Briefs May 2023


Lyngblomsten welcomes Cosmina Strain as Housing Manager
Lyngblomsten, a senior services nonprofit serving older adults in the Twin Cities since 1906, recently welcomed Cosmina Strain as the new Housing Manager of The Heritage at Lyngblomsten. Located in the Como Park neighborhood of St. Paul, The Heritage at Lyngblomsten is an assisted living community for adults 55 and older.
For the past 17+ years, Strain has worked with older adults in various roles in assisted living communities and skilled nursing homes. “Although I have served in different roles in this field, my focus has always been on enriching the lives of older adults. I’ve always loved caring for and serving residents,” she said. She was drawn to Lyngblomsten because of the “excellent care given to residents and tenants, the family-like atmosphere, and its great reputation.”
As Housing Manager of The Heritage at Lyngblomsten, Strain is responsible for overall administration and management of the community, which consists of 60 market-rate assisted living apartment units in studio, one-, and two-bedroom floor plans. “The Heritage at Lyngblomsten is a close-knit community with easy access to Lyngblomsten’s skilled nursing care, including a transitional care unit. Plus, there are a variety of amenities that residents can engage with, such as spiritual care, arts and lifelong learning programming, and music opportunities,” Strain said. “I’m proud to be a part of this wonderful family.”

Mastel’s Changes Hands
Mastel’s Health Foods, a local, independently-owned health food store at 1526 Saint Clair Ave, is excited to announce that it will now be owned and operated by two of its current employees. After years of dedicated service to the store, general manager Lauren Gaffney and marketing manager Alina Hornfeldt have purchased the store from the founder, John Mastel. They are eager to continue providing the community with healthy, natural supplements and organic food options. The new owners will continue serving the community and provide a welcoming and educational environment for all customers.


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