As we prepare to celebrate our 38th Anniversary here at St. Mark Village, we first pause to reflect.
We are a nation with many uncertainties about its healthcare system. With the recent information that has come to light regarding the financial instability of a number of large, well-known healthcare companies that care for Seniors, those of us looking to make a Continuing Care Community our new home have heightened concerns.
- Will my financial investment be safe at the Community I choose?
- What is the care going to be like at that Community if I need Assisted Living, Memory Care, Nursing Home Care, or Rehabilitation?
- Are the Staff I’ve placed my trust in truly committed to their mission now and just as importantly are they planning for the future?
Every year we honor and remember our founder, Pastor James Henry Fresh, by continuing the mission he laid out for St. Mark Village: To enrich the lives of the Residents we serve by creating an environment that fulfills their every need – mind, body, and spirit. Today the members of the St. Mark Village family, Residents and Staff alike, are led by his son, Doug. Over these many years together we are united by a common passion to care for and respect each other.
We will also celebrate another important milestone. Four years ago, the Betty Fresh Rehab and Spa, named in honor of Betty Beam Fresh, wife of Pastor Fresh, opened its doors. This year she added a new chapter to her story, when with her usual mix of resilience and grace, she recovered from an illness in the Rehabilitation Center bearing her name, and then decided the time was right to reside in Assisted Living here at St. Mark after 19 wonderful years in Independent Living. Betty Fresh holds a special place in the hearts of the Residents and Staff, as she inspires us every day with her kindness and compassion.