Above: King Clarence Evans and Queen Edna Sims quickly find their seats so the dancing can commence “UMEA Endorsement” Continued from page 6. necessary to perform that ministry. Endorsement is given to a specific setting. Should an individual move from one setting to another, the endorsement will be reviewed and, if approved, issued for the new setting. From application to endorsement, the process normally takes two to four months. Requirements for Ecclesiastical Endorsement People seeking endorsement to a specific setting must meet the following criteria: 1. associate member deacon, commissioned on probationary track for deacon/elder or full member of an annual conference; 2. graduation from an accredited college and seminary; 3. additional requirements are specified by setting. Areas examined will include: Moral and emotional stability (ability to effectively face crisis and adversity) Self-evaluation (ability to objectively evaluate present ministry) Theory of Christian ministry (ability to express clearly) Motivation (exhibits desire for endorsement to chaplaincy or pastoral counseling) Continuing education (willingness to obtain education, experience, and certification as they apply) Sense of humor (ability to laugh at themselves and others appropriately) Cooperativeness/diversity (ability and willingness to work effectively in diverse settings) Balance (ability to keep family and work in balance) Institutional vs. congregational ministry (understands the difference, especially how institutions may affect their ministry) Pastor (has someone who provides personal pastoral care) Both Chaplain Stalvey and Chaplain Byram were interviewed and both were granted the endorsement in May of this year. Receiving the United Methodist Endorsing Agency endorsement is another shinning example of how important it is for MagnoliaManor residents to receive the best of Spiritual care! 8 MagnoliaManor Hail to the King and Queen Starlit Evening was the theme of the 4 th Annual Prom for residents on Unit 4 at the Nursing Center on the Americus campus. Residents, family members and staff enjoyed an evening full of delectable food prepared by the Nursing Center’s dietary staff under the guidance of Dietary Manager, Kelly Alexander. Both staff and residents were dressed in elegant evening attire and everyone danced “the night away” with music that would have even soothed the soul of Ella Fitzgerald. Although there was fun to be had all evening, the crowning of the King and Queen was definitely the pinnacle of the night. Administrator, Hill Fort, and DON, Debbie Lawhorn, had the honor of crowning the “royal couple.” Hail to the King, Clarence Evans, and hail to the Queen, Edna Sims. CNA, Carolyn Posey, and RN, Cheryl Tharp, were the dynamic duo who put together this very special evening. Mrs. Posey says that they are already planning for next year’s prom and she promises it will be even bigger and better.
...These boots where made for walkin’, that’s just what they’ll do... ...O.k., so no one really wore boots, but there was plenty of walk‘in going on at the 2006 Alzheimer’s Memory Walk. The walk was held at Darton College, in Albany, on September 30 th . While the walk was a good source of exercise for the 250-plus people who walked…the real reason for the walk itself went far and beyond a nice Saturday morning stroll. For the last several months, over 40 teams have worked furiously to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. Seventy-eight percent of the money raised will stay at the Albany Regional Office, which provides service to 35 Southwest Georgia counties. Services provided include a help line, promoting awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, money for sitters and programs such as Caregiver’s Time Out and so much more. Last year walkers raised $65,000, this year, as of September 30 th , team members Above: Left to right, Rachel and Sue Askerzada, Ray and Junita Wilder all on “Wilder’s Walkers” team. Above: Clive Rainey, Noah Gregory and Ron and Joyce Gregory all on the MagnoliaManor Forget-Me-Nots team. raised a whopping, $69,557! The members on the MagnoliaManor Forget-Me-Nots team were even more excited to have earned the coveted title of, “the team that raised the most money”. After just under four months, the twenty-two team members of the MagnoliaManor Forget-Me-Nots raised over ten thousand dollars. In addition, three out of the top seven fundraisers were on the MagnoliaManor Forget-Me- Nots team. However, amongst all their successes, top honors still go to a woman who doesn’t mind taking your money for a worthy cause, her name is Mrs. Juanita Wilder. Mrs. Juanita raised the most money out of any individual walker! Yes, there was some pretty healthy competition going on between the teams to see who could raise the most money, but the real winners are family members who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s. Way to go teams!! Left: Just a small hand full the MagnoliaManor Forget- Me-Nots team member gether together to take a team picture before the “big” three mile walk begins. The MagnoliaManor Forget-Me-Nots Team raised the most amount of money this year! Autumn 2006 9