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Orchard Ridge Senior Living – Our Delegate Experience

Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide a faith based loving home that honors older adults.

Orchard Ridge accomplishes that mission through upholding these values…Christ Centered, Respect, Excellent Care, Trust, and Dignity. We were privileged to attend their corporation meeting.

Covid greatly impacted the institution the last two years. The “heroes” were staff members who stepped up to accommodate Covid issues, which obviously branched into many other concerns. Despite Covid there were various projects accomplished in the last year. The most entertaining to the residents was the tear down of the old three-story brick building. The residents got together and wrote the men thank you cards for the “wonderful” way they ran all their equipment. This old building was torn down to provide the space for a future building to care for more residents.

Orchard Ridge Assisted Living/Memory Care served 42 residents with charitable care. Unfortunately, they had to turn away over 200 requests for charitable care.  Independent Living served over 180 Seniors with affordable housing. The average rent is $353 per month, and currently a waiting list of 1-5 years.

This year’s Annual meeting was held at the Independent Living Center, and your Delegates, Ken and Rita Birge, attended with Pastor Jon representing Peace Lutheran.

 

From Uganda… a letter

On behalf of Next Generation Ministries, I would like to express our deepest gratitude to your family and Peace Lutheran Church Board for commending the works of NGM in Uganda that is manifested through love to build people and Change Uganda One Person at a time. Your consideration to donate $10,000 to assist with our current medical work is acclaimed, and we shall trust the guidance of the Lord to reach out to those individuals that God intended to reveal His divine nature in this season.

After we received the good news of the donation from your Church, we instantly commenced connecting with the patients that had earlier contacted us seeking medical support. patients that need urgent medical/surgical attention shall be prioritized during the process of offering medical support. We look forward to working with you!

Blessings,

Nassuuna Susan, NGM Medical Manager

(Church council approved sending $10,000 from the Uganda Mission Fund in April to assist with current needs)

 

OCC Shoebox Gift Update: Wow North Idaho! The numbers are in with !3,966 Gospel Opportunity Shoeboxes given in 2021 (Peace assembled 153!). With Joann Carlson leaving, a new team is forming for Shoebox Gifts at PLC. Catherine Rangel attended the recent volunteer meeting with Joann and hopes you will join her in continuing this outreach effort. Joann has also gifted us with many filled Shoeboxes and supplies to kick start us later this year – a packing party maybe? Reach out to Catherine if you would like to help in any way or provide a Thrivent Action Team card – thanks!

 

Family Promise: Our recent emphasis and information about Family Promise ministry has born fruit. Many are excited to be involved and see this important outreach continue at PLC. In meeting with FP, staff, and our leaders, we feel confident that we can serve three weeks for the remainder of this year! The weeks determined are Jul 17-24; Aug 14-21; Sep 25-Oct 2. In June, education and information about MealTrain will be provided, then in late June a training day will be established for those new or old to this ministry – all are welcome! Our Men’s Group has stepped us to serve a nice, big breakfast on Sat mornings when guests don’t have to leave our facility so early in the day – great going guys!! Stay tuned for dates!