Every one of us has stories. Some stories are just beginning, while others have many chapters that accumulate from a lifetime of experience.
Jean’s story is 87 years strong. This wonderful lady has been a resident at Baptist Village of Owasso for seven years.
The Mother’s Day Offering provides financial assistance for many senior adults like Jean through the Larry and Edwine Adams Assistance Fund. At any given time, the Adams Fund provides assistance for more than 70 residents throughout Oklahoma. Over the years, many hundreds have been able to live in a Baptist Village because of the generosity of God’s people.
Today, Jean lives in a residential living neighborhood at Baptist Village. “I lived with one of my daughters in Fort Worth, Texas. I moved to Oklahoma to be with another daughter in Owasso,” says Jean. “I was looking for a senior living community to move to. My daughter said, ‘Mother, I found the place for you. Let’s go see it.’ We did, and I knew right away that yes, this is where I’m supposed to be.”
Jean loves living on campus because she feels safe and secure. She enjoys the community and time spent with friends. Jean feels the people there are all in the same boat, sharing each other’s joys and challenges. Jean also enjoys the many amenities available on campus like getting her hair and make-up done in the salon.
Perhaps her favorite thing to do?
“I love to laugh a lot. We’ve got a lot to be happy about here!”
Jean can often be seen laughing and fellowshipping with other residents and team members at Baptist Village. She is an encourager and offers a friendly ear to many people.
Jean is also very talented. She is a wonderful artist, and many of her paintings can be found displayed in her apartment home. A capable seamstress, Jean has sewed many beautiful quilts for use on the Baptist Village campus.
Jean truly enjoys life. However, financial hardships had made it difficult for Jean to continue to live at Baptist Village.
“My husband became very ill and passed away,” says Jean. “The situation led to financial challenges for me. If it hadn’t been for the Adams Fund, I don’t know where I’d be. It’s taken the anxiety away and has given me peace of mind. People here are the sweetest, but some of them have just had financial setbacks. I’m very thankful for the Adams Fund and those who support it. God was definitely involved in bringing me here and I love it.”