Get To Know… Pastoral Care

By April 5, 2017 May 2nd, 2018 Blog

Bethany Retirement Living is made up of many departments that are not whole without the other. From building service and administrative support to laundry service and nursing, our teams work together to ensure that our residents are top of mind when making key decisions. Every department plays a vital part in allowing Bethany Retirement Living to grow and better serve our residents.

Our Pastoral Care is an integral component of our holistic care philosophy. Our full-time chaplain, Phil Larson, conducts weekly worship and monthly communion services as well as individual personal spiritual counseling for our residents, family members and employees of Bethany Retirement Living. Our chaplain is always available for a visit with our residents or their families especially during times of illness, death or for other special needs. We are dedicated to providing pastoral care for residents of all faiths including Catholic Mass celebrated by a local priest and worship services held by other area churches.

Worship Services

You are invited to attend our Sunday afternoon Vesper service. It includes Scripture readings, prayers, hymns and a sermon. Large-print worship and devotion books and hearing assistance devices are available for those who need them. Holy Communion is also celebrated each month and all are welcome. Chapel services may be broadcast into individual resident rooms and sacraments can be administered privately if requested.

Personal Spiritual Care

Our Bethany Chaplain conducts small group worship sessions, as well as Bible study group opportunities. While your personal pastor or priest is always welcome, you can feel at ease knowing our on-site Chaplain is always available to visit with you, especially during times of illness, death and dying, or for other special needs. Your visit may include Scripture readings, prayers, singing, and counseling as appropriate.

Source: Bethany Blog

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