‘Long story short’ from UMCR

Jean and Julia are Chelsea residents who are participating in the Chelsea/Dexter CROP Hunger Walk October 1. A special "pre-walk" offers residents around the Chelsea Campus to participate in ending hunger. ~umrc photo

United Methodist Retirement Communities share unique perspectives of their residents.

“Live Well” is the name of the online newsletter of United Methodist Retirement Communities. Each release is full of news and information, including a feature, “Long Story Short.”

“Long Story Short” shares real-life stories about UMRC staff, volunteers, residents, and their families.

For example, Chelsea residents are “Ending Hunger one step at a time.” From the most recent newsletter …

Chelsea Retirement Community (CRC) residents have a long history of supporting the Chelsea/Dexter CROP Hunger Walk. This year’s local event will be held on October 1. However, to help raise awareness and offer CRC residents an opportunity to participate, the CRC Resident Council Spiritual Life Committee is hosting a “pre-walk” on September 28 on UMRC’s picturesque Chelsea campus.

“’We walk because they walk’ is the CROP Walk motto,” says CRC Chaplain Cathy Rafferty who is also serving as Team Captain for the event. “So this year, we are providing a way for residents from all across our campus to participate and help raise money for this worthy cause.”

The CRC “pre-walk” path … is designed so residents from across the campus may join the Walk for looped portions, or complete the entire course, as they are able,” says Cathy. “Volunteers and CRC staff will be on hand to help our residents with physical limitations join in the event and to cheer on all the walkers along the route.”

CRC resident and Team Walk Recruiter, Jean Sayre from Grand Blanc says she has been helping with CROP Walk for over 30 years. “I have always been mission-minded,” says Jean, “and I like that the CROP Walk is an ecumenical program that brings people together from all faiths, much like our CRC residents who represent a variety of faith backgrounds.”

Click here for the rest of the story and a link to subscribe to future editions of “Live Well.”

 

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