Thursday, August 13, 2009

Getting the Sr. Respite Center Ready

First Baptist Church, Leesburg, FL

So today was our first clean up day at the building in the Ministry Village of FBC Leesburg, where we will be housing our Sr. Respite Care Center.
We will be offering care for those who are elderly and just need to get out and socialize with others, play games, make crafts, sing....
Hmmm....sounds like everything "I" love to do now, and hope that when I get to that point in my life of being in their situation, that there will be something available like this for me! :)
We had several volunteers show up to take the first steps in getting this place in tip-top shape.
Today it was all about cleaning, scrubbing, vacuuming, etc.
Two weeks from today we'll be going in to decorate and make the place feel more "homey" and warm to the guests we will be having - we want their time spent here to be a place that they look forward to each week.

For more information go to First Baptist Church, Leesburg


GARY BLANCHARD, Pastor of Mid-Life and Beyond

3 comments: said...

Janelle, you were such a leader today. Thanks for all the hard work. You have truly caught the vision for this new ministry.
Gary Blanchard

cwa said...

Hello. Congratulations on the new ministry. I used to be a Senior Center Administrator, so I can testify to what a difference a place like that can make in the lives of senior citizens. I could tell you story after story about how we watched seniors literally becoming younger before us as they found fellowship and renewed purpose for their lives. Blessings to all you volunteers involved with this wonderful project.

~Tonya said...

What a neat way to "give back" and for the people that "need" it, have a place for them to go.

Doesn't it make you feel good. I know we had a clean up day at our church and we helped, but it was just the general cleaning.

Have a great week Janelle.