After almost 30 years of service at Bethany Life in Story City, Jan Handeland has announced her retirement. She is described by her co-workers as a kind, patient, and gentle person who did whatever it took to make those she served happy and comfortable.

Cindy Holland, team member at Bethany Life for 37 years, says of Jan, "No staff was above her approach when passing in the hallways. She always had a ‘hi, how are you’ and was very sincere about it".

Jan contributed to Bethany Life in so many ways throughout the years. She served 20 years as an Activity Director where she planned many events, including Senior Prom, a Sweetheart Dinner, "Wedding Days" for couples who never had the chance, Picnics, Fashion Shows, and many other meaningful events. Her last nine years at Bethany Life were served as the Admissions Coordinator, for which she helped families and residents work through admissions to our Transitional Care, and was there to help them with whatever they may have needed throughout their stay.

Jan and husband Gary spend their free time attending as many of their grandchildren’s games, concerts and other events as they can. They are active members in their church and community. The team at Bethany Life congratulates Jan on her retirement.