January 29, 2018

A few weeks ago, residents within the Home crafted snowmen out of rice and socks. Months before that, the craft project was "muffin" bird feeders. Another time, we painted with spice/glue mixture for a multi-sensory picture.

Sometimes coming up with craft ideas means th...

January 25, 2018

I am amazed how God has brought me this opportunity to serve our residents, community, and church family here in Roanoke.  The challenge of getting to know all the residents, their families, and the staff here at the Home is a challenge and a pleasure. 

Here is a l...

January 22, 2018

Share a Hobby is a unique activity for our residents and staff. In it, volunteers come in to display their hobbies, ministries, or collections that they have. Because people are so different from one another, it makes sense that hobbies can range from quilting to bear...

January 18, 2018

"Losing well" were two words I hated to hear growing up. It meant smiling when you didn't win, forcing happiness when you were far from happy.

Or at least that's what I thought it meant. Really, it means something closer to not letting your competitiveness get in the wa...

January 16, 2018

Winter can be a drag. Especially in the months following Christmas, where the only things to look forward to are Valentine's Day chocolate and the arrival of spring.

But it doesn't have to be so dreary. As with so many things in life, it boils down to our attitudes.

Of...

January 11, 2018

 Tonight we have a very special group coming to entertain at our monthly Family Night.

Illinois Rail, a bluegrass/gospel group, comes to our nursing home regularly each year, because the residents love their toe-tapping music and beautiful harmony. There are many featur...

January 8, 2018

One of my favorite activities for these cold winter months is playing table games. Nothing beats friendly competition with those you love.

Today, our residents will be gathering in the lobby for a variety of games-dominoes, checkers, Connect Four, Sorry, and many other...

January 4, 2018

Thank you all for your support over the Christmas season. Many of you showed your support through coming in to carol, visiting the residents, and bringing in goodies.

We're always happy to have carolers.

Always.

That means that we're glad to have them around Christmastime...

January 1, 2018

 Millions of people make wonderful resolutions each new year. And almost everyone breaks them by March.

Maybe that's too severe. Maybe more people succeed in their goals than I realize.

I know that I used to start out the year with good intentions only to trip up before...

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