Designed with your comfort and ease of lifestyle in mind
At Heritage Woods of Newburgh, your assisted lifestyle community in Newburgh, Indiana, your new home awaits you
Heritage Woods of Newburgh is proud to provide a choice of apartment floor plans, each designed with your comfort and ease of lifestyle in mind. Our spacious apartments are designed with a living room area, kitchenette, full private bathroom and individually controlled air temperature.
Granny's Story: Making 100 Look Easy
We would like to wish one of our very first residents a Happy 100th Birthday! Mary also known as “Granny” contributed to the war efforts by helping build P-47s during World War ll and Bee Hive bombs during the Vietnam War. Mary retired from St. Mary’s Hospital where she processed surgical instruments. She raised 7 wonderful children as a single mother. Mary now has 14 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren, but you would never know it. Granny is still very independent!
Mayor Lloyd Winnecke proclaimed September 20, 2013 as Mary Jane “Granny” day! Mary still loves to knit and has made most of her grandchildren their very own blanket! You can find Mary walking around our community keeping staff and residents in line. She always has a great story to tell! We are so happy and blessed to have Mary & all of her love ones as a part of our Heritage Woods family! We love you Granny!! Happy Birthday with many more to come!
Harold & Helen: 62 Years of Wedded Bliss
Harold and Helen’s first date was a blind date, and many dates later, they eventually were united in marriage on May 13, 1961 at St. James Catholic Church in Haubstadt. Less than a year later, their first son was born, followed by three more sons, and finally, a daughter. They resided in the same home in Fort Branch until moving to Heritage Woods in Newburgh.
Helen grew up on a farm and worked hard every day milking cows and helping with other farm and household chores. She never shied away from work. She attended St. James Catholic School and Reitz High School, graduating in the class of ’49. After graduating, she worked in the offices of WJPS and Whirlpool. After marrying Harold, her most important job became wife and then mother. With five children in nine years, she kept busy taking care of children, the house, and working in the garden. Helen was a fabulous cook and especially loved baking bread and kuchens. Later, she volunteered at church, helping disabled children and adults learn about the love of Jesus through the SPRED program. Exercising and eating healthy was always a priority in her life.
Harold grew up in Haubstadt and began helping around the house and doing odd jobs at an early age because his father died young. Hard work was also a way of life for Harold. He attended Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School and Haubstadt High School, graduating in 1952. After high school, Harold enlisted in the Navy and served during the Korean War. He is a proud military veteran and loves the United States flag and all that it represents. For most of his employment years, Harold worked in the office at Emge Packing Company in Fort Branch. He later worked as Clerk Treasurer for the Town of Fort Branch. When he wasn’t working, you could often find Harold in their yard or garden, working hard to get a good harvest of fruits and vegetables, which Helen would can and freeze. In the winter, he enjoyed woodworking and fixing broken things.
Helen and Harold are well-known in the Fort Branch community. In their later years, they could usually be found walking around the block, hand-in-hand, with their homemade canes. In their 62 year marriage, they have withstood the good and bad times, just as many couples do, but when Harold’s health suddenly started failing two years ago, they eventually found their way to Heritage Woods. They both agree that this move has been a positive one, and now can be found on the trails outside, and inside through the hallways at Heritage Woods, walking hand-in-hand.
Carol’s Story: Takes the Cake
Virginia “Carol” was born on 9/21/39 in Hamilton, OH. She started work at the Federal Bakery downtown Evansville as a cake decorator in 1957. She continued baking and decorating cakes for many years. She made all of her children’s wedding cakes. In addition to Federal Bakery, she also worked at Great Scot bakery and Buy-Low bakery. She met her husband Virgil when they worked at Great Scot bakery where he was a Baker. They married in 1967. They were married 34 years when he passed away in 2001. Together they had 4 daughters and a son. Their daughter Lori passed away in 2016 and son Richard passed away in 2005. They have eleven grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and two on the way in March and May of 2021. She has 2 brothers, one older and one younger, and 2 sisters, both younger.
She spent her retirement years in Daytona Florida near her sister, where she enjoyed bike riding 6 miles a day, and stopping at resale shops and yard sales. She loves to go to the casino and play slots. She’s a great card player, loves Bingo, Lifetime movies, and cherishes her time with her family and extended family. She still loves to travel when possible and is planning a trip to Florida to see her sister.