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Fred had hit bottom. He was homeless and malnourished, living in a godforsaken shelter somewhere in Arkansas. His body was covered in sores, and his teeth were falling out. But even in this depth of despair, there was something about his spirit.
You could look through his eyes right into his beautiful soul. And that’s what saved his life. A stranger saw who he was on the inside and rescued him from certain death.
Heritage at Irene Woods, a new Ecumen-managed senior living community near Memphis, Tenn., hosted its official dedication ceremony January 10, 2014, welcoming about 100 local officials, business owners and health care professionals for tours and lunch.
In the late 1920s, the Worthington, Minn., community came together to make sure the poorest of the poor in Nobles County had food and gifts for Christmas. Bushel baskets were filled with home-canned foods and delivered to the poor. The program continued, year after year, getting bigger and better. The bushel baskets are now shopping carts, filled with a wide range of food, clothes and toys.
Heritage at Irene Woods near Memphis, Tenn., recently welcomed its first independent-living residents and the assisted living and memory care units will open October 1. The senior living community, located at Forest Hill Irene Road and Bill Morris Parkway near I-385, is in the first phase of a long-term development plan that includes multi-family housing.
Tuesday evening, PBS’s Frontline aired “Life and Death in Assisted Living.” If you haven’t watched it, please do. I came away from it angry, horrified and saddened at the tragedy experienced by the residents and families. The documentary also made me appreciate the many good assisted living providers who have wonderful people taking care of our seniors.