Let me explain. I often try and imagine what it’s like for older adults moving to a new Ebenezer community. Chances are they are moving from a home they have lived in for several years – often 50 years or more. Maybe their spouse of many years has passed away, and they are adjusting to being on their own. It can be a time of such change, and with change, sometimes comes uncertainty.
This is where the beauty of social media comes in to play. I welcome you to “like” the Ebenezer Facebook page and the Facebook pages of our various communities located across the Twin Cities and beyond. These Facebook pages, posts and pictures truly tell a story. They tell the story of what life is like in Ebenezer communities, and that while change can be scary, it often brings so much joy.
It tells the story of who we are, what we value, how we care. You will see pictures of our residents at Cherrywood Pointe knitting hats for Joseph’s Coat to help others stay warm in the bitter Minnesota winter months. You will see residents at Nine Mile Creek making sandwiches to help feed those in need. You will see residents and children painting pictures together at TowerLight on Wooddale Avenue, and making music together with MacPhail Center for Music - the young and older learning from each other.
You will see friends laughing together at Friday Happy Hour, dancing together at Valentine’s Day dances, and exercising in the fitness rooms. You will see residents gathered together to discuss the Kennedy assassination and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon at various speaker forums. You will see veterans of two World Wars being honored, and sharing their experiences with younger generations. You will see camping trips, trips to the Hopkins Center for the Arts, or walks around Minnehaha Falls.
You will see staff members being honored for their caring and service to our residents.
You will SEE vibrant senior living. Look at the faces of the older adults and children. These pictures show the Ebenezer story and mission in ACTION. It gives you a glimpse into our organization, and those we serve. At Ebenezer, we have learned a thing or two over the course of 100 years in business. Come join us – whether as a business partner, team member, resident or volunteer.
The story continues at www.Facebook.com/EbenezerMN