Part of that mission is the physical care we provide, from a beautiful place to live to delicious meals to skilled nursing care if needed, and so much more. Those kinds of medical and physical considerations are paramount, of course. But, at Ebenezer, our seniors don't live on bread alone. The vibrant, enriching, social, spiritual, fulfilling lifestyle we strive to provide for our residents is about so much more than the basics.
It's about our unique programming, including:
Life Long Learning, a collection of coordinated arts and education programs designed to foster growth and creativity for older adults, includes some of the preeminent arts organizations and programs in Minnesota like MacPhail “Music for Life©”, Northern Clay Center, Alzheimer’s Poetry Project MN, Artistry, Timeslips©, Art with Heart© and many more.
Adult Day Programs, in which older adults who live at home can come to our community, have care, social interactions, meals and take part in some of the activities at Ebenezer during the day but go back home at the end of the day.
Intergenerational Connections is a program in which Ebenezer is committed to creating opportunities for our senior population to connect with children and youth of all ages. This helps to bridge the generation gap, create learning opportunities for both the seniors and children as well as enrich the quality of their lives. Through intergenerational connections, people of all ages share their talents and resources, supporting each other in relationships that benefit both the individuals and the community.
Faith Foundations is an Ebenezer cornerstone that is deeply rooted in our mission and story. The essence of spiritual care is both a personal and communal reality. The great hymns of faith and traditional rituals may or may not meet the needs of future generations. But our mission remains the same: to help identify the specific spiritual needs of each new resident and each new generation. Our hope is that we might always be able to provide the religiously, spiritually and culturally sensitive care to enhance our residents’ lifelong journeys of faith.
This is the type of second-to-none programming we provide in service to our residents, as part of our mission to help them live more meaningful lives. It's above and beyond what many senior living communities provide. We do offer robust programming in many of our senior living communities but for specialty programs such as the ones we mentioned, it’s simply not in the budget. So, where does the money come from? The opportunity to offer our seniors these life-enhancing programs comes from generous donations.
That's where the Ebenezer Foundation comes in.
The Ebenezer Foundation serves as the liaison between Ebenezer and our generous family of donors. We raise funds to support Ebenezer programs and services. Our strong partnerships with donors allow us to improve and expand our services for residents, update and add new sites, provide vital community resources and invest in cutting-edge innovation and state-of-the-art technology.
Residents find meaning, socialization, learning and fun in the innovative, award-winning programming we provide. They can pick up a paintbrush and create a work of art, learn how to craft pottery, get their hands in the soil and make something grow, interact with children to provide them with opportunities for learning and care, and receive the calming and quiet services of a chaplain whenever they're in need.
We profoundly thank our generous donors for joining us in our mission: helping seniors live longer, healthier and more meaningful lives. If you'd like to give to Ebenezer, you can do so easily online by clicking here. Every dollar helps enhance the lives of our residents!