Mason City Area Nursing Home holds clergy appreciation breakfast
October 9. 2013. October is Clergy Appreciation Month and Mason City Area Nursing Home held an appreciation breakfast for a dozen local clergy on October 8th. Clergy and church representatives from Havana, Mason City, San Jose and more gathered for fellowship.
Rev. Jim Sprinkel from Assembly of God Church, Mason City opened the breakfast with a prayer. Following the meal, Rev. Paul Boatman, Chaplin for Save Haven Hospice presented, “The Healthy Pastor: Caring For Yourself While You Care For Others”.
Acknowledging clergy have stressors and can become overburdened. ‘Through prevention such as developing realistic expectations and knowing your individual stress points you can keep going ….and caring.’
Religious programming is an important part of the lives for those who reside at Mason City Area Nursing Home, averaging 15 programs per month. Local churches rotate and provide Sunday services along with Sunday school programming. Through the week church volunteers provide Devotions, Bible Studies, Communion and Gospel music sing-a-longs. For those residents and families who are facing end of life challenges, Hospice Chaplains provide spiritual support in addition to the residents ‘home’ church.
Mason City Area Nursing Home is a non-profit facility offering a variety of services to the senior population of Mason County such as Skilled Nursing Care, Short Term Rehabilitation Services and Shelter Care. Mason City Area Nursing Home also offers Outpatient Therapy Services for Sports Injuries, Post-Surgery Rehabilitation and Worker’s Compensation Injuries for the general public. Visit www.MCANH.com for a virtual tour and more information.