Our passion for assisted living shines through everyday at StoneyBrook Suites. It is our goal to be more than just a retirement center. We want to ensure your loved ones feel at home with a listening ear, a caring embrace, and an overall sense of community. The sculpture, known as the Inukshuk, found outside of each of our facilities symbolizes the message that “You are on the right path” and that life is an “Endless Journey.”
Welcome to StoneyBrook Suites
A message from our CEO:
StoneyBrook Suites is requesting for the health of our community that only emergency visits are to occur at this time. As I know you appreciate our concern for our residents, we appreciate your willingness to comply with our concerns. Please pray for the health of our seniors.”
-Bruce M. Burckhardt, President
Have you seen our newly remodeled wing in Huron yet? You have to see these! Click here to view the rooms! We still have some new suites available and are still accepting new admissions. Please call our Administrator Sara to take the next steps in calling StoneyBrook Suites ‘home’!
If you are considering the next step for your loved one, we encourage you to connect with us and schedule a tour. It would be our pleasure to share the experience of StoneyBrook Suites with you. During your time here, we will be happy to answer any questions. We understand that this is a family journey and we want to give you peace of mind and help simplify things during this transition. “Our Joy is in Serving You.”
News at StoneyBrook Suites:
New Administrator in Dakota Dunes
We are excited to announce Haley Fruechtenicht as the new Administrator at our Dakota Dunes location. Haley grew up in Eastern Oregon and currently resides in Jefferson, SD with her husband Clint, and 6-month old son, Evan. Haley has served 11 years in the Army National Guard. She began her military career as a flight medic and later became a medical evacuation pilot, flying Blackhawk helicopters for the Nebraska Army National Guard. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Haley has extraordinary leadership skills, problem solving abilities and hands-on medical experience that will be more than valuable for StoneyBrook Suites. With her background in leadership and healthcare, we are confident that Haley will be an asset to the StoneyBrook Suites leadership team. Haley is excited to join the StoneyBrook family, and anxious to meet the residents and their families in Dakota Dunes.
Our New Director of FinancesWe are proud to announce Stephanie Rymerson as our Director of Finances. Stephanie grew up in Toronto, SD and currently resides in Sioux Falls, SD. Rymerson majored in Consumer Affairs with a specialization in Consumer Services Management and a minor in Business from South Dakota State University in 2014. After graduation, Rymerson was an Executive Team Leader for Target. For the majority of her executive role, she oversaw Human Resources. Her most previous role was as a Store Director where she led a team of over 200 members. During her time with Target, Stephanie enjoyed leading a team, analyzing data and competitors and confidently making business decisions to run a profitable business and to ultimately be the destination for all consumers. Stephanie is incredible excited to bring her experience and leadership skills to StoneyBrook Suite’s and to work alongside their current leadership team.
Giving back at our Huron location!
We had an amazing event at our first ever, Fall Food Festival! Many of you throughout the community gathered around to help support local and enjoy lunch with friends! Thank you again to our food vendors and for American Bank & Trust for partnering with us on this. We are happy to announce that because of your food purchases, we were able to donate $2,000 to the People’s Transit! We have a great relationship between them and our residents so this opportunity seemed like a perfect fit! We hope to make this an annual event and keep the giving going around the community! Happy Fall!!!! 🍁🎃
StoneyBrook Suites in Brookings is honored to be selected as the Business of the Month for September by the Brookings Chamber! We love this community and the individuals that fill it! We are honored to a part of this community and will continue to strive to be a positive impact. Thank you Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce!
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“To foster the well-being of each resident by nurturing the mind, body, and spirit while maintaining each resident’s enjoyment of independence and dignity in a secure and supportive environment. We invite you to come to StoneyBrook Suites, where our joy is in serving you.”
We’re all on life’s long journey, and for many of us it gets tougher and more unsure as we get closer to the end. Many of us will seek spiritual guidance and reassurance just as the Inuit people sought from each inukshuk. These stone people were placed and built as way-finding objects and spiritual booster shots.
The traditional meaning of the inukshuk itself is “Someone was here” or “You are on the right path” or “Someone has gone before.” But there are other, more sacred intentions as well. One may mark a place of respect, or mark a memory of a loved one, or even lead people to food and shelter. Many become so venerated that destruction of any inukshuk is forbidden by Inuit tradition.
Inukshuks aren’t about the end of the trail. They’re all about the journey. A favorite inukshuk is a welcome sight to a traveler on an unfamiliar and forbidding path. My hope for the StoneyBrook Inukshuks is to symbolize the need for physical direction as well as spiritual guidance. Sometimes we have a rough road. We need to hear and see that, “Someone has gone before us. It will be ok.”
– Darwin Wolf, Sculptor