Norman – the Karate Kid

  Norman Baird was a resident at Winslow Gardens for the past five years.  His wife, Jane, lived in the adjacent Linn Health Care Center, and that is one of the reasons he chose to live nearby.  After he lost his license to drive, living next door to Jane made...

Amazing Myra

I sit with Myra on the couch at her Arbor Hill apartment and she shows me her artwork and the notecards that she makes to raise money for five different charities. They are primarily nonprofits that help victims of human trafficking, as well as her church, Victory...

Humor – the ties that bind

Bill Murphy, Winslow Gardens ResidentGod bless those with a sense of humor! They spice up the bland, stuffiness of every day existence. These folks are the ones who seek to brighten your day – even if your day is going just fine. Bill Murphy says good morning to me...

Our resident Seabee Joe

Last week we had a movie viewing of “The Fighting Seabees” starring John Wayne.  Afterwards, our own Seabee star, Joe Andrews, a resident of Winslow Gardens, took the microphone and captivated the audience in attendance for about 20 minutes.  He talked...

Sparkling a Room

I asked Denni if I could take her photo and interview her for this blog and she obliged. I want you to meet her because she is such an asset to United Methodist Elder Care. I wish that we could claim Denni as only our’s, but the truth is Denni has two children at...

As Young As You Feel

It isn’t the growing old that is so difficult, it is the attendant aches and pains of poor and failing health that makes one feel old. And this can happen at any age. By the time we are in our fifties, we have a list of same-age friends who have come down with serious...