August 2023 Newsletter – Joint Letter from George and Brad

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Every newsletter, we like to include a letter from our Administrator. As the role passes from George to Brad, they both wrote to the community discussing their shared ideas for operating Fern Lodge as a Matthew 25 Facility and what that means. George Strong: Matthew 25 and Christian Science Nursing In my mid-20s, I began studying Christian Science. Yes, I … Read More

August 2023 Newsletter – Fourth of July Party

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This summer we had so much fun throwing a big Fourth of July party! Organized by Robin Barben, our Activities Director, this event was a great time for staff, patients, and families to relax and enjoy good food and good company. Many people brought in food from their own home and traditions to share, and the kitchen staff provided fried … Read More

August 2023 Newsletter – The History of George at Fern Lodge

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“When Jesus said ‘Love one another as I have loved you,’ that’s nursing!” – George Strong Fern Lodge was founded and sustained with one guiding goal: to help those in need, regardless of who they are and what they have or don’t have. While the surface of Fern Lodge has changed – the buildings, the faces, the day-to-day – this … Read More

Welcome Brad!

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Here at Fern Lodge, we are so excited to welcome Brad Stock to our facility. He will be taking over as administrator as George steps down and will lead Fern Lodge with the same goals of kindness, respect, and outreach to all who need our care and Christian Science nursing. We are so deeply grateful to George for all the … Read More

Fern Lodge Annual Meeting 2022 Replay [Video]

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2022 Fern Lodge Annual Meeting

Watch the full replay of the 2022 Fern Lodge Annual Meeting: Join us in a conversation with Patricia Brugioni and Anna Lisa Kronman. They will touch on Patricia’s journey to becoming a Christian Science Nurse, some of her experiences in the field, and wisdom gained. The title of their conversation is “Christian Science Nursing: Letting the Light Lead the way.”

Fern Lodge cleanup up after the flood!


Fern Lodge cleanup after the flood

On December 31, Saturday morning, it was raining hard and George called the fire department. They came out, accessed the situation, and felt everything was under control. About half an hour later the drains backed up and water filled the side yard, behind the building, and started getting into the building. George called the Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD) back. … Read More

Valentine Home

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As we have been earnestly preparing the house Fern Lodge recently purchased nearby to provide affordable staff housing, we realized the home needed a name. At a Fern Lodge board meeting, one board member asked if there was a Christian Science nurse we could honor by naming the home after her. Valentine Home! Emily Valentine played a vital role in … Read More

Holidays at Fern Lodge

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Holidays are very special at Fern Lodge.  At Halloween, staff and patients dress up to celebrate Fall festivities. At Thanksgiving, patients and families share a wonderful meal together prepared by our kitchen.  And throughout December, we celebrate Christmas with decorations, a tree, festive bakes, and music.  We hope you’ll enjoy these holiday pictures.

Reports from the Director of Christian Science Nurses Training

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By Sharon Strong Our annual meeting’s theme caused me to ponder some meanings of the words “rise and walk.”  To rise is to move to a higher position; be seen more clearly; achieve success.  And walking is moving forward, advancing; pursuing a way of life; continuing in unison.  And over the last 12 months, we have clearly seen advancement, success, … Read More