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Page 16 Senior Times - November 2018ChiropracticCenter of Battle CreekBoard Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist Certified in Spinal Decompression and Precision Chiropractic BiomechanicsSpecializing In... Headache, Neck, Low Back Pain,Hip & Leg Pain, Disc Problems, Scoliosis,Sports Injuries, Auto Injuries, Nutritional Therapy, and Corrective Exercises.Most Insurance Accepted / New Patients Welcome269-968-2060 | 395 S. Shore Dr., Ste. 203 (In Oak Park, Building 395)Board Certified Physician. Diplomate American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists. Fellowship in American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists. Member of the American Chiropractic Association, Parker Chiropractic Research Foundation.Dr. D.W. Wooten DC, DABCOFaithMATTERSRev. Dr. James Gysel, Special to Senior TimesFINDING YOUR FAMILY“When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep with- out a shepherd.”She faithfully came to the downtown church every Sunday. She started com- ing because of the free hot lunch on Thursdays. She looked to have lived a hard life and was in her 60’s - usually smelled funky, wore what appearedto be used clothing and always had a bag... filled with lots of stuff in other bags. But she wore a smile and was willing to help.She assisted with setting up the cof- fee and refreshments between services, which made some folks uncomfortable, but they got used to June’s presence, even if she took some cookies home in her bag. One day she asked if she could talk with me about her life and I said, “Of course!” So she began to unpack the sad story of a little girl who was sexually abused by her father, which led to an alcohol dependency that deadened the pain she was feeling. She made money by working in bars, but also from being a prostitute.Miraculously she was able to break free of the alcohol, but she never could quite get the other parts of her life together. Now at 60+, she was alone with no family, no husband, no chil- dren, and on food stamps and welfare.I had great compassion for her predic- ament and was thankful to be part of a community of faith where she felt com- fortable enough to come to church to be fed literally and spiritually. Those of us on the staff would see her there often,not just on Thursdays and Sundays, asking if she could help out in some way.And then one week she showed upat the church membership class. WhenI asked folks in the group to share something about themselves to others present, June proudly proclaimed that she was so glad to be joining the church and committing her life to God because, “She knew this was her family.”I could tell she knew she was finally home, and our church family was a better place because of a woman named June.What motivates you to reach out in compassion for someone else? Usually all we have to do is open our eyes and put down your guard, and open your life for a minute to someone else. It can be done anywhere at any time. And when you do this, you’re doing the work that God put you on earth to do.Faithfully yours, ~ Jim GyselCo-Owners:Thomas J. Unger, ACSW Patricia D. Slayton, RN, MSN5350 Beckley Rd, Suite D(Side door of Southern Michigan Bank & Trust)269-883-6002 www.homecaretransitions.netHome Care Is What We Do Best! Aide & Companion Service Medication Set-Up Supervision  Housekeeping Transportation Nursing Services Dementia Capable Trained Staff All Employees Screened & Bonded60+ Years of Qualified ExperienceGrand Vista is a place seniors can receive the care and support needed to live fulfilling lives in a home-like environment.Grand Vista Located in Coldwater & Marshall, Michigan Ph: 517-227-5225• Medication Management • 24/7 Pharmacy Services • Personalized Care Plans • ADL & IADL Support • Meals Services• Housekeeping& Laundry Services• Daily Activities & Entertainment• All Inclusive PricingFamily Owned & Operated

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