Manuel Ruda and Volunteer in Spiritual Department at Waterford shared Gods word with Signature HealthCARE of Waterford residents.
Congrats to Carmen, Dietary Manager, Wilfrid from Kitchen, and Julio from Therapy, Sacred Six winner for the month of May. Thank you for living out our sacred six value of respect!
On Friday December 22. 2017, Signature Healthcare Waterford celebrated the lives of those dear residents that are no longer with us. The service was held in the third floor dining room with an open invitation to residents, families, and stakeholders.
The service began with Volunteer Luis Gutierrez, reading of the story behind the song: “It is well with my soul.” The reading was followed by the singing of “It is well with my soul.” performed by our Activities Department.
Director of Spirituality, Jacob Miranda then gave a devotional from Psalm 23. Following the devotion, each resident’s name being celebrated was called with the ringing of a bell and a lit candle in their remembrance. Several family members in attendance came forward to share memories of their loved ones and thanked all stakeholders in Waterford for the love and care they provided. Each family member was given a fragrant white flower to take home with them.
The service was concluded with a social time around generous slices of red velvet cake for everyone present.
Grace & Peace
Chaplain Jacob Miranda.
The Chaplain Committee Team and volunteers gathered together on Saturday morning to enjoy a delicious breakfast and fellowship. Many testimonies were shared as to what God has been doing in the lives of our residents through the love of our volunteers.
Signature Healthcare of Waterford is extremely thankful for these committee members and volunteers who take of their personal time to serve The LORD by caring for our dear residents.
Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. ~ James 1:27
Waterford Celebrates The Annual National Day of Prayer
Center of Waterford in Hialeah Gardens, Florida joined Signature HealthCARE facilities across the nation in “Praying for America”.
Gathered in the activities room of the Waterford building, patients, family members and stakeholders celebrated together this day invoking God’s blessings and protections upon the United States and its citizens. After opening the event with the national anthem, Chaplain Jacob Miranda, Director of Spirituality at Waterford gave the invocation followed by an introduction of the day’s activities.
Josue Hernandez, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Hialeah Gardens spoke on the Lord’s Prayer from Luke 11:1-4. Carmen Telot, administrator at Wateford shared her testimony on experiencing healing through the power of prayer. Prayer petitions were read by the various stakeholders and volunteers in their native languages: Creole, Spanish, English, and Filipino. Lastly, Residents, stakeholders, and volunteers sang praise and worship songs to conclude the service.
An ice-cream social topped the afternoon and everyone in attendance enjoyed the afternoon festivities.
“Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.” Psalms 29:2
Our chaplain committee and volunteers enjoyed a delicious breakfast cooked by our chef at Waterford.
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” 1Peter4:10
In light of this passage, we are eternally grateful to have these special volunteers be part of our Chaplain Committee. They always look for ways to bless our residents at Waterford with the love of God, in Christ Jesus, our Lord.
You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE. -1Peter 5:5
Young adults from Christ Fellowship Miami Springs came to Waterford over the weekend to serve our wonderful residents. They played dominoes, polished nails, and had an amazing experience along with our residents during their visit here. This is what is truly means to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
I’m proud of all the local churches and community leaders who gave of their time to show love in such a special way. Every resident who was part of this activity was extremely thankful for their presence. Likewise, the young adults from Christ Fellowship were very much blessed and humbled by the experience. We can’t wait to have them over again!
Thank you, Christ Fellowship Miami Springs.
Pastor of Christ Fellowship Miami Springs, Omar Gritilli shared a powerful word with our residents on the authority of Jesus to heal. It is not uncommon for prayer meetings to be filled with petitions pertaining to physical healing. Rightly so, there are many among us who are ill, recovering from knee surgery, or who are weakened by old age. The process of aging comes with physical infirmities that many could only wish to be healed from. As the chaplain of Signature HealthCare Center at Waterford, I’m reminded of death and sickness on a regular basis. In caring for my residents, I’m quick to pray for healing and expect a miracle. God undoubtedly cares for the broken hip as much as he cares for the broken heart. Nonetheless, there is also the great need for us to pray for the well-being of our spiritual health. Jesus knows that our greatest need is to heal from the brokenness of sin.
Omar reminded us of the story in The Gospel of Mark Chapter two, verses 1-12, where a paralytic man was healed by Jesus. The story tells us that Jesus was preaching to a great crowd of people. There were four men who were eager to take their paralytic friend to where Jesus was. They must have heard that Jesus had the power and authority to bring healing. Sure enough, Jesus had restored a blind man’s vision, healed a woman who had a bleeding problem for twelve years, and even resurrected a man named Lazarus who was dead for three days. The crowd that was surrounding Jesus did not allow the four men to bring the paralytic through the main entrance because the doors were being blocked from the multitude of people gathered to hear Jesus preach. They did not let this detour them, but instead came up with a plan. These four men made an opening through the roof and lowered the paralytic in front of Jesus. It was at this point in the story where Jesus acknowledged their faith and said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” Jesus healed the paralytic, but he chose to first heal him spiritually by forgiving his sins.
It would probably make more human sense for Jesus to heal the paralytic of his physical infirmity before he would forgave him of his sins, right? What then is Jesus trying to teach us here? What’s our greatest need? What is truly important? God does not want to simply deliver us from physical pain, cancer, and fractured knees. He wants to bind our spiritual leprosy and prepare us for the glory that every faith child will experience in Heaven. Celestial ecstasies will exceed the memories of the greatest afflictions that we experienced sojourning earth.
I hope this story encourages us to pray more often for our spiritual condition. Jesus teaches us that our greatest need is to have our sins forgiven.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 Jonh 1:9.