Hymn Stories – August 2022

“I Surrender All”, written by Judson Van de Venter (whose ministry impacted the preaching of Dr. Billy Graham) is our hymn for the month for August. Van de Venter penned the lyrics about a pivotal moment in his life and in his account of the writing of the hymn text, said this: “God had hidden a song in my heart, and touching a tender chord, He caused me to sing.”

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Karen Biggs, CEO, announces her retirement

Karen Biggs, CEO, announces her retirement for December 31, 2022

Karen began her service as the CEO of Menno Place in May of 2013. As she moves into this next season of retirement, her focus will be on her continued care for the love of her life, her husband, Peter.

Karen shares, “When the Lord led me to this amazing campus, I had no idea how much it would bless me over and over. The Leadership team is an amazing group of individuals who care passionately about each other and about the seniors we serve with compassion, fervor and a deep and abiding faith.” We thank you, Karen for leading the Leadership Team who, in turn, led with confidence and vision in their roles.

Karen’s leadership is visionary and innovative – she led changes that included putting financial investment into the campus. This includes the Primrose Gardens putting green, the Living Waters Garden, the upgrades to the Chalet garden and the Courtyard.

Karen has the unique position of being both the leader of Menno Place and a family member as her husband, Peter, lives in Menno Home. She is a devoted advocate to the Resident and Family Centered-Care philosophy that undergirds our care for seniors.

With 42 years of serving seniors as a nurse leader, including 9.5 years at Menno Place, Karen is completing a lifetime commitment to the vulnerable who need our support and care. We thank you for your service, Karen, and bless you as you prepare for the next season of retirement. May you find great joy in the journey!

This is a photo of Karen and Peter enjoying the journey together!

If you would like to thank Karen and wish her well in her retirement, please fill out the form (below).

The Mennonite Benevolent Society Board have begun their search for our next CEO who will ensure our founder’s legacy of a living Christian faith as they lead us into the future.

Peter and Karen on their wedding day – June 13, 2020

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Hymn Stories – July 2022

This month’s hymn, “‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” was written by a remarkable woman out of one of her darkest hours. Read more about the origins of this hymn and find other helpful resources for seniors.

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Resource and Support for Family Caregivers:

 

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Resource and Support for Family Caregivers:

Subscribe to the www.familycaregiversbc.ca newsletter for:
Caregiver Connection, a quarterly newsletter full of interesting and informative articles directly related to family caregiving
Our monthly e-news, featuring upcoming events and caregiving news
Invitations to our monthly free webinars and other events
Breaking news and occasional messages, such as survey requests, from fellow caregiving organizations

Subscribe:
https://www.familycaregiversbc.ca/contact-us/newsletter-subscription

Resources:
https://www.familycaregiversbc.ca/for-family-caregivers

Menno Place welcomes three new chaplains this summer!

Menno Place hires three chaplains to replace our current team. Click to find out who they are!

Resident Council Meeting Minutes – Menno Hospital June 2022

UPDATED with the correct PDF. The Menno Hospital Resident Council met in June. You can download a copy of the minutes by clicking here.

Menno Home Resident Council Minutes – June 7 2022

The Menno Home Resident Council met on June 2 (W2) and June 7 (W1). You can download a copy of the minutes by clicking here.

Watch Memorial Livestream & Butterfly Release 2022

Join Menno Place in honouring the precious lives of those who’ve passed away between September 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022.

June 10th, 2022

Memorial Livestream | Watch Recording 

Menno Place honours the lives of those who have passed away between September 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022.

Butterfly Release Livestream | Watch Recording 

Menno Place releases butterflies to remember our loved ones who have passed – or to enjoy the beauty of the butterfly.

 

Hymn Stories – June 2022

“While many hymns are born out of a particular dramatic experience, this hymn was simply the result of the author’s morning by morning realization of God’s personal faithfulness.” Read more about the origins of ‘Great is Thy Faithfulness’ and other helpful resources for seniors.

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