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Transitions: Our Friend Tom

Beginnings Over my 30 years here at Riverwood, I have learned many things. Not just spiritual things from my friends, but also state regulations, Social Security laws, regulations from the Department of Human Services, and Housing Urban Development. (just to name a few). Recently, I have had to learn about nursing homes, assisted living facilities, […]
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More Than Just a House

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Just recently, the Ability Ministry Board of Directors met.  Before the meeting, the Board had some time to relax and spend with the residents of our Riverwood location, having fun and worshiping. With any new group that comes to volunteer or visit, Rhonna, our Director of Services, will usually come up with a fun activity […]
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Objects of Ministry

Reaching the disability community
Growing up in the church, there were certain things that I respected to the point of enshrining them; things not to be touched or wrinkled or leaned upon. At one church, I was told not to stand in the pulpit unless I was preaching. So many things have changed and it is good because the […]
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Happy Bubbles

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It was with great pleasure to celebrate Christy Ruth Morris’ life on Thursday, May 17th. Christy was a sweet and wonderful person, who also made it clear when she was not happy about something. Abiding by the wishes of the family to have a private service, the time with her family, close friends and residents […]
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Spring Appeal

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Spring is finally here and the rebirth of everything is absolutely beautiful. We have gone through some changes since last year like changing our name and adding an evangelistic focus to our ministry. What we have seen is many more people reaching out to the disability community and those affected by disability being touched in […]
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What a Difference You Have Made in Her Life

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Whenever I get a call about a potential resident there are several things that occur. I take all the information that is given, I ask several questions and then I set up a time for an informal interview and tour of our facility. It may be several days before I actually have the opportunity to […]
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Meet Debbie: The newest family member at New Hope

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Here is the story about Debbie, one of our newest residents at New Hope in Versailles, MO.  To say that her life has changed dramatically in the past few months would be an understatement. Through the entire process of her joining our family, it was evident that God was at work and we are forever […]
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