Author: Beth Case

Dreaming of a worry-free retirement? Look no further than Oklahoma!

A recent study by GOBankingRates ranked Oklahoma as the second-best state in the U.S. for stretching your retirement nest egg. That means your hard-earned savings can go further in the Sooner State.

Contact us today to learn more about Epworth Villa and how we can help you make the most of your golden years in Oklahoma!

Thank you to our friends at the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber who recently shared this article. Click here to read the article.

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Thunder UP!

Last week a group of residents/superfans made their way to the Paycom Center. We take our Oklahoma City Thunder games very seriously! For the Webers, this was a #bucklist item for them. At Epworth Villa, our purpose is Enhancing Lives So People Thrive. Helping residents live their lives to the fullest – even at the Basketball Game – is what we are all about.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dr. King once said, “The time is always right to do what is right.” Today, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let’s be inspired by his words and take action to make a difference in our world. Whether it’s volunteering in our community, speaking out against injustice, or simply being kind to one another, there are countless ways we can all contribute to a better tomorrow.

We celebrate our relationship with Scissortail Edmond Elementary School where we can help pour into the lives of our young friends. Giving back has no age requirement or limitations. How are you making a difference?

The Market at Epworth Villa!

What’s new in 2024 at Epworth Villa? The Market has received a refresh and it is fantastic! Residents and Guests are enjoying the Market, which is conveniently located in the center of campus. If you need something healthy – they have it! If you need something sweet and cold – they have it! Need a stamp and a card – they have it! Be sure and stop by the next time you visit us and check it out. We think you will be impressed!

Joy in the Morning with Pastor Laura!

Let them thank the Lord for his faithful love and his wondrous works for all people. Let them offer
thanksgiving sacrifices and declare what God has done in songs of joy! Psalm 107:21-22 (CEB)

One of the most provocative questions that I have ever heard asked is, “What if you wake up tomorrow with only the things you thanked God for today?” I suspect that for most of us, waking up to a world that included only what we had remembered to give thanks for would be a very rude awakening.

Years ago, I regularly shopped at a family-owned bakery. Whenever I picked up my order, there would always be an extra cookie and a handwritten note of thanks on the receipt. One day, I picked up my order and discovered that there was no extra cookie and no note. I was so disappointed and called the shop to make sure the family hadn’t sold the shop or that something wasn’t wrong. They assured me that all was well and said that since I had never acknowledged the cookie or note they assumed I didn’t care for them, so they stopped including them so as not to offend me.

What an eye-opener! They had been expressing their thanks for my business all along, but I had taken their generosity and thoughtfulness for granted and had not offered them my gratitude. In that small way, I really did wake up in a world where I only had what I had been thankful for, and it was very disappointing. The world needs a lot more gratitude, both given and received – it really does matter.

THANK YOU for you being great neighbors, colleagues, and friends. It is an honor and a joy to serve as your Chaplain. Have a blessed and joy-filled Thanksgiving! — Chaplain Laura