New Special Sunday supports Oklahoma retirement homes

3/9/2012

On Mother’s Day, a new Special Sunday offering will support four retirement communities with special ties to The United Methodist Church in Oklahoma.

"Senior Living Ministries Sunday" is set for May 13. This designation for Mother’s Day was approved by delegates at the 2011 Annual Conference. It became one of 10 special Sundays observed each year in Oklahoma’s churches.

These non-profit retirement communities in the state are proud to provide exceptional care to seniors throughout the state. The four—The Commons (Enid), Epworth Villa (OKC), Oklahoma Methodist Manor (Tulsa), and The United Methodist Retirement and Health Care Center (Clinton)—rely on resources from strategic partners to make possible their ministry.

Charitable gifts received during this Mother’s Day collection will be directed to each community’s Benevolence Fund, which provides financial resources to residents who have outlived their own resources.

The levels of service available in these communities include Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Short-Term Rehabilitative Care, Long-Term Nursing Care, Home Health, Hospice, and Private-Duty Nursing Services.

Combined, the four retirement communities provide care for more than 1,000 seniors in faith-based environments.

A common purpose is to deliver the most effective aging services by ensuring each resident is treated as an individual and by incorporating this philosophy into how services are provided.

For more information about these communities, contact the one closest to you:

As of 2012, these retirement communities do not receive any Apportionment funds.

Your gift to "Senior Living Ministries" may be given through your church as part of the special offering on Mother’s Day. You also may send financial donations directly to the Oklahoma Conference Treasurer’s Office, 1501 N.W. 24th St., Oklahoma City 73106. Checks should state "Senior Living Ministries" in the memo line. Gifts are welcomed at any time.


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