Stats for the Ages

According to a recent study, there are over 1.5 million residents of nursing homes ages 65 and older all across the United States.  This number is expected to balloon exponentially over the next ten years as baby boomers continue to age.

These people were not born elderly and infirmed.  They were once caregivers themselves, these are veterans who fought on the beaches of Normandy to insure we have the freedoms we so often take for granted.  They were pastors who ministered to others, doctors who healed others, and they are truck drivers and steel workers, and homemakers who provided made this country great...and the vast majority never receive a single visit.

·  Over 65,000 residents have Alzheimer’s

·  Over 3,000 have AIDS

·  Over 4,500 are in hospice – where death is eminent

·  Over 5,700 are on ventilators

·  Over 27,000 have other special needs

·  54% were diagnosed with dementia or other psychiatric disorders

Jim and Mary Wheatley Lead Critical Ministry to the Aged

257__DSC6428Jim and Mary Wheatley courageously sacrifice of their time and talents to lead this vital Ministry to those who are truly on death’s door.  Along with their team of dedicated volunteers, Jim and Mary visit nursing homes all across Northeast Ohio and deliver the message of hope to many abandoned by society – sometimes abandoned by their own families.

This dedicated team conduct worship services, craft projects, deliver hand-made gifts, and visit the residents one-on-one; all they while they are the heart and hands of the body of Christ.

To find out more about the Nursing Home Ministry, please click here or contact us.