Disciples Women and Pastor Ken Join Birthday Sing-A-Long
A monthly event at Juliette Fowler Communities is a birthday party to honor residents who have birthdays during that calendar month. Once a year Disciples Women of Central Christian Church host the celebration.
Several of Central’s Disciples Women along with Pastor Ken gathered at Juliette Fowler Communities on Thursday afternoon to help residents of Pearl Nordan Care Center celebrate their July birthday.
It is a fun celebration complete with birthday presents, cake, ice cream, home-baked goodies and music that puts a smile on the faces of the residents as well as the Disciples Women.
“We bring cakes and cupcakes and a small gift for each birthday person,” Disciples Women’s president, Becky Riggins said. “The purpose of the birthday party is to celebrate life and to enable the birthday people to feel special. The ironic part is that each of us who participate come away with a feeling of purpose and with happiness in our hearts for having the opportunity to uplift a very special community,” Becky added.
At this year’s party, Central’s music director, David Aston, played the piano to accompany sing-a-longs and Fowler activities director, Colleen Oates, shared her beautiful singing voice which is always a special treat for everyone.
Founded in 1892, Juliette Fowler Communities has served thousands of elders, children, and families at its historic Lakewood location. Named for Dallas’ first female philanthropist, Juliette Peak Fowler, the facility offers a full continuum of care that includes independent living, assisted living and memory care as well as a five-star rated nursing and rehabilitation center. In 2014, Fowler opened “The Ebby House,” a residential program named for Ebby Halliday and designed for young women who have aged out of foster care.
Supporting Juliette Fowler Communities is a cherished outreach program for the Disciples Women of Central Christian Church.