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Justin Linseisen, Director of Pastoral Care

 

Justin Linseisen, Director of Pastoral Care

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with loved ones, family and friends this year. We truly have much to be thankful for in our lives. A very simple hymn, or gospel song, says it this way:

 

“There’s a roof up above me, I’ve a good place to sleep. There is food on my table, and shoes on my feet. You gave me Your love, Lord; and a fine family. Thank you, Lord for Your blessings, on me”.

               

God has indeed given us more than we could ever imagine! We now head into a season we call Advent. It is a time in which we remember the coming of our Messiah, Jesus, as a baby boy so long ago. We wait with that same anticipation of the return of Jesus one day, to usher in His eternal Kingdom fully. As we celebrate Christmas, we are reminded that our God came to us. He did not simply send help by way of someone else. Instead, God Himself entered into our world and our lives! I hope you will spend some time this Christmas season with your family, friends, and church family. If you do not have a church family, I hope that you might consider visiting Heritage Church. We meet each Sunday at 10 am in the dining hall of Liberty Ridge.

               

Once again, this year we are partnering with the Lexington Fire Department’s Toy program! Please donate unwrapped, new toys and place them in the gift-wrapped box next to the staircase as you coming to the main building. This program benefits local children and families this Christmas season throughout our city. This is one way we can come together as a community and serve our city and be a church for our neighbors! *Donations are due by December 10th*

               

I do want to thank you all for being so kind and willing to come and write thank you cards for local veterans for our veteran’s day service project. Your kindness changes people’s days and lives!

 

I pray this Christmas blessing over you this season:

 

This Christmas I wish for your light to crumple up the darkness. This Christmas I wish for you love to pull us closer to one another. This Christmas I wish for you peace the same the angels sang. This Christmas I wish for you starlight to follow on your way home. This Christmas I wish for you promise to keep hope alive for you. This Christmas I wish for you God newly born and in the flesh. This Christmas I wish for you Jesus Christ born this night light of the world.” ~ written by Roddy Hamilton

 

Blessings,

 

Pastor Justin

From The Office

Dan Wilkerson, Community Director

 

Dan Wilkerson Liberty Ridge Senior Living CommunityWow! Where did this year go? So many changes seen, so many challenges faced, yet so many blessings received as well. I hope that 2018 has been good for you and that 2019 brings you even more blessings and enjoyment.

 

If you are at all like me, you’ve toyed with making resolutions toward improving yourself for each new year, but may have been dilatory in their implementation. This coming year, things will be different I think…): I will never conclude a visit or phone call with my family members without telling them I love them (even if I’m peeved at them…) I will always thank others for their kindness, both verbally and in kind. I will do my best to empathize with others in their challenges and trials (though regarding my grandchildren I may bite my tongue…). I will never take the efforts and support of my spouse and others for granted. I will find more time to spend with the Lord, and finally, I will find more ways to use His blessings for the benefit of others. Have you thought of any resolutions?

 

Changing topics, many of you have now received your new Medicare Health Insurance cards. These were created to protect your identity, as they no longer have your social security number on them. If you’ve received yours, please let us make a copy to update your emergency file and better protect your identity.

 

Finally, this is the one time of the year that you may express your appreciation for your hourly staff by your cash contributions. Your donations are used to provide them with a much-appreciated monetary gift to defray their holiday and emergency expenses. Thank you in advance for your generosity. May the Blessings of the Christ Child touch you and yours, now and always.

 

Dan

December Birthdays

  • Joyce Kissman – December 1st
  • Bill Crankshaw – December 2nd
  • Rebecca Stinnett – December 9th
  • Muriel Martin – December 18th
  • Mary Ann Robertson – December 19th
  • Scott Howard – December 23rd
  • Lois Lee – December 24th
  • Orin Morgan – December 27th

December Entertainment

  • Pam & Sharon, Piano, Flute Duo-December 6th at 2:30 pm
  • Damon Birchfield, Christian Contemporary Vocalist-December 8th at 2:00 pm
  • Les Jongleurs Choir Concert-December 10th at 7:00 pm
  • The Bryan Station Middle School Orchestra-December 15th at 2:00 pm
  • Children’s Piano Recital hosted by Rachel Taylor-December 20th at 6:30 pm
  • Dixie Land Band-December 31st at 2:30 pm

December Outings

  • Movie theatre outing on December 4th to see “Green Book”. (Time to be announced.)
  • The Derby Dinner Playhouse outing to see “Holiday Inn” on December 6th is full, but if you are interested please see Marlene for a stand-by ticket.
  • The Liberty Ridge Ladies will visit the Glitz for lunch on December 13th at 12:00 p.m.
    Dinner at Rafferty’s on December 17th at 4:15 p.m.

December Dates to Remember

  • Birthday Bash – Monday, December 3rd @ 2:30 pm
  • Kroger – Tuesday, December 4th @ 10:15 am
  • Library – Friday, December 7th @ 10:40 am
  • Walmart – Tuesday, December 11th @ 2:15 pm
  • Bank & Post Office – Friday, December 14th @ 10:40 am
  • Dinner at Rafferty’s – Monday, December 17th @ 4:15 PM
  • Meijer – Tuesday, December 18th @ 2:15 pm 
  • Target – Friday, December 21st @ 10:40 am
  • Bank & Post Office – Friday, December 28th @ 10:40 am
  • Walmart – Friday, December 28th @ 2:00 pm

Resident Care

Terri Schneider, Resident Care Coordinator
Terri Schneider, Resident Care Coordinator

 

Tis the season once again!  I hope everyone will join us for the holiday festivities we have scheduled this month!  I would like to share a few holiday tips to keep in mind for our seniors:

 

  • Keep your exercise and diet routines during the holidays.
  • Do your best to make healthy choices when there are tasty and tempting food and snacks all around.
  • Plan for rest breaks during travel and rest periods between your activities.
  • STAY HYDRATED – drinking water is one way to stay healthy during the holidays. Keep a bottle of water in your purse or bag to drink while you’re on the go.

 

Also, just a reminder, don’t forget to stop in to see our KY One Health nurse, Crystal Brammer.  She comes every Tuesday at 9:30 for our B/P clinic.  She can help you keep a record of your B/P readings to report to your physician.  The Podiatrist will be here this month on the 20th and 21st.  She is scheduled to arrive at 9:30, so be sure to get signed up.

 

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

 

Terri Schneider

Welcome our New Residents - John & Bobbie Vereeke

Welcome our New Resident –  John & Bobbie Vereeke

 

Liberty Ridge welcomes John and Bobbie Vereeke to their new home at 742 Liberty Ridge Lane.

 

Bobbie is a native of Kentucky, growing up in Corbin and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a master’s degree in Special Education. She is the proud mother of two daughters, a grandson and a granddaughter known as “Pride and Joy”! Bobbie has worked in real estate, she has owned and operated a Dairy Queen in Berea and taught at George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester for 20 years. Bobbie has traveled with Sister Cities and the Chamber of Commerce all over the world, with her most memorial destination being Southern France.

 

John was born and raised in Holland, Michigan. He joined the navy for 4 years right out of high school and went on to attend the University of Louisville, earning his degree in Physical Education and Health. He worked for 34 years in the Beverage Industry and is a bourbon expert. He and Bobbie met while attending a Chamber of Commerce event at Two Keys Tavern here in Lexington. The two shared a 10-year courtship before marrying in 2000. John enjoys golf, pool, his duties at Keeneland, and his local YMCA.

 

 

Welcome our New Resident - Deanna Shaw

Welcome our New Resident – Deanna Shaw

 

DeAnna Shaw was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia along with her four sisters. When DeAnna was in the ninth grade, the family moved first to Ducker Station (between Midway and Versailles), then to Lexing-ton. Deanna graduated from Henry Clay High School. She attended business school and went to the University of Kentucky for one year.

DeAnna raised her three children, Debbie, Bud and Cindy in Louisville. Deanna worked as the office manager for a local oral surgeon. In 1976 Deanna moved her family to Winchester to run her father’s Merle Norman cosmetic studio. DeAnna ran this successful store for twenty years before leaving it to work for the Fayette Circuit Court as a deputy clerk for domestic violence. She worked for the court for 9 years before retiring.

In 1987, DeAnna met her one true love, Sam Shaw, while having dinner at Merrick Inn. He recognized her from their high school days and was afraid to approach her; instead of having his friend set the two of them up. The couple was married for 17 years when Sam died suddenly of a stroke.

DeAnna, like her father, loves the real estate industry and dabbled in it

The couple moved to Tampa, Florida while the children were still very young. Esther worked for the University of Florida for 15 years as an assistant to the athletic director.

 

 

 

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