November 29, 2018

How are we already on the threshold of December? Just yesterday we were making lemon shakeups on the front porch! Like the rest of mankind, it never seems to amaze me how time slips by more quickly with each passing year.

As soon as Thanksgiving is over, it seems like e...

November 26, 2018

How would you like to spend an evening with a group of friends, crafting and making children feel special?

Tonight at 6:30, there will be a group in our multi-purpose room decorating bags that will later be filled with goodies for children in Haiti. It's a large project...

November 22, 2018

It's Thanksgiving Day and we are so thankful for:

  • A community that supports and blesses our Home daily.

  • All of the residents here that brighten our day with smiles and laughter.

  • The workers who go over and above their duties to make this place special for...

November 19, 2018

It's hard to believe that it's already Thanksgiving week. Is it just me, or do the weeks speed up throughout autumn and only screech to a crawl in March?

Thanksgiving is the over-looked holiday in our culture. We race from Halloween costumes to Christmas decorations, w...

November 15, 2018

There is charm in simple food. I realized this recently when I was reading a book that described in great detail an elaborate feast featuring ingredients I'd never heard of.

"That doesn't even tempt me," I thought to myself.

Simplicity truly does make the best ingredient...

November 12, 2018

What a rich few days we've had here at the Home!

On Friday evening, special guest Mike Meece came to share about his experience in the Vietnam War. Residents and staff really enjoyed his presentation.

Then this morning, residents and Country View tenants boarded a bus an...

November 8, 2018

When I was younger, November 11, was simply my sister's birthday and nothing more. I didn't know many veterans and had no concept of the sacrifices they made for my freedom.

All of that has changed as I work here at the Home alongside the many veterans who have shared i...

November 5, 2018

Christmas is coming up!

With the approaching holiday, many of you are probably thinking over gift ideas for your loved one in the Home. Our thoughts tend to gravitate toward necessities like hairbrushes, deodorant, and new clothes. I won't discourage you from those thin...

November 1, 2018

When I was a teenager, my mom's parents moved next-door. It was more an act of prevention than cure: my grandparents weren't in poor health or mentally incapable of caring for themselves.

But as the years progressed, they needed more and more help. My mom began to read...

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