A Special Thank You to Our Groups
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A Special Thank You to Our Groups

Rhonna McBrideIn August of 1989, Rhonna was hired by the as a part-time resident manager and has worked her way up to the position of Director of Residential Services of the Riverwood Campus. Before coming to Riverwood, Rhonna attended Johnson University where she became involved in the Disability Ministry program. The residents of Riverwood refer...

Transitions: Our Friend Tom
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Transitions: Our Friend Tom

Beginnings Over my 30 years here at Riverwood, I have learned many things. Not just spiritual things from my friends, but also state regulations, Social Security laws, regulations from the Department of Human Services, and Housing Urban Development. (just to name a few). Recently, I have had to learn about nursing homes, assisted living facilities,...

What’s your Thankful?
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What’s your Thankful?

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’ve been talking at Riverwood about an attitude of Thanksgiving. During one of our community meetings, we were each stating things that we’re all thankful for. When we were done, Gary Lee came up to me and said, “What’s your thankful Wanda?” I smiled and said, “Do you mean...

What’s a Raise?
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What’s a Raise?

We take so many things for granted each day. Without thought, we tie our shoes, brush our hair, and get dressed for the day. We read our Bibles, drive cars, and go to work. Rarely do we think about any of those things. It’s almost an automatic daily response. Are you aware that the act...

What a Difference You Have Made in Her Life
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What a Difference You Have Made in Her Life

Whenever I get a call about a potential resident there are several things that occur. I take all the information that is given, I ask several questions and then I set up a time for an informal interview and tour of our facility. It may be several days before I actually have the opportunity to...

Meet Debbie: The newest family member at New Hope
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Meet Debbie: The newest family member at New Hope

Here is the story about Debbie, one of our newest residents at New Hope in Versailles, MO.  To say that her life has changed dramatically in the past few months would be an understatement. Through the entire process of her joining our family, it was evident that God was at work and we are forever...