I recently had the opportunity to tour the five senior community centers Diakon operates in Schuylkill County, Pa., under contract with the county Office of Senior Services.
These community centers offer a variety of programs and services geared to people who are 60 and older, though lots of programs are open to those of all ages. In addition to daily programs and services, the centers offer nutritionally balanced lunch-time meals at each location, as well as delivered via the Diakon-sponsored Meals on Wheels program to people in the community who have difficulty leaving their homes.
Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. ~ Franklin P. Jones
Ed and Norma Whetstone may be the ideal embodiment of Valentine’s Day. The residents of Luther Meadows on The Lutheran Home at Topton campus celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past fall. An active and happily married couple, they share love not only for each other but also in their genuine care for others.
Between Dec. 28 and Jan. 4, several of us from the Diakon Flight Program, including students, took part in another trip to Haiti to assist with orphanages there. Here are some of my reflections upon returning from our trip.