Without a proper plan in place to give gifts in a will, we can just as easily bury the potential impact of our God-given resources. Having an up-to-date will, on the other hand, ensures our God-given resources are put to good use, long after we’ve gone to be with the Lord. We proactively support the needs of our loved ones and further the impact of our favorite Kingdom causes simply by planning ahead. Q&As – Gifts in a Will Q: What are a few benefits of having a will? A: A will (or trust) is your final act of stewardship and care. Through it, you can take care of your loved ones, model a legacy of generosity and ensure your favorite ministries continue to make a difference well beyond your lifetime. Additionally, having a will may help you to: • Save taxes • Minimize family disputes • Provide for a family member with special needs • Transfer a family farm or business • Avoid probate expenses and delay For many Christians, a will is an expression of their belief that God owns everything and wants us to manage the resources entrusted to us. Almost no other action you take will […]
While not all of our residents ascribe to a particular faith, Providence wants to ensure that every resident has access to a spiritual leader who can comfort them with the Word of God, pray for them, and offer wisdom. Our chaplains and area pastors are active in our communities to meet those needs. Our annual Pastors Masters is one way we can connect with and celebrate the ministry of the pastors who serve our residents. The 24th Annual Pastors Masters was held this past May at Ruffled Feather Golf Club. Providence welcomed 95 golfers from all over Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Attendees enjoyed food, fellowship, and 18 holes of golf. Our chaplains serve on the front lines of our communities and services. Throughout the year, many of our communities host events for their residents’ pastors. Pastors have a meal, meet with their parishioners, and learn more about what we have to offer those seniors in their congregations. Of course, our residents welcome the chance to spend time with the leaders of their churches and to show off their lives in our communities. Read one of our chaplains’ experience here. In addition, our chaplains serve on the front lines of our communities and services. […]
Construction is underway once again at Park Place of St. John, and several people have already placed deposits for apartments in Phase 2, the new wing of the building. The growing retirement community tucked within the Gates of St. John neighborhood is buzzing with anticipation at the new building and new neighbors soon to join them. Staff are now working with depositors, in the order they signed up, to make reservations. So far, nineteen residents have selected their apartments, complete with their choice of cabinets and countertops. More residents are meeting with staff to make their decisions each week. Those who made their reservation before October 31st had the benefit of a waived community fee, as well as choice of interiors, apartment plans, and garages. Each resident is joining an already full, vibrant community. This past year, residents at Park Place have celebrated Cinco de Mayo, attended Grandparents Day at Crown Point Christian School, hosted Village Woods for a Wii bowling tournament, gone out for dinner, and gathered for a hymn sing. This is the active community that new residents will be welcomed into. Community excitement is growing, too, as Park Place of St. John hosts events to promote the […]
Jean and Mike Munley stand outside the back door at their Fairways Townhome. They have several different birdfeeders and plants on their porch and in their yard, as well as a lovely forest view from their kitchen windows. These days, Mike has left the workforce, but Jean’s still working part-time. “When I retire,” Jean says, “my goal is going to be to get up in the morning, have my coffee, and sit out here and just enjoy myself. You can’t beat this view.” Jean and Mike moved to the Fairways at Village Woods from Chicago less than a year ago. A friend of theirs told them about the 55-and-better community, so they came to see for themselves. They knew immediately they wanted to live here. “Some people want to live on the lake here, but we wanted the trees,” Mike says. Beyond the scenic surroundings, the deer that come to their porch, and the comfortable layouts of the Fairways townhomes, residents appreciate numerous advantages and freedom for maintenance-free retirement living. “As we get older,” Jean says, “our kids won’t be running over to cut the grass or shovel the snow.” Townhome living allows residents to care for the interiors of their homes, while […]
TINLEY PARK, Ill. (November 2018) — It’s a Providence tradition to gather once a year to celebrate this ministry that we are blessed to share. That celebration is known as “Torchlight,” and this year’s details are in the current issue of our newsletter. Click this link or the image to the right to download a PDF of the November 2018 newsletter to read about: Providence Provides Scholarships to Staff Celebrating service at our Zeeland Communities The Providence Registry Park Place of St. John Phase II Going Strong A Torchlight History What is Home Health Care? Community Testimonial Transition to Home at Village Woods The Value of Christian Care Generous Community …and more! And feel free to share it with your friends!