the seat backs.
The managerial team at this Applebee's restaurant is: Denise (O’Connell) Godwin, Kris Hiller and David Black.
To visit the Applebee's website and their menu's click on the below link:
2. - Bakers Square Restaurant in Blaine on County Road 10 north side. (Northtown).
Before Alzheimer's took over June's life, she would have breakfast every Saturday morning at Baker's Square. Frequently my mother Ellen F. (Nedland) Silbaugh also a victim of Alzheimer's would visit us and join us on Saturday mornings at Baker's Square.
To visit the Baker's Square website and their menu's click on the below link:
3. - Champps in New Brighton on Silver Lake Road near highway 694.
June and Stan have had many pleasant dining experiences at the New Brighton Champps over he past several years.
June was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in January 1998. Eventually as June traveled more deeply into the shadows of Alzheimer's, her needs for proper care could only be provided by a facility specializing in Alzheimer's care. June had her last dinner at Champps the night before going into the care of an Alzheimer’s facility on 16 March of 2005.
To visit the Champps website and their menu, click on the below link:
4. - The Eye Care Center in Fridley on Moore Lake Drive.
The Eye Care Center has been the source for all of June's her eye care needs for many years. The last pair of glasses that June selected prior to her going into an Alzheimer's facility for her future care, was from the Eye Care Center. This same pair of glasses now remain with June at Lakewood Cemetery.
June always appreciated the warm, caring and friendly service extended to her by all of the staff members at the Eye Care Center.
To visit the Eye Care Center's web site, click on the below link:
5. - GREEN MILL RESTAURANT in Rosedale Mall, Roseville, MN.
Rosedale was June's favorite of the various Twin Cities Malls. Many times while at the Rosedale Mall, June and I would stop at the Green Mill for our lunch.
Stan Berg has continued June and his visits by having lunch at the Green Mill in Rosedale every Thursday while at the mall distributing June's Alzheimer's awareness cards and discussing Alzheimer's and the need for funding and research.
To visit the Green Mill Restaurnt's web site and see their menu click on the below link:
6. - KEYS CAFE in Spring Lake Park, MN.
The various Key's Cafe's were favorites of June in her pre-Alzheimer's days for both breakfast and lunch. The location that June visited the most was the one on University Ave.
The family style food and the generous servings are famous in the twin cities area. While Keys Cafe's are primarily noted for Breakfast and Lunch, they also provide complete dinners. They have been voted Best Breakfast, Best Value, Best Bakery and Best Comfort Food by the Mpls/St. Paul Magazine Readership Poll.
To visit the Key's Cafe's Website and view their menu's, click on the below link:
7. - Maxine’s Restaurant in Rice Lake, WI on South main street/Highway 53.
Rice Lake is Stan Berg’s Home Town and it played an important role in June and Stan’s early days together. Maxine’s in addition to being one of June’s dining choices, has a special connection to June’s family. Maxine, the owner of Maxine’s, is the sister in law of June’s sister Lenore. Maxine’s is a local favorite for home style meals featuring breakfasts and lunches seven days a week. The breakfasts start at 5: 00 AM.
Lyndell, June's youngest sister is a member of the staff at Maxine's.
8. - Perkins Family Restaurant in Fridley at 7520 University Avenue.
The Perkins Family Restaurant was a favorite luncheon stop after church every Sunday noon. Perkins was handy to the Redeemer Lutheran Church. It was also a favorite of most of our church friends. This was June's regular after church stop for the years preceding her move to an Alzheimer's facility for her further care in March of 2005.
Stan Berg has continued the Sunday "lunch after church" tradition.
Stan also has a monthly early breakfast meeting on Tuesday mornings at Perkins with a friend Dr. Don Fox. Don's wife Gloria had also struggled with Alzheimer's for many years before passing on in late 2010. Both Don and Stan were Alzheimer's care giver's for their wives. Perkins became a place to meet and discuss mutual problems and offer mutual support.
To visit the Perkin's website and menu, click on the below link:
Traffic to June's Website: As of the end of the year 2012, June's web site had been "Live" or operational for 55 months since first going live on June 1st 2008. The Content Management System (CMS) in operation at the site recorded a total of 1,386,399 article visits. (Total number of times each article or essay had been visited during that period of time.) This would average 31,763 artcle visits per month during the past 12 months in the year 2012. The daily average would be 1044 article visits per day. The site host collects data on the identiity of site visitors. While the overwhelming majority of visits originate from or within the United States, 141 foreign nations were identified as visitors to the site. Netherlands was the No. 1 most frequent visitor followed by Ukraine and Germany in that order. Experts in the internet field, advise that counting visits and visitors is not an exact science based on the design and operational characteristics of the Internet. The counts by site hosts and CMS programs are only an approximate count with the actual count always being higher.
For more information on the story of June’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Cards, click on the below link:
June and Stan were both appointed as Purple Angel World Dementia Ambassadors (October 2013) for the purpose of promoting world wide awareness of Alzheimer's and the dementia diseases. Such an awareness will in turn promote funding for research to find a cure and to promote proper care practices. June was appointed an honorary Purple Angel Ambassador with Stan as her representative in order to promote her many charitable programs that all have an Alzheimer's and dementia awareness connection. June is the only resident of Heaven to have received this honor...and who actually lives among the Angels...The Purple Angel world headquarters is in Devon, United Kingdom.
Note: June's funeral notice as published in the Minneapolis Star in October 2008 can be seen on this website under the "In Memoriam" label - Click on: