Justin Linseisen, Director of Pastoral Care
Let me begin by telling you how blessed I am to be able to minister to you and this community. You all mean so much to me and my wife. Along with that same line, if you have not yet heard, my wife, Stephanie, and I are expecting our first child who will arrive in April of 2019! Yes! We are thrilled and have been showered with love from many of you with this joyous news. Please keep Stephanie and this little one in your prayers, we ask.
I’m sure I am not the only soon to be a dad to find myself in shock of this new bundle of joy, but as this little child is growing I have been in awe of the words of the Psalmist in chapter 139:
“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.”
Psalms 139:13-14 NLT
God is so amazing. David writes that it is God who not only gives us breath and life, but it is He who forms us. He knit us together in our mother’s womb. How intimate this is. How well God knows us, and how well this shows God’s great love and passion for us! If God desired to be intimately involved in the formation of our inner parts, can you imagine how He desires to be a part of our everyday life? Will you allow Him to be a part of your everyday life? Will you let Him be a part of your day to day comings and goings? I pray you will. I pray you’ll be reminded of God’s great love for you.
Please be on the lookout for details on our Veterans Day program that is coming up this month. Also, a programming note, Heritage Hymn Sing will be the 2nd Wednesday this month only. We will meet on November 14th at 6 pm for our hymn sing this month! Please make a note to be sure you are there! On the 25th of this month, the Heritage Messengers Quartet will be singing for our 10 am Sunday service! I hope you will come out to support and be a part of this special morning of singing and worship during our regular Sunday morning service.
Finally, if I can be of any assistance to you, please let me know. You can call the front office or dial straight to my extension #260.
Blessings on you as we head into the holiday season!
Dan Wilkerson, Community Director
November ushers in our holiday season and Veterans Day – both times of reflection and thanksgiving. We hope you and your families find fellowship and enjoyment in this month and also encourage you to participate in “Servember”, an opportunity for service to our Lexington community. Pastor Justin has more information for you regarding helping and honoring others in this worthwhile program.
Speaking of being thankful, the staff of Liberty Ridge heartily appreciates your donations and participation in our annual yard sale held in October. Items are given garnered more than $2,200, to be used for emergency loans and grants to our hourly staff. Our staff and volunteers are to be commended for their efforts, especially in the frosty weather.
We are also thankful for your participation and sharing in our resident/food meetings. Your feedback and ideas can make a real difference in our community. As an example, thanks to some garden home resident comments, we will soon have a directional sign for Liberty Ridge Lane posted, to reduce misguided traffic on Vicki Way. Our next meeting is in December and we hope to see you there.
Finally, as a safety concern, especially during this holiday season, we remind our assisted living residents that candles and other open flame displays are not allowed due to the fire hazards they present. Please use candle warmers instead. Also, please update your medications list–it takes just a minute, and this may save your life. If in doubt, please call the office to confirm the date of your current list on file. We wish you and your families a safe and happy holiday season, complete with God’s abundant blessings.
Terri Schneider, Resident Care Coordinator
Happy November! I’m sure we are all excited about turkey day! Once again, we’re preparing for family and friends to come together over the holiday. It’s also a time to have discussions and plan- ahead for the care of loved ones and for ourselves. It is important to share ideas and desires about such things as, advance directives, wills, finances, and care needs. I am happy to be a referral source for you if you have questions or need guidance.
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Please join me for “Topics with Terri” on the 8th at 2 p.m. to discuss Alzheimer’s diagnosis, clinical stages and early signs and symptoms.
I hope to see you there!
Welcome our New Resident – Mary “Edith” Lane
Liberty Ridge welcomes Mary “Edith” Lane. Edith was born and raised in Scott County, Virginia along with her 7 siblings. Edith met Coy Lane while waiting tables. He was a customer at the diner where she worked. The couple married and have one son, Coy Kyle Lane Jr. (C.K.)
Coy worked as a carpenter and Edith was a homemaker. Edith has been a widow for quite some time and moved to Lexington to be close to her son and two grandchildren. Edith enjoys reading, attending activities, the outdoors and watching classic television.
Welcome our New Resident – Edith Forsberg
Please welcome Esther Forsberg. Esther is originally from Ohio. She was one of 13 children who grew up on a farm. After graduation Edith visited her oldest brother in New Castle, Pennsylvania to attend a camp meeting. While at the camp meeting she met her future husband, Lorren Forsberg. Not long after, Lorren enlisted in the Army and would later serve in WWII. The couple married just before he shipped out.
By the time Lorren returned home, Esther had invested in their first home in Ashtabula, Ohio, where they raise two children: a son, Ronald, and a daughter, Brenda. Lorren worked first in auto body repair and later, as an insurance adjuster for All-State Insurance.
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.
Welcome New Garden Home Residents – Chuck & Rosy White
Please welcome Chuck and Rosy White to 762 Liberty Ridge Lane. Both Chuck and Rosy grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. Both were widowed and attended the same church. They met through Chuck’s sister. The couple has been married for two years.
Chuck spent his career as a drafter. He worked for Cilco (later becoming Alcon) for 25 years in Huntington, West Virginia. He is the proud papa of one daughter, three sons, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Chuck is a published author of two books and is currently working on his third. He loves reading history and working the crossword puzzle in the daily paper. Chuck and Rosy love to play scrabble and other board games.
Rosy was a homemaker to her husband and three daughters in Greenwood, Indiana. When the children grew older, Rosy went to work for Thompson Electronics in transportation and logistics. Rosy collects teapots and teacups. She loves birds, gardening and was part of a clowning ministry.
Please join us in welcoming our new garden home neighbors.
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