Howdy Friends, I wanted to give you an idea of what we are doing at Atria Assisted Living in Cranford. This is a new ministry we are putting together at a local senior home. I was over on Tuesday singing and praying with a few of the ladies (so far no men have attended, what’s up with that?) and I figured I would talk a little bit about the people there.
Nancy is a lovely lady originally from North Carolina. She speaks with a slight southern accent, which tipped me off right away that she wasn’t from around here. She moved up to NJ to be with her children and came to Atria just a few months ago because she became confined to a wheelchair and her kid’s home couldn’t accommodate her. Nancy is slightly hard of hearing but that doesn’t stop her from singing along with the old gospel songs I sing with the guitar when I visit.
Marge is another of the women who come and enjoy the music we sing. She lived in Florida for 30 years after retiring there with her husband. Sadly he died of cancer a while ago and she decided to stay there because she had so many friends in the area. Marge came to NJ because she fell and broke her hip. She to is confined to a wheelchair and she choose Atria because it was close to her children. Marge’s vision isn’t so good, but she can hear well and has a good sense of humor. Her favorite songs are “Amazing Grace” and “In the Garden”.
I teach a Bible Study at Atria on Thursday’s at 6PM. I hope to write about some of the other people who attend that meeting. Please pray for Nancy and Marge and all of the folks at Atria. Thank You.