Finding Purpose

With aging there is a threat of losing what, at one time, gave meaning to life. The kids are grown and gone. No longer able to work or take care of the house, the garden, etcetera. An elder residing in a nursing home might ask “Why am I here? What purpose does my life serve?” Ben has been active in business and Christian ministry most of his life. Age and disease threatened to take all of that away. But he has been able to experience renewed purpose while living in our home. He has been teaching Sunday School most every Sunday now for several months. By printing the scriptural text in large print he is able to read and teach from the Bible. This is something he enjoys thinking about and preparing for throughout the week. It is giving him meaning to the question “Why am I here?”. It is our aim to renew purpose and meaning to the lives of all the elders that reside at Clinton County Care & Rehabilitation Center.