Some folks seem to think that seniors just rock on the porch and remember the "good old days." Our Seniors ministries have put that stereotype to rest for many of us. A good example is the Caring Connection's ministry team.
These visitors tallied up their visiting records and found that by working together, they had made over 1700 visits during one year's time. The majority of these visits were made to someone's home, to an assisted living facility, or to the hospital. Sometimes it was the visit of an individual caller, and sometimes it was a visit by a couple who called together. The visits were not always easy but seemed to be greatly valued by all concerned parties. In Genesis, when God made Eve, it was because "it was not good" for people to live in isolation.
This group of about two dozen women and men is always looking both for people who desire a regular visit and for people who would like to express a part of their ministry in this way. They are discovering that everybody benefits from this extension of love and caring.
Bonnie Minier at Kbminier@aol.com or 803.359.1322
Mary Ann Wray at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803.358.9151