Volunteers are essential to Pastoral Care offerings at The Longview Assisted Living Residence and The Courtyard at Longview at Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff. Chaplain’s Hours, Sunday worship services, and quarterly memorial services are served by a variety of pianists and a harpist. At special times of the church year, such as Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter, volunteer musicians have helped to form and accompany a small choir of residents who enhance the services.
“The messages of these volunteers stimulate faithful reflection and motivate caring acts and words throughout the week ahead,” said Rev. Kathy Jo Blaske, Longview Chaplain. “Their prayers express heartfelt concern for others, offer encouragement for daily life, and celebrate God’s abundant blessings.”
“Our Pastoral Care volunteers are very faithful and it is evident they enjoy what they do,” said Cheryl Wolf, ADC, Longview Activities Director. “Their compassion for the elderly just shines, and it’s a very beautiful thing.”
If anyone is interested in volunteering as a Pastoral Care volunteer or in any other capacity, call Dot Faasse, Coordinator of Volunteers, at (201) 848-5797.