Justin Linseisen, Director of Pastoral Care
There is a small game people play, often on long trips, when they get bored of looking out the window. This game is called, ‘would you rather’. Simply asking a ‘would you rather’ question plays this game. The questions, after long periods of time, become quite crazy and flat out silly! Today I want to ask you a ‘would you rather question’. Would you rather go to the ocean or the mountains? This is always a fun question I think. I really would like to know your thoughts on this question. Write to me, email me, call me, or find me sometime and let me know what you would rather: mountains or the ocean.
My bride, Stephanie, loves the beach, and I love the mountains. So, naturally, we go to the beach! 🙂 Totally kidding – we have been to the beach and to the mountains! I ask this question for fun, but also because the sand at the beach drives me insane! You see, I am a compulsive clean freak. Sand from the beach and a compulsive clean freak do not jive well together. But the other day I was reflecting on some time we have spent at the beach I was overcome by the words of David in Psalm 139:17-18 –
“How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand…”
As I thought on that sand, I began to realize that sand serves, for me, one good purpose: to remind me of the love of God for me! The fact that David points out that God’s thoughts toward me outnumber the grains of sand! I think of my love for my wife and how I can go on and on of how smart she is, how pretty she is, how much I love her, and her great qualities. God’s thoughts toward you and I, human numbers cannot count. Maybe this is a silly thought, but I wanted to share this with you: the God of the universe loves you deeply. He cares for you. His thoughts toward you outnumber the grains of sand. You are His prized creation. I pray you to know these truths. I am always available to you. I would love to sit and talk with you when you need someone.
I want to remind you of our Garden Home Bible Study that meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday’s of each month. We also will have our Heritage Hymn Sing on the 19th of September at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room. Everyone is welcome!
Always feel free to contact me: Justin@eastland.org or (859) 519–4950 or Ext. 260
Blessings to you!
Pastor Justin Linseisen
Dan Wilkerson, Community Director
Fall is finally on its way. It promises crisp, cooler weather, colorful scenery, invigorating time outdoors, football, and lots of events for our campus.
Sarah and Marlene have jam-packed the monthly Life Enrichment schedule with lots of fun and opportunities. Combine these with the Labor Day weekend with your family and friends, and you have pure enjoyment. Please remember to sign up for your flu shots, to be given on 18 September by Wheeler Pharmacy. Also, let us know if you would like to arrange for the new shingles and pneumonia vaccines as they become available. They are reportedly more effective than those previously offered.
Our Classic Car Cruise-in is scheduled for Saturday, the 8th of September. We thank you in advance for parking your vehicles away from campus to allow room for these vehicles. Our staff will remind you and ferry your vehicles off campus and return them for you if desired. We appreciate your patience with the traffic and inconvenience involved, but moreover, hope that you will join the fun and festivities involved.
Our community-wide yard sale is coming during early October. The proceeds benefit our Employee Benevolent Fund. We appreciate your donated items and will gladly give you a donation letter for your taxes.
You may have noticed some new healthcare providers in our community. Kindred Healthcare, Kentucky One Health, and Amedisys are now serving some of our residents and hosting some of our Life Enrichment events. Please give us feedback to help them improve their care and service. As a state certified social model (non-clinical) community, our goal is to foster relationships with outside vendors to provide residents with the healthcare support that our staff cannot. Your comments are important to them and us.
Happy autumn to all!
Terri Schneider, Resident Care Coordinator
Well, it’s that time of year again folks! Believe it or not, flu season is on the horizon! Wheeler Pharmacy will be here on September 18 beginning at 9:00 a.m. for the annual flu clinic. The pharmacy will be sending us consent forms for each of you to complete for your vaccine. Be sure that the front office has your current insurance information for us to provide for billing purposes. There will be a sign-up sheet for the pharmacy to determine how many doses of vaccine to bring. Arrive promptly at 9:00 A.M. and you will be called on to receive your vaccine alphabetically. If you are interested in receiving pneumonia or shingles vaccine you can talk with the pharmacy staff when they are here or let me know ahead of time and I will see if they can bring a few with them to the flu clinic.
We will be discussing Immune systems and aging this month for my “Topics with Terri”, which will fall in line with flu season.
Just a quick reminder for everyone, if you or your friend or neighbor are experiencing concerning symptoms of illness or possibly a life-threatening emergency please call 911. We do not have medical staff and are unable to assess or make recommendations for medical care. By calling 911, emergency personnel will be able to medically assess and discuss options for further evaluations as necessary.
I hope everyone has a great September! We have a lot of events and activities planned for this month and look forward to seeing you!
Welcome our New Resident – Barbara Hacker
Barbara was born on February 17, 1937, in Madison County, where she grew up with two brothers and two sisters.
Barbara graduated Kirksville High School in 1955. She then graduated from the University of Kentucky with an MSW degree in Social Work. She enjoyed a 20-year career working in a DCI clinic, retiring in 2009.
Barbara married her sweetheart Richard, “Dickie” as everyone called him. They moved to New York where he was employed by IBM and later returned to Lexington where he was a business entrepreneur. The couple was blessed to have a 48-year marriage. Barbara has two children: a daughter who lives in Lexington, and a son who is deceased.
Barbara is active in her community, volunteering as a greeter at Baptist Health Center every Tuesday. Barbara serves as a co-secretary for the Monday Club that meets once a week and is a member of the Trinity Baptist Church.
Barbara has a love for gardening, games, music, and enjoys reading a good book. She is a people person, participating in all of our planned activities. She enjoys visiting in our living room and walking her beloved pet, Mollie.
Welcome our New Resident – Cecelia Richardson
Cecelia was born October 28, 1927, in Maumee, Ohio. She had five brothers and four sisters. She graduated from Maumee High School. She married Robert on April 25, 1953. Their home was in Louisville, KY where they raised two sons and two daughters. Cecelia was widowed at an early age. She is blessed to have four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Cecelia’s first job was with Surface Combustion in Toledo, Ohio. Later she worked retail at Becon’s Department Store in Louisville, retiring in 1998.
Cecelia enjoyed many hobbies; staying busy with knitting, card games, reading, gardening, and church activities, just to name a few.
Cecelia moved here to be closer to her daughter, Teresa, who has been helping her settle into apartment #214. Please give Cecelia a warm Liberty Ridge welcome when you see her.
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