Residents of Inspirations Senior Living are not the only local residents who can enjoy the various activities offered at the facility.
Community Relations Director Tonya Brum said the facility recently began holding Sunday worship services, much to the delight of the residents.
“The services started last month and the residents are enjoying this new addition to their week,” she said.
Church services start at 2 p.m. with a different pastor every week.
Brum said all are welcome to attend the service, but the facility needs to know roughly how many people they will need to accommodate, as local residents are also invited to attend each Sunday.
“Inspirations Senior Living is deeply appreciative of our local pastors who have chosen to participate in these Sunday services and we thank them one and all,” she said. “Those who want to attend may call 775-751-2300 and reserve their seat so we know how many chairs will be needed.”
Pastor Jim Huntington from Faith Fellowship at 2190 N. Blagg Road oversaw last Sunday’s service.
“It was really amazing,” he said. “We had over 40 people in the area they call the living room. It was just packed full of not only residents who live there but probably as many volunteers.”
Huntington’s sermon examined “The World’s Most Important Question.”
He noted that he’s scheduled to return again in September.
“It’s a great way to reach out to the community,” he said. “I’m scheduled to do it again on the 27th of September and there are about eight pastors who are rotating around to perform their services. There will be a different pastor every Sunday. I also do two services on Sunday here at Faith Fellowship but a third one every week would be a lot.”
Inspirations Activities Director Kelly Almond said the residents at the facility have embraced the regular church service since it began last month.
Prior to Inspiration’s church services, residents were transported to a local church, which Almond said presented a few minor problems, as only a handful of residents who follow different Christian teachings would participate.
“Only three or four people would go that are Methodist, while some were Catholic,” he said. “Tonya got in touch with different churches in town, so every Sunday, a different church comes in so they get to pick and choose. Everyone here is of the Christian faith and this really means a lot to them.”
As a first for the facility, Almond, who is an accomplished musician said he’s forming a troupe of vocalists at Inspirations to provide entertainment to various venues in the community.
“I’m developing the Inspirations Singers, which is the folks who live here,” he said. “We actually have a gig and are booked to play the Fall Festival on Sunday, which is family day.”
Earlier this month, Inspirations held a travel exhibition where residents were treated to a presentation on an Alaskan travel cruise. Other previous events at Inspirations include seminars on avoiding scams and becoming victims of crime.
Inspirations Senior Living is located at 1554 S. Java St.
For more information on activities that include the general public, call Tonya Brum at 702-845-4748.