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Have you been to the Presbyterian Retirement Communities Northwest (PRCN) Facebook page recently? Consider heading over there and Liking the page. We don't normally promote Facebook pages (except ours, of course - you should Like us if you haven't already!) but the PRCN posts updates a few times a week that have incredibly helpful resources surrounding seniors and housing. If you are considering moving, or have a parent who is facing this, the PRCN Facebook page can be a great resource both to get information, and to help you learn the questions you didn't know you needed to ask.
In the last couple weeks they have posted articles, or links, on the following subjects (I have linked to the articles):
- Benefits of planning early for a move to a continuing care retirement community
- An 8-week checklist of how to prepare for an impending move
- Evaluation tool to help you determine what level of care is needed
- Important questions to ask potential nursing homes
- A guide to understanding skilled nursing choices
- Glossary of terms regarding senior housing and care
- Comprehensive overview of Assisted Living facilities
- Ten tips to help you downsize
Starting to see why I'm so excited about their Facebook page? None of these articles are specific to the Seattle area, to the Northwest, or even just to Presbyterians! They're a great resource for anyone facing these decisions and changes, be it for yourself or for a loved one.
Use a new 11-session adult study from The Thoughtful Christian to help start faithful and honest conversations about race and racism in America. The study provides a tour through the biblical and historical realities of race and racism as a foundation for asking difficult yet necessary questions about where we stand today -- and where we must go from here. The first session acknowledges that racism is difficult to talk about even as it opens up some avenues for interaction that make the conversation easier. Other sessions explore such concepts as race, ethnicity, power, white privilege and culture.
A new website, www.presbykids4kids.org, helps children ages 8 to 11 find information about children around the world and learn ways to advocate and act on behalf of other children. Created by the PC(USA) Office of Child Advocacy, Kids 4 Kids includes stories, activities, suggestions for mission involvement, and practical tools to help children develop the skills they need to make a difference. Kids 4 Kids is organized around four themes: "Kids Have a Right to Be Healthy," "Kids Have a Right to Be Safe," "Kids Have a Right to Be Kids," and "Kids Have a Right to Be Heard."