one of "giving"
Grace Arbor ...our faith-based congregational respite program for older adults with memory impairment...meeting social and emotional needs of the participants and their caregivers.
Various groups in the church volunteer and help with the social activities.
They enjoy morning devotions/hymn singing, armchair exercises, games, gardening, art, pet therapy, sing-alongs, inter-generational activities with the preschool, and community entertainment.
I absolutely love it when our youth share themselves, their time, and their love with everyone at Grace Arbor...they ALL have fun!
Each year close to Easter they celebrate a seder meal...their director usually borrows my seder plate---I love having them use it. But recently, I was pondering everything the director does...she is always giving.
Then, I knew what I needed to GIVE.
I found a special seder plate for them to KEEP...my gift to her, her commitment to the ministry, to the sweet people and to being Christ's hands and feet to our hurting world.
Hope for our future...these kids understand the changes that take place in some peoples' lives as they grow older and their compassion has increased, their giving has increased, my hope has increased!
To see more ONE DAY TO GIVE entries, go here:http://www.wearethatfamily.com/2008/10/one-day-to-give-celebration.html
To see more HOPEFUL FRIDAY, go to Cielo's http://houseinroses.blogspot.com/2008/10/hopeful-friday_16.html