Wesley Homes Welcomes Author Missy Buchanan

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Wesley Homes Des Moines will welcome Missy Buchanan to present a special lecture titled, “Aging Well in a Fast-Changing World”

Wesley Homes retirement communities and home health services welcomes speaker Missy Buchanan on Tuesday, October 29, 2014, for a free program titled “Aging Well in a Fast-Changing World.” The program will take place at 10:00 a.m. at Wesley Homes Des Moines. Call toll free to RSVP: 855-455-8827 or visit http://www.wesleyhomes.org.

Buchanan is a popular author, columnist and speaker on topics of aging and faith. Her non-denominational presentations encourage audiences of all ages to have a fresh view about maturing and 50 plus-ministry.

“Sometimes you just know when you've experienced a holy nudge, a stirring of your soul that moves you in a certain direction,” said Buchanan. “For me, the nudge has moved me to reach out to older adults, especially those who are struggling to find purpose and who need a dose of spiritual encouragement…As a writer and speaker, I find my inspiration in real-life situations involving older adults. Initially, those experiences came as I helped care for my own elderly parents in their final years. Today I find fresh inspiration in the lives of older adults who graciously invite me to pull up a chair and listen to both their joys and concerns about growing old.”

Buchanan’s books include Joy Boosters: 120 Ways to Encourage Older Adults, Don’t Write My Obituary Just Yet: Inspiring Faith Stories for Older Adults and My Story, My Song: Mother-Daughter Reflections on Life and Faith, co-written with Lucimarian Roberts, mother of Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts. Buchanan’s blog talk radio show focuses on aging as God’s plan in the spiritual journey of life.

Wesley Homes is a mission driven not-for-profit organization that provides a network of services offering a continuum of care for older adults. It is affiliated with the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. Well-known for its Des Moines retirement community, Wesley Homes has been home to generations of Northwest families since 1944. Today, Wesley Homes serves residents in retirement communities in Des Moines and Auburn as well as home health clients in their own homes in King and Pierce Counties.

Contact:
815 S. 216th Street
Des Moines, WA 98198
(206) 824-5000

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