April 9, 2020

It's never fun to cancel an activity, but for the safety of our residents, staff, and volunteers, we ask that you stay home and stay healthy tonight. We look forward to the day when we can welcome you back into our facility!

April 6, 2020

Arise, My Love


Not a word was heard at the tomb that day,
Just shuffling of soldiers' feet as they guarded the grave.
One day, two days, three days had passed.
Could it be that Jesus breathed His last?

Could it be that His Father had forsaken Him-
Turned His back...

April 2, 2020

Next Friday, April 10, at 9:30, we had scheduled our annual children's Easter party here in our dining room. It was always a fun morning of egg-hunting, group games, and snacks.

But this year, thanks to a quarantine and infection control precautions, we have to cancel.


March 30, 2020

We've had itchy feet here at the Home for a little while now. When spring is so close it's hard to sit still. And when the outside world is full of potential germs and disease, it heightens the claustrophobia.

This is why we're so excited about taking our first Spring D...

March 26, 2020

There aren't a lot of people who don't like a good piece of fried chicken.

Colonel Harland Sanders is the man that we can thank for popularizing this treat.

When he was only five, Harland's father passed away, and his mother had to work outside the home to support him an...

March 23, 2020

Spring Cleaning is on.

I remember the hum of the vacuum, the whirring of the washing machine spinning load after load of curtains, pillowcases, tablecloths, and bed sheets. I remember the lemony tang of cleaner in the water that dripped warm down my arms. I remember cle...

March 19, 2020

It's been a challenging week for us here at the Home. Self-quarantine is not fun, but in order to protect our residents, it's necessary.

Activities has been trying to lighten the mood by hosting activities within resident rooms. We've been having daily snacks passed aro...

March 16, 2020

Last year, we hosted our first-ever drive-through fish fry.

People have been raving about "benefit fish" for quite a while--for eight years, actually. Eight years ago, we added a fish fry and chicken dinner to our annual benefit. The response was enthusiastic. Since tho...

March 12, 2020

Any day with ice cream is a good day. I'm pretty sure I have the blessing of my authorities when I say that.

A few years ago, a grateful family donated a soft-serve ice cream maker to our Home. It's been a blessing for celebrations like the first day of spring, cruise w...

March 9, 2020

One of my favorite parts of spring is the the vast number of little things. Baby things--animals, leaves, buds, plants.

Most things start out small and grow, and spring is a celebration of the little life surrounding us. That's why spring is the season of hope--there is...

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