Justin Linseisen, Director of Pastoral Care
Happy New Year, Liberty Ridge! My parents and grandparents have always told me the older you get the quicker time goes by. 2018 seems to have flown by! I do not know fully what 2019 is going to look like, but I do know this one thing though: I will continue to write 2018 for a few more months! Ha-ha!
Oswald Chambers was once recorded as saying something along these lines, “…we are uncertain of the next step, but we are certain of God…”. How true, isn’t it? We are not sure what January 2, 2019 will bring, nor do we know what our situation in life will be in April, July, October, or December. Life is uncertain. Things can change in a moment. One thing is true though, and one thing I am learning more and more is that God is certain. He is sure. He is a steady, firm, and I can find my safety and security in Him.
I love the words in Psalm 91, “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him” (Psalms 91:1-2 NLT). This year, may you and I seek refuge and safety from all of life’s uncertainties in the shelter of the Almighty!
In January Heritage Church will begin a new sermon series call, “One Another”. Join us as we discover several of the “One Another’s” of the Bible and how to live in relationship with one another! Heritage Church meets every Sunday at 10 am in the dining hall. Also, beginning in January, there will be a new meeting time that will be called, “chaplain chat”. Look for this on your monthly calendar and come and see what it is all about. It is sure to be an enjoyable hour together.
As always, if I can be of any help to you, please let me know. You can reach me via telephone, (859)519-4950, dialing ext. 260, or email at Justin@eastland.org.
My prayer for you this new year:
“‘May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.’”
Numbers 6:24-26 NLT
Dan Wilkerson, Community Director
December was a great month. Though we had some crazy weather, and many of us experienced “Stressmas” with our last minutes’ shopping and hospitality challenges, we prevailed and did manage to find joy in the season via family, friends, and Goodwill Toward Man. I particularly enjoyed myself, thanks to your generosity to our hourly employees. I wish all of you could have seen the huge smiles on their faces as they received your cash appreciation for all their efforts on your behalf this past year. Your generosity raised more than $6,000.00! These gifts went to family Christmas presents, Christmas meals, emergency car repairs, rent, living expenses, and many other needs unknown. God Bless each of you for your kind and caring hearts.
As you may recall, January is traditionally the month in which I remind everyone to update their emergency contact information, advance directives, and medication lists for their emergency files. As I mentioned last month, it is a great time to increase your privacy in this “Dark Web” world, by replacing your Medicare Card on file with the newly issued Medicare card without your Social Security number. Although it adds a bit to our work, we believe it is worth it for your protection.
We also have the Kentucky templates for advance directives (Living Will, Medical Surrogate, Do Not Resuscitate Order) available for your convenience. Please give the gift of pre-planning to your loved ones via these instruments, by completing/updating them. Just call our Business Office for assistance.
I wish you and your family a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New Year.
Terri Schneider, Resident Care Coordinator
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!! We’re so happy to have all of you with us to ring in 2019! 2018 was a good one and we are excited about the new year!
Our Liberty Ridge team members are always striving to go above and beyond to provide our residents with exceptional care. I would like to start off the new year by reminding everyone that we are here to serve you in any way we can. Please let the team know what we can do to make your day better. Rest assured, our residents are our #1 priority. Let’s make 2019 a memorable year!
If you have a resolution to stay active, here are some helpful hints:
Plan some play: Studies show social interaction promotes emotional and brain health.
Stretch your legs: Exercise can provide many benefits. Join our daily exercise group or our walking club.
Spend time with family: Invite family for a meal in our dining room or a visit.
Thank you, for allowing us to continue serving you in the new year!
Welcome our New Resident – Lois Brewer
Liberty Ridge welcomes Lois Brewer. Lois grew up in on a farm in Breathitt County along with two brothers and four sisters. Although Lois grew up during the depression, she says the family’s farm always provided much to each. She remembers fondly, of her mother and father sharing with neighboring families not so fortunate.
At the age of 19, Lois met her one true love, Clay, while attending a square dance. He had just gotten home from serving his country during WWII. The couple settled in Winchester where Clay worked for the Amy Depot as a quality inspector. They raised five children in Winchester. Lois took great pride in homemaking and was blessed to do so throughout her working years.
Lois and Clay remained very close to their extended family. Lois loved having her father, mother, and siblings join her in Winchester. Clay was forced to retire early due to lung complications caused by the frigid temperatures he endured during the war. The couple spent one year in St Petersburg, Florida but returned to Kentucky when they discovered Clay’s lungs could not handle the heat and humidity. They enjoyed traveling to see family and spending time with their ten grandchildren. Unfortunately, in 2003, Clay lost his battle with lung disease and left Lois a widow after more than 50 years together.
Today, Lois enjoys crossword puzzles, attending church services and listening to the radio.
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